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Manager of Investment Accounting Policy

Company: Transamerica
Location: Cedar Rapids
Posted on: October 12, 2019

Job Description:

Job Description Summary

Do you have experience researching accounting policy? Are you looking for a highly visible technical accounting position? 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!

Job DescriptionWhat You Will Do: This is a leadership role responsible for providing technical accounting guidance related to Transamerica's Investment Reporting & Disclosure. Will serve as a technical resource on Investment assets and derivatives under Statutory, IFRS, US GAAP, and Solvency II. This position offers a high level of responsibility and visibility while also offering the chance to influence and set direction.

What You Will Learn: In this role, you will gain exposure to Transamericas Investment Reporting team, while interacting with multi-functional groups within Finance. You will also have the ability to up-date the accounting manual.

What Success Looks Like:


  • Monitoring of developing accounting pronouncements and implementation of new accounting and disclosure guidance under IFRS, Statutory, US GAAP and Solvency II
  • Assist with transactions impacting Investment Reporting
  • Organization and maintenance of US Accounting Manual
  • Accounting & Reporting policies and position papers for Investment assets and derivatives under all bases
  • May effectively manage staff to achieve performance standards, develop and motivate staff to achieve effectiveness; mentors, trains and shares high level knowledge. Ensures staff demonstrates appropriate customer service attitudes.
  • Prepares written analyses of issues to enhance the understanding of senior management.
  • Works effectively with other departments/divisions to ensure business issues are resolved for the success of the company.
  • Exhibits a thorough understanding of technical accounting concepts for multiple bases of accounting.
  • Responsible for the adhering to the Company's framework of internal controls.
  • Completes performance appraisals and evaluates overall performance of team. Makes decisions on interviewing and selection of new employees. Sets goals and objectives for individuals and work groups. Motivates, mentors and coaches individuals, fostering a team environment.
  • Monitoring of developing accounting pronouncements and implementation of new accounting and disclosure guidance under IFRS, Statutory, US GAAP and Solvency II
  • Assist with transactions impacting Investment Reporting
  • Organization and maintenance of US Accounting Manual
  • Accounting & Reporting policies and position papers for Investment assets and derivatives under all bases
  • Manages a department or a functional area of importance. Implements operating procedures in conformance with annual budget. Has latitude to determine how to achieve objectives within budget. Typically does not perform the duties of individual contributors in the department. Often interacts with Divisional Leadership or Senior Management.

    What You Need:

    • Bachelors degree in Accounting.
    • Minimum of 8 years previous experience, with degree, demonstrated supervisory experience.
    • Extensive knowledge of accounting area preferred (for example, investments, and insurance products).
    • Effectively communicate orally and in writing, to all audiences, ability to handle multiple project by using effective project management skills.
    • Experience researching accounting policy.
    • Organizational and prioritization skills, effective judgment, address employee issues on a timely basis.
    • Prefer accounting policy investment experience.

      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 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 , Manager of Investment Accounting Policy, Executive , Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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