Senior Accountant - Corporate Finance at INS - JC

Posted in General Business 24 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Jersey City, New Jersey

Job Description:

The Senior Accountant, Corporate Finance  will be responsible for numerous activities within the department as well as have opportunities to liaise with various Business Units and supporting departments.


This role offers the opportunity for the individual to grow and develop within the Finance department. The position will provide exposure to the Company's various divisions and operations and provide insight into how the business is managed.  This individual will have a high level of interaction with other members of the finance teams throughout the organization as well as interaction with members of the business units and other support teams.  Based in the northeast, this position will report to the VP of Corporate Finance. The ideal candidate has strong written and oral communication skills, an analytical mindset, and the ability to multitask in order to effectively manage his or her time across various roles and responsibilities.   


  • Ownership of the balance sheet quarterly close activities, including performance of analytical reviews and leading meetings with each finance group to discuss activity / trends

  • Prepare analyses, such as management discussions and analyses, to provide insight into noteworthy results and trends, which will be used by senior management

  • Perform analysis over aging of premium receivables by division, including monitoring bad debt reserves, CECL reserves and ensuring adherence to accounting policy

  • Work with various departments to prepare and maintain the quarterly close calendar

  • Act as point of contact for external auditors to manage timing of GAAP quarterly and interim audit procedures, communicate findings to management and propose solutions to resolve issues

  • Liaise with external auditor to assist with GAAP controls testing and substantive audit procedures, including working with members of finance, actuarial, reinsurance, underwriting and claims to provide required documentation and support

  • Gain an in depth understanding of the external audit process and implement changes, as needed, to optimize efficiency

  • Complete applicable due diligence activities for ongoing M&A initiatives

  • Preparation of internal board reporting materials on a quarterly basis

  • Interact with various levels of management to obtain understanding of processes, risks and controls

  • Provide executable recommendations that improve operations and finance functions

  • Work collaboratively and develop strong relationships with business units, operational executives, and managers

  • Display teamwork, integrity and leadership 

  • Maintain adequate focus on personal growth; proactively seek relevant education and training