Staff Accountant

Job Title: Staff Accountant
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Jersey City, New Jersey
Salary: Negotiable
REF: CONSTAFF_1507155044
Contact Name: Umang Patel
Contact Email:
Job Published: 12 months ago

Job Description

The primary duties and responsibilities of this position include:

  • Ensure accurate recording of premium data by analyzing and verifying agreement in treaty/policy participation and premium amounts between company and client.
  • Ensure accurate recording of loss and loss reserve data by identifying policy, reviewing coverages and entering claim information into the Claims system.
  • Maintain claims, accounting and financial records in the documentation system on a daily basis.
  • 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 reconciliation on General Ledger accounts.
  • Prepare system reports, including General Ledger reports for month-end and quarter-end financial data.
  • Ensure compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley.

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting and/or Finance; and/or equivalent work experience is required.
  • 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 demeanour encompassing company's vision and values when working with customers both within and outside the organization.