What we look for
Our exceptional and motivated employees are our greatest strength. Our employees provide the highest level of
customer service and help maintain our position as a leader in the global marketplace.
The Markel Style is what makes us stand out from our competitors. It's our core value which should underpin how we do business, while influencing our behavior and performance. We are looking for people who have potential and share our passion to live the Markel Style, which is described in more detail below.
If you think you have these core attributes we want to hear from you.
This position is responsible for recording and reconciling the financial results for various Markel reporting segments, divisions, and insurance companies as part of the Operational Accounting & Reporting department within Markel's accounting and finance group (A&F). OAR is responsible for the controls and processes around reporting Markel's division and segment results.
Perform journal entries and complex account reconciliations including identification and remediation of all issues in compliance with audit requirements.
Participate in the monthly, quarterly, and annual general ledger closing and reporting processes, including preparation of division and segment pack schedules to be presented to A&F leadership.
Perform the accurate and timely recording of loss reserve data into ledger and the analysis of loss ratio results.
Assist with the preparation of income statement and balance sheet packages and related comprehensive analysis for variances and trends.
Complete intercompany wire settlements and balancing of intercompany accounts.
Participate in the internal and external audit process.
Work closely with other functional areas (i.e., corporate accounting & reporting, statutory reporting, business support, disbursements, treasury, actuarial and reinsurance) to resolve issues and support achievement of business goals.
Assist with the preparation of insurance company financial statements and ensure compliance with statutory guidance and regulatory deadlines.
Collaborate with teammates and initiate ideas with management to identify, design, and implement process improvements for greater efficiency and effectiveness.
Participate in other strategic accounting and business projects as they arise.
Bachelor's degree in Accounting required; accounting graduate degree preferred.
One to three years of accounting experience preferred.
Insurance accounting experience preferred, both GAAP and Statutory.
Strong computer skills including a high degree of proficiency within Excel. Experience with Lawson and
Hyperion applications preferred.
Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
Detail oriented with strong organizational skills.
Advanced written and verbal communication skills.
High degree of flexibility and responsiveness to change.
Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously under tight deadlines and limited supervision.
"Why work for us?"
Diversity and inclusion
Markel is truly a global and diverse company. We believe that diversity makes us better business partners and that embracing people's differences can bring amazing results and fuel innovation. We have a portfolio of businesses and product lines that operate around the world.
Markel has a rich heritage of supporting communities across the world where our customers and employees live and work. Giving back is part of our history and our future. Our employees share in this philosophy through volunteering, mentoring and fundraising.
Commitment to open doors
Markel is committed to creating the best work environment. Our open-door policy is essential in recognizing business issues as they rise and to address the changing needs of our diverse and global workforce. Challenging management is a component of the Markel Stylesome of our best ideas start from a conversation between a manager and an employee.
As the Markel Style states, we pursue excellence, strive for a better way, and share the success of others. Markel associates proactively seek new business opportunities, bringing further success to Markel.