Accounting Manager - Marsh & McLennan Agency - Minneapolis, MN

    • Brooklyn Park, MN

Career Opportunity: ACCOUNTING MANAGER

Accounting Manager - Marsh & McLennan Agency - Minneapolis, MN

You spend more time working than virtually anything else. Isn't your time worth more than just a paycheck? If so, Marsh & McLennan Agency (MMA) in Brooklyn Park, MN may be the place for you. As an MMA colleague, you'll get personal and professional development, a driven and entrepreneurial team-oriented environment, and leaders at all levels who are committed to maintaining high levels of colleague engagement.

Our talented colleagues work hard to make a difference in the moments that matter for our clients, communities and each other. Discover how much is possible as you grow or advance your career.

We are currently looking for an Accounting Manager to implement and apply the company's financial policies in a consistent manner, while also providing accounting support and services to all divisions and affiliates, in a timely and courteous fashion. The Accounting Manager will provide leadership in strengthening internal communications with staff at all levels throughout the organization and creates and promotes a positive and supportive work environment.

This person will regularly monitor the operational effectiveness of all staff and assists them with their jobs as necessary. This includes training new hires in their respective duties and administering performance reviews for accounting staff and supporting and training team members on corporate initiatives and maintaining a solid internal control environment at the direction of the Regional Controller.

This person will also advise the Regional CFO and Regional Controller of the development of key financial issues and makes recommendations as appropriate. This includes, but is not limited to, providing information relative to audit and tax requests and support relative to forecast and budget needs.

In Addition, this person will also maintain a current working knowledge of the company's agency management systems by assisting with the planning and organizing of new policies, methods, and procedures. They will also assist the Regional Controller in oversight of the activities of the accounting department for the accurate and timely submission and dissemination of financial management reports to meet both corporate and local requirements.

Other responsibilities include, reconciliation preparation and review of Balance Sheet accounts as assigned; maintaining systems and controls that are consistent with the MMA Controllership Playbook which ensures the integrity of all systems, processes and data; and maintaining accurate records of commissions due sales staff.

Success in this role requires:

  • Bachelor Degree with a concentration in Accounting or related field required.
  • Certified Public Accountant, (CPA) preferred.
  • 5+ years of previous accounting experience and team leadership, preferably in the insurance industry.
  • Must be detailed with excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills and high sense of urgency.
  • Prior success and experience operating in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong familiarity with and experience in the areas of accounting policy and financial statement preparation.
  • Must have strong technical skills and knowledge of Microsoft products.
  • Must have a working knowledge of various accounting software packages.
  • Must have strong interpersonal and communication skills and demonstrated success leading and developing a team.
  • Functional responsibilities require thorough knowledge of associated systems and demonstrated ability to understand Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and best practices.
  • High level of organization and the ability to set and recognize priorities required.
  • Applied knowledge and skills in the areas of communication, accounting principles, typing/word processing and interpersonal relations.

Marsh & McLennan Agency (MMA) firmly believes it is the character and commitment of our people that make a difference in the moments that matter. We are always seeking those with ethics, talent, and ambition who are interested in joining our client-focused teams. More than just insurance brokers, we believe that a business culture that supports a healthy, safe work environment does so by offering the right benefits, programs, policies and opportunities to keep employees engaged and productive.

If you are a committed professional with a passion for delivering excellent service, we are interested in hearing from you.

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