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Job Number: 1214786
Job Title: Accounting Manager 85K+
Job Type: Full-time
Location: Syosset, NY
Hours: 9 to 5:00 pm.
Post Date: Feb 9 2018
Salary: $80K-$90K
Detailed Job Description:
Syosset, NY

Well known Corporate Insurance Brokerage is looking to hire an Accounting Manager.

Job Description and Responsibilities:
*Manage and oversee the daily operations of the Premium Accounting group which is responsible for the timely, accurate payment of all carrier payables; monitoring of accounts receivables and application of cash collected and collaboration with insurance servicing employees.
*General supervision of two staff positions to include monitoring workload, planning for vacations/backup coverage to ensure that all financial deadlines are met
*Collaborate with the other department managers to support overall company and department goals and objectives. Support Controller and CFO with special projects and workflow process improvements
*Provide training to new employees, handle issues relating to staff conflicts, absenteeism and performance. Establish goals and objectives for the operating accounting group and staff members
*Active participant in the operations of the department. Exercise discretion and independent judgment when assigning work and ensuring that tasks have been completed by his or her staff.
*Premium/Carrier Payables:
*Manage the timely and accurate payment to all insurance carriers and brokers
*Respond to Account Executives and Carrier requests and inquiries
*Distribute monthly client statements to Account Executives and Producers for collections
*Process, track, and monitor collection of any premiums advanced on behalf of clients
*Oversee company receivable and payable accounts and monitor collections activity
*Prepare ad hoc account analyses for clients regarding their premiums and payments
*Overall responsibility for timely and accurate collection of premiums from brokers/clients. Continuous follow up with service staff for collection of overdue balances. Maintain and manage all items referred to outside debt collections firm.
oFinancial Reporting and General Ledger:
*Review daily AR/AP balances to ensure agreement to GL balances.
*Assist with the auditors review of AR and AP balances
*Monitor customer advances process (approval, disbursement, collection) and follow-up on uncollected items
*Provide various other reporting and monitoring functions of premium receivable and payable balances as well as commission payable to producers
*Monitor special client payment plans. Reconcile with VIP clients on periodic basis

Experience/Specifications:
*Bachelor's Degree, combined with a minimum of 5 year's experience managing AR/AP and insurance industry experience required, or 10 year's experience managing AR/AP and insurance industry experience required
*Proficiency at intermediate level in Outlook, Word, and all Microsoft Office applications, specifically Excel
*Comprehensive knowledge of AR/AP functions
*Experience with Applied Systems software platforms (EPIC or TAM) is a plus
*Insurance Industry and Agency billing experience is a plus
*Excellent interpersonal and managerial skills
*Strong accounting and insurance knowledge including understanding of both general ledger and relationship of premiums and commissions
*Strong organizational and communication skills. Ability to exercise effective judgment
*Detail oriented with special attention to accuracy and timeliness
*Ability to foster teamwork within the department and strong working relationships outside the department
*Ability to recognize problems and a pro-active approach to problem-solving
*In-depth knowledge of Internal Controls
*Team-oriented

Great Benefits and Perks offered! Professional environment. For immediate consideration please contact Vanessa at vcereste@accessstaffing.com.
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