Location: Preferred location is Westfield Center, OH, but could be open to remote work option for well-qualified candidates who would be open to relocation in the future.
BUILD YOUR FUTURE, WHILE PROTECTING THEIRS.
You will be challenged. Rewarded. And valued for your unique experience, background and perspective.
Join a team where hard work pays off and original thinking is celebrated. As you build your future at Westfield, you will quickly learn that protecting our customer's future is at the heart of what we do. We deliver on our promise to help restore lives and rebuild businesses when the unexpected happens. Building relationships has been a part of our culture since 1848.
Be a part of a team that recognizes and appreciates those who take initiative, seek opportunity and strive for innovation in a changing world.
Corporate Accounting Leader Job Summary
The Corporate Accounting Leader leads a variety of Financial and Accounting functions as assigned by the Controller. Works closely with and in support of the Controller while providing leadership over multiple department leaders/teams with diverse duties which may include: preparation of financial accounting and reporting, premium billing and collection, securities accounting and custody, financial compliance, general accounting and payroll services, and federal, state and local income taxes. Serves as a liaison with external auditors, department of insurance, and business units providing financial services and information needed to support the business.
Desired Qualifications/Experience/Certification/Education (in order of importance)
Bachelor's degree in Accounting.
Professional certification as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
8+ years' of accounting experience including:
5+ years' leadership experience with staff management and development.
5+ years statutory P&C functional accounting leadership experience or 7+ years of statutory P&C audit experience
Extensive knowledge of Accounting principles and regulations, banking, investments, financial systems.
Advanced knowledge and understanding of computer applications, including but not limited to:
MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to interact at all levels within the company.
Collaboration skills with ability to build effective relationships and influence peers and key stakeholders.
Experience planning and leading projects or initiatives with an enterprise-wide focus and the ability to plan tasks, assign resources, manage progress, and motivate team members across multiple projects.
Valid driver's license and a driving record that conforms to company.
Physical Requirements (specific to the role)
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Ability to work effectively in an office environment for 40+ hours per week (including sitting, standing, and working on a computer for extended periods of time).
Ability to communicate effectively in a collaborative work environment utilizing various technologies such as: telephone, computer, web, voice, teleconferencing, e-mail, etc.
Ability to travel as required.
Ability to operate an automobile within the parameters of the driving policy.
This job description describes the general nature and level of work performed in this role. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, responsibilities, knowledge, etc. These may be subject to change and additional functions may be assigned as needed by management.
Westfield offers a Total Rewards program that focuses on compensation, benefits and wellness, and includes perks like 401(k), pension plan, annual incentive, education reimbursement, flex-time, onsite fitness center and casual dress. Work-life balance, recognition, and learning and career development are all part of a rewarding career with Westfield.
To learn more about Westfield and the opportunities available, please visit us at westfieldinsurance.com.
We are an equal opportunity employer/minority/female/disability/protected veteran.