• Director of Accounting

    Location US-CA-San Francisco
    Job ID
    35576
  • Summary

    Esurance is looking for a Director, 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 the Director, Accounting you will be responsible for establishing and maintaining procedures and controls for financial processes and supplier and procurement solutions throughout the department and the company with respect to all insurance company operations for the United States. 

     

    Job Responsibilities:

    • Manages the monthly, quarterly and yearly statutory financial close processes to meet scheduled deadlines for operations in the US.
    • Manages statutory accounting function and compliance reporting for insurance companies.
    • 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.
    • Provides guidance to the team for external and internal statutory audits.
    • Leads and participates in cross-functional teams to implement finance department/corporate initiatives.
    • Recruits, manages and develops staff.
    • Provides recommendations to executive leaders, establishes, and maintains operational procedures around the contracting process for supplier and procurement solutions to ensure appropriate cost/benefit analysis, risk reviews, etc. are performed as applicable.
    • Responsible for the employment, promotion, associate performance evaluation, training, motivation, counseling, and discipline of assigned associates.

    Qualifications

    • Must have knowledge of GAAP, statutory, and financial reporting requirements. Must have knowledge of regulated filing requirements for insurance entities.
    • 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: 

    • Master’s degree in business administration (MBA) preferred; bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or equivalent education required; Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation strongly preferred.
    • 10 or more years of experience in accounting which includes 4 or more years of experience with the direct supervision of employees required.
    • Experience working in the Property and Casualty Insurance Industry preferred.
    • Ability to handle multiple and sometimes competing priorities; comfortable with multiple daily responsibilities; and managing change where required.
    • Ability to work in a demanding and intellectually challenging environment, and enjoy direct collaboration with senior management and external business partners.
    • Must be team oriented and have the confidence in dealing with people at all levels within the organization

     

    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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