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Technical Accounting Supervisor in Jersey City, NJ at Verisk Analytics

Date Posted: 8/30/2018

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Verisk Analytics has an amazing story to tell. In 2016, Forbes magazine named Verisk Analytics to its World’s Most Innovative Companies list and to its America’s Best Large Employers list. If you’re looking for a career that transforms, inspires, challenges, and rewards you, then come join us.

At Verisk, you can build a rewarding career with challenging and meaningful work; create a positive, lasting impact on the business; and find the support, coaching, and training you need to advance your career. Our culture of innovation means your ideas on how to improve our business will be heard. As key contributors to our success, our team members enjoy working in a business-casual, collaborative environment that offers state-of-the-art resources, advanced technologies, and an excellent benefits package.

Verisk Analytics is a leading data analytics provider serving customers in insurance, natural resources, and financial services. We’ve been delivering data, analytics, and decision support services to our customers for more than 45 years. At Verisk, you’ll be part of an organization that’s committed to serving the long-term interests of our stakeholders, including the communities where we operate.


The Accounting division of Verisk Analytics is seeking a proactive Technical Accounting Supervisor to assist with the coordination and preparation of our monthly accounting and reporting activities for operations across our domestic and international businesses.  In this role you’ll also perform due diligence on mergers and acquisitions by performing buyer-facing financial audits and accounting policy assessments on prospective targets. 

The successful candidate will be intellectually curious, passionate about their work, and will enjoy working in a high performing, motivated, and collaborative team environment 

This position is based in our Jersey City, NJ office, conveniently located across the street from the Newport path station.  Just one stop from Christopher Street, we’re an easy 10-minute commute from lower Manhattan (and about 20 minutes from Brooklyn).

Additional day to day expectations of this role are:

•Assist with the financial integration efforts of newly acquired companies.

•Perform research of various technical accounting topics, interpret/assess new guidance issued by the FASB and SEC, and implement findings into the business operations.

•Draft technical accounting position papers documenting accounting conclusions related to various transactions, such as business combinations, divestitures, debt and equity financing, lease accounting, etc. Identify accounting issues that relate to multiple lines of business and develop and implement resolutions; and provide accounting support to the Technical Accounting management team.

•Coordinate, prepare and/or review required documentation to fulfill quarterly review and annual audit requests, working closely with internal and external auditors.

•Prepare analysis of financial statements for applicable areas and work directly with our external auditors to resolve audit questions.

•Prepare and/or review a variety of routine and ad hoc financial reports and reporting packages for management and other internal customers, as well as assist in other ad hoc projects.

•Participate in SOX (Sarbanes-Oxley) compliance, audits, and resolution of any matters.

•Provide accounting advisory and consulting services to finance and business unit personnel to ensure the timely resolution of corporate and transaction-specific accounting issues

•Complete all responsibilities as outlined on annual Performance Plan, special projects or other duties assigned.

The successful candidate will have:

• Education – BS Degree in Accounting from an accredited college or university required.

• 2-4 years of technical accounting experience (Big 4 or large regional audit firm experience strongly preferred) with a proven record of progressive responsibility in applying SEC and U.S. GAAP rules to complex technical accounting topics.

• CPA or In-Process CPA preferred.

• Very strong or advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

• 1-2 years of experience with advanced accounting concepts such as business combinations, new guidance assessment and implementation, or other transactions outside of core operations.

• Experience in reading, analyzing and interpreting financial reports and complex business documents. 

• Experience in authoring reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals.  (Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from internal constituents, including Finance management and operational leaders.

•  Able to work well under pressure with a proactive approach to problem solving. 

• Strong organizational skills, attention to detail and openness to new ideas and procedures. Ability to perform multiple special requests, with varying deadlines, while maintaining routine workload demands and deadlines.

We offer an excellent compensation package. Our benefits package is competitive and includes full healthcare options, a 401(k) plan, and generous paid time off program.


Verisk Analytics is an Equal Opportunity Employer