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Accountant IV

Johnston, Rhode Island

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Overview

You’ll quickly learn that we’re not like other property insurance companies. We’re guided by the belief that most losses can be prevented. So we do everything we can to understand your business needs and reduce your risk.

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Success Profile

What makes a successful Candidate at FM Global? Check out the traits we’re looking for and see if you have the right mix.

  • Client/Customer Focus
  • Decision Quality
  • Collaboration and Teamwork
  • Ensures Accountability
  • Change Agent
  • Communicates Effectively

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Our People

Hear what our employees have to say about working at FM Global

Kevin

Account manager
employee since 2008

My parents have always instilled in me the concept of working hard, having fun, thinking long term and planning for the future. FM Global is exciting, innovative and dynamic, and with so many professional opportunities here, it's also a company where you can spend your whole career and never get bored. I remember back during one of my initial interviews with FM Global, a manager shared that over 80% of the office staff had been with the company since they graduated college. That kind of longevity is one of the reasons I decided to work at FM Global. I'm proud to work for a company that invests in its employees and trains them to be the best. The willingness to learn is universal, the exposure to knowledge is infinite and the different career paths are endless. The opportunities to think long term don't get much broader.

–Kevin

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Benefits

  • Retirement

    Your financial goals are important to us, so we offer retirement programs that reflect local policy and custom.

  • Career Development

    Your time at FM Global should be valuable and enriching, with plenty of opportunities for skills development and career growth.

  • Employee
    Incentive Plan

    Eligible employees participate in an incentive plan based on the company achieving its annual financial goals.

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Responsibilities

Job ID 2019-8892 Date posted 07/15/2019 Locations Johnston, Rhode Island;

More information about this job:

Overview:

FM Global is a leading property insurer of the world's largest businesses, providing more than one-third of FORTUNE 1000-size companies with engineering-based risk management and property insurance solutions. FM Global helps clients maintain continuity in their business operations by drawing upon state-of-the-art loss-prevention engineering and research; risk management skills and support services; tailored risk transfer capabilities; and superior financial strength. To do so, we rely on a dynamic, culturally diverse group of employees, working in more than 100 countries, in a variety of challenging roles.


Responsibilities:

This position is responsible for being the primary point of contact in the Controllers’ group for a variety of processes, both financial and system related. As new regulatory requirements or organizational opportunities arise, this position works with others to understand the impact of the new rules or requirements on financial reporting and identifies the effects on the Controllers department practices and procedures.  The position requires understanding of the organization’s systems, front-end processes, and working knowledge of current technology advances to evaluate the impact of new initiatives on financial reporting in the Controllers unit.  This position solves unique and complex problems that have a broad impact on financial reporting produced from PeopleSoft General Ledger (GL). 

Qualifications:

Education:

Bachelor’s degree in finance/accounting

Professional certification (CPA, CMA) and/or master's degree preferred

Experience:

5-10+ years experience of general accounting/financial reporting experience (preferably insurance industry experience)

Skills/Knowledge:

Advanced knowledge of GAAP general accounting principles and practices and/or SAP with technical specialization in one or more areas

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Capable of balancing several deliverables and shifting priorities as needed

Strong analytical thinking and problem solving skills

Attention to detail and strong organizational skills

Demonstrated project management skills; ability to multi-task

Ability to work independently (with limited supervision) in a demanding, fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment

Strong communication and interpersonal skills

Proficiency with financial systems and standard software applications (e.g. PeopleSoft; Microsoft Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and Word)

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