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Accounting Manager

Gulf States Financial Services

This is a Full-time position in Houston, TX posted July 12, 2021.

SUMMARY The Manager, Accounting under the leadership of the Director, Accounting will support the process to provide business essential, cost effective, charge-back services to associates and departments within GSFS Group.

The Senior Accountant will 1) provide general accounting services for GSFS Group and 2) ensure that all financial data is recorded accurately and on time within Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Insurance Statutory Accounting (SAP), company policy and Business Partnership Agreements.

RESPONSIBILITIES * Execute a Monthly Close of the General Ledger for GSFS Group.* Prepare journal entries
– including investment and recurring entries
– for Month End Close.* Analyze, generate and process intercompany entries needed to adjust or reallocate expenses between business units.

Prepare, review and/or post Intercompany billing forms.* Maintain well-documented work papers for journal entries and account reconciliations.* Prepare a monthly analysis to explain the material movements in the balance sheet and income statement on a comparative basis.* Reconcile or approve balance sheet account reconciliations in a timely fashion; resolve reconciling items in a timely manner.* Reviewing or preparing ancillary audit schedules.* Draft the Financial Statements and associated footnotes on a GAAP and Insurance Statutory bases* Coordinate and communicate actions between the departments within the company.* Research and resolve accounting transaction questions and other customer issues in an agreed upon timeframe.

Strive to satisfy customers.

Minimize referrals to management.* Research technical accounting matters and draft accounting memorandums.* Set a good example for other associates and coach other associates and teammates to improve their productivity and performance.* Participate in evaluation, testing, and implementation of information technology projects.* Review commission payments* Oversee regulatory and local state tax filings as needed* Other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES May directly supervises one or more employees.

Carries out responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.

Responsibilities include managing multiple accounting processes, interviewing, hiring, and training employees, planning, assigning, and directing work, appraising performance, rewarding and disciplining employees, addressing complaints and resolving problems.

COMPLIANCE: Carries out responsibilities in accordance with the Company’s Code of Business Conduct, GSFS and FCI policies and operating standards and applicable federal and state laws.

QUALIFICATIONS Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from four-year College or university; with 8
– 10 years related experience and at least 5 years in insurance.

* Technical Expertise
– Applies up-to-date knowledge and skills needed to do the job.

Expertise in GAAP, Insurance Statutory Accounting, Excel and other PC applications required in the job.

AX General Ledger & Wings experience is desirable.

Some investment accounting experience is desirable* Business Acumen
– Knowledge of business operations and key factors impacting business successes.* Commitment to Quality
– Provides products and services of the highest quality, sets quality standards.* Process Orientation
– Understands process components and attributes.

Identifies, prioritizes and implements process improvement opportunities.* Achievement Orientation
– Sets high performance standards, sets aggressive goals and is able to achieve them.* Performance Management
– Knowledge of methods used to improve operational performance.

Able to put concepts into action; activity based costing/management, balanced scorecard, bench marking techniques, best practices, key performance indicators, etc.* Customer Orientation
– Continually seeks to understand and act upon customer needs, concerns and priorities.* Leadership
– Guides individuals and groups toward desired outcomes by building confidence based on a shared vision and the means to attain it.* Interpersonal Aptitude
– Maintains effective working relationships with others both within and outside of their team.* Interpersonal Influence
– Uses interpersonal aptitude skills to build relationships beneficial in achieving work-related goals.

Gains attention and respect of others.* Self-development
– Takes a pro-active role in developing and pursuing career goals.* Company-wide Perspective
– Understands complementary, interdependent nature of work processes and defines one’s work within this context.* Business Insight
– Understands how new events will affect individuals and business processes.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, and REGISTRATIONS* * Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license is required* Has a valid driver’s license.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.

While performing the duties of the job, the associate is required on a daily basis to analyze and interpret data, communicate, and remain in a stationary position for a significant amount of the work day; and frequently access, input, and retrieve information from the computer and other office productivity devices.

The associate is regularly required to move about the office and around the corporate campus.

The associate is occasionally required to travel to other sites, including out-of-state, where applicable, for business.

The associate must frequently move up to 10 pounds and occasionally move up to 25 pounds.

WORK REQUIREMENTS The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an associate encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

While the job is generally performed in an office environment, the associate is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, areas in which moving mechanical parts, fumes, toxic or caustic chemicals are present, and outside weather conditions.

The noise level in the office environment is typically quiet, but the associate may be occasionally exposed to loud noise levels.

TRAVEL REQUIRED Minimal travel is required for this position (up to 20% of the time and on a domestic basis).

* Legally authorized to work in the United States, without Sponsorship The Friedkin Group and its affiliates are equal opportunity employers and maintain drug-free workplaces by conducting pre-employment drug testing.

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