AVP Accounting / Finance

Location: CIncinnati, OH
Job Type: Direct Hire
Salary: $130,000.00 - $150,000.00
Degree: Bachelor of Science;
Date: 8/31/2017
Job ID: 02518104
Job Description

Our client is a large major global insurance conglomerate looking for a key professional to join their corporate accounting HQ in Cincinnati, OH.  They currently are looking for an AVP Accounting / Finance who would report to the VP Accounting.  This person would be responsible for the financial reporting, insurance statutory accounting, consolidations, corporate and state tax, GAAP, and IFRS experience.  This person would manage a 4 person accounting team.  SAP would be preferred.  This is a high exposure position with a growth oriented client.  Candidates must be a CPA, must have current or recent insurance experience and/or Big 4 public accounting audit experience with insurance clients (property and casualty).  Candidates must be US citizens or permanent green card holders, NO SPONSORSHIP IS AVAILABLE!


Lead a team responsible for the execution of financial reporting, in collaboration with other peer AVPs within the Finance Group. Provide analysis and quality control of data and deliverables, and apply financial controls to ensure accurate and timely financial close activities and business reporting.  This role includes, but is not limited to:
  • Inspiring team in transformational activities bringing to bear strong data governance and enhanced dashboard reporting capabilities.
  • Providing oversight to general accounting and monthly close activities.
  • Developing and maintaining a strong process for consolidating and assimilating complex financial data into timely reports for internal and external purposes.
  • Managing and reviewing the work of staff.
  • Establishing a collaborative environment that focuses on strong relationships, provides actionable insights and drives key business decisions.
  • Building strong matrix relationships with key partners in Finance, Operations, and Technology to drive cross functional process changes that optimize efficiencies.
  • Ensuring accurate reporting in line with monthly, quarterly and annual deadlines.
  • Oversight of accounting policies and procedures, monitoring internal control compliance.
  • Management and participation in global corporate projects affecting accounting processes.
  • Leading the production of IFRS and STAT financial statements, variance analysis, and development and monitoring of key metrics.
  • Monitoring compliance with regulatory requirements; providing research and guidance on a variety of accounting and business issues.
  • Managing the Insurance tax reporting and compliance at the local level.
  • Identification of financial trends leading to insightful recommendations for financial projections and supporting material, to ensure a succinct and accurate financial story.
  • Other projects as assigned.
  • Degree in Finance, Accounting, or a similar quantitative discipline
  • Professional certifications such as a CPA,  CPCU or other professional certification; MBA preferred
  • Significant Financial acumen or Financial Reporting experience including a familiarity of GAAP, IFRS, Tax, Insurance Statutory accounting, corporate and state tax
  • 10+ years accounting experience with a public accounting firm or corporate accounting department required; internal/external audit experience preferred 
  • 5+ years of insurance industry experience
  • 2+ years leadership experience with direct report responsibility
  • Strong communications skills, written and verbal
  • Strong executive presence; ability to communicate clearly and succinctly across organizational levels
  • Strong analytical, decision making, and problem-solving skills
  • Advanced skills using Excel, including the use of macros, pivot tables, and other advanced functions; Intermediate experience with Word, Power point, and other MS office products
  • Proven ability to identify solutions and drive change; Project management skills a plus
  • Strong experience using data mining and reporting tools such as COGNOS, Oracle or similar programs; SAP a plus
  • Ability to build and maintain strong, collaborative relationships across functional groups
  • Detail oriented, organized, and ability to multi-task and delegate effectively
  • Agility -  Adapts approaches for each situation, accepts and adapts to new situations
  • Experience in developing, documenting and evaluating internal controls
  • Process mindset – leadership experience in process improvement projects;  exposure to process improvement tools, techniques, and best practices
  • Must be authorized to work in the US without sponsorship now or in the future