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Job #1039: Staff Accountant - New York, NY (2-25-19)

  • Job Title: Staff Accountant
  • Location: New York
  • Salary: Open

Company Overview:

BERKLEY GLOBAL PRODUCT RECALL provides worldwide insurance protection and technical assistance that helps our buyers in the prevention, management and recovery of product recall and contamination events through our risk mitigation services and innovative insurance solutions. We have a team of seasoned Recall insurance professionals who have specialized expertise that allows us to identify current and emerging risks in a constantly evolving environment.

Job Overview:

The incumbent is responsible for providing support to the Berkley Global Product Recall (BGPR) Accounting function in creating accurate and timely financial records for the organization.   This individual ensures that all support complies with established performance standards and priorities and that all related activities are delivered in a manner consistent with customer service focus, quality and timeliness.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for all accounts receivable activities including cash application and reconciliation, follow up with brokers to resolve open items, researching and resolving discrepancies
  • Preparation and processing of accounts payable and claims related disbursements including preparing the vendor set-up documentation and payment requests, and coordinating with internal and external parties
  • Assists in the monthly, quarterly and annual closing procedures including managing the monthly calendar, preparing and uploading journal entries and ensuring that all deadlines are met on a timely basis
  • Prepare reinsurance settlement reports and distribute to the reinsurance brokers
  • Reconciliation and analysis of balance sheet and income statement accounts inclusive of bank reconciliations
  • Responsible for the validation of all insurance and reinsurance monthly activity, including reconciliations and coordination with other affiliated entities
  • Prepare monthly expense analysis review
  • Preparation of statutory schedules including Schedule F, Schedule P and state related reporting requests
  • Work with the IT team to test and validate system changes related to the Accounting function
  • Develop process documentation and implement process enhancements for efficiency
  • Participate in the audit processes
  • Participate in the annual corporate budgeting process
  • Ad-hoc analysis and support for special projects as needed
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships both internally and externally
  • Perform other duties and/or projects as assigned


  • Bachelor's degree in accounting

Experience Required:

  • 3-5 years of financial reporting or accounting experience; background in insurance highly desirable
  • Must be PC literate with proficiency in Excel and Word
  • Experience with PeopleSoft general ledger and accounts payable, Hyperion and Essbase/Smartview preferred
  • Must be detail-oriented and have strong organizational and analytical skills
  • Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task and to independently prioritize competing demands within given time constraints and pursue tasks and objectives without the need for close supervision.


Interested candidates should apply directly here. Please also send an e-mail to Nkrumah Pierre and Isabella Brilliant at including Job #1039 in the subject line.