• Accounting Manager

    Location US-CA-San Francisco
    Job ID
    35491
  • Summary

    Esurance is looking for a Accounting Manager 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

    Reporting to the Assistant Controller, you will be responsible for accounting policy within Esurance on both a GAAP and statutory basis. You will assist the Assistant Controller to establish and maintain operational and financial procedures and controls throughout the department and the Company with respect to accounting, ensure the propriety and accuracy of financial statements and accounting transactions on both a GAAP and statutory basis, manage daily accounting functions and close processes, and assist with external and internal audits. Additionally, you will also be available to supplement the Controllers on special projects, and to assist the Tax Department.


    Job Responsibilities:

    • Manage the monthly, quarterly and yearly GAAP financial accounting close processes to meet scheduled deadlines.
    • Establish accounting policies and procedures to ensure all financial transactions are controlled, and are executed and documented according to generally accepted accounting principles.
    • Establish and maintain operational and financial procedures and controls throughout the department and the company operations.
    • Research and develop solutions for accounting transactions and reporting requirements.
    • Assist with Sarbanes-Oxley implementation and compliance maintenance.
    • Assist with external and internal audits.
    • Lead and participate in cross-functional teams to implement finance department/corporate initiatives.
    • Recruit, manage and develop staff.
    • Responsible for the employment, promotion, associate performance evaluation, training, motivation, counseling, and discipline of assigned associates.

    Qualifications

    • Must have current working knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and financial reporting requirements. Knowledge of statutory accounting principles and regulated filing requirements for insurance entities, preferred.
    • Demonstrated ability to work under tight deadlines in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
    • Demonstrated ability to lead and embrace change, showing 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 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.
    • Experience in a similar position at a property and casualty insurance company and experience with financial accounting and reporting systems is strongly preferred.
    • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation 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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