Job #: 1461
Title: Head of Accounting
Job Location: Cincinnati, Ohio - United States
Employment Type: Full Time / Direct Hire
Salary: $160,000.00 - $220,000.00 - US Dollars - Yearly
Employer Will Recruit From:
Relocation Paid?: No


Management Skills 

  • Develop team to high performance that is highly engaged, efficient and recognized as experts both internally throughout the global Munich Re organization and externally among our clients.
  • Ensure all Accounting Department associates have a clear understanding of corporate and departmental objectives, and have challenging personal objectives.
  • Provide challenging tasks and assignments and hold frequent development discussions with associates to provide career growth and development.

First and foremost the successful candidate will demonstrate a consistent need for achievement, a strong work ethic and a drive to make a difference.


Position Overview:
Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, the Head of Accounting will provide leadership and guidance with respect to financial reporting, accounting, and income tax matters.


Financial Reporting, Technical Accounting, Taxation, Investments

  • Design and implement efficient internal financial reporting and monitoring systems and internal controls.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of automated systems.
  • Involved in the timely delivery of quality financial reports, including commentary and analysis for distribution to local Senior Management, Home Office and on all required bases (IFRS, IFRS-Munich Re, Munich, US GAAP, Statutory Basis, US Income Tax, and the European Commission’s Solvency II).
  • Responsible for corporate and premium tax returns and the management of audits from tax authorities in cooperation with the regional tax function.
  • Lead accounting projects and participate in company-wide and/or group wide projects.
  • Assist in the creation of the Annual Business Plan, administration expense budgets, forecasts, and monitoring results.
  • Provide timely and effective business development support including pro-forma financials and regulatory impacts to meet business development needs as required.
  • Manage financial audit engagements, external and internal.
  • Maintain business relationships with peers at client companies and within the industry generally – i.e. other insurers/ reinsurers, bank, state regulatory personnel, tax authorities, industry analysts (AM Best, etc.) and auditors.


  • A minimum of 15 years of financial management experience, either Big 4 public accounting, insurance industry or equivalent.
  • CPA and other professional accounting designation preferred.
  • Excellent understanding of financial reporting in insurance and reinsurance preferred.
  • Experience in GAAP, IFRS, Statutory and Income Tax bases of accounting and Solvency II.
  • Ability to interpret and apply new accounting rules, policies and regulations.
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership and team management skills.
  • Proven history of creating, growing and sustaining a strong productive team.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and influencing skills across all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple (and sometimes changing) priorities
  • Strong SAP systems knowledge preferred.
  • Domestic and international travel required


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