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Accounting Systems Specialist


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Join a team of diverse professionals at Farmers to acquire skills on the job and apply your learned knowledge to future roles at Farmers. Farmers Insurance also offers extensive training opportunities through the award winning University of Farmers named by Training magazine amongst top 10 corporate training units in the world.

Job Summary

  • As a Finance Data Management Specialist, you will be responsible for providing a range of functional and technical support to FNWL’s Finance & Actuarial organization, including accounting systems, financial processes, reporting, and data management. 
  • You will assist with defining systems strategy and use of software, helping to design and prototype solutions, oversee testing, assist with training, and provide functional details to users when implementing change. 
  • Beside possessing strong accounting systems knowledge, a successful candidate will have a working knowledge of insurance accounting with familiarity of various accounting standards especially as it relates to Statutory, GAAP, IFRS4, and IFRS17 accounting requirements.

Essential Job Functions

  • As a subject matter expert, be able to deliver business value by supporting FNWL’s financial processes, including assisting with testing, configurating applications, troubleshooting and remediating system issues, explaining data flow, and acting as a trusted advisor to users and stakeholders of the accounting systems.
  • Research enhancements and validate requirements with the stakeholders to ensure completeness, correctness, and clarity including scope, size, and impact. Validates solution to ensure it satisfies the stated requirements.
  • Supports strategic projects with the ability to independently manage small to mid-sized operational projects.
  • Plan and document business test scenarios, test system design and functionality against business requirements, and drive issue research and resolution
  • Work collaboratively with business partners to optimize business processes across the accounting portfolio by understanding business requirements. Performs impact studies and gap analysis for proposed changes. Ensure uniform, enterprise-wide IT standards are met.
  • Identify and reduce manual touchpoints by recommending and implementing software tools and/or best-in-class methodologies to automate or improve processes.
  • Monitors system activities, runs reports and reconciles transactions to support certain month end activities.
  • Facilitate and/or remediate finance data issues
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Physical Actions

Required job duties are essentially sedentary work consisting of occasional walking, standing and lifting and/or carrying 10-lbs. maximum and seeing.

Physical Environment

Required job duties are normally performed in a climate- controlled office environment.

Education Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent required. Bachelor’s degree preferred in Accounting, Computer Science, Information Systems, or related field. Six Sigma certification preferred. Associate in Insurance Accounting and Finance (AIAF) preferred. 

Experience Requirements

  • 2 years of relevant professional business experience, or relevant graduate degree and one year of experience in a similar role.
  • 3 to 5 years of prior Accounting, Computer Science, Management information Systems or other technical experience preferred. The same time-on-job requirement is preferred for internal candidates.

Special Skill Requirement

  • Experience using financial systems and data to support financial and regulatory reporting, ideally with knowledge of SAP S/4 HANA, Power BI, Alteryx, SQL, EasyTreive, advanced Microsoft O365 skills including Excel macros and Access, and policy administration systems like FAST and LifeComm.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with business partners to optimize business processes, acting as a liaison between the business and IT
  • Strong organizational skills and detail oriented
  • Innate desire to provide excellent service to stakeholders and users
  • Experience delivering comprehensive communications to management/leadership regarding the status and activities of the work being done in verbal, written and presentation form. Ability to express complex technical subjects and concepts to a range of stakeholders.
  • Proven experience in understanding both business and technical requirements and translating them into software and or business process solutions.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills; ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and can deal with ambiguity. 
  • Experience working on an agile team is preferred.
  • Experience and broad knowledge of project management approaches and tools including change management principles, methodologies, and best practices.

Additional Qualification

Job Location(s): US - WA - Bellevue-139th, US - TX - Austin-LngVista, US - CA - WdlndHills-6303, US - FL - Lake Mary, US - MI - Grand Rapids, US - AZ - Phoenix-Farmers, US - OH - Indpdc-CreekRd, US - PA - Philadelphia, US - NY - New York City (NYC), US - OH - Colmbs-2545Farm

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Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue

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