Financial Reporting Manager at Assurance

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At Assurance we are disrupting the antiquated and inefficient world of insurance and financial services. Our team of world class software engineers, data scientists, business and finance professionals are modernizing how people obtain and manage their financial life all through our powerful platform ecosystem. Founded only 5 years ago, the company has grown rapidly, achieving more than $375M of revenue in 2020. We are continuing our rapid growth as we expand our product offerings and footprint, which continues to present new and exciting challenges as we push our industry into its future. We eliminate waste throughout the industry and provide a better buying experience, making the complex simple and providing valuable solutions to improve people's lives. We are humble, driven, and committed to improving the lives of millions.

Assurance IQ is seeking an Accounting Manager to own and transform the company’s accounting, internal controls, financial reporting, and related processes.
 
The ideal candidate is a strong leader with robust accounting management experience, who possesses exceptional organization and problem-solving skills. They will be a hands-on and results-oriented individual who has deep experience successfully building and/or transforming financial processes and reporting capabilities within a public company. Primary responsibilities include preparation of the US GAAP financial statements, analysis of and reporting financial results to senior leadership, management of accounts payable and receivable processes, optimization of key finance processes and audit support.

Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership in alignment with the overall department and corporate objectives. Hire, coach, train and lead a high caliber and diverse team of professional accountants.
  • Oversee accounting staff including accounts payable, accounts receivable, and offshore team.
  • Manage the monthly financial close processes. Ensure changes in business operations are accurately captured in the financial results.
  • Analyze business & financial results providing insight and analysis to support the business in making strategic decisions.
  • Lead the preparation of the quarterly results review package for senior leadership
  • Perform technical accounting research, prepare memos and facilitate discussion with accounting leadership and the Accounting Policy team to reach alignment on accounting treatment.
  • Review journal entries, balance sheet reconciliations, variance analyses, and disclosure schedules in accordance with accounting policies.
  • Ensure quarter-end review and year-end financial audit processes including goodwill impairment testing are effectively supported and any issues are resolved appropriately and in a timely manner.
  • Communicate regularly with operational business partners to identify issues and areas for operational improvement, share knowledge about financial trends and upcoming changes.
  • Effectively partner with cross-functional teams to support the business initiatives, drive process improvements, and implement best practices.
  • Maintain knowledge of current accounting standards and SEC reporting requirements to ensure proper application in financial reporting.
  • Develop accounting solutions for enterprise projects, new product offerings and process simplification and improvements.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of 5 years of progressive experience required of which some time in public accounting (big 4, regional audit firm) or relevant experience at a publicly traded company
  • Experience as a people manager with a proven record of successfully leading, directing and coaching.
  • Possesses an understanding of accounting theory, current accounting issues, accounting systems and internal controls.
  • Demonstrated ability to make sound, fact-based decisions and recommendations, including balancing the needs of cross functional business partners.
  • Solid track record of crafting a plan and leading multiple projects while meeting set deadlines of team deliverables.
  • Self-motivated and high energy person who thrives in an entrepreneurial, fast-paced environment characterized by growth, change, and opportunity.
  • Effectively collaborates and communicates with all levels of management and cross-functional teams.
  • Experience in partnering successfully with IT on delivering system solutions and enhancements.
  • Understanding of Oracle and analytic tools (Essbase, Looker, SQL, PowerBI) is a plus.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
  • CPA or Chartered Accountant

What Assurance Offers
 
At Assurance, we strive for audacious goals, and we’re relentless in our pursuit to be the very best we can be, personally and professionally. Our benefits program is intended to enable every Assurance employee to be the best version of themselves. Our culture clears the way for you to challenge yourself and achieve the impossible. Learn more about life at Assurance! 
 
Our Culture 

Trust and Autonomy 
At Assurance, we hire experts in their field, and we give them the independence and trust to build based on their expertise. We find that brilliant people, given this freedom and trust, will collaborate to build far more amazing things than they could ever be directed to create.

Drive to Innovate 
We don't settle for the status quo – we're a team of innovators who believe that there’s almost always a better way. We operate on first principles – we challenge commonly held assumptions to create new and better solutions from scratch. In our short history we’ve made a lot progress with this mentality, launching new business lines and innovative products constantly. Following our historic acquisition by Prudential, we have more support than ever to innovate and change the world of insurance and financial services. 

Humble Collaboration 
We leave ego at the door and work together to uncover the truth. We prioritize what is best for the whole and avoid focusing on what is best for the individual. We all care about achieving goals more than looking good, and we're eager to constantly be learning from each other.
 
 
Our Benefits 

Flexible Working Environment 
Your schedule and working hours are up to you at Assurance. We care more about results than when and where you get your work done, and we find that a flexible schedule can help alleviate the stress of a rigid work-life balance.

Unlimited Time Off 
We work hard, so it’s important that we take time to refresh and reset when we need it. We empower our employees to take the time that make sense for them. 

Nutritional Snacks and Weekly Lunches 
We encourage a healthy lifestyle for employees in all ways that we can, and we don’t want it to be tough to find sustenance when you’re hard at work! We provide healthy, nutritional snacks throughout our office, and outstanding local coffee. We also host a weekly lunch, featuring top local restaurants, to accompany our all-company meeting.

Commuter Benefits 
We want to make sure it’s easy for you to get to and from work, so we a provide free public transportation or greatly subsidized parking close to our office.

Inspiring Offices 
From the beginning, our founders believed that beautiful, open, inspiring spaces lead to energy and creativity. We seek beautiful office spaces in all of our locations, and in 2020 we’ll be taking occupancy of a stunning new office on the top two floors of Madison Center in downtown Seattle – this space features floor to ceiling windows with stunning 360 degree views of the Puget Sound, and an exclusive private rooftop deck. 

Competitive Health Benefits 
Access to high quality healthcare is core to our business, and we care that our employees don’t have to worry about visiting a doctor. All employees receive competitive health, dental, and vision benefits packages.

Choice of High-End Equipment 
We want to make sure you’re empowered to create amazing things. We give new employees the option of a variety of high-end computers and accessories.

Investment Opportunities 
We believe in the importance of investing in yourself in a variety of ways, including financially. We offer a strong 401k plan, with options to invest in traditional, Roth, and after-tax options, all backed by a best-in-class platform from Prudential. 

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Location

We're located in the heart of downtown Seattle at the corner of 5th and Madison, conveniently between Westlake Center and Pioneer Square.

An Insider's view of Assurance

What’s the vibe like in the office?

“We're all so friendly and open to working and collaborating. We care for each other's work and personal health so that we can all be strong and grow together. No teammate gets left behind.”

Adrienne

Partner Marketing Specialist

What does your typical day look like?

“If I write code in the morning it often goes out on the same day, impacting thousands of customers and often having a noticeable change on our 'mission control' style dashboards throughout the office.”

Alex

Senior Software Engineer

What makes someone successful on your team?

“Everybody is very smart but not arrogant. In the data team, especially, everybody puts the team first over themselves - there are no egos. It is always about making things better for the team and the business.”

Callum

Director of Data Engineering

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

We are calculated decision-makers. Every idea is a potential experiment waiting to be tested. We drive the business forward by rapidly iterating on several ideas leveraging the data to tell us which direction we should take next.

Megan

Director of Data Scientist

What are Assurance Perks + Benefits

Assurance Benefits Overview

Our Benefits

Flexible Working Environment
Your schedule and working hours are up to you at Assurance. We care more about results than when and where you get your work done, and we find that a flexible schedule can help alleviate the stress of a rigid work-life balance.

Unlimited Time Off
We work hard, so it’s important that we take time to refresh and reset when we need it. We empower our employees to take the time that make sense for them.

Nutritional Snacks and Weekly Lunches
We encourage a healthy lifestyle for employees in all ways that we can, and we don’t want it to be tough to find sustenance when you’re hard at work! We provide healthy, nutritional snacks throughout our office, and outstanding local coffee. We also host a weekly lunch, featuring top local restaurants, to accompany our all-company meeting.

Commuter Benefits
We want to make sure it’s easy for you to get to and from work, so we a provide free public transportation or greatly subsidized parking close to our office.

Inspiring Offices
From the beginning, our founders believed that beautiful, open, inspiring spaces lead to energy and creativity. We seek beautiful office spaces in all of our locations, and in 2020 we’ll be taking occupancy of a stunning new office on the top two floors of Madison Center in downtown Seattle – this space features floor to ceiling windows with stunning 360 degree views of the Puget Sound, and an exclusive private rooftop deck.

Competitive Health Benefits
Access to high quality healthcare is core to our business, and we care that our employees don’t have to worry about visiting a doctor. All employees receive competitive health, dental, and vision benefits packages.

Choice of High-End Equipment
We want to make sure you’re empowered to create amazing things. We give new employees the option of a variety of high-end computers and accessories.

Investment Opportunities
We believe in the importance of investing in yourself in a variety of ways, including financially. We offer a strong 401k plan, with options to invest in traditional, Roth, and after-tax options, all backed by a best-in-class platform from Prudential.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily sync
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Assurance provides flexible start and end times for our employees
Remote Work Program
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
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