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Accounting Director, Life %26 Group and International Segments

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Job Details
Job Order Number
6854970
Company Name
CNA Continental Casualty Company
Physical Address
NOT AVAIALBLE, not avaialble
Chicago, IL 60290
Job Description

JOB SUMMARY
Leads and directs the accounting and reporting functions for the Life & Group and International Segments.
This Director position is part of the Financial Accounting and Reporting (FAR) team, within CNAs corporate controller organization. The FAR team leads CNAs financial close process, driving efficient accounting and related analysis, along with meaningful internal and external reporting. The FAR teams responsibilities encompass property & casualty and life & group insurance, reinsurance, and corporate accounting, as well as SEC/GAAP and Statutory reporting. The role provides opportunities to collaborate across business units and utilize new technologies, as we strive to continually enhance and improve processes.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Performs a combination of duties in accordance with departmental guidelines:
Directs the work activities and has full leadership responsibility for the performance and development of the team.
Provides leadership and review as a technical advisor for:
monthly close and related processing and analysis (e.g. financial analysis, journal entry preparation).
preparing and analyzing account reconciliations.
analytical schedules, variances analyses, and analytical support for internal requests.
quarterly/annual statutory and/or GAAP financial statements and schedules/exhibits in compliance with SEC, FASB, NAIC and other regulatory requirements, and monthly internal financial results packages.
Leads projects and process improvement efforts.
Liaisons with internal and external auditors and provides necessary support.
Participates in determining the proper accounting treatment of complex or unusual transactions.
REPORTING RELATIONSHIP
AVP or VP
SKILLS KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES
1. Highest level knowledge of accounting/finance principles practices and procedures and industry issues as they relate to the organization and senior-level knowledge of GAAP and statutory accounting procedures.
2. Ability to effectively lead, coach, and develop the accounting group while encouraging creativity and innovation.
3. Ability to achieve results by taking a proactive long-term view of business goals and objectives.
4. Excellent analytical and problem solving skills with the ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects.
5. Excellent organizational skills.
6. Strong communication and presentation skills with the ability to interface with departmental staff internal and external management customers and
other business units.
7. Ability to exercise professional judgment and assume responsibility for decisions which have an impact on people and quality of service.
8. Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite and other business related software systems.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
1. CPA preferred.
2. Typically a minimum of nine to twelve years related work experience.
JOB SUMMARY
Leads and directs the accounting and reporting functions for the Life & Group and International Segments.

8. Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite and other business related software systems. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

1. CPA preferred.
2. Typically a minimum of nine to twelve years related work experience.
CNA is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse work culture. M/F/D/V.
Employer’s Job# FIN0001KN
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