Talent Pipeline: Accounting Technical Lead
New York, NY  / Sun Prairie, WI 
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Job Description
At QBE, we are always looking to connect with top talent - for current vacancies as well as for future opportunities. It is our aim to continuously build a strong candidate pipeline across all of our businesses and key locations in North America. Post submitting your interest to this specific hiring profile, our Recruitment Team will review your credentials and areas of expertise. Should there be a current or prospective opportunity that is commensurate with your career experience, we will contact you for an exploratory discussion. We appreciate your consideration of QBE as an employer of choice.

Drive accounting initiatives by managing assigned accounting functions, programs and processes, directing accounting transformation and acquisition activities critical to governance and overseeing the completion of assigned accounting projects while providing consistency, efficiency, and synergy.

Primary Responsibilities
* Analyze, research, and evaluate complex accounting issues, maintain documentation on unique transactions and respond to accounting inquiries within area of responsibility
* Execute strategies for the completion of designated financial reports and accounting procedures, effectively research accounting policies and practices and support internal and external audit requests
* Provide accounting guidance by supporting team member development, sharing knowledge and expertise, assisting with ad hoc requests and recommending process improvements
* Serve as a technical expert and resource to staff, department and division by providing research and interpretation of complex accounting transactions and performing analysis to facilitate effective and accurate conclusions
* Drive continuous improvement of accounting policies and procedures by identifying, developing and implementing process and system solutions, monitoring accounting procedures, analyzing results and providing recommendations on best practices
* Manage budgeted resources by anticipating expenditures, accurately forecasting resource needs/costs and properly accounting for expenses to meet requirements and achieve fiscal responsibility

Required Education
Bachelor's Degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience

Required Experience
5 years relevant experience

Preferred Competencies/Skills
* Maintain integrity and quality of repository data
* Generate or adapt technology to serve user needs
* Use multiple resources to gather and analyze information and use logic to address work-related issues and problems
* Collaborate with people at different levels within the organization to accomplish a common goal
* Implement business-aligned databases in various formats
* Efficiently and appropriately delegate tasks to ensure timely goal achievement
* Motivational, inspirational and enthusiastic approach to team involvement and management
* Understand team dynamics and utilize the individual strengths of each member to achieve results
* Multi-task and handle competing priorities
* Communicate information in a clear, well-organized and professional manner
* Maintain composure by responding calmly, quickly and decisively to the unpredictable or unexpected
* Demonstrated ability to think critically

Preferred Education Specifics
Degree in Finance, Accounting or Business

Preferred Experience
* Finance and/or accounting background
* technical experience with database design
* increasing levels of responsibility

Preferred Licenses/Certifications
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and/or Associate in Insurance Accounting and Finance (AIAF)

Preferred Knowledge
* Advanced knowledge of products and concepts relating to the financial services industry, including financial instruments, financial management, insurance principles and cash and capital principles
* Advanced knowledge of Economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data
* Advanced working knowledge of finance technology processes, procedures, solutions and best practices
* Advanced working knowledge of technology to control and safeguard the collection, organization, structure, processing and delivery of data

QBE Cultural DNA
Everything we do at QBE is underpinned by our DNA (which interlinks seven cultural elements) - because we know it's not just what we do that matters, it's how we do it that makes the difference. We expect all employees to role model and inspire the right behaviors that link to our cultural elements:
*We are customer-centered
*We are technical experts
*We are diverse
*We are fast-paced
*We are courageous
*We are accountable
*We are a team

All employees are expected to adhere to QBE's Code of Ethics and Conduct and apply sound risk management practices

US Only - Travel Frequency
Occasional (approximately 5-10 trips annually)

US Only - Physical Demands
General office jobs: Work is generally performed in an office environment in which there is not substantial exposure to adverse environmental conditions. Must have the ability to remain in a stationary position for extended periods of time. Must be able to operate basic office equipment including telephone, headset and computer. Incumbent must be able to lift basic office equipment up to 20 lbs.

US Only - Disclaimer
To successfully perform this job, the individual must be able to perform each essential job responsibility satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential job responsibilities.

Job Type
Individual Contributor

Global Disclaimer
The duties listed in this job description do not limit the assignment of work. They are not to be construed as a complete list of the duties normally to be performed in the position or those occasionally assigned outside an employee's normal duties.Our Group Code of Ethics and Conduct addresses the responsibilities we all have at QBE to our company, to each other and to our customers, suppliers, communities and governments. It provides clear guidance to help us to make good judgement calls.

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Equal Employment Opportunity:

QBE is an equal opportunity employer and is required to comply with equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction it operates.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The companies of QBE North America are committed to equal employment opportunities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, disability, marital or parental status, national origin, citizenship, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. All personal information contained in this application will be kept confidential as required by law.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5+ years
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