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Palo Alto, California

Senior Accountant


Next Insurance is a fast-growing 350+ person startup based in Silicon Valley and is led by a team of experienced entrepreneurs with a history of successful outcomes. Our mission is to transform insurance for small businesses by combining world-class technology and phenomenal customer service to offer better insurance at a lower price. Next has raised over $380 million from top tier investors and is the valley’s latest unicorn, valued at over $1 billion.

 

Next is looking for explorers who are filled with curiosity, have the desire to travel the unbeaten path, and realize new heights in providing small business owners with the peace of mind to run their businesses. If you move fast, customer-focused, and willing to challenge the status quo, Next Insurance might just be your next journey.

 

We are looking for a Senior Accountant to join our growing Finance team. You will be a part of the accounting team, running day-to-day accounting functions and reporting processes for Next while collaborating and communicating with cross-functional teams. Keeping an eye out for process and efficiency improvement, you’ll work with the team to create scalable processes for a company in hypergrowth. If you’re looking to leverage your insurance and accounting knowledge in a new role with an insurtech leader – you belong here! 

What You’ll Do:

Participate in month-end close process and reporting

Participate in annual and quarterly statutory reporting/filing and compliance process

Participate in internal, external, and DOI audit projects and prepare audited financial statement

Support financial audit projects

Support internal control process and procedure

Assist with income tax, premium tax, and federal tax filings

Support risk assessment project and agency rating project

Research and document new accounting pronouncements and impact on the company

Identify, develop and maintain procedures to improve efficiency and quality of financial functions and reporting for financial strength rating readiness

Implement and maintain policies and procedures in accordance with GAAP and SSAP

What We Need:

Public CPA firm experience

2-5 years of accounting experience with increasing responsibility, including involvement in financial close/financial reporting process (insurance experience a bonus)

Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment where priorities often shift and juggling of multiple tasks is the norm

Expert knowledge of US GAAP accounting, statutory insurance accounting (SSAP) a bonus

Effective communication skills and belief that success lies in the details

Strong system skills with ERP systems as well as Microsoft Office products; NetSuite preferred

A high degree of reliability and integrity

Strong cross-functional collaboration with the ability to drive initiatives to resolve problems

Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and/or Accounting, CPA or CPA candidate preferred

 

One of our core values is ‘Play as a Team’; this means making sure everyone has an equal chance to participate and make a difference. We win by playing together. Next Insurance is an equal opportunity employer and prioritizes building a diverse and inclusive workplace. We provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants of any type and do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, genetic information or characteristic, gender identity and expression, veteran status, or other non-job-related characteristics or other prohibited grounds specified in applicable federal, state, and local laws. Next’s policy is to comply with all applicable laws related to nondiscrimination and equal opportunity and will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.