Transamerica Senior Accountant - Reinsurance in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Job FamilyGeneral Accounting

Job Description SummaryPerforms complex accounting functions. Utilizes general accounting and financial principles and techniques, and assists in obtaining, assembling, evaluating, interpreting, recording and analyzing financial data. Prepares financial reports and performs financial analysis.Job Description

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the accounting of complex transactions typically associated with advanced accounting such as verifying the accuracy of journal vouchers and accounting classifications assigned to various records; processing and summarizing financial transactions; preparing income and balance sheet statement; assisting in the preparation of financial reports (e.g., for shareholders, policy owners, regulatory authorities and management) and state and federal tax returns.

  • Works with both internal and external sources to ensure proper reporting of financial data.

  • Completes and provides a complete analysis of accounting topics relevant to the area.

  • Identifies, researches and recommends solutions to areas of concern in relation to accounting information.

  • Seeks out potential areas of improvement (for example, workflow, automated processes), by documenting business processes, identifying controls and deficiencies, testing identified controls, and mapping internal financial statements to business processes.

  • Develops nonstandard reports and statements. Prepares information for use by a higher authority; communicates methodology and areas of concern.

  • Participates on project teams or leads project teams.

  • Responsible for adherence to the company's framework of internal controls.

  • Reviews and analyzes budget to actual variances and related operation reporting for Division managers.

  • Assists with the preparation of the divisional budget.

  • May be responsible for the quarterly and annual preparation and review of statutory financial reporting.

  • May have supervisory responsibilities, or review work or train other accountants.

Qualifications

Bachelors degree in Accounting or equivalent education/experience. Minimum of 5 years of experience, with degree.

Preferred Qualifications

Solid knowledge of accounting area preferred (for example, investments, insurance products, premium, tax). Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing, ability to handle multiple projects, willingness to take on new projects, customer service approach. Work effectively individually and within a team, organizational and prioritization skills, effective judgment. Experience or knowledge of reinsurance accounting a plus. Prior work with treaty reinsurance contracts helpful. Process improvement and risk/internal control environment preferred.

Working Conditions

Fast paced deadline-driven office environment, occasional travel.

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Equal Opportunity Employer:

Transamerica Life Insurance Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant or employee because of age, religion, sex, gender identity, genetic information, race, color, national origin, pregnancy, sexual orientation, marital status, participation in the uniformed services (e.g. U.S. Armed Forces, National Guard), physical or mental disability, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local equal employment opportunities laws.

AEGON USA Realty Advisors, LLC, is an Equal Employment Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate against any applicant or employee because of age, religion, sex, gender identity, genetic information, race, color, national origin, pregnancy, sexual orientation, marital status, participation in the uniformed services (e.g. U.S. Armed Forces, National Guard), physical or mental disability, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local equal employment opportunities laws.

Applicants with physical or mental disabilities may be entitled to a form of reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state and local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done which will insure equal employment opportunity without imposing undue hardship on the Transamerica Companies. Please contact: applicantsupport@transamerica.com if you are a job seeker with a disability, or are assisting someone with a disability, and require assistance to apply for one of our jobs.

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At Transamerica, hard work, innovative thinking and personal accountability are qualities that we honor and reward. We understand the potential that is unleashed by leveraging the talents of a diverse workforce. We embrace an environment where employees enjoy a balance between their careers, families, communities and personal interests. Ultimately, we appreciate the uniqueness of a company where talented professionals work collaboratively in a positive environment focused on helping customers secure their long-term financial futures.

Transamerica is a part of AEGON, an international life insurance, pension, and asset management company. The AEGON companies employ approximately 28,000 people and have a strong presence in more than 20 countries across the globe. For more information, visit www.transamerica.com.