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Argo Group

Accountant - Lease & Fixed Asset

3+ months agoSan Antonio, TX

Argo Group is an international underwriter of specialty insurance and reinsurance products in areas of the property and casualty market. Through its operating subsidiaries, Argo Group offers a comprehensive line of high-quality products and services designed to meet the unique coverage and claims-handling needs of its clients.

Argo Group currently has a challenging opportunity for a Lease & Fixed Asset Accountant, located in San Antonio, Texas. This professional will be part of the Corporate Accounting team responsible for the accounting for holding company entities and services provided to subsidiaries. You will use your accounting skills in a team

environment to produce high quality financial statements, and provide analyses for effective internal and external reporting. This is an opportunity to be your best and work with talented and inventive professionals.


  • Responsible for approving fixed asset invoices, maintaining the fixed asset system through additions, disposals, and impairments. Track project expenses and reconcile to capital expenditure forms. Analyze Work in Progress account to determine when projects are complete and ready for assets to be placed into service.

  • Understand and implement global leases in accordance to the new Lease Standard, ASC 842

  • Maintain a global lease database, record monthly lease journals, reconcile general ledger accounts, calculate and validate accruals, research exceptions and variances.

  • Maintain fixed asset software (FAS system), general ledger accounts, interfaces, and internally developed software projects, and related fixed asset tax records

  • Research accounting guidance as it applies to fixed asset and lease accounting.

  • Perform month-end, quarter-end, annual close and financial reporting

  • Prepare variance analysis of balance sheet and income statement with detailed explanations for the corporate segment

  • Prepare various accounting workpapers, schedules, exhibits, and summaries as assigned

  • Responsible for additional account reconciliations, accruals, analyses and GL entries

  • Ensure compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley and prepare internal & external audit requests

  • Performs ad hoc financial analysis

  • Temperament and capability to take on added duties including special projects and assignments as needed by the team

Experience Requirements:

  • A Bachelor's degree in Accounting from a four-year college or university is required. CPA or CPA candidate is preferred

  • Minimum two years recent experience working as an Accountant preferably as a Fixed Asset accountant

  • Experience with Oracle or other ERP general ledger software is preferred

  • Proficient in MS Excel and Microsoft Office. Cognos or other Business Intelligence tool experience is preferred

  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving and communication skills are required

  • Must be able to quickly evaluate the accuracy of data and information

  • Strong teamwork skills and display professional leadership demeanor

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

  • The ability to meet tight deadlines is essential

  • Strong customer service, teamwork skills and a professional attitude is needed

  • Ability to interact and communicate with senior levels of the financial management team

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision

We offer a competitive Total Rewards 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, submit your letter of intent and resume.

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 at 210-321-8400.

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.

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 federal, state and/or local laws.

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Job ID: Argo-R0002890