Assistant Controller

General Search & Recruitement Published: November 27, 2017


Assistant Controller

Stamford, CT

This well-known life and annuity reinsurance company
specializing in the acquisition of in force life insurance and annuities as
well as with assisting life insurance clients with product development,
underwriting and new business strategies designed to serve the middle market.
You can expect a work environment that is collaborative. There is good career
relationship development since you are surrounded by respected players from the
insurance space. Reporting to the Corporate Controller, the Client is seeking an
Assistant Controller.


Assist with the overall accounting and operational functions
of the firm to include but not be limited to the following:
Process activity of certain reinsurance transactions and analyze actual results
versus expected results
Lead the firm’s STAT and GAAP quarterly close process, to include but not be
limited to:
Prepare general expense accruals
Assist with the firm’s GAAP financial statement consolidation
Prepare supporting schedules to be used by Management
Lead the preparation of certain STAT and GAAP Audited Financial Statements
Provide financial reporting to the CEO of the firm’s offshore company
Act as finance liaison with firm’s primary third party administrator by
consolidating questions and issues raised by the team and working across
departments and with third party vendor to resolve the item in the short term
and eliminate its recurrence over the long term

Experience Requirements:

Strong accounting skills
Life insurance (reinsurance) experience, including statutory and GAAP financial
Statutory Blue Book experience
Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
Strong analytical capabilities and good organizational skills.
· Life insurance tax or tax accounting experience a plus.
Investment accounting experience a plus.


Technical Requirements:
· Strong EXCEL skills a must.
· Working knowledge of SharePoint a plus.


Educational Requirements:
· BS or BA in Accountancy
· Candidate with CPA or MBA a plus


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