Overview

  • Ensure financial information is complete, accurate, and delivered on time.
  • Own all accounting decisions and manage general accounting, financial reporting and financial systems in addition to ensuring that all internal controls and financial compliance requirements are met in a timely manner
  • Be accountable for the basics including the control environment, the trial balance, all accounting decisions and the quality of commentary, analysis and reporting
  • Be responsible for quality and accuracy of the financial statements, all related accounting decisions, integrity of internal control compliance, timeliness and quality of all routine submissions including statutory filings and internal and external audits
  • Attain deep technical knowledge across multiple revenue streams while actively cascading that knowledge to help build strong and well informed operational and project teams
  • Continuously identify more efficient and effective ways of operating to secure cross business unit efficiencies, improve speed and enhance quality
  • Develop and maintain strong stakeholder relationships, drive execution while being very collaborative and promote a team environment. Check-in periodically with stakeholders and intervene decisively when required
  • Set clear targets that take account of differing priorities of stakeholders and hold others accountable for the quality of support and overall stakeholder satisfaction
  • Achieve and maintain sufficient awareness of operating company risks, operational issues and challenges to allow for proactive intervention when required and provide detailed updates to senior management
  • Achieve closing timetables, oversee and adhere to regulatory, statutory and tax requirements. Supports the development of regional level accounting policies and procedures, where required, and presents financial statements for the assigned region
  • Coordinate year-end statutory, audit and tax financial requirements ensuring the rules and regulations are in compliance
  • Support the resolution of technical accounting matters including research and documentation
  • Liaise closely with accounting operations team
  • Oversee the control environment, ensuring appropriate design and consistent execution
  • Assist with systems implementations and enhancements with a focus on maintaining the integrity of financial data and processes and control
  • Maintain a strong stakeholder engagement partnering with other finance and business colleagues in day-to-day operations and special projects

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related discipline required
  • CPA required; MBA preferred
  • 10-15 years in controller/finance roles with 5+ years in management
  • Big 4 public accounting experience required
  • Technical proficiency in US GAAP, local requirements and legislation
  • Insurance industry experience desirable
  • Services industry experience desirable
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Proven experience leading and driving change in a matrix organization going through transformation
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Proven ability to establish strong stakeholder relationships
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Ability to juggle multiple and changing priorities
  • Strong influencing skills
  • Proactive
  • Good judgement