• Senior Manager, Accounting

    Location US-CA-San Francisco
    Job ID
    35349
  • Summary

    Esurance is looking for a Senior Manager, Accounting to join a dynamic and award-winning team of individuals who are committed to making insurance smarter, easier, and dare we say- cooler. As part of a growing company that is focused on providing an outstanding customer experience, you’ll have the opportunity to expand your skills and discover your potential.

     

    If you’re looking for a career at a socially conscious company that offers great benefits — including matching 401k and tuition reimbursement — then you may have just found your new home. 

     

    Esurance combines the spunk of a startup company with the backing of Allstate (the largest publicly held personal lines insurer in the U.S.) to create a unique, energized, and exciting place to work. 

    Responsibilities

    As a key member of the Accounting Team, the Sr Mgr Accounting is responsible for developing, implementing, and evaluating policies and procedures for the accounting department. Under limited direction, the person in this position must be able to oversee and manage the preparation and analysis of monthly financial statements, develop and implement strategic growth, performance and other action plans to meet strategic goals.

     

    This highly visible role offers the opportunity to make an immediate impact on this fast moving team. Personnel management duties require the Sr Mgr Accounting to supervise, coach, and develop the accounting staff, utilizing their strengths to increase their contributions and job satisfaction; keeping them up to date on industry regulations, trends, and general insurance company information; and identifying areas for automation/improvement, changes in procedures, new developments, or changes in services.

                                                                                                                                                

    Compliance responsibilities entail ensuring that policies and procedures reflect current regulations and that the procedures are in strict compliance with Esurance policies, federal/state regulations, and GAAP. The Sr Mgr Accounting will also provide leadership and ongoing monitoring, approving, and implementing of projects, programs, and cost control strategies as needed.

     

    Job Responsibilities:

    • Manages the monthly, quarterly and yearly financial close processes to meet scheduled deadlines.
    • Establishes accounting policies and procedures to ensure all financial transactions are controlled, and are executed and documented according to generally accepted accounting principles and statutory accounting principles.
    • Establishes and maintains operational and financial procedures and controls throughout the department and the company for the insurance company operations.
    • Oversees the development of financial accounting and reporting systems required to maintain accounting and reporting requirements.
    • Researches and develops solutions for accounting transactions and reporting requirements.
    • Assists with external and internal audits.
    • Leads and participates in cross-functional teams to implement finance department/corporate initiatives.
    • Recruits, manages and develops staff.
    • Responsible for the employment, promotion, performance evaluation, training, motivation, counseling, of assigned associates.

     

    Qualifications

    • Must have working knowledge of GAAP and financial reporting requirements. Experience with statutory accounting principles strongly preferred.
    • Demonstrated ability to work under tight deadlines in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
    • Willingness to embrace change and show flexibility in assignments and the work environment.
    • Demonstrated ability to manage and develop staff members so they perform to the best of their abilities.
    • Exceptional initiative, project management and problem solving skills.
    • Demonstrated strong ability to interact with senior management.
    • Excellent oral/written communication skills and strong interpersonal skills.

     

    Experience / Education: 

    • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, a related field or equivalent education required.
    • 7 years’ experience with managing a team of accounting professionals.
    • 7 years’ experience in a similar position at a property and casualty insurance company, particularly in personal lines, is preferred.
    • Certified Public Accountant designation (CPA) is strongly preferred.

     

    Benefits: 

     

    At Esurance, being committed to our employees is not just something we say, it’s something we do. Our benefits package is designed to help our associates stay healthy, meet their long-term financial goals, and balance the demands of work and personal life. Esurance rewards hard work, dedication, and creativity with competitive salaries and a generous bonus system. We are committed to our employees and we are dedicated to creating a diverse, positive, innovative and team-oriented work environment.

    Health & wellness

    • Medical, vision, and dental insurance
    • Life insurance (company-paid and supplemental)
    • Accidental death and dismemberment coverage
    • Wellness coaching and incentives
    • Group critical illness coverage
    • Accident indemnity and hospital indemnity plans
    • Group legal

    Savings

    • 401(k) plan with annual matching contribution
    • Referral bonuses
    • Performance-rewarding bonus system
    • Tuition assistance program (up to $5,250 per year)
    • Health savings and flexible spending accounts
    • Commuter benefits

    Family & Community

    • Adoption assistance
    • Maternity leave
    • Buckle Up Baby program
    • Pet insurance discount
    • Charitable gift matching
    • Give Time, Get Time volunteer program
    • Employee Assistance Program

    Time off

    • Short-term disability
    • Long-term disability (employee-paid option)
    • Paid time off (holidays, vacation, personal choice days)

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