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Accounting Policy and Technical Accounting Lead

Company: USAA
Location: Kannapolis
Posted on: November 18, 2021

Job Description:

Purpose of Job We are seeking a talented Accounting Policy and Technical Accounting Lead for either our San Antonio, TX, or Charlotte, NC facility. Supports USAAs accounting policy enterprise activities through the development and updating of accounting policies by applying specialized knowledge of technical, financial regulatory, accounting and reporting research and analysis and serves as a subject matter expert on Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and/or Statutory Accounting Principles or both. Assesses and communicates the impact of new accounting standards and advises on the accounting implications of contemplated transactions and/or business decisions. Job Requirements About USAA USAA knows what it means to serve. We facilitate the financial security of millions of U.S. military members and their families. This singular mission requires a dedication to innovative thinking at every level. USAA Careers World Class Benefits (31 seconds) Primary Responsibilities: Identify and manage existing and emerging risks that stem from business activities and the job role. Ensure risks associated with business activities are effectively identified, measured, monitored, and controlled. Follow written risk and compliance policies and procedures for business activities Assesses USAA's financial activity to determine what accounting policies are needed and leads efforts to write, update and publish accounting policies by following new standards, protocols and governance including updates required to key executives. Leads accounting and reporting research activities for the USAA companies on complex business transactions and provides appropriate technical accounting interpretation on the application of GAAP and/or SAP or both to management and other stakeholders on the analysis of alternatives, and where applicable, execution considerations. Prepares documentation supporting USAA's accounting positions taken on significant or complex transactions Accountable for USAA's position with regards to external auditors technical accounting and reporting inquiries. Performs accounting and documentation for complex areas of accounting, such as hedge accounting, Variable Interest Entity / consolidation analysis and contingencies. Leads teams on special studies and research/analysis of accounting impact of financial and operational issues. Drives efforts to assess and communicate the impact of new and emerging accounting standards to management and impacted stakeholders. Makes recommendations on courses of action. Drives and helps support accounting processes and decisions that need to be made regarding new business transactions and strategies, as well as issue resolution and agreement on compliance and accounting standards. Routinely interacts with senior management; makes recommendations to solve current and long-term accounting policy matters. Serves as a resource to team members on escalated accounting policy issues of a complex nature. Teaches others about accounting policy; ensuring knowledge transfer to less experienced team members; reviews work of other, less experienced team members. When you apply for this position, you will be required to answer some initial questions. This will take approximately 5 minutes. Once you begin the questions you will not be able to finish them at a later time and you will not be able to change your responses. Minimum Requirements: Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or related discipline: 4 additional years of related experience beyond the minimum required may be substituted in lieu of a degree Certified Public Accountant designation Minimum of 8 years' experience in progressive roles within accounting and/or financial reporting. Demonstrated ability to perform and effectively communicate the results of technical accounting research. Experience reviewing, interpreting, and influencing accounting policies in a financial services environment. Experience leading or coaching team members on accounting or finance topics. Expert knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and/or Statutory Accounting Principles (SAP). Experience with developing, implementing and communicating new policies and processes to comply with accounting standards. Experience performing technical accounting research and documentation of complex accounting and reporting analyses. Preferred Experience: Experience pertaining to Insurance Accounting (including GAAP and Statutory Accounting Principles (SAP)) Experience evaluating and implementing new SAP requirements to accounting and reporting Ability to coordinate and work closely with other business units, including the lines of business, legal and compliance. Strong writing and communication skills and experience applying technical accounting guidance in policies and memos Prior experience in state insurance reporting requirements related to supporting requests from regulatory authorities. Strategic thinker who is comfortable and successful working independently that can come with point of view and initiate needed action. Master's degree in Finance, Accounting, or Business Administration (MBA) The above description reflects the details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job and should not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be performed in the job. Compensation: USAA has an effective process for assessing market data and establishing ranges to ensure we remain competitive. You are paid within the salary range based on your experience and market position. The salary range for this position is: $106,800 - $192,300 *(this does not include geographic differential it may be applied based on your work location) Employees may be eligible for pay incentives based on overall corporate and individual performance or at the discretion of the USAA Board of Directors. *Geographical Differential: Geographic pay differential is additional pay provided to eligible employees working in locations where market pay levels are above the national average. Shift premium: will be addressed on an individual-basis for applicable roles that are consistently scheduled for non-core hours. Benefits: At USAA our employees enjoy best-in-class benefits to support their physical, financial, and emotional wellness. These benefits include comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans, 401(k), pension, life insurance, parental benefits, adoption assistance, paid time off program with paid holidays plus 16 paid volunteer hours, and various wellness programs. Additionally, our career path planning and continuing education assists employees with their professional goals. Please click on the link below for more details. USAA Total Rewards Relocation assistance is available for this position.

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