Financial Accountant (Mid-Level)

About USAA
USAA knows what it means to serve. We facilitate the financial security of millions of U.S. military members and their families. This singular mission requires a dedication to innovative thinking at every level.

This is a HYBRID position that would sit in either our Charlotte, NC or San Antonio, TX locations

Position Overview:
Completes and advises on accounting functions, including journal entries and account reconciliations, financial results for internal and external purposes, audit support, and financial analysis.

Primary Responsibilities:
– Identifies and handles existing and emerging risks that stem from business activities and the job role.
– Ensures risks associated with business activities are effectively identified, measured, monitored, and controlled.
– Follows written risk and compliance policies, standards, and procedures for business activities.
– Applies Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Statutory Accounting Principles (STAT) and regulatory accounting treatment to complex accounting transactions and demonstrates and shares understanding of key implications.
– Prepares and communicates financial results and analysis to internal and external partners.
– Performs in an accounting advisory capacity to operational business leaders on matters pertaining to business initiatives or strategies.
– Leads special projects and coordinates with key partners to ensure timely completion.
– Collaborates and maintains positive relationships with business partners.
– Resolves issues and provides informed, proactive reporting and analysis to enable effective decision making.
– Establishes and maintains processes, procedures and tools impacting financial accounting.
– Facilitates and reviews internal controls to ensure an effective and efficient financial system.
– Provides guidance and shares knowledge with team members.
– Participates and supports projects related to accounting systems, legal structures, new product launches and other initiatives, ensuring compliance with accounting and reporting standards.

Minimum Requirements:
– Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field; OR a Bachelor’s degree in another field coupled with a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation; OR 4 years of related experience (in addition to the minimum years of experience required) may be substituted in lieu of degree when coupled with a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation.
– 4 years of relevant work experience performing accounting functions including preparing and reviewing journal entries, account reconciliations and preparing financial results for internal and external purposes.
– Proficient knowledge and application of GAAP, STAT and regulatory accounting practices.
– Demonstrated ability to partner and communicate effectively with team members and stakeholders across CFO and the Enterprise.
– Proficient knowledge of data analysis techniques and statistical methodologies applied in finance or accounting.
– Proficient knowledge of relevant technical accounting and reporting disciplines.
– Proficient knowledge in Microsoft Excel with experience maintaining large accounting or financial data.

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