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Accountant / CPA

  • Ref: 283939
  • Type: Temporary
  • Location: Purchase, NY
  • Industry: Reinsurance
  • Job Level: Experienced Non-Manager
  • Pay: $35.00 - $40.00/hr.

Opportunity Description

Accountant/CPA needed for a temporary assignment in Purchase, NY. As the Accountant/CPA you will be assisting the AVP, Senior Accounting Manager in reviewing journal entries, reconciliations, and analysis across the various endurance entities. 

Company Information

Our client, a leader in the Reinsurance Industry, prides themselves on quality service and long-lasting success with their clients.

Job Duties

  • Review and approve journal entries for all designated entities.
  • Review and approve balance sheet reconciliations for all designated entities.
  • Manage the daily activity status of the monthly/quarterly close task listing.
  • Review or assist with the analysis of balance sheet account balances by legal entity on a monthly basis.
  • Review or assist with the analysis of General & Administrative expenses by legal entity on a monthly basis, which includes providing variance analysis.
  • Review or assist with the analysis realized and unrealized foreign exchange and perform revaluation on various balance sheet account.
  • Prepare or review supporting schedules and generate trial balances for other Finance departments including Head Office supplemental reporting.
  • Assist in the global intercompany reconciliation process on a monthly basis.
  • Interact with the Accounts Payable, Business Services, Financial Planning & Analysis, Technical Accounting and Treasury departments on a daily basis.
  • Manage the US Survey Reporting process (Bureau of Economic Analysis and Department of Commerce).
  • Assist with internal and external audit requests.
  • Actively participate in continuous process improvements within the Global Financial Accounting Team and the broader Finance organization.
  • Assist management with AD Hoc Projects.

Experience & Skills Required

  • CPA required with 4 -5 years of experience in general accounting or public accounting.
  • Self-motivated and able to work cohesively with management and team members locally.
  • Knowledge of general ledger accounting system, such as SAP is required.
  • Detail oriented and strong problem solver with solid analytical abilities.
  • Demonstrated a positive attitude and ability to work well within a Global Team environment.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skill.
  • Position requires interaction with numerous employees on all platforms of business.
  • Advanced level Microsoft Excel skills, including pivot-tables, v-lookups and macros experience preferred but not essential.
  • Insurance/Reinsurance knowledge preferred.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities in order to meet deadlines.
  • Additional working hours are required at peak periods.
  • Energetic and a team player.