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Financial Accountant Lead - Insurance

Company name

San Antonio, TX, United States

Employment Type

Finance, Accounting

Posted on
Feb 27,2019

Valid Through
Jun 12,2019

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Purpose of Job

We are currently seeking talented Financial Accountant Lead - Insurance for our San Antonio, TX facility.

Supports USAA's accounting and reporting teams as it relates to policy development and implementations. Experienced in complex accounting and regulatory standards with the ability to effectively communicate and provide expert counsel and recommendations to senior management regarding accounting and reporting policies and practices

Job Requirements

Leads USAA's GAAP and STAT accounting and reporting research activities and provides appropriate technical accounting interpretation on the application of GAAP and STAT to finance and accounting personnel and senior management.

Creates, maintains and ensures implementation of appropriate accounting policies and best practices, evaluates and analyzes proposed transactions for accounting implications and potential impact of proposed accounting standards, and prepares documentation supporting USAA's accounting positions taken on significant or complex transactions.

Assesses the impact of new accounting standards to USAA and leads implementation across affected functional areas.

Assists with drafting comment letters to the FASB or NAIC on proposed accounting standards and represents USAA on several influential external accounting committees.

Accountable for USAA's position with regards to E&Y's technical accounting and reporting inquiries.

Identifies and documents accounting and business requirements impacting USAA systems and processes (including up and downstream).

Supports various company or line of business specific initiatives as it relates to assessing accounting, reporting and disclosure implications.

Minimum Requirements

Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance, or a Bachelor's degree in another field coupled with a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation required.

4 additional years of related experience beyond the minimum required may be substituted in lieu of a degree.

8 or more years of accounting or related work experience required.

Subject matter expert knowledge of relevant industry data sources and knowledge of data analysis.


Master's degree in Finance, Accounting, or Business Administration (MBA)

Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Experience pertaining to Insurance (including GAAP and Statutory Accounting Principles (SAP))

Ability to coordinate and work closely with other business units, including the lines of business, legal and compliance.

Prior experience in state insurance reporting requirements related to supporting requests from regulatory authorities.

Strategic thinker that can come with point of view and initiate needed action.

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.

At USAA our employees enjoy one of the best benefits packages in the business, including a flexible business casual or casual dress environment, comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans, along with wellness and wealth building programs. Additionally, our career path planning and continuing education will assist you with your professional goals.

USAA also offers a variety of on-site services and conveniences to help you manage your work and personal life, including seven cafeterias, two company stores and three fitness centers.

Relocation assistance is available for this position.

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Company Profile
Since 1922, USAA has served the military and their families. We were here yesterday and we'll be here tomorrow.For more than 85 years, USAA has been committed to service, loyalty, honesty and integrity. It's a strong culture that reflects the character of those we serve. In 1922, when 25 Army officers met in San Antonio and decided to insure each other's vehicles, they could not have imagined that their tiny organization would one day serve 6.4 million members and become the only fully integrated financial services company in America. The mission of the association is to facilitate the financial security of its members, associates, and their families through provision of a full range of highly competitive financial products and services; in so doing, USAA seeks to be the provider of choice for the military community.

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