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Company: Transamerica
Location: Cedar Rapids
Posted on: March 25, 2020

Job Description:

Lead Accounting Business Analyst

The people of Transamerica bring expertise, creativity, heart and diverse thought to everything that we do-and to the communities where we live and work

Do 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 Transamerica's 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.

What 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:
    • Bachelor's 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. It's 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 you'll 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 Sponsorship

      Health 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 Program

Keywords: Transamerica, Cedar Rapids , Lead-Accounting-Business-Analyst, Accounting, Auditing , Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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