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Senior Accountant (SEC)

Company: Selective Insurance Group, Inc.
Location: Branchville
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

A new job is a big decision. Don't work just anywhere. Be Selective.

Our Business

Selective is a midsized U.S. domestic property and casualty insurance company with a history of strong financial performance for over 95 years. Focused on exceptional employee and customer experience, we are frequently recognized for awards and honors, including being named to Forbes' 2021 Best Workplaces in Financial Services and Insurance list.

Our Culture

We genuinely care about each other, our customers, and the communities in which we operate. Our leaders actively champion career development and invite us to voice unique ideas and diverse perspectives. If that sounds appealing, we think you would feel inspired on our team to achieve and be rewarded for extraordinary results.

The Sr. Accountant monitors and analyzes general ledger accounts, financial statements and reports. This person will also supervise or perform major account analysis. The Sr. Accountant is responsible to ensure accuracy in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Statutory Accounting Principles (SSAP) and the company's policies and procedures.

  1. Prepares and reviews monthly account analysis and reconciliation

  2. Establishes, interprets and analyzes complex accounting records

of financial statements

  1. Creates journal entries and adjustments

  2. Assists with preparation of financial statements

  3. Prepares analytical review of financial statements during

closing process

  1. Handles field questions concerning financial results

  2. Performs monthly financial close and financial statement


  1. Reconciles balance sheet accounts

  2. Assists and provides support with annual external audit and budget processes

  3. Ensures integrity of financial statements. Ensures financial statement compliance with GAAP, company

policies and governmental requirements

Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Exposure to accounting systems
  • Knowledge of GAAP and SSAP
  • MS office applications, especially Excel
  • Excellent evaluation skills
  • Troubleshooting abilities
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Bachelor's degree in accounting preferred
  • Three to five years of financial accounting experience
  • CPA designation preferred


Selective is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. That means we respect and value every individual's unique opinions, beliefs, abilities, and perspectives. We are committed to promoting a welcoming culture that celebrates diverse talent, individual identity, different points of view and experiences - and empowers employees to contribute new ideas that support our continued and growing success. Building a highly engaged team is one of our core strategic imperatives, which we believe is enhanced by diversity, equity, and inclusion. We expect and encourage all employees and all of our business partners to embrace, practice, and monitor the attitudes, values, and goals of acceptance; address biases; and foster diversity of viewpoints and opinions.

Selective maintains a drug-free workplace.

Keywords: Selective Insurance Group, Inc., Paterson , Senior Accountant (SEC), Other , Branchville, New Jersey

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