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Senior Associate, Accounting Operations

Company: New York Life Insurance Company
Location: Jersey City
Posted on: September 17, 2020

Job Description:

A career at New York Life offers many opportunities. To be part of a growing and successful business. To reach your full potential, whatever your specialty. Above all, to make a difference in the world by helping people achieve financial security. It’s a career journey you can be proud of, and you’ll find plenty of support along the way. Our development programs range from skill-building to management training, and we value our diverse and inclusive workplace where all voices can be heard. Recognized as one of Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies, New York Life is committed to improving local communities through a culture of employee giving and service, supported by our Foundation . It all adds up to a rewarding career at a company where doing right by our customers is part of who we are, as a mutual company without outside shareholders. We invite you to bring your talents to New York Life, so we can continue to help families and businesses “Be Good At Life.” To learn more, please visit LinkedIn , our Newsroom and the Careers page of www.NewYorkLife.com .

The candidate will be part of the Accounting Operations Division responsible for managing the close process, on a GAAP and Statutory basis, in a high paced and challenging environment. The group works closely with all business areas throughout the company, senior management and technology. The role requires strong accounting & analytical skills, clear and concise communication and a willingness to challenge the status quo. The candidate will be a key contributor in process improvement and automation initiatives that are currently underway, as well as identifying future improvement opportunities. The role will provide in depth institutional knowledge, exposure to all aspects of the Company’s financials, the opportunity to increase technical skills using new technology and management experience.

Responsibilities:

Oversee day to day functions of junior level staff and co-sourced resources

Review and finalize variance analysis, coordinating with business areas to understand activity and explanations

Partner with business areas to understand and advise on accounting transactions

Preparation and/or review of various management reports

Review and approval of journal entries and account reconciliations prepared by junior level staff and co-sourced resources

Ad hoc journal entry preparation

Assist in sign-off of results to reporting and tax teams

Identify and drive process improvements

Utilize RPA (Robotic Process Automation) technology

Qualifications of a Successful Candidate:

B.S. in Accounting

5+ years relevant experience

Knowledge of GAAP and Statutory Accounting Principles

Strong knowledge of SAP

Strong understanding of financial controls

Willingness to seek innovative efficiencies

Strong leadership and collaboration skills

Ability to manage onsite and offsite teams

#LI –MM1

EOE M/F/D/V

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Job Requisition ID: 82692

Nearest Major Market: New York City

Nearest Secondary Market: Newark

Job Segment: Operations Manager, Accounting, Social Media, ERP, Operations, Finance, Marketing, Technology

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