Director, Accounting

Accounting Stamford, Connecticut


Description

Position at Group1001

Group1001 is a consumer-centric, technology-driven family of insurance companies on a mission to deliver outstanding value and operational performance by combining financial strength and stability with deep insurance expertise and a can-do culture. Group1001’s culture emphasizes the importance of collaboration, communication, core business focus, risk management, and striving for outcomes. This goal extends to how we hire and onboard our most valuable assets – our employees.

JOB TITLE:              Director, Accounting

DEPARTMENT:      Accounting

SUPERVISOR:         Vice President and Controller

RVI Group is a Stamford based residual value insurance company serving both lessors and investors in the passenger vehicle, commercial equipment and commercial real estate markets.  Residual value insurance protects against a decline in market value of tangible assets and is a critical tool for asset risk and lease accounting. The flexibility of residual value insurance allows us to tailor coverage to meet the objectives of each unique client.

POSITION SUMMARY

Primary responsibilities for this position include statutory reporting, implementation of new insurance products, reconciliation, analysis, preparation of various tax returns as well as ad hoc reporting for internal and external users. 

In addition to the supervisor, this individual works closely with the Accounting Department and various RVI employees as well as the Company’s external audit team.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist with the preparation of the quarterly and annual statutory filings for the NAIC and the Bermuda Monetary Authority
  • Oversee the implementation of new insurance products and the ongoing maintenance of these products
  • Review and prepare various general ledger reconciliations and record journal entries as needed
  • Ensure accurate and timely close processes
  • Meet all statutory, internal and external financial reporting deadlines
  • Manage the external audit and maintain positive relationships with audit engagement team
  • Perform applicable accounting research to ensure appropriate accounting principles are utilized
  • Assist in the preparation of the quarterly and annual federal tax provision
  • Assist in the preparation of various federal and state tax returns

SECONDARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop and distribute ad-hoc reports
  • Assist in special projects
  • Assist in maintaining internal controls
  • Research and resolve any accounting discrepancies and irregularities should they arise

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s or higher degree in Accounting or Finance
  • Public accounting experience with CPA designation, preferred but not required
  • 12+ years accounting/finance experience
  • Insurance accounting experience required

Technical Knowledge / Skills:

  • Solid understanding and working knowledge of FASB accounting guidance
  • Solid understanding of insurance accounting standards
  • Self-motivated and detailed oriented professional with strong finance and analytical skills
  • Excellent Microsoft Excel skills
  • Strong working knowledge of SAGE300 general ledger system
  • Sapiens StatementPro annual statement preparation system a plus but not required

Key Competencies (self-management, collaboration and leadership)

  • Strong initiative and ability to manage multiple projects, ensuring timely completion
  • Should have good judgment, planning skills and leadership traits
  • Ability to display strong personal initiative and accountability
  • A team player who thinks strategically and effectively when faced with challenges
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong work ethic
  • Excellent collaboration and relationship building skills with all levels of the organization
  • Ability to work independently to solve complex problems with limited oversight
RVI Group offers competitive compensation, an excellent benefits package, a 401(k) Plan, and education assistance.  For more information on the Company, please visit our website at www.rvigroup.com.  The RVI Group is an equal opportunity employer.  Background checks are required.