Senior Budget and Cost Accountant (7347BR) New York, New York

- Review and analyze the pre-allocated Actual vs. Plan expenses on a monthly basis for Business Units and Corporate Departments and investigate variances as needed.

- Provide support to the CVP for the day to day operations of the team.

- Review and analyze expense allocations for Business Units/Corporate Departments.

- Assists in the coordination of the Corporate Budget/Planning process.

- Provides variance explanations to internal customers on allocated and pre-allocated expenses.

- Work closely with internal and external auditors as needed.

- Ensure procedural documentation is kept current for all of the team responsibilities and constantly look for automation opportunities to provide enhanced customer service and value.

- Support the Company’s Sarbanes-Oxley requirements.

- Assist on various ad hoc requests and special projects.

- Bachelor's degree in Accounting with 6-8 years experience.

- Prior experience in the Budget and Planning for expenses.

- Background in expense allocation process preferred.

- Proficient in Microsoft Excel 2007, Word 2007 and Power Point.

- Strong oral and written communication skills. Must be able to effectively communicate with various levels of management and internal customers.

- A self starter with strong analytical skills and detailed oriented.

- Ability to work in a face paced environment and shift priorities as necessary.

- Team oriented

-Insurance background preferred

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