Accountant II

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Dearborn, MI

The Auto Club Group

AAA was founded over 100 years ago for the purpose of lobbying for driver and passenger rights, fair laws and safer vehicles — all to better promote the love of the open road and the adventure of driving. Since then, AAA has grown to over 50 million members strong, while providing valuable membership services such as roadside assistance. Additionally, AAA has broadened its horizons to include all types of travel-related services, as well as offer a variety of insurance and financial products and services. Today’s AAA is a national federation comprised of more than 50 individual clubs throughout the United States and Canada. Whether you’re traveling around the world or to the corner grocery store, planning a honeymoon or weekend road trip, learning to drive or in need of a battery boost, the best way to begin your journey is with AAA.

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Competitive Compensation and Benefits Package

Overview: The Auto Club Group (ACG) provides membership, travel, insurance and financial services offerings to approximately 9 million members and customers across 11 states and 2 U.S. territories through the AAA, Meemic and Fremont brands. ACG belongs to the national AAA federation and is the second largest AAA club in North America.&nbsp;<br /> <p><strong><u>Work Environment</u></strong></p> <div>Works in a temperature controlled office environment.</div> <br />The Auto Club Group offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including a base salary with performance based incentives; medical/dental/vision insurance, 401(k), generous time off, a complimentary AAA Membership and much more!
Responsibilities: <p><strong><u>Primary Duties and Responsibilities (details of the basic job functions):&nbsp;</u></strong></p> <ul> <li>Prepares financial reports in accordance with corporate directives, statutory accounting principles, generally accepted accounting principles, and other regulatory requirements.&nbsp;</li> <li>Reconciles deposit, disbursement, product systems and other accounts.&nbsp;</li> <li>Maintains financial data and statistics on various automated systems.</li> <li>Coordinates interpretation of changes due to regulatory rulings.&nbsp;</li> <li>Conducts research in order to determine implications of new products, services and changes in operating systems.</li> </ul> <div><strong><u>OPERATIONAL</u></strong></div> <ul> <li>Reconciles complex deposit, disbursement, product systems and other accounts, using old and new technologies including automated reconciliation software and coordinates and tests system changes or upgrades.</li> <li>Formally prepares, examines and ensures timeliness of supporting schedules to senior management, Board of Directors, internal and external auditors, National Association of Insurance Commissioners and other external agencies.</li> <li>Develops and coordinates the implementation of accounts on the automated reconciliation software.&nbsp; Identifies all required files, develops sequence of inputs, timing of schedule and match rules.</li> <li>&nbsp;Maintains the automation reconciliation security profiles and system administration tables.</li> <li>&nbsp;Participates in the modification of new and existing data systems to ensure compliance with area specifications and financial integrity.</li> <li>&nbsp;Represents finance on corporate teams and initiatives to ensure compliance with financial specifications and integrity.</li> <li>&nbsp;Monitors the preparation of reports concerning account activities such as account analyses for management and the schedule for external auditors.</li> <li>&nbsp;Assists less senior staff in resolving automation reconciliation software issues and problems.</li> </ul> <div><strong><u>TECHNICAL</u></strong></div> <ul> <li>Attains and maintains the highest level of expertise as may be deemed necessary for established functional activities within the organization structure.</li> <li>Assesses the impact of reporting changes necessitated by IRS, State, and regulatory Agency rulings and implements as required.</li> <li>Determines implication of changes in corporate reporting and modifies accounting procedures to accommodate changes.</li> <li>Develops financial models using spreadsheet software.</li> <li>Develops and maintains job documentation and procedures.</li> <li>Researches and develops procedures to improve efficiency and enhance controls.</li> </ul> <div><strong><u>CUSTOMER SERVICE</u></strong></div> <ul> <li>Resolves problems affecting reconciliations with other units, areas and banks, including those related to both old and new technologies utilized by paper and paperless disbursement/receipt processes.</li> <li>Works with vendors to resolve software and application problems affecting the reconciliation software.</li> </ul>
Requirements: <div><strong><u>Preferred Qualifications:</u></strong></div> <ul> <li>Bachelor&rsquo;s Degree in Accounting or Finance</li> <li>Experience working in a multi-company, multi-state environment</li> <li>Knowledge of AAA Michigan products and services</li> <li>Strong organizational, planning, analytical, time management and administrative skills</li> <li>Experience working with&nbsp;fixed asset software</li> </ul> <strong>Qualifications</strong><br /><strong><u>Required Qualifications (these are the minimum requirements to qualify)</u></strong><br /> <ul> <li>Associates degree in Accounting, Finance or related field.</li> </ul> <p>Professional experience in Accounting to include:</p> <ul> <li>Equivalent to an Accountant I of at least 2 years</li> <li>Preparation of financial reports utilizing user oriented programming languages including spreadsheet programs</li> <li>Preparing complex bank reconciliations</li> <li>Using automated accounting systems</li> </ul> Demonstrated skills in:<br /> <ul> <li>Analysis and problem solving</li> <li>Organization and planning</li> </ul> Knowledge of:<br /> <ul> <li>Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Statutory Accounting Principles (SAP)</li> <li>Accounting and audit principles</li> <li>Federal and statutory reporting requirements</li> </ul> Ability to:<br /> <ul> <li>Communicate effectively with others in a work environment and with the public</li> <li>Communicate effectively both orally and in writing</li> <li>Research and analyze financial data</li> <li>Willingness to work irregular hours as required.</li> </ul> <strong>Important Note:</strong>&nbsp;The above statements describe the principal and essential functions, but not all functions that may be inherent in the job.&nbsp; This job requires the ability to perform duties contained in the job description for this position, including, but not limited to, the above requirements.&nbsp; Reasonable accommodations will be made for otherwise qualified applicants, as needed, to enable them to fulfill these requirements.