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Controller Job in Seville, Ohio US


Ohio Farmers Insurance Company - Seville, OH

Posted: 8/12/2022 - Expires: 11/10/2022

Job ID: 245708744


Job Description

Controller Job Summary

Location:  Westfield Center, OH - Hybrid (relocation assistance is available)

You're ready to make your mark where people care about each other. Where your work is meaningful. And where your unique perspectives are welcome. Think about joining Westfield, a company focused on what's most important - the people behind our policies. 


The Controller is responsible for leadership and management of primary financial functions of Westfield including, but not limited to financial reporting (GAAP/SAP), taxes (federal, state, local), cash management, general accounting functions, payroll/pension payment processes, and billing functions.  This role develops and maintains key finance and banking relationships.  Responsible for the financial system and related governance activities.  Serves as a subject matter expert and advises on cross-functional finance activities to achieve corporate goals. 

Essential Functions (primary functions and/or reasons the job exists in order of importance)

Responsible for internal and external financial information and reporting for Westfield (insurance and non-insurance) including P&C insurance companies and non-P&C GAAP companies.  Responsible for internal and external financial reporting on a consolidated and individual company basis in conformity with statutory accounting principles (SAP) and generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) including audited financial statements, Ohio Department of Insurance and Federal Reserve compliance filings.
Responsible for compliance, accounting, and planning for federal, state, local, and foreign taxes for Westfield.
Responsible for corporate cash management/treasury activities including managing short term cash reserves, banking services, processes, and performance management.  Responsible for development and maintenance of banking relationships. 
Accountable for management of the finance unit, including but not limited to implementing best practices for:  talent management (employee selection, succession planning, performance management, compensation management, employee development and coaching in career development), and operational management (planning, execution, results assessment, continuous improvement, and introducing finance industry best practices).
Responsible for accounting and reporting for investment portfolio assets including settlement and custody.  Responsible for development, maintenance, and evaluation of investment custody and trustee relationships.
Responsible for general accounting functions including cash receipts/cash disbursements, draft processing, claims payments processing, 1099 reporting, general ledger posting, fixed asset accounting, benefits accounting, and escheats.

Required Qualifications

Property and Casualty Insurance Experience.
Accounting degree and CPA.

Desired Qualifications

10+ years of experience in accounting and/or tax related work. 
Global/international experience.
Extensive knowledge of GAAP, tax and other accounting principles (e.g. SAP). 
Experience with and strong working knowledge of financial statements.
5+ years of people leadership experience, including at least 2+ years of experience in leading other leaders.
Masters, MBA, or commensurate experience.

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.

Westfield cares about relationships. We pay attention to the details and embrace what each employee brings to the mix. If you are talented in your profession but also care about people - whether you're just starting out or have decades of experience - we want to talk with you. Learn more about current opportunities at .

We are an equal opportunity employer/minority/female/disability/protected veteran.

Job Summary

Employment Type:
Full Time Employee
Job type:
Federal Contractor
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Education Level:
Master's degree
Work Days:
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
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