Lead Analyst, Insurance-Linked Securities

Markel Corporation Richmond , VA 23234

Posted 1 week ago

Company Information:

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.

Markel Style

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.

Job Summary:

This position is responsible for managing the accounting operations for the Insurance Linked Securities (ILS) division within Markel's accounting and finance group, and is responsible for the controls and processes around reporting ILS financial results. This position works closely with management to provide strategic support to Finance leadership team while striving to work independently.

Job Responsibilities

  • Manage assigned monthly, quarterly, and annual general ledger closing and reporting processes

  • Ensure internal controls are in place and functioning appropriately

  • Manage the preparation of quarterly financial packets and closing call presentations to senior management

  • Present in quarterly closing calls, as required, and include key components of significant drivers impacting relevant account balances during the period

  • Assist in the review/preparation of certain disclosures of the quarterly and annual SEC reports

  • Assist with quarterly and annual goodwill and intangible assessments

  • Coordinate with cross functional teams to ensure accuracy of reporting given complex inter-company relationships and transactions

  • Manage and coordinate the budget and forescast process with ILS partners and Corporate planning team

  • Assist in the internal and external audit processes and manage the reporting of any audit differences or control deficiencies to senior management

  • Work closely with other functional areas (i.e., business support, financial reporting, IT, human resources, legal, disbursements, treasury) and business management to resolve issues and support achievement of business goals

  • Champion process improvement and ensure teams are continually working to improve processes

Education, Qualifications, Skill sets desired

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting required; accounting graduate degree preferred

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA), preferred

  • 4+ years of accounting, finance, or similar experience

  • Strong computer skills including a high degree of proficiency within Excel and PowerPoint. Experience with Oracle Fusion, Smartview preferred

  • Experience working in an audit type of role preferred

  • High degree of flexibility and responsiveness to change in a fast-paced environment

  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills

  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills in order to present ideas and findings to management and senior leadership in a professional manner

  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously under tight deadlines

  • Strong research, analytical, and problem solving skills

Please note: Markel has a phased approach for re-entry into our buildings that is designed to balance the ongoing health, safety, and well-being of our employees with operational considerations and regulatory/ governmental requirements and recommendations. Effective 10/1/21 we have implemented a hybrid return to work strategy that allows for three days in the office every week.

"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.

Community involvement

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 Style-some of our best ideas start from a conversation between a manager and an employee.

Entrepreneurial spirit

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.


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