This Accountant role supports the Operational Accounting team in our FinanceOrganization at AXA. The primary focus of this position is to oversee thereconciliation and reporting of transactions of the life operationsbusiness. The position prepares analyses and journal entries, createsvarious ad hoc management reporting, engages with members of our offshoresupport team to monitor and review their processes, provides support for auditand regulatory requests, reviews staff journal entries and accountreconciliations, prepares documentation of standard operating practices, and identifiesopportunities for improvement. The ideal candidate will have experience inoverseeing account reconciliation teams, is comfortable troubleshootingreconciliation and data issues, has the ability to communicate outside ofFinance department to develop relationships with sales and reporting, and caneffectively document process flows. Responsibilities include:
Review balance sheet reconciliations, ensuring all out of balances are identified at a policy level and aged accordingly
Engage with financial reporting areas on accelerated close initiatives
Manage SOX compliance and regulatory compliance for certain functions
Manager Internal Audit requests and ensure compliance
Partner with business area on the identification and resolution of system and/or reconciliation issues
Monitor offshore preparation of monthly reconciliations of income statement accounts in preparation for annual external audit
Provide guidance to offshore business partners on resolving reconciliation issues with balance sheet accounts
Review journal entries and provide feedback
Perform basic financial trend and account analysis
Identify opportunities for efficiencies
Assist business areas with accounting requirements from new product requests or updates
Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance
Proven problem solving skills
Excellent understanding of journal entry processing, balance sheet and income statement concepts
Excellent verbal and written skills
Basic understanding of financial statement concepts
Good analytical skills
Ability to work in a fast-paced, client-focused, dynamic environment
Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines, goals and objectives within assigned time limits
Knowledge of the Microsoft suite (Excel, Word, etc)
3+ years general ledger reconciliation experience a must
Insurance industry experience is a plus
We have been providing stability and reliability to our clients since 1859 to help them live their lives with confidence, to give them peace of mind, and enable them to realize their dreams for their loved ones and their legacy.
As an employer AXA is committed to creating an environment where everyone feels completely comfortable bringing their true selves to work every day. AXA US has been recognized and certified as a great place to work by the Great Place to Work Institute.
We provide our employees opportunities to move within our organization so they can grow their career and skills without ever having to leave AXA. Almost 40% of our open jobs are filled with current employees.
NOTE: AXA participates in the E-Verify program.
In addition to competitive compensation and an outstanding benefits package including 401 (k) and medical programs, we offer the opportunity for continued professional development in a congenial corporate environment.
AXA is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to our employees, applicants and candidates based on individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, mental or physical disabilities, sexual orientation, veteran status, genetic information or any other class protected by federal, state and local laws.