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Berkley Sr. Financial Analyst in Urbandale, Iowa

Rated Best Places to Work 2020 by Business Insurance

Continental Western Group is a regional property casualty insurance company offering commercial products and services through independent agents in the Midwest. CWG provides unique value through the service provided by our experienced group of employees and independent agents. Since 1886 - Strong, Local and Trusted.

As a Berkley company, we enjoy operational flexibility that allows us to deliver quality coverage solutions. W. R. Berkley Corporation, and all member insurance companies, are rated A+ (Superior) by A.M. Best Company, and carry Standard & Poor’s Financial Rating of A+ (Strong).

The senior analyst monitors financial systems and procedures and specific general ledger accounts to ensure financial results accuracy. Prepares journal entries and accounting reports. Assists in the preparation of financial plans and budgets. Prepares and analyzes financial results related to inquiries from management.

  • Monitors financial systems, procedures and controls for accuracy, analyzes sufficiency of expense accruals and prepares monthly, quarterly and budget financial statement journal entries and management reports.

  • Prepares monthly and quarterly calculations and monitors significant financial statement items such as deferred acquisition costs (DAC), commissions, agency profit-sharing payouts, reinsurance, other expenses, losses (including IBNR, storms, etc).

  • Assists in the preparation of annual planning forecasts and other related planning inputs and exhibits. Provides modeling assistance to determine the impact of potential scenarios and plans.

  • Assists in the preparation of monthly and quarterly management reporting on actual vs. plan results, providing variance analysis.

  • Reviews financial accounts and prepares account reconciliations, Adheres to and provides assistance with Financial control (SOX) documentation, processes and procedures.

  • Prepares financial analysis and assists with special projects requested by Corporate or Financial Reporting management.

  • Bachelor's degree with emphasis in Business, Finance or Accounting

  • Eight years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Property/Casualty or other Insurance industry experience, including Reinsurance is preferred.

  • Working knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles

  • Ability to be proactive, a self-starter with the ability to manage time effectively with a strong customer orientation. Responds quickly and professionally to inquiries

  • Strong communication skills to work effectively with internal and external business partners

  • Proficient with Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook. Knowledge of Oracle PeopleSoft, Visual Basic and SQL preferred

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) preferred

Job ID: 2021-5459

Street: 11201 Douglas Avenue



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Mid-Senior Level

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