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Senior Accountant

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Markel Corporation Richmond , VA 23234

Posted 4 months 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 will be responsible for assisting with the consolidation, accounting and reporting for Markel's non-insurance operations. The position will work under general direction from their manager and director.

Job Responsibilities

  • Execute monthly, quarterly & annual closing tasks including but not limited to: timely and accurate journal entry postings with appropriate signoff and support to ensure integrity of accounting records; preparation and analysis of 10K schedules, filings, and disclosures; and preparation of account reconciliations.

  • Participate in quarterly closing calls and inquire as necessary to pick-up on key components of significant drivers impacting relevant account balances during the period.

  • Maintain cash account, including preparing available cash schedule on an adhoc basis, prepare and initiate wires with proper support, track and monitor affiliate invoices for 3rd party accounting/consultant fees and federal tax payments.

  • Assist in preparation of quarterly management review meeting and audit committee meeting materials

  • Assist in maintaining the non-insurance groups SOX documentation and remediation of control issues

  • Prepare and maintain schedules used to track activity related to executive compensation and equity method investments

  • Participate in technical accounting issues including, but not limited to, goodwill impairment testing, intangible asset impairment review, purchase accounting for acquisitions, implementation of new accounting standards, and consolidation under ASC 810.

  • Work closely with other functional areas (i.e. SEC and accounting policy, tax, investments, human resources, disbursements, treasury) and business management to resolve issues and support achievement of business goals.

  • Collaborate with teammates to continually assess processes and initiate ideas with management to identify, design, and implement process improvements for greater efficiency, effectiveness, and consistency amongst insurance companies.

  • Identify/prepare appropriate financial information needed to properly respond to ad hoc requests, seeking guidance from manager/director when needed to ensure quality customer service.

  • Be accountable for understanding information provided, including the ability to explain content/impact.

  • Participate in the internal and external audit process.

  • Participate in other strategic accounting and business projects as they arise.

"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 Stylesome 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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Senior Accountant

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Markel Corporation