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Senior Manager, Pool Accounting

The Senior Manager, position is distinguished from Senior Accountant by the level of accountability to internal and external clients, the broad level of technical expertise required, and the leadership assumed. Employees at this level are responsible for overseeing the completion of accounting and financial activities for clients, and for ensuring the overall timeliness and satisfaction of such services. The Senior Manager takes direction from the Director of Accounting Services, and the General Manager of their assigned clients, and is responsible for ensuring that such direction is fulfilled in a timely and satisfactory manner.

The Senior Manager must have a general knowledge of self-insurance and pooling techniques and practices in order to assist other service teams and General Manager with research and analysis as required. The Senior Manager will be knowledgeable in government fund accounting. The Senior Manager must be able to communicate effectively with all levels of management. The Senior Manager exercises independent judgment, provides direct supervision of the work assigned to senior and staff accountants, and provides technical assistance, oversight coaching, and mentoring as appropriate.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
• Provides innovative and effective analysis to enhance management and client understanding of complicated financial issues
• Responsible for planning, organizing, and reporting financial status and options
• Works with a variety of vendors, including actuaries, auditors and investment advisor to perform complex data analysis
• Prepares written reports for, and makes oral presentations to, client Boards of Directors, Committees, and other parties
• Serves as the financial subject matter expert for public agency clients
• Performs analysis related to member underwriting, self-insured retention changes, experience-modification and cost allocation formulas
• Oversees accounts payable and accounts receivable functions
• Oversees reconciliation of monthly bank and investments
• Effectively oversees investment advisor and treasury management
• Oversees management of general ledger
• Reviews quarterly financial statements in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
• Prepares annual budget, and all other annual report processes, including program year accounting and retrospective adjustment calculations
• Oversees annual financial audit
• Supervises Senior and Staff Accountants
• Effectively communicates with Director of Accounting and client administrators with regard to work assignments, absences, and other departmental matters

Additional Responsibilities
• Effectively train, coach, and mentor staff in a positive and nurturing manner;
• Ensure accuracy and completeness of work;
• Effectively manage time and priorities;
• Effectively meet deadlines;
• Build and foster professional relationships with internal and external users of accounting department services;
• Act as a resource to internal and external customers;
• Demonstrate an awareness of Sedgwick and the work products across disciplines, departments, and functions (risk control, actuarial, consulting, etc.);
• Demonstrate a working knowledge of policies and procedures related to assigned areas of responsibility;
• Balance short-term and long-term planning;
• Clearly and concisely communicate with internal and external customers;
• Foster an environment based on integrity and high ethical standards;
• Accept constructive feedback from Sedgwick and client management, including improving upon those items identified; and
• Exhibits excellent computer skills with strong working knowledge of all relevant software programs
• Ability to understand and present complex financial concepts and processes to staff and client board members.

• Bachelor’s degree in accounting and/or Finance
• At least eight years accounting experience with increasing responsibility, including four years as a supervisor
• At least four years of experience as an accounting manager in the public agency pooling industry
• Working knowledge of GAAP, financial statement disclosures, and work paper techniques
• CPA credential or equivalent experience required
• Mastery of Excel and multi-modular accounting software programs

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Final Filing Date: 
Thursday, December 31, 2020 - 5:00pm
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