Finance Accountant II

Date: Apr 1, 2024

Location: Erie, PA, US, 16530

Company: Erie Insurance

Division or Field Office:

Controller Division

Department of Position: Financial Rptg & Actg Dept 

Work from:

 
Salary Range:

$60,677.00 - $96,925.00 *

salary range is for this level and may vary based on actual level of role hired for

*This range represents a national range and the actual salary will depend on several factors including the scope and complexity of the role and the skills, education, training, credentials, location, and experience of an applicant, as well as level of role for which the successful candidate is hired. Position may be eligible for an annual bonus payment.

 

At Erie Insurance, you’re not just part of a Fortune 500 company; you’re also a valued member of a diverse and inclusive team that includes more than 6,000 employees and over 13,000 independent agencies.  Our Employees work in the Home Office complex located in Erie, PA, and in our Field Offices that span 12 states and the District of Columbia. 

Benefits That Go Beyond The Basics

We strive to be Above all in Service® to our customers—and to our employees. That’s why Erie Insurance offers you an exceptional benefits package, including:

  • Premier health, prescription, dental, and vision benefits for you and your dependents. Coverage begins your first day of work.
  • Low contributions to medical and prescription premiums. We currently pay up to 97% of employees’ monthly premium costs.
  • Pension. We are one of only 13 Fortune 500 companies to offer a traditional pension plan. Full-time employees are vested after five years of service.
  • 401(k) with up to 4% contribution match. The 401(k) is offered in addition to the pension.
  • Paid time off. Paid vacation, personal days, sick days, bereavement days and parental leave.
  • Career development. Including a tuition reimbursement program for higher education and industry designations.
     

Additional benefits that include company-paid basic life insurance; short-and long-term disability insurance; orthodontic coverage for children and adults; adoption assistance; fertility and infertility coverage; well-being programs; paid volunteer hours for service to your community; and dollar-for-dollar matching of your charitable gifts each year.

 

Position Summary

  • The Hiring Manager will also consider candidates for Finance Accountant I or Senior.  Level of position offered will be based upon the depth and breadth of selected candidate’s experience and qualifications.     

Under moderate supervision, performs accounting functions to organize, analyze, track and report financial activities on both a statutory accounting principles (SAP) and generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) basis.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Analyzes, verifies and balances all source data used in the preparation of journal entries, financial statements, reports, schedules and other documents in terms of accuracy, completeness and compliance with requirements.
  • Prepares and/or reviews monthly account and system reconciliations.
  • Prepares various journal entries, statistical reports, surveys, supporting schedules, information returns, management reports and financial statements for internal use and external filings in accordance with applicable accounting principles or regulations within the required deadlines.
  • Maintains and applies a working knowledge of various regulatory guidance (SAP/GAAP/SEC/SVO/IRS).
  • Demonstrates analytical and research skills.
  • Understands the control environment and adheres to applicable internal controls.
  • Prepares and maintains internal control documentation and testing in accordance with SOX/MAR.
  • Maintains working knowledge of systems and applications and process flows participating in upgrades as appropriate.
  • Prepares workpapers for review by internal and external auditors.
  • Recommends process improvements and challenges current processes for increased efficiencies and effectiveness.
  • Provides guidance regarding accounting principles or regulations.
  • Completes special projects as required.
  • Performs other duties as required.

 

The first three duties listed are the functions identified as essential to the job. Essential functions are those job duties that must be performed in order for the job to be accomplished. 

 

This position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the incumbent. Employees are required to follow any other job-related instruction and to perform any other duties as requested by their supervisor, or as become clear. 

Competencies

Values Diversity
Self-Development
Nimble Learning
Collaborates
Information Management Skills
Customer Focus
Cultivates Innovation
Job-Specific Knowledge
Instills Trust
Optimizes Work Processes
Ensures Accountability
Decision Quality

Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in accounting, or related field, required. Three years' experience in accounting or related finance experience, required. Working knowledge of spreadsheet, reporting, query and/or database software preferred. Working knowledge of GAAP required, SAP preferred. The position requires the incumbent to work weekends and restrict vacation during peak periods. **Incumbents focused on allocations and balancing systems may substitute seven years of related experience in lieu of degree.

Physical Requirements

Lifting/Moving 0-20 lbs; Occasional (<20%)
Lifting/Moving 20-50 lbs; Occasional (<20%)
Ability to move over 50 lbs using lifting aide equipment; Occasional (<20%)
Driving; Rarely
Pushing/Pulling/moving objects, equipment with wheels; Occasional (<20%)
Manual Keying/Data Entry/inputting information/computer use; Frequent (50-80%)
Climbing/accessing heights; Rarely


Nearest Major Market: Erie