A publicly traded insurance holding company is seeking a highly motivated Senior Financial Reporting Accountant for a contract position on their Accounting team in North Austin. The position will be responsible for preparing quarterly, semi-annual, and annual reporting in accordance with GAAP, statutory and SEC requirements. The position is located in Austin, TX. 

What’s in it for YOU?

  • 10 to 15 weeks contract (Possibility for extension) 
  • 35 to 45 hours per week.
  • Free covered parking at a new building in a great location.
  • Free gym on-site.  
  • A company promotes a healthy balance between work and play.

What YOU get to DO at this competitive company:

  • Lead preparation of consolidated financial statements and related schedules for the monthly financial package.
  • Prepare monthly and quarterly variance analyses and explain significant variances in financial statement accounts, utilizing input from respective account owners in the accounting department.
  • Assist preparation of annual GAAP financial statements and footnote disclosures, including subsidiary-standalone and consolidated financial statements.
  • Help with the preparation and dissemination of monthly, quarterly, annual, and ad hoc financial reports.
  • Assist with audits and provide support as necessary as well as year-end tax reporting. 
  • Prepare quarterly Board reports.
  • Effectively manage responsibilities to achieve timely and thorough completion.
  • Identify process improvement opportunities to automate and streamline workflow, increase efficiency strengthen controls. 
  • Perform other job-related duties and projects as needed.

What you NEED to SUCCEED in this challenging role:

  • Experience preparing or reviewing financial statements.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting.
  • 3-5 years of financial reporting in the financial services industry.
  • Experience with Cloud based of Financial Platforms and process improvements.
  • Strong Excel skills (V-lookups, Pivot Tables, etc.) and proficiency in Microsoft Office suite.
  • Able meet critical business deadlines and work with accounting functions to understand various, important concepts that are unique to the industry. 
  • A sense of urgency in order to drive results in a demanding business environment. 
  • Ability to address issues/concerns in a professional manner and collaborate and interact effectively with internal/external stakeholders. 
  • Effective communication skills to work with broad level of finance and operational teams. 
  • Strong understanding and knowledge of internal controls and SOX compliance. 
  • Skill in analytical and practical problem-solving skills with strong organizational skills and attention to detail. 
  • Knowledge of SOX and GAAP accounting principles, current SEC rules and regulations and of insurance products and statutory accounting principles a plus.