Director/Manager Reinsurance Accounting

Job Description
Job Summary
Argo Group, through its operating subsidiaries, offers high-quality commercial Property and Casualty (P&C) insurance products and services tailored to the needs of businesses and public entities. At Argo Group, we leverage the success, discipline and expertise of our people and an understanding of our customersí needs to provide a diverse portfolio of products and services. This approach helps those we insure drive down their ultimate cost through prevention and aggressive claims handling. Simply stated, our products and services help keep businesses in business.

Argo Group has an exciting and challenging opportunity for a Director/Manager of Reinsurance Accounting. This position will be in our San Antonio, Texas office reporting to our Vice President - Controller.


Responsibilities

Oversee and manager the billing and collections of ceded losses from intermediaries and reinsurers. Analyze cash and ensure timely deposit, posting to the general ledger, and cash application to the reinsurance system.

Interpret both new and renewal reinsurance contracts for entry and ongoing support within reinsurance software.

Prepare and analyze complex standard financial reinsurance and ad hoc reports (monthly, quarterly, and annually) for management.

Determine and calculate the net premium cessions owed to various reinsurers, monitor premium schedules, prepare bordereau reports, remit payments accordingly.

Maintain, monitor and reconcile various reinsurance general ledger accounts with existing reinsurance systems, including, but not limited to, reinsurance paid loss recoverable, ceded premiums payable.

Maintain collection logs/diaries to track collection progress and status reporting. Serve as contact with broker and reinsurers on claim reporting, reinsurance coverage questions, and collection items.

Prepare and record monthly journal entries and adjustments to the general ledger as needed.

Supervise staff accounting in the preparation of the annual statement.

Qualifications

Bachelorís Degree in Accounting and/or Finance; and/or equivalent work experience is required.

Clear knowledge and proven abilities in Reinsurance account processing (premium written and earned, Loss incurred, funds held and Letters of Credit) and a minimum of 10+ years of accounting experience, preferably reinsurance accounting in a property/casualty environment.

3 - 5 years of experience managing a team of accountants/support staff.

Excellent analytical skills and above-average math aptitude/ability.

Ability to accurately research and follow through on complex problem-solving items, as well as initiate resolutions at multiple levels within the organization.

Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage, prioritize, and effectively meet deadlines working on multiple assignments simultaneously.

Excellent ability to communicate clearly, concisely and effectively both verbally and in writing.

Remain flexible in a fast paced environment and possess a customer focused attitude.

Proficient PC skills developed through extensive use of Microsoft Office, particularly
Excel, Access, and Word in addition to experience and knowledge of accounting software.

Displays professional demeanor encompassing companyís vision and values when working with customers both within and outside the organization.

Company

Argo Group, Colony Specialty, ARIS

Job Code

State or Province

Texas

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