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Senior Analyst, Accounting Policy in Philadelphia, PA at Radian Group Inc

Date Posted: 5/12/2018

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Job Description

Headquartered in Philadelphia, Radian connects lenders, homebuyers, investors and loan servicers using a suite of private mortgage insurance and related risk management products and services. We help promote and preserve the tradition of homeownership while protecting lenders from default-related losses on residential first mortgages. We also facilitate the sale of low-down payment mortgages in the secondary market.

Our commitment to homeownership is built on a foundation of evaluating credit risk; we help clients and investors expertly and prudently manage risk in any market condition.

This individual will support the maintenance of up-to-date company-wide consistent accounting policies and procedures related to technical accounting standards and maintained in compliance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and statutory accounting principles. This individual performs accounting research and analysis (including newly proposed or finalized accounting pronouncements) and collaborates with management in setting policy and evaluating the accounting treatment for various new, routine and/or complex transactions.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support development and maintainance of the Company’s accounting policies on the interpretation and application of U.S. GAAP and statutory accounting principles.
  • Provide technical accounting research and analysis as needed regarding the treatment of new transactions and other ongoing matters, to ensure appropriate identification, documentation and resolution of all significant accounting issues.
  • Assist in monitoring, review and research new and proposed GAAP and statutory accounting and reporting issues emerging from various standard setting and regulatory bodies such as FASB, SEC, NAIC, state insurance departments, state legislatures, etc.
  • Interact with external auditors to regarding accounting policies, issues and analyses, and complete additional documentation and analytical review s in support of quarterly and annual filings and audits.
  • Perform other duties as requested.

Job Specifications:


  • Strong knowledge of GAAP and SEC accounting/reporting requirements
  • Exposure to Insurance industry accounting/reporting requirements
  • Familiarity with statutory accounting principles a plus

Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated expertise in researching, analyzing and recommending appropriate strategies and accounting treatment of routine and complex financial transactions.
  • Strong research and analytical skills, including ability to interpret and apply technical accounting literature.
  • Ability to effectively communicate conclusions to management and external auditors as well as various other stakeholders at Radian, through effective written, verbal and presentation skills.
  • Strong knowledge of MS Office applications.

Other Positions Parameters:

  • Must be able to work effectively with all levels within the organization and with external auditors.
  • CPA / “Big 4” Public Accounting background a plus.

Prior Work Experience:

  • 5-8 years of related work experience.

Education and Credentials:

  • Bachelor's Degree with a concentration in Accounting/Finance is required.
  • Associate/Technical Degree is preferred.
  • CPA preferred.


  • 1500 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

EEO Statement

Radian complies with all applicable federal, state, and local laws prohibiting discrimination in employment.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, age, race, color, religious creed, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, citizenship, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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