Senior External Reporting Accountant (GAAP)

Purpose of Job

We are currently seeking talented Senior External Reporting Analyst (GAAP) for our San Antonio, TX facility.

Position serves as an essential member of a team that is primarily responsible for the preparation and review of financial statements and related disclosures ensuring compliance with US GAAP and usefulness of financial statements to management, regulators, and other users/readers. Financial statements are required for multiple stand alone legal entities, USAA consolidated and benefit plans for companies/businesses that span multiple financial services facets under various regulatory regimes (including, but not limited to, banking, insurance and broker dealer). The position also provides support to external auditors

Job Requirements

  • Executes processes and controls necessary for the preparation of GAAP financial statement.
  • Partner with accounting, other finance teams, legal and business partners in identifying changes in the business or other items with potential financial reporting impact.
  • Prepare, communicate to stakeholders and actively monitor financial statement deliverables.
  • Manage internal and external reviews of all financial statements (subject matter experts, legal, senior management, disclosure committee, auditors). 
  • Work with external auditors throughout the financial statement preparation process. 
  • Partner with Accounting Policy to monitor, assess impact to USAA, influence, and implement new and proposed changes to financial reporting requirements.
  • Communicate these changes to management, business partners (ie, internal and external audit, treasury, compliance and legal, etc) to ensure appropriate discussion and execution of requisite actions.
  • Participate on special projects and perform other tasks as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree required. Four additional years of related experience beyond the minimum required may be substituted in lieu of a degree.
  • Six or more years of one or more of the following: External Reporting, Internal Reporting, Public Accounting or related work experience
  • Advanced knowledge of applicable Microsoft Office applications
  • Advanced knowledge of data analysis.
  • Advanced knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).


  • CPA designation
  • Experience pertaining to Bank, Bank Holding Company, Insurance (including Statutory Accounting Principles (SAP)
  • Series 27 (FINRA) license
  • Strong knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Strong organization, prioritization, collaboration, and communication skills
  • Proven ability to lead complex assignments and deliver high quality results.
  • Strategic thinker that can come with point of view and initiate needed action
  • Ability to communicate effectively with internal and external clients across the organization
  • Public Accounting Experience; Big 4 preferred

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.