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VP, Assistant Controller in Philadelphia, PA at Radian Group Inc

Date Posted: 10/10/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    10/10/2018

Job Description

Reporting to the SVP, Chief Accounting Officer and Controller, the Assistant Controller is a senior advisor and key member of the Finance leadership team. This role serves as the deputy to the CAO/Controller and assists by providing direct support related to various accounting and compliance issues, as well as additional oversight of the overall staff and activities in the Controller’s Group. The Assistant Controller will work collaboratively within the Controller's Group with leaders and teams from areas such as Financial Accounting and Reporting, Financial Systems and Controls, and Financial Operations. In addition, the Assistant Controller will help to support the accounting/reporting needs of the entire Company, ensuring complete and accurate financial reporting for both internal and external stakeholders while helping to drive finance and accounting efficiencies through a focus on continuous process improvement and advanced technological solutions.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Partner with accounting and reporting teams and other areas of the business to proactively understand current business developments and related financial and accounting issues, providing support as needed, including review and approval of certain accounting and reporting disclosures and work product.  
  • Assist with oversight of policies, procedures, and controls over financial operations areas (e.g., procurement, accounts payable, payroll, and billing/accounts receivable), to ensure robust and efficient processes and controls that help to support the overall organization and to drive efficiencies.
  • Provide leadership with regard to finance and accounting integration and optimization of acquisitions and financial systems (e.g., Oracle Cloud Financials), as well as other key strategic initiatives.
  • Liase with external auditors and actuaries regarding coordination of audit plan and actuarial review, ensuring timely and effective resolution of complex accounting and reporting issues.
  • Work with legal and regulatory compliance regarding all financial matters (e.g., NAIC and state insurance department matters and exams, GSE/PMIERs issues, etc.), in order to ensure compliance and to contribute ideas that add value.
  • Other related duties as assigned, including development of key performance indicators and other metrics.


Job Specifications

Knowledge:

  • Strong technical accounting foundation. Advanced working knowledge of US GAAP; knowledge of Statutory Accounting Practices and Procedures a plus.
  • Working knowledge of accounting systems and controls (knowledge of system implementations and Oracle Financials Cloud a plus).
  • Solid knowledge of SEC accounting/reporting requirements as relates to financial services and/or insurance companies. 
  • Proficient in internal control framework standards such as COSO. 


Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills a must, given the level of coordination and interaction required among finance personnel, executive leadership, and external constituents. Proven ability to convey ideas clearly and concisely in both verbal and written communications. 
  • Analytical and technical skills as relates to accounting, finance, and internal controls are also critical to success.
  • Ability to work under continual deadline constraints and handle multiple projects at once.
  • Excellent project management experience with strong strategic planning, organizational, decision-making, and problem solving skills. 


People Management:

  • While it is not anticipated that the Assistant Controller will initially have any direct reports, s/he will assist the Controller in managing a team of approximately 70 professionals and will be a critical member of the leadership, providing guidance and helping to manage various areas and individuals within the Controller's Group across several geographic locations. As a result, the following people management skills are essential:
  • Must have outstanding interpersonal skills, leadership presence and uncompromising commitment to standards.
  • Ability to provide direction and oversee work of people on a cross-functional working team.
  • Demonstrated track record in successfully working in complex and/or matrixed organizational structures.
  • Ability to clearly communicate complex information to all levels of the organization, as well as have the ability to build consensus and participate as a key player on the Accounting management team.


Other Position Parameters:

  • CPA / “Big 4” Public Accounting background a plus
  • Team-oriented, with the highest commitment to ethics, integrity, and excellence


Prior Work Experience

  • Technical:   10 - 15 years
  • Supervisory:   8 - 10 years


Education and Credentials

  • Required:    Bachelor’s Degree,  Concentration in Accounting, Finance or related Field
  • Preferred:    Master’s Degree
  • Other Certifications::   CPA preferred

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.

If you are a person with a disability and need assistance in the application process please send an e-mail message to recruitment@radian.biz.

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