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Senior Accountant Financial Reporting Analyst

Guardian Life

Guardian Life

IT, Accounting & Finance
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Saturday, August 26, 2023

This position is responsible for financial reporting, including developing and maintaining a strong control environment, interfacing with the auditors, and facilitating in the preparation of financial statements. This position is responsible for management reporting, including the President’s Report, Flash Report and Surplus Note/FA Note Offering Memorandums. This position will also involve participation in and leadership of several financial control projects and initiatives.

You will

  • Assist in preparation of financial reports, including Statutory audited financial statements and footnotes, as well as financial statements for quarterly President’s Report, monthly Flash Report, Dashboard reporting, rating agencies, and annual report.

  • Assist in the preparation of the quarterly President’s Report including preparation, collection of information from Guardian Profit Centers, resolution of issues, review with Management and distribution.

  • Manage multiple SharePoint sites for Management Reporting collaboration and distribution of reports.

  • Assist in the preparation of the Monthly Flash Report including preparation, maintenance, and distribution.

  • Assist in various other activities to support the department during close processes, including, as necessary, assisting the consolidation unit, management reporting, and statutory reporting.

  • Prepare monthly/quarterly journal entries for 401K and Pension plans and maintain pension schedules based on benefit plan financial results provided by the third-party actuary.

  • Assist in coordination of the FA and Surplus Notes. Providing documentation and Audit support.

  • Assist in preparing Audited calendars.

  • Assist with building and maintaining Oracle Fusion Analytics Warehouse (“FAW”) Dashboard and existing reports created for Senior Management including testing, validation and updating data in new structure.

  • Assist in maintaining Oracle Reporting Catalog and address oracle reporting issues. Including running OTBI, BI, and FRS reports to answer various accounting transaction questions.

  • Assist in the preparation of quarterly and ad-hoc senior management presentations. Responsible for ensuring the accuracy of the numbers.

You have

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, Master’s preferred.

  • 3-5 years’ work experience in the life insurance industry and/or Big “4” auditing experience of life insurance companies

  • Solid foundation in GAAP/STAT accounting principles.

  • Strong project management skills demonstrated through experience in process design, documentation, and controls assessment.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Strong organizational skills and an aptitude for detail.

  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships with all levels of the organization.

  • Ability to use excellent judgment while working with multiple priorities and deadlines.

  • Ability to think critically, analyze, prioritize, take initiative, problem-solve.

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft applications.

  • Working knowledge of Oracle ERP & EPM

  • Working knowledge of SharePoint

Location /Travel

Hybrid role: Hudson Yards, NYC office – in 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.