The Director, Financial Reporting will manage and direct the Group's financial reporting, forecasting, budgeting and general ledger reconciliation in accordance with promulgated statutory and GAAP accounting principles. Primary responsibilities, in collaboration with finance team members, includes oversight and review of the Group's internal and external financial reporting, general ledger, budget reporting, establishment of accounting policies and procedures, internal control monitoring and supervision and mentoring of staff.
Responsible for all general ledger statutory and GAAP accounting functions including financial reporting, applicable compliance reporting, and reconciliation to the general ledger.
Coordinates and executes the monthly, quarterly, and annual close processes including review and recommendations of internally prepared financial statements, quarterly and annual statements, key reconciliations and reviews. Disseminates appropriate reporting, analytics and dashboards on a timely basis for use by management, the Board and applicable external regulatory agencies.
Performs accounting research and advice on technical accounting issues including expense and revenue recognition issues as proper reporting of the same – supports the team in understanding of accounting research and any applicable updates to statutory or GAAP reporting that impacts the Group.
Generates and continually improves reporting to management, Board, and regulatory authorities. Responds to management inquiries regarding financial information and performance measures, as needed.
Participates in the external audit process which includes ensuring audit schedules are prepared and reviewed on a timely basis and the completion of the audit in a timely manner. Ensure new GAAP and STAT accounting principles have been applied as applicable, conducts independent research prior and during audit. Facilitates external bi-annual actuarial review and reinsurance renewals each fall.
Supports the CFO, Vice President, Finance, Director of Financial Operations and Tax Manager to ensure compliance with the internal controls requirements of various sections of the Sarbanes Oxley Act, including Section 404 to the extent any portion of Section 404 is applicable to insurance companies. This includes review and finalization of policies and procedures and internal control documentation including those prepared by financial reporting or financial operations staff. Ensures policies and procedures, on behalf of the finance team, are within prescribed corporate governance policies.
Manages and enforces company financial reporting policies and internal control policies, coordinate annual budgeting and monitoring of budget as well as budget reporting requirements prepared by the finance team.
Leads and develops financial reporting or other applicable staff.
Leverages the JD Edwards system by identifying ways to continuously improving the general ledger area to meet the needs of a rapidly growing business. Recommends upgrades if deemed necessary to meet improved business needs.
Bachelor’s Degree and nine or more years of progressive financial and management experience in the area of general ledger accounting, consolidation, reporting and analysis.
Certified Public Accountant (CPA) required.
Strong hands-on accounting experience with excel (intermediate or above), use of a general ledger system, reconciliation of accounts, and consolidations.
Must be able to successfully supervise and meet deadlines.
Proven experience, solid knowledge and understanding of state filing requirements, expense and revenue recognition, US GAAP, FASB, EITF, and Sarbanes Oxley.
Key attributes include integrity, enthusiasm, action oriented, highly disciplined and a self-starter.
Excellent time management, communications, decision making, presentation, human relations, and organizational skills as well as strong computer skills.
Ability to work effectively in a cross functional, team oriented environment at all levels of the organization.
A super-regional workers’ compensation specialty insurer rated “A” (Excellent) by A.M. Best, The MEMIC Group insures more than 20,000 employers and their estimated 300,000 employees. Licensed across the country with more than $1.2 billion in assets, The MEMIC Group is a leading carrier in the Northeast with a growing profile across the Eastern Seaboard. Offices are located in New Hampshire, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Florida, in addition to the headquarters in Portland, Maine. In 2016, The MEMIC Group wrote more than $340 million in premium, a growth of 11% from 2015 and part of a 70% increase over the past 5 years.