At Argo Group, you can be part of an organization where we are small enough to be agile and big enough to make a difference.  You can make a direct impact while working in a high-performing, innovative and inclusive team.

Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE: ARGO) is a global multiline underwriter of specialty insurance and reinsurance products in the property and casualty market. We help power the businesses that drive the world economy, offering a comprehensive line of high-quality products and services designed to meet the unique coverage and claims-handling needs of our clients.  We foster an inclusive culture that embraces diversity and design thinking, relies on innovation and agility, promotes collaborative service delivery, frequent, integrated communication, and authentic recognition of excellence.   View the latest Investor Presentation to learn more about Argo.   

Primary responsibilities:

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

  • Timely reporting and analysis of reinsurance accounts to intermediaries and reinsurers.

  • Serve as the main point of contact with intermediaries and reinsurers on claim reporting, reinsurance coverage questions, and collection items.

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

  • Assist as the accounting liaison for US reinsurance communications with Reinsurance Operations counterparts in the organization.

  • Prepare reporting schedules for quarter and year end supplemental reporting to the financial statements.

  • Assist with internal and external audit requests.

  • Ensure compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley internal control requirements.

 

Job requirements:

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

  • Clear knowledge and proven abilities in Reinsurance account processing and a minimum of 5+ years of accounting experience, preferably reinsurance accounting in a property/casualty insurance environment

  • Ability to accurately research and follow through on complex problem-solving items, as well as initiate resolutions at multiple levels within the organization.

  • 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 demeanor encompassing company’s vision and values

  • 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 reinsurance software preferred.

 

Fit & Impact: Argo’s Values

Demonstrate entrepreneurial spirit:

  • Get the job done in a non-bureaucratic, resourceful manner.
  • Create a culture of accountability ensuring the delivery of world-class products and services.

Do the right thing:

  • Act with integrity always.
  • Adhere to the commitments set forth in the Argo Group Environmental, Social and Governance program.

Collaborate:

  • Create an open and transparent environment in which diverse experience, skill sets, and individuals can team together to drive optimal outcomes.
  • Encourage and include unique perspectives at all times.

Respect each other:

  • Create an environment that promotes dialogue, mutual support and cooperation between and among all, where people are fun to be around, proud of what they do, and willing to achieve beyond normal expectations.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, ancestry, color, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin or citizenship (including language use restrictions), denial of family and medical care leave, disability (mental and physical) , including HIV and AIDS, medical condition (including cancer and genetic characteristics), race, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), sex (including pregnancy, child birth, breastfeeding, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, child birth or breastfeeding), sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or other status protected by laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. We do not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. 

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

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.

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. 

How We Work - Our Employee Values

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 are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, ancestry, color, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin or citizenship (including language use restrictions), denial of family and medical care leave, disability (mental and physical) , including HIV and AIDS, medical condition (including cancer and genetic characteristics), race, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), sex (including pregnancy, child birth, breastfeeding, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, child birth or breastfeeding), sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or other status protected by laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. We do not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. 


Our Benefits

Developing our employees professionally and personally strengthens our organization.
Argo Group offers an attractive Total Rewards package that includes:

  • A culture that recognizes performance and empowers employees to excel, offering competitive compensation and merit driven profit sharing.

  • Flexible workplace policies that support employee well-being include compressed hours, flex-time, job-sharing, remote work, sabbatical leave, holiday and summer hours.

  • Comprehensive health, wellness, and financial planning options that employees can tailor to meet their personal and family needs.   In addition to traditional health and wellness plans, benefits include retirement savings, matching 401K (US-based employees), generous paid time off (PTO), paid caregiver and parental leave, employee assistance program (EAP), an employee stock purchase plan (ESPP) offering a 15% discount, and an array of voluntary benefits.  

  • Argo Academy, a digital and instructor-led platform that offers continuous learning and professional development – Training magazine lists Argo among the Training "Top 125" Companies.   Argo encourages career mobility and continuing education to pursue and maintain professional and industry designations, in addition to traditional university and higher education programs.

  • An inclusive culture that develops and sponsors diverse teams, encourages cross-functional engagement and collaboration, builds community through employee resource groups (ERGs), and provides an environment that welcomes ongoing dialogue, creative innovation, professional and personal development.

  • Active community outreach and volunteer programs in addition to matching charitable gifts by 100%.

  • A generous Employee Referral program that has resulted in 25% of all new hires this year.

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