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Accounting Policy Lead

Company: USAA
Location: Texas City
Posted on: March 14, 2020

Job Description:

Purpose of Job We are currently seeking a talented Accounting Policy Lead for the San Antonio Home Office I.The Accounting Policy supports USAA's Accounting Policy enterprise activities and supports the development and updating of Accounting Policies and applies advanced knowledge of technical, financial regulatory, accounting and reporting research and analysis and serves as a subject matter expert on GAAP. Applies advanced functional knowledge to assess and communicate the impact of new accounting standards and advises on the accounting implications of contemplated transactions and/or business decisions. Job Requirements

  • Drives efforts to assess and communicate the impact of new and emerging GAAP to management and impacted stakeholders.
  • Utilizes expert functional knowledge to assess USAA's financial activity to determine what Accounting Policies are needed and leads efforts to write, update and publish Accounting Policies by following new standards and establishing the protocols and governance, including updates required to the USAA Finance & Audit Committee and other key executives on USAA's compliance with these new standards.
  • Applies expert functional knowledge to lead GAAP accounting and reporting research activities for the USAA companies on complex business transactions serving as an advisor to management and other stakeholders on the analysis of alternatives, and where applicable, execution considerations.
  • Leads teams on special studies and research/analysis of accounting impact of financial and operational issues. Makes recommendations on courses of action.
  • Formally mentors team members ensuring knowledge transfer to less experienced team members; reviews work of other, less experienced team members.
  • Drives and helps support accounting processes and decisions that need to be made regarding new business transactions and strategies, as well as issue resolution and agreement on compliance and accounting standards.
  • Perform review of and guidance on financial statement disclosures.Minimum Requirements
    • Bachelor's degree; 4 additional years of related experience beyond the minimum required may be substituted in lieu of a degree.
    • Certified Public Accountant designation.
    • 8 or more years experience in progressive roles within Accounting and/or Financial Reporting.
    • Demonstrated ability to perform and effectively communicate the results of technical accounting research.Preferred Qualifications
      • Master's degree in Finance, Accounting, or Business Administration (MBA).
      • Experience pertaining to Financial Services including Banking, Insurance and Broker Dealers.
      • Ability to coordinate and work closely with other business units, including the lines of business, legal and compliance.
      • Prior experience with Banking industry reporting requirements related to supporting requests from regulatory authorities.
      • Strategic thinker that can come with point of view and initiate needed action.The above description reflects the details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job and should not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be performed in the job.At USAA our employees enjoy one of the best benefits packages in the business, including a flexible business casual or casual dress environment, comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans, along with wellness and wealth building programs. Additionally, our career path planning and continuing education will assist you with your professional goals. USAA also offers a variety of on-site services and conveniences to help you manage your work and personal life, including seven cafeterias, two company stores and three fitness centers. Relocation assistance is available for this position.

Keywords: USAA, Texas City , Accounting Policy Lead, Accounting, Auditing , Texas City, Texas

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