Lead Accounting (Technical) Analyst-Investment

<p><strong>With more than 8,000 employees, we are the largest health insurance company in Michigan. We offer an exciting work environment with a diverse group of employees. Our goal is to make health insurance easier for our members. We want to transform the industry and become a resource that people can trust. Interested in joining us?</strong></p>

Detroit, MI

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

When you think of <a href="https://www.bcbsm.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan</a> for health insurance, you can know you&rsquo;re getting much more. We're a company founded on a tradition of affordable, quality health care for everyone, improving the present and investing in the future.<br /><br />We offer:<br />Plans for employers and individuals that meet today&rsquo;s needs, budgets and lifestyle<br />The largest network of doctors and hospitals in the state<br />Lower health care costs Higher quality health care<br />Award-winning diversity practices<br />Grants and programs that promote better health throughout Michigan<br /><strong><br />Mission:&nbsp;</strong>We commit to being our members&rsquo; trusted partner by providing affordable, innovative products that improve their care and health.<br /><br /><a href="http://www.bcbsm.com/index/about-us/our-company.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><strong>Click here</strong></a> to learn more about our commitment to our Social Mission, view company updates and reviews, and view our awards &amp; accolades.<br /><br />Learn more about your options as an external candidate. <a href="https://bcbsm.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Click here</a> to view open positions.&nbsp; http://www.bcbsm.com

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Analyst

Competitive Total Compensation Package

Overview: <p style="margin: 0in; margin-bottom: .0001pt;">Lead the process for providing all investment income and balance sheet information for the Company&rsquo;s financial statements and Employee Benefit Plans, investment income, and all other transactions, which affect the plans.&nbsp;&nbsp;Prepares monthly reports, quarterly financial statements, completes journal entries, analyzes and reconciles accounts.&nbsp;&nbsp;This position ensures the integrity of the investment assets and provides guidance for investment accounting software.</p>
Responsibilities: <p>Lead CAMRA activity, AFICA tax reporting, Crystal reports, report writing/training and special projects&nbsp;&nbsp; and/or problem resolution.&nbsp;Assist in the development of improved workflow and business processes within area(s) to improve customer service, decrease operational costs and improve overall quality and proposed new business processes and/or procedures.&nbsp;Review compiled information for accuracy and completeness.&nbsp;Coordinate preparation and analysis of all financial statements/reports as assigned.&nbsp;Provide support for departmental special projects and prepare tax reporting.&nbsp;Prepare quarterly and annual financial statements and all required supporting schedules for all defined compensation plans, defined benefit and defined contribution plans.&nbsp;Assist personnel at various levels by answering questions and supplying information.&nbsp;Input and verification of daily trade activity both internal/external and research all non-matches from custodian banks.&nbsp;Prepare monthly reports to company subsidiaries. Develop and maintain an effective working relationship with internal and external customers. Other duties may be assigned.</p>
Requirements: <ul> <li>Bachelor's Degree in Business or related field required.&nbsp; Master&rsquo;s Degree preferred.</li> <li>Five (5) years or more experience in Accounting or Finance related fields required.</li> <li>Knowledge of investments and investment accounting required.</li> <li>Excellent analytical, organizational, presentation, verbal and written communication skills.</li> <li>Ability to work independently or within a team environment and with multiple priorities.</li> <li>Knowledge of ERISA, DOL, IRS rules and regulations.</li> <li>Ability to plan, organize, direct and control projects.</li> <li>Proficient in current industry standard PC applications and systems (Access, Excel, Word and Microsoft&nbsp;Outlook) required.</li> <li>Ability to lead and contribute to process improvement projects.</li> <li>Other related skills and/or abilities may be required to perform this job.</li> </ul> <p><em>All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other grounds, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, protected veteran status or status as an individual with a disability.</em></p>