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Accounting Manager/Supervisor

The Carlisle Group • Salem, NJ

Posted 9 days ago

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Experience - 5 to greater than 15 years
Degree - 4 Year Degree


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Job Description

The Carlisle Group is conducting a Retained Search for an Accounting Manager in the greater Philadelphia area. Our client is an A rated Insurance carrier. This position will report to the Assistant Vice President/Treasurer. The Accounting Manager will coordinate the overall workflow of the Accounting and Direct Bill departments for this mid-size regional Property and Casualty insurance carrier. The Accounting Manager will be responsible for supervising, training and assisting the staff of these departments.

Essential Duties:

  • Completion of monthly and year-end closing entries and final Trial Balance, reviewing to ensure accuracy.

  • Conduct account analysis and provide supporting documents for all accounts on the Trial Balance of all companies; assist in solving reconciliation issues.

  • Manage the timely and accurate completion and filing of all statutory accounting and insurance regulatory functions for the Company.

  • Manage and review the completion of audited financial statement for approval by external auditing firms.

  • Coordinate insurance audits with outside auditors and state financial examiners and review of other regulatory compliance requirements.

  • Oversee accounting functions for investment activities and reinsurance transactions.

  • Provide financial analysis of statutory financial statements and management commentary.

  • Review and coordination of recoveries near or over the 90 day limit.

  • Keep appropriate senior management advised of cash flows.

  • Maintain computer software and hardware required to operate the Accounting Department.

  • Recommend required changes to current data processing systems and manual procedures or policies.

  • Responsible for timely completion of the monthly "MOST" for expense accruals, IBNR reserves, reinsurance recoverables and review of other items in the file.

  • Preparation of "month only" analysis in Excel and prepare explanations of unusual items or variances. Conduct review of Directors monthly cash position.
  • Preparation of quarterly and annual statement blanks and scheduling and coordination of any activities required for their completion.
  • Completion of various year end filings.
  • Supervision of Accounting and Direct bill staff including annual performance evaluation.
  • Participation in Company strategic planning including planning and coordination of financial impact proformas for new projects.
  • Ability to accommodate an irregular work schedule and establish the personal mobility to attend financial training workshops and seminars.


  • Knowledgeable in regard to loss reinsurance recoveries and payments. Ability to review the analysis for accuracy and identify discrepancies

  • Ability to facilitate a strong and effective internal control environment

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with a strong attention to detail

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and organization skills

  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills

  • Team oriented

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality


  • Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting required, CPA preferred

  • 10 years Accounting experience, including Property & Casualty Insurance Accounting experience

  • Five years supervisory experience

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