Lead Accounting Policy - Financial Services

Purpose of Job

We are currently seeking talented Lead Accounting Policy for our San Antonio, TX facility.

Supports USAA's accounting and reporting teams as it relates to policy development and implementations. Experienced in complex accounting and regulatory standards with the ability to effectively communicate and provide expert counsel and recommendations to senior management regarding accounting and reporting policies and practices

Job Requirements

  • Leads USAA's GAAP accounting and reporting research activities and provides appropriate technical accounting interpretation on the application of GAAP  to finance and accounting personnel and senior management.
  • Creates, maintains and ensures implementation of appropriate accounting policies and best practices, evaluates and analyzes proposed transactions for accounting implications and potential impact of proposed accounting standards, and prepares documentation supporting USAA's accounting positions taken on significant or complex transactions.
  • Assesses the impact of new accounting standards to USAA and leads implementation across affected functional areas.
  • Assists with drafting comment letters to the FASB or NAIC on proposed accounting standards and represents USAA on several influential external accounting committees.
  • Accountable for USAA's position with regards to E&Y's technical accounting and reporting inquiries.
  • Identifies and documents accounting and business requirements impacting USAA systems and processes (including up and downstream).
  • Supports various company or line of business specific initiatives as it relates to assessing accounting, reporting and disclosure implications.
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance, or a Bachelor's degree in another field coupled with a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation required.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree; Four additional years of related experience beyond the minimum required may be substituted in lieu of a degree.
  • Eight or more years of accounting or related work experience required.
  • Subject matter expert knowledge of relevant industry data sources and knowledge of data analysis.

Preferred

  • Master's degree in Finance, Accounting, or Business Administration (MBA)
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Experience pertaining to Financial Services including Banking, Insurance and Broker Dealers
  • Ability to coordinate and work closely with other business units, including the lines of business, legal and compliance.
  • Prior experience with Banking industry reporting requirements related to supporting requests from regulatory authorities.
  • Strategic thinker that can come with point of view and initiate needed action

The above description reflects the details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job and should not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be performed in the job.

At USAA our employees enjoy one of the best benefits packages in the business, including a flexible business casual or casual dress environment, comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans, along with wellness and wealth building programs. Additionally, our career path planning and continuing education will assist you with your professional goals.

USAA also offers a variety of on-site services and conveniences to help you manage your work and personal life, including seven cafeterias, two company stores and three fitness centers.

Relocation assistance is available for this position.