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Senior Financial Accountant
USAA | San Antonio, TX | 7/22/2014
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JOB DESCRIPTION

We are currently seeking talented Senior Financial Accountant for our San Antonio, TX facility.

PURPOSE OF JOB
Responsible for executing complex accounting functions, including preparation and review of journal entries and account reconciliations, preparation of financial results for internal and external purposes, audit support, financial analysis and/or insurance-related statistical reporting. Performs in an advisory capacity to operational business leaders on matters pertaining to business initiatives or strategies. Serves as a subject matter expert and mentor to less experienced team members and resolves issues and navigates obstacles to deliver results.

JOB DUTIES 

  • Applies GAAP, STAT and regulatory accounting treatment to complex accounting transactions, and demonstrates understanding of key implications. Communicates processes and procedures, financial results and analysis to internal and external stakeholders. Assists in resolving accounting issues and makes recommendations to management.
  • Performs in an advisory capacity to operational business leaders on matters pertaining to business initiatives or strategies.
  • Leads special projects and coordinates with key stakeholders to ensure timely completion.
  • Collaborates and maintains strong relationships with business partners. Acquires and applies advanced knowledge of the business to resolve issues and provide informed, proactive reporting and analysis to enable effective decision-making.
  • Develops and maintains processes, procedures and tools. Facilitates and reviews internal controls to ensure an effective and efficient financial system.
  • Reviews the work of less experienced team members and provides guidance and coaching when issues arise.
  • Serves as subject matter expert on projects related to accounting systems, legal structures, new product launches and other initiatives, ensuring compliance with accounting and reporting standards. May participate in the RFP process.
  • Approaches workload with an innovative perspective and makes recommendations to enhance efficiencies and assists in the identification of process improvement initiatives.
  • Performs all other tasks as needed.


JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Six (6) years relevant work experience performing standard accounting functions including preparing and reviewing journal entries, account
    reconciliations and preparing financial results for internal and external purposes or other similar experience.
  • Bachelors degree in Accounting, Finance or related degree.
  • Four (4) years of directly related experience may be substituted in lieu of a degree.

Preferred

  • Masters degree in Accounting or Finance.
  • CPA.
  • 8 to 10 years of relevant work experience performing standard accounting functions including preparing and reviewing journal entries, account reconciliations and preparing financial results for internal and external purposes or other similar experience.

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.

Share our pride. Join our mission.

As a Fortune 200 financial services organization, USAA is on a mission - to facilitate the financial security of our members, the men and women of the U.S. military and their families worldwide by providing a full range of financial services and products. Headquartered on a showcase campus in San Antonio, TX, USAA attributes its long-standing success to its most valuable resource, our 26,000 employees. They are the heart and soul of our member-service culture.

Recently Ranked #17 in Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2014 and marking our fifth straight year in the list's Top 50, we are proud to receive consistently outstanding awards and ratings for member service, employee well-being and financial strength. Everything that happens at USAA is based on our core values: Service, Loyalty, Honesty, and Integrity. These are the foundations of how we do business with our members, as well as how we treat each other.

At USAA our employees enjoy one of the best benefits packages in the business, including business 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.

Qualified applicants must successfully complete a pre-employment background and drug screen.

USAA is an EEO/AA Employer - all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.

JOB SNAPSHOT

Employment Type: Full-Time
Base Pay: N/A
Other Pay: N/A
Industry: Insurance
Education: 4 Year Degree
Experience: Not Specified
Manages Others: Not Specified
Relocation: Not Specified
Required Travel: Not Specified
Job ID: 19901
COMPANY OVERVIEW
USAA

Share our pride. Join our mission.

As a Fortune 200 financial services company with more than $113.5 billion in owned and managed assets, USAA is on a mission — to facilitate the financial security of our members, the men and women of the U.S. military and their families worldwide. Headquartered on a showcase campus in San Antonio, TX, USAA attributes its long-standing success to its most valuable resource, our 22,000 employees. They are the heart and soul of our member-service culture.

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