Director of Accounting

Protective Life Corporation - Chesterfield, MO3.8

Full-timeEstimated: $130,000 - $160,000 a year
EducationSkills
SUMMARY:
Responsible for preparation of Protective Property & Casualty Statutory financial statement filings. Responsible for preparation and analysis of P&C and Credit financial results. Supervise the production of Statutory and GAAP reporting for APD’s P&C and Credit programs to ensure their timely and accurate filing. Represent P&C reporting in APD projects, acquisitions and new development or maintenance of administrative systems.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Review monthly P&L’s and analytics for accurate explanations of various fluctuations. Approve journal entries and assist in preparing and completing monthly GAAP reporting for P&C and credit business. Review account reconciliations in Assurenet.
Oversee the preparation of quarterly/annual Stat/GAAP reports for P&C companies and credit business. Monitor and implement any changes to Stat Accounting principles as they relate to the P&C industry. Plan and coordinate quarterly/annual statement responsibilities for various schedules and pages to be completed and input into statutory reporting software application (IE: WINGS).
Manage activity of P&C accounting staff, including hiring, performance reviews, discipline issues, etc.
Coordinate preparation of material for external auditors, state examiners, and internal Departments. Act as primary interface.
Review reinsurance reporting for workers comp, GAP XOL, and other surety.
Coordinate reporting of APD’s admin systems. Work with IT to develop more efficient reports.
Provide feedback and monitor new software development and its effects on accounting and financial reporting.

COMMUNICATIONS:
Regular contact with senior management in Finance, Compliance and Risk Management. Regular contact with IT, regulatory and compliance departments, reinsurance department, Birmingham Tax Department, TPA’s, external auditors, state regulators and reinsurers.

PROFESSIONAL SPECIFICATIONS:
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting required including a CPA and/or MBA
Ten years of financial/insurance/reinsurance experience
5-7 years managerial experience
Advanced knowledge of MS Office, various software packages and databases
Knowledge of insurance industry, GAAP and statutory accounting required
Experience with SAP accounting software would be a plus

REQUIREMENTS

Advanced skills in the following areas: analytical, problem solving, written & oral communication, organized, demonstrated leadership and managerial skills, multi-task and time management with demanding deadlines, judgment and independent thinking

SUPERVISION/SUBORDINATES

1 – Senior Technical Accountant

1 – Senior Staff Accountant

1 – Staff Accountant III