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Accounting Associate - Vendor Payables

Company: Acrisure LLC
Location: Grand Rapids
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionAcrisure is a fintech financial services leader and among the world's top 10 insurance brokerages. Acrisure has grown from $38 million to more than $3 billion in revenue since 2013 and deploys the best of Human and Artificial Intelligence (AI) at scale to reimagine financial service product distribution. As of October 2021, Acrisure employs over 11,000 employees across 45 states and eight countries. Led by co-founder, CEO and President Greg Williams, Acrisure provides a broad array of insurance and financial related solutions, including commercial property and casualty, personal lines and employee benefits insurance, asset management, real estate services, and cyber services. Acrisure's massively valuable, high margin distribution network combines the strength of trusted advisors with growth and efficiency enabled by AI. Job Summary:The Accounting Associate is our entry level accounting role responsible for recording, monitoring, and reconciling operational transactions on behalf of agency partners. These transactions may include cash receipts, receivables, transfer of funds, direct bill commissions, and payables to insurance carriers, brokers & producers. This is the first role in a progressively increasing number of levels available to grow into - two levels of Associate (I & II), two levels of Senior Associate (I & II), Senior Accountant, Supervisor, Manager, Assistant Controller and Controller roles.If you have a passion for working with numbers, providing outstanding customer service, and continually improving processes and workflows with an awesome career path/growth potential, our rapidly growing company is for you! No formal accounting experience required but a passion for learning & growing, improving processes and learning the operational side of an insurance brokerage -- no worries, we will teach you all you need to know!Responsibilities:

  • Adaptable to learn team processes independently and agility to change responsibilities as needed.
  • Review processes to determine the tasks needed & timeframe to complete.
  • Handle larger volume & complex processes or tasks for team & Agency Partners.
  • Work can be in various areas within a regional team including cash application, receivables, direct bill, carrier/broker/producer payables, depending on assignment.
  • Ensure delivery of Service Level Agreements with Agency Partners - Work with Supervisors/Managers/Controllers to provide input to the development of associated metrics to ensure high performance delivery of expected commitments.
  • Embrace a culture of continuous improvement developing strategies to maximize efficiencies and unlock capacity.
  • Work on root cause analysis and issue resolution with the team, escalating timely to Supervisor, Manager, Controller as needed.
  • Perform assigned month end processes & closing procedure with team & Controller.
  • Collaborate with associates on other region pods who are performing similar functions to ensure consistency, sharing issue resolutions and best practices.
  • Overall provide prompt, accurate, courteous, "best in class" service to agency partners, insurance companies, leadership team and all staff.This description is not meant to be all-inclusive and may be modified from time to time at the discretion of management.Requirements:To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    • PC skills including Word, Excel, Outlook, Internet Explorer are required.
    • Efficient operation of 10-key pad.
    • Knowledge of various agency management systems extremely helpful.
    • Able to work independently and enjoy a high degree of interaction with team members
    • Ability to contribute to a collaborative environment by consistently demonstrating teamwork, high motivation, positive behavior and effort to achieve goals and objectives
    • Self-motivated and driven
    • Maintain a sense of urgency and ability to work with and meet deadlines
    • Demonstrate effective written and verbal communication, including the ability actively listen, and problem solve with minimal assistance
    • Demonstrates excellent time management and prioritization skills using discretion surrounding sensitive or confidential information
    • Attention to detail and commitment to a high level of accuracy
    • Ability to maintain a professional demeanor and positive attitudeEducation/Experience:
      • Minimum of 2 years of work or college experience, required.Benefits & Perks:Competitive Compensation
        • Industry Leading Healthcare
        • Savings and Investments
        • Charitable Giving Programs
        • Offering hybrid work option
        • Opportunities for Growth
        • Educational Resources
        • Generous time awayAcrisure is equally committed to supporting social issues. In 2021, the Company co-founded Evolution Advisors, a joint venture focused on providing greater access and more effectively distributing insurance products and financial services to minority-owned enterprises. In its home of Grand Rapids, Acrisure provided $15 million to create the Acrisure Center for Innovation in Children's Health at Helen DeVos Children's Hospital. Acrisure is committed to employing a diverse workforce. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status. To Executive Search Firms & Staffing Agencies: Acrisure does not accept unsolicited resumes from any agencies that have not signed a mutual service agreement. All unsolicited resumes will be considered Acrisure's property, and Acrisure will not be obligated to pay a referral fee. This includes resumes submitted directly to Hiring Managers without contacting Acrisure's Human Resources Talent Department. Powered by JazzHRTCLLongFut

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