Under minimal supervision, acts as subject matter expert in performing accounting functions to organize, analyze, track and report complex financial activities on both a statutory accounting principles (SAP) and generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) basis. Coordinates finance related projects and provides assistance to accounting staff as needed.
Experience with investment accounting is preferred.
Experience with derivatives is preferred.
Duties and Responsibilities
Analyzes, verifies and balances all source data used in the preparation of journal entries, financial statements, reports, schedules and other documents in terms of accuracy, completeness and compliance with requirements.
Reviews monthly account and system reconciliations and supporting documentation, monitoring resolution of unreconciled items.
Communicates issues as appropriate.
Reviews analytic documentation maintaining evidence of reviews.
Maintains and applies a strong working knowledge of various regulatory guidance (SAP/GAAP/SEC/SVO/IRS).
Demonstrates analytical and research skills.
Evaluates impact of business changes to accounting transactions and systems and implements changes to financial information or related documentation.
Researches issues and implements changes for new accounting guidance or regulations.
Communicates issues to management as appropriate regarding changes.
Prepares and reviews various journal entries, statistical reports, surveys, supporting schedules, information returns, management reports and financial statements for internal use and external filings in accordance with applicable accounting principles or regulations within the required deadlines.
Coordinates processes for reporting and receipt of supporting documentation from other areas of company, analyzing information as appropriate.
Maintains strong understanding of the control environment and adheres to applicable internal controls.
Reviews and maintains internal control documentation and testing in accordance with SOX/MAR.
Evaluates controls for effectiveness and identifies internal control improvements as necessary.
Maintains strong working knowledge of systems and applications and process flows participating in upgrades as appropriate.
Identifies process improvements and automation opportunities using data extraction and analysis tools, and coordinates implementation.
Evaluates potential vendor solutions and makes recommendations where appropriate.
Reviews workpapers for review by internal and external auditors.
Communicates with internal and external associates regarding financial activities and issues.
Researches technical guidance and evaluates implication, developing and implementing recommended solutions.
Recommends process improvements and challenges current processes for increased efficiencies and effectiveness.
Serves as subject matter expert regarding accounting principles, regulations or systems across the company.
Provides training, support and guidance to lower level accounting staff, as required.
Coordinates and completes special projects as required.
Performs other duties as required.
Bachelor's degree in accounting, or related field, required. CPA certification preferred. Seven years' experience in accounting or related finance experience, required. In-depth knowledge of spreadsheet, reporting, query and/or database software preferred. Working knowledge of GAAP required, SAP preferred. The position requires the incumbent to work weekends and restrict vacation during peak periods. **Incumbents focused on allocations and balancing systems may substitute eleven years of related experience in lieu of degree.
Lifting 0-20 lbs; Occasional (<20%)
Lifting 20-50 lbs; Occasional (<20%)
Lifting Over 50 lbs; Occasional (<20%)
Pushing/Pulling; Occasional (<20%)
Manual Keying/Data Entry; Frequent (50-80%)
Internal Number: 12257
About Erie Insurance
Erie Insurance started out with the vision of two men to create an insurance company like no other… one that emphasized customer service above all else. This is the story of that vision—the journey that took ERIE from its humble roots in 1925 to a FORTUNE® 500 company with over 5,000 employees and 5 million policies in force today.