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Senior Accountant

Company: Columbia Insurance Group
Location: Columbia
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Join Columbia Insurance Group as a Senior Accountant. The Senior Accountant will perform a variety of accounting functions to verify the accuracy of financial information recorded; prepare month-end data for entry into general ledger system; prepare reports and filings needed for reinsurers, management, and state insurance departments.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Reconcile AS400 & other software systems, NEAM Investment reports, bank statements, and Payroll/Benefit reports to various general ledger accounts; investigate and correct discrepancies as needed.
  • Prepare numerous month-end journal entries and reports from the various AS400 systems, NEAM Investment advisors, Fixed Asset software, and Paycom Payroll reports.
  • Assist with preparation of Quarterly and Annual Financial Statements and with the filing of those statements with state insurance departments and other regulatory authorities.
  • Prepare various premium tax and other statistical filings to state insurance departments throughout the year.
  • Responsible for areas of ceded reinsurance processing which includes preparing month-end/quarter-end journal entries, filing the monthly or quarterly bordereaux/summary reports with the reinsurers, and completing year-end contingent commission calculations on several treaties.
  • Responsible for areas of assumed reinsurance processing which includes preparing month-end/quarter end journal entries, preparing monthly, quarterly & yearly summaries of assumed reinsurance transactions for use in financial statement preparation.
  • Responsible for the preparation of year-end Investment reports for use in financial statement preparation; completion of the Investment confirmations requested by the outside auditors
  • Responsible for the maintenance of the Fixed Assets system and all applicable general ledger accounts; for the preparation of year-end Fixed Asset reports needed for financial statements.
  • Responsible for the maintenance of the Unclaimed Property system and all applicable general ledger accounts; perform due diligence in locating the owners of unclaimed property; prepare reports needed for the filing of the unclaimed property with the appropriate state.
  • Perform various daily tasks which could include, processing of daily banking activity, approval of Positive Pay Exceptions, process and reconcile premium refunds and paid claims checks, process insufficient funds transactions, and balancing of daily EFT, Lockbox & internet payment activity.
  • Other duties as assigned.REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
    • 2 years' experience in public/corporate accounting or with banking/finance
    • Strong interpersonal skills, including written and oral communication
    • Experience using Microsoft Office, specifically Outlook and ExcelEDUCATION QUALIFICATIONS
      • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting/Finance RequiredPREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
        • Previous Property/Casualty insurance accounting experience
          About UsKnowing what your business needs is our business, too. Having the right insurance coverage will give you peace of mind because you'll know we have your back. We're all about relationships.
          To us, this business is personal. We've built strong relationships with agency partners who work with us to give you exceptional, personalized service. Please give your independent insurance agent a call to experience our unwavering commitment to service and fairness.
          We have a proud history beginning in 1874 with the mutual insurance movement in the Midwest. Today, our rich heritage can be seen across the country, as we have customers in 14 states.
          We offer a competitive compensation package, including an outstanding 401(k) program. We also offer the opportunity to join a dynamic organization with a 140-year history of providing exceptional customer service to our policyholders, agents and fellow employees.
          If you are unable to complete the electronic application for any reason, please contact Mandi Giboney: 573-777-4087

Keywords: Columbia Insurance Group, Columbia , Senior Accountant, Accounting, Auditing , Columbia, South Carolina

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