Argo Group underwrites specialty insurance in niche areas of the property casualty market.  We work together to serve specialty markets, focused on the success of each of our customers by offering specialty coverage through our subsidiaries. Our full line of high-quality products and services is designed to meet the unique coverage and claim-handling needs of our Excess and Surplus Lines and Commercial Specialty segments.   Learn more about Argo here.

We have an exciting and challenging opportunity for a Manager of Investment Accounting. This position will become a member of the US Controllership team for a publicly traded, international writer of property and casualty insurance and reinsurance.
The team supports the US business unit leaders in the technical accounting for their various specialty lines.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Ensure accurate and timely compilation of accounting information, analysis and reporting in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).

  • Oversee and manage the Investment Accounting financial processing and reporting for all Investment Accounting.

  • Prepare and analyze complex standard and ad hoc investment financial reports for management.

  • Oversee and manage month-end, quarter-end and year-end accounting close and reporting for Investment accounting. Activities performed include the preparation of journal entries, financial analysis, account reconciliations and reporting to internal and external stakeholders.

  • Manage the daily activities of the investment accounting team.

  • Manage and produce investment reporting schedules and disclosures for the Statutory annual statements.

  • Assist with internal and external audit requests.

  • Ensure compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley internal control requirements.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from a four-year college or university

  • Clear knowledge and proven abilities in investment accounting and portfolio management/analysis and a minimum of 7+ years of accounting experience, preferably investment accounting or analysis in a property/casualty insurance environment

  • 1-3 years of experience managing a team of accountants/support staff

  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving and verbal/written communication skills

  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage, prioritize and effectively meet deadlines for multiple assignments simultaneously

  • Strong teamwork skills and display professional leadership demeanor

  • Remain flexible in a fast paced environment and possess a customer focused attitude

  • Proficient PC skills, particularly in Excel, Access and Word. Skills in accounting and investment software preferred.

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package. If you want to be part of an organization that is built on integrity, trust and respect, where teamwork and individual excellence are valued, apply today.

How We Work

Employees at Argo thrive together as a responsible, profitable specialty insurer where all stakeholders share in our success. 
We are committed to:

  • The entrepreneurial spirit

  • Doing the right thing

  • Collaborating

  • Respecting each other

We offer our employees:

  • An attractive Total Rewards package that includes:

    • Base pay and profit sharing.

    • Comprehensive benefits designed to protect and enhance your life and your dependents’ lives by way of health and wellness plans, life insurance, a matching 401(k) Plan, generous PTO, Paid Caregiver Leave, Paid Parental Leave (up to 12 weeks) and an opportunity to become a shareholder at a 15% discount.

    • Argo Academy, a digital and instructor-led platform that helps us focus on continuous learning – which is why Training magazine named us as one of the Training Top 125 Companies.

    • Opportunities to support your local community though various outreach programs or by matching your gift to charitable causes by 150%.

    • A lucrative Employee Referral program that resulted in 30% of all new hires last year.

  • Flexible Work Arrangements that include Compressed Hours, Flextime, Job-Sharing, Part-Time and Remote Work, Sabbatical Leave and Summer Hours. 

About Argo Group

  • We have a very flat organizational structure, enabling our employees have more interaction with our senior management team.

  • View the latest Investor Presentation to learn more about Argo.   
  • We believe in building an inclusive and diverse team, and we strive to make our office a welcoming space for everyone. We encourage talented people from all backgrounds to apply.

If you have a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act or a similar law and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to applying for employment at Argo Group, please contact our Benefits Department at 210-321-8400. 

PLEASE NOTE:  At this time, Argo Group will not sponsor an applicant for employment authorization for this position.

To all recruitment agencies:  Unless you have been requested to work on this position, or other positions with Argo Group, please do not forward any resumes to Argo Group employees.   Argo Group is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes. 

 

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