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Accounting Manager, Reconciliation (Hybrid)

Protective Life

Protective Life offers insurance and investment products to help customers protect their futures.

The work we do has an impact on millions of lives, and you can be a part of it.
We help protect our customers against life’s uncertainties. Regardless of where you work within the company, you’ll be helping provide protection and peace of mind when our customers need it most.
This position will be responsible for the reconciliation process for various suspense accounts including intercompany, wire clearing, and agent balance accounts.  This will include completing complex reconciliations as well as reviewing and approving reconciliations.  The Accounting Manager will lead a 2-person team of Reconciliation Analysts and will be responsible for the development and continuous learning and growth of this team. 

Responsibilities:

  • Review and approve reconciliations in Trecs and Certification to ensure the work is performed accurately and timely.
  • Maintain proper internal controls around the reconciliation process and policies and procedures.
  • Research daily issues, identify out of balances items, and communicate with internal customers. Research will include working in financial systems to pull information and reports as needed.  Accounting manager will need to become proficient in SAP. 
  • Perform complex account reconciliations.  Prepare and/or approve journal entries.
  • Monitor out of standard reconciling items, prepare reports and resolution plans for the Director of the team. 
  • Participate in development and roll-out of end-user training for all systems listed above. 
  • Develop and lead the recon analysts by setting challenging goals, cross-training and development.  Provide support for daily tasks and activities.
  • Serve as an accounting resource for the Bank Reconciliation Manager and Team. 
  • Handle internal and external audit requests.
  • Continually look for and implement business process improvement opportunities.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge/Skills/Ability/Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance
  • Minimum of 5 years of Accounting or Finance experience with a concentration in Reconciliation
  • Prefer 3 years of Management/Supervisory experience
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • Strong communication skills – both verbal and written.
  • Solid organizational skills to meet service objectives despite complexities of work
  • Ability to acquire new skills and adapt quickly
  • Ability to manage multiple and changing priorities  
  • Detail-oriented
  • Excellent computer skills with in-depth knowledge of Excel.

Desired Knowledge/Skills/Ability/Education:

  • SAP experience
  • Experience working with a reconciliation system
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision, make decisions and interact with all levels of management and regulatory agencies, and work effectively under tight deadlines.
  • Self-motivated and take responsibility for ongoing professional development
This is a hybrid position.
Employee Benefits:  
We aim to protect our employees’ wellbeing through a broad benefits offering. For example, we protect physical wellbeing through health, dental and vision insurance. We protect mental wellbeing through mental health benefits and an employee assistance program. We protect time away from work with a variety of paid time away benefits (e.g., paid time off, paid parental leave, short-term disability, and a cultural observance day). We protect financial wellbeing through contributions to healthcare accounts, a pension plan, and a 401(k) plan with Company matching. All employees are encouraged to protect their overall wellbeing by engaging in ProHealth Rewards, Protective’s platform to improve wellbeing while earning cash rewards.  
 
Eligibility for certain benefits may vary by position in accordance with the terms of the Company’s benefit plans.
Diversity and Inclusion:
At Protective, we are committed to providing an inclusive culture where all employees fully contribute and thrive. We have always been a values-driven culture. Doing the right thing and serving people are part of our DNA, and we believe that valuing and embracing different backgrounds and perspectives is what makes us unique.
 
We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to being inclusive and attracting, retaining, and growing the talents of a diverse and inclusive workforce.

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Protective Life

Protective Life offers insurance and investment products to help customers protect their futures.

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