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Senior Financial Reporting Analyst

Guardian Life

Guardian Life

IT, Accounting & Finance
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Thursday, August 24, 2023

The Statutory Accountant will focus on the preparation of quarterly and annual statutory financial statements, footnotes, variance analysis and supplemental filings in accordance with the NAIC regulations. You will be responsible for maintaining workpapers and providing compliance support to the offshore team. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in accounting principles, excellent analytical skills, and the ability to work collaboratively and with a cross-functional team.

You will

  • Accurate and timely preparation and filing of selected legal entity statutory Life and Health (LAH) financial documents and supplemental filings.

  • Perform detailed analytical review to identify period-to-period variances in statement line items and the resulting relationship to other components in the statutory financial statements (using Oracle Narrative). Immediately alert management of any misrepresentation or fraudulent reporting of financial information.

  • Assist with the development and maintenance of complex financial reporting and analytical tools via Oracle LAH interface, SmartView, Narrative and Sovos Wings financial statement application.

  • Support applicable audited financials and notes for applicable legal entity

  • Keep up to date on NAIC/regulatory accounting/reporting changes affecting The Guardian subsidiaries e.g., NAIC working groups and various regulatory authorities.

  • Develop a solid understanding of statutory accounting and reporting.

  • Assist Supervisor and Manager with workflow review and projects as needed

  • Find opportunities for efficiency, successfully lead, and execute desired results.

  • Provide support to offshore compliance team

You have

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or Finance

  • 3 - 5 years of proven ability with insurance statutory and financial reporting

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office e.g., macros, formulas, pivots, lookups etc.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with strong focus on detail.

  • Ability to think critically, analyze, prioritize, and take initiative.

  • Proven record working under pressure within time constraints and a high workload volume at critical peak times to deliver timely results.

  • Use existing technology to increase productivity, efficiency, and accuracy.

  • Evaluate processes and controls, develop recommendations to enhance, adapt to changing business priorities and environments.

  • Partner effectively with associates across Businesses and Corporate Finance

Location /Travel

Hybrid role: Preferred location - working in our Hudson Yards, NYC office - 2 days a week, WFH –3 days a week

Salary Range

$77,800.00 - $127,810.00

The salary range reflected above is a good faith estimate of base pay for the primary location of the position. The salary for this position ultimately will be determined based on the education, experience, knowledge, and abilities of the successful candidate. In addition to salary, this role may also be eligible for annual, sales, or other incentive compensation.

Our Promise

At Guardian, you’ll have the support and flexibility to achieve your professional and personal goals. Through skill-building, leadership development and philanthropic opportunities, we provide opportunities to build communities and grow your career, surrounded by diverse colleagues with high ethical standards.

Inspire Well-Being

As part of Guardian’s Purpose – to inspire well-being – we are committed to offering contemporary, supportive, flexible, and inclusive benefits and resources to our colleagues.

Health Care

  • Choice of [high deductible/copay] medical plans* with prescription drugs, including coverage for fertility and transgender inclusive benefits

  • Dental plan

  • Vision plan

  • Health care accounts – flexible spending, health reimbursement, and health savings accounts

  • Critical illness insurance

Life and Disability Insurance

  • Company-paid Life and Disability insurance plus voluntary supplemental coverage

  • Accident insurance

Retirement and Financial

  • 401(k) retirement plan with a company match, plus an annual age/service-based Company contribution and an annual profit-sharing contribution, if applicable

  • Complimentary 1:1 financial guidance with a licensed Fidelity representative

Time Off and Remote Work

  • Flexible work arrangements (part in-person/part remote)

  • Unlimited paid time off for most roles plus time off for volunteering, jury duty, voting, and bereavement

  • Personal holidays for colleagues to use in recognition of religious, cultural, or civic days

  • Paid parental leave and paid family and medical leave policies

Emotional Well-being and Work-Life

  • Emotional well-being, mental health, and work/life resources powered by Spring Health

  • Wellness programs, including fitness program and equipment reimbursement

  • Child, adult, and elder back-up care support through Bright Horizons

  • Adoption assistance

  • College planning

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Student loan assistance

  • Commuter benefits in select metropolitan areas

Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (J.E.D.I.)

  • Employee Resource Groups that advocate for inclusion and diversity

  • J.E.D.I. certification and training programs

  • Matching gifts/volunteering

Benefits apply to full-time eligible employees. Interns are not eligible for most Company benefits.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Guardian is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, creed, religion, sex, affectional or sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, marital status, disability, military or veteran status, or any other classification protected by applicable law.