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Lead Accounting Business Analyst

Company: Aegon Asset Management
Location: Cedar Rapids
Posted on: March 24, 2020

Job Description:

Job FamilyAccounting Business AnalysisJob Description SummaryThe people of Transamerica bring expertise, creativity, heart and diverse thought to everything that we do-and to the communities where we live and workDo you have accounting business process knowledge? Are you interested in analyzing data that has been processed in our new system to make sure the information is accurate? Do you have excellent communication skills and are comfortable interacting with various levels of leadership?If your answer is yes, we are looking for you!What You Will Do: As part of Transamerica you will coordinate, resolve and process all accounting issues as they relate to the new accounting system. Use your strong attention to detail, coordination and communication skills to properly support the day to day functions of the system. What You Will Learn: In this role, you will gain exposure to Transamericas modernization team, while interacting with multi-functional groups within Business and IT. You will also have the ability to support and provide direction to Senior and Intermediate Accounting Business Analyst. Implementing the overall development of an accounting system for reporting and supporting efforts to automate the deliveries.Job DescriptionWhat Success Looks Like:

  • Effectively leads staff to achieve performance standards, develop and motivate staff to achieve effectiveness; coaches, trains and shares high level knowledge.
  • Leads and coordinates members of project team where needed in development activities, test planning of overall system enhancements.
  • Oversees development of test matrices, procedures and documentation.
  • Prepare or review business requirements and test evidence prepared by staff.
  • Proactively identifies improvement opportunities to further meet divisional and/or department goals
  • Ensures that customer requests are thoroughly understood and output aids in decision making process
  • Fully capable of gathering or extracting information and analyzing information for reporting or decision-making.
  • Has an in-depth knowledge of how information is connected and relates to all systems across the division and organization.
  • Leads and provides for formal training classes within the department.
  • Leads and provides guidance as a member of divisional project teams for system conversions and enhancements and be responsible for managing the accounting portion of project, creating, modifying and documenting processes including cross divisional work streams.
  • Assists with resource allocation and planning.
  • Provides communication to all applicable departments as project move from inception to implementation.
  • Provide guidance and review staff updates to accounting tables according to established SOX guidelines.
  • Promotes and ensures the integrity of accounting data by implementing and maintaining controls around data management.What You Need:
    • Bachelors degree in Accounting or equivalent work experience.
    • Eight years of experience, with degree.
    • Understanding of SDLC and related methodologies.
    • Proficient computer skills including Microsoft Office (Word and Excel), relational databases and other computer systems.
    • Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing, can grasp the bigger picture, prioritization skills, project management skills, and the ability to communicate with IT programmers and business users.
    • Detail oriented, accurate, analytical, works effectively individually and within a team, organizational and time management skills.What You Receive:A Comprehensive Wealth + Health package. Its our passion to empower people, and especially our employees, to add years to their lives and more life to their years. That means a healthy account balance and a healthy body to match. As youll come to discover, Wealth + Health is a central part of everything we do!Wealth Benefits; Competitive Pay, Bonus, and Benefits Package; Pension Plan, 401k Match, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, Tuition Reimbursement, Disability Insurance, Stock Purchase Plan, Employee Discounts, Career Training & Development Opportunities, Certification SponsorshipHealth and Work/Life Balance Benefits; Be Well Company sponsored holistic wellness program which includes Wellness Coaching and reward dollars, Parental Leave, Adoption Assistance, Employee Assistance Program, College Coach Program, Back-up Care Program, Paid Time Off to Volunteer, Employee Matching Gifts Program, Employee Resource Groups, Inclusion and Diversity Programs, Employee Recognition ProgramWhy Work for UsTotal Rewards at Transamerica: Its more than a paycheck.Our comprehensive Total Rewards package is designed to help support you in many ways throughout all stages of your life and career. We provide a competitive, market-driven program that encompasses base compensation, bonus potential, retirement, health and wellness benefits, learning and development opportunities, plus great employee perks. All designed with you in mind to help you live your best life, grow personally and professionally - and feel valued for the work you do.Learn more about our Total Rewards Package.Equal Opportunity Employer:Transamerica Life Insurance Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant or employee because of age, religion, sex, gender identity, genetic information, race, color, national origin, pregnancy, sexual orientation, marital status, participation in the uniformed services (e.g. U.S. Armed Forces, National Guard), physical or mental disability, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local equal employment opportunities laws.Applicants with physical or mental disabilities may be entitled to a form of reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state and local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done which will insure equal employment opportunity without imposing undue hardship on the Transamerica Companies. Please contact: applicantsupport@transamerica.com if you are a job seeker with a disability, or are assisting someone with a disability, and require assistance to apply for one of our jobs.Ontario Applicants:Our Company is committed to providing accessibility to those with disabilities in a manner that is consistent with the principles of independence, dignity, integration and equality of opportunity, that is in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act 2005 ("AODA"). Please contact applicantsupport@transamerica.com if you are a job seeker with a disability, or are assisting someone with a disability, and require assistance to apply for one of our jobs.Technical Assistance:If you experience technical problems during the application process, please email applicantsupport@transamerica.com.At Transamerica, hard work, innovative thinking and personal accountability are qualities that we honor and reward. We understand the potential that is unleashed by leveraging the talents of a diverse workforce. We embrace an environment where employees enjoy a balance between their careers, families, communities and personal interests. Ultimately, we appreciate the uniqueness of a company where talented professionals work collaboratively in a positive environment focused on helping customers secure their long-term financial futures.Transamerica is a part of AEGON, an international life insurance, pension, and asset management company. The AEGON companies employ approximately 28,000 people and have a strong presence in more than 20 countries across the globe. For more information, visit www.transamerica.com.

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