Director of Accounting, Service and Repair
Location: Downers Grove
Posted on: September 9, 2021
Assurant has an exciting opportunity for a Director of
Accounting, Service and Repair!
The Director of Accounting for the Service Optimization
Solutions, Inc. (“SOSI”) Service and Repair (“S&R”) business
unit will lead the day-to-day accounting for the S&R business
unit and will ensure that the financial statements, footnotes and
all supporting schedules related to the S&R Business Unit are
fairly stated in all material aspects in accordance with U.S.
Perform and manage day-to-day general accounting. Ensure
complete, accurate and timely accounting deliverables in accordance
with procedures, accounting and policy guidance, and applicable
Perform and supervise the accounting team in completing monthly
and quarterly financial reporting tasks, including recording of
journal entries, analytical reviews, account reconciliations, as
well as potential inquiry and follow up with operations teams over
accounting issues and procedures.
Assist in the elimination of intercompany transactions between
SOSI and other Assurant entities.
Assist and provide guidance to the system integration team, with
regards to specific accounting requirements.
Hire, train, and supervise accounting staff.
Understand and promote an environment of effective controls, as
well as company and regulatory requirements (i.e., SOX, record
retention, audit, etc.).
Build relationships throughout the organization and continually
strive to identify ways in which areas of responsibility can assist
the business and corporate segments to achieve their strategic
Lead and/or support strategic and ad-hoc projects as
Collaborate with contributors and coworkers to identify, propose
and implement approved issue resolution alternatives; lead
implementation of portions of agreed upon solutions, including
training other staff or process participants.
Assist management to help build the Global Lifestyle and
Connected Living brand with leadership by example. Take on new
assignments and apply experience to proposed practice and
procedure. Identify and communicate areas of inconsistency,
offer alternative solutions for improvement in quality and
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or equivalent
5+ years of experience in progressive general accounting
7 – 10 years supervisory experience preferred
Knowledge and Skills
Thorough knowledge of U.S. GAAP.
Strong organizational abilities to communicate effectively with
various levels of management and staff personnel including high
level written and interpersonal communication skills.
Ability to multi-task, work well under pressure and perform in a
Good judgment, collaboration and teamwork, strategic agility,
decision-making, building and leading teams.
Problem analysis and resolution at both a strategic and
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and
Experience in a larger complex corporate environment
Mobile industry experience a plus
Insurance industry experience a plus
Knowledge of Oracle inventory management a plus
Benefits and Value Proposition
We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits to full
time and part time employees including medical, dental, STD, LTD,
life insurance, 401(k), generous paid time off and much more.
We strive to maintain a professional, yet friendly environment
and promote professional and career development for our
Assurant is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. All
aspects of consideration for employment and employment with the
Company are governed on the basis of merit, competence and
qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex,
national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual
orientation, or any other category protected by federal, state, or
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Assurant, a Fortune 500 company and a member of the S&P 500,
is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AIZ.
Assurant has approximately $30 billion in assets and $9 billion in
annual revenue. Assurant has approximately 14,500 employees
worldwide and is headquartered in New York's financial district.
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