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Reinsurance Consultant



Remote · United States
Posted on Wednesday, August 23, 2023

Reinsurance Consultant

Remote - US Finance & Accounting Job ID R13649

Reinsurance Consultant - Mastery

Controllers Organization of Corporate Finance



*We are hiring Remote in the U.S. with travel once a quarter to MA* 

About the Corporate Controller Organization:

The Controllers Organization is responsible for delivering on the foundation of credibility and control of the core financial information leveraged across Finance to communicate with leadership, key business partners and regulators on the enterprise’s actual results, forecast implications and strategic decision making.  This work considers legal entity structures, distribution channel, and product results as well as how these impact our capital optimization and operating liquidity.

We are a diverse group of professionals experienced in and responsible for accounting, financial reporting, tax, policy and controls, cash operations, corporate finance data and systems management as well as wealth management finance activities.  We are seeking engaging professionals with strong communication skills and deep intellectual curiosity to ensure the timely and efficient reporting of results. We not only perform the required activities. We are looked to as business partners who add value by challenging existing operating practices, strengthening controls and highlighting trends and insights.

The Opportunity

Overall responsibility for reinsurance accounting and reporting supporting financial statements, and regulatory filings for MassMutual; including related controls. Responsible for the accounting, settlements, cash processing oversight and business analysis with a focus on STAT and GAAP basis for reinsurance transactions. In this role, as well as all roles within MassMutual, you will demonstrate accountability, agility, a dedication to be inclusive, strong business acumen, and will show courage, even in the most difficult situations. Effective communication skills will be key to successful relationship-building and articulating the reasoning and bases for your recommendations and conclusions. You will demonstrate an inquisitive approach, asking probing questions to identify issues with specificity.

What success looks like.

  • Successfully implement and perform activities related to reinsurance accounting research, projects, reporting and analysis
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of the team’s processes, analysis capabilities, and controls
  • Contribute to our successful transition to new technology solutions to automate and improve our processes
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple priorities, communicate and collaborate effectively, and deliver on your commitments
  • Key competencies for success include Accountability, Business Acumen, Agility, and Communication

The Team

As a Reinsurance Consultant in the Controllers Organization of Corporate Finance you will join us as we continue our progress towards becoming the best-in-class financial stewards for MassMutual.  This position is a key contributor on the team that manages and executes reinsurance accounting and analysis, including oversight of financial reporting outcomes of all MassMutual reinsurance treaties.  This position resides within the Controllers Organization of Corporate Finance. This is an opportunity for an experienced accounting professional who thrives in a highly dynamic and agile environment to collaborate across teams seeking solid execution and improving outcomes.

The Reinsurance Controllership team is a high-profile team in the Controller’s organization comprised of talented accounting professionals who possess diverse ranges of experiences and backgrounds. Overall responsibility for our team is month end and quarterly close and oversight of general ledger as well as an accounting research and analysis in order to support reinsurance impacts to financial statements and regulatory filings. Our team has a high business acumen and is driven to provide timely and accurate financial information to our customers. We pride ourselves on working with agility and being a reliable source of information in the organization. We strive to continuously improve and achieve results by actively listening, seeking, understanding and creating solutions as a unified team. The team continues to grow due to the growing number of projects and initiatives that we are part of. 

The Impact:

  • Leads the accounting research and implementation for new reinsurance deals or reinsurance related transactions ensuring accuracy and compliance with accounting regulations. This includes the monitoring and governance, oversight, process change and transaction controls, including those executed by vendors that provide accounting services to the Company
  • Drives accountability by collaborating with accounting policy and other areas within the Controllers Organization on the evaluation of new GAAP and statutory accounting guidance impacts on reinsurance
  • Leads Management Reviews on reinsurance. Designs and improves the analysis on trends and results, use strong business acumen and communication skills collaborating with peers and other departments to draft commentary which enables readers to quickly understand the reinsurance financial results and drivers
  • Exhibits strong leadership presence and communications skills in presenting results to various levels of management
  • Develops, documents, and assures adherence to an internal control framework that ensures accurate and timely financial reporting Makes recommendations to continuously improve the overall control environment
  • Understands how data flows through the financial systems to the accounting function, planning appropriately for changes and prioritizing and implementing enhancements
  • Plays a key role in creating a collaborative and inclusive culture by working closely with outsourced vendors and other areas within the Controllers Organization to build trust through increasing understanding of and respecting differences
  • Uses professional insight to identify, initiate and/or lead initiatives and continuous improvement activities that increase efficiency and add value
  • Effectively collaborates with internal and external auditors and provide complete and accurate source document information, including control execution documentation and support
  • Assist with reinsurance accounting close cycles as needed

The Minimum Qualifications

  • CPA
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance
  • A minimum of 8+ years of relevant experience in public accounting or large sophisticated corporate environment

The Ideal Qualifications

  • Experience in insurance company GAAP and statutory accounting and reporting
  • Experience in successful process redesign from system enhancements and conversion
  • Pro-active, detail oriented, deadline driven; possess excellent documentation and analytical skills
  • Results oriented, flexible, self-motivated, and able to work in a team environment with limited direct supervision
  • Solid written and oral communication skills
  • Proven ability to successfully handle competing priorities and multiple deliverables

What to Expect as Part of MassMutual and the Team

  • Regular meetings with the Reinsurance Accounting Team 
  • Focused one-on-one meetings with your manager
  • Access to mentorship opportunities 
  • Networking opportunities including access to Asian, Hispanic/Latinx, African American, women, LGBTQ, veteran and disability-focused Business Resource Groups
  • Access to learning content on Degreed and other informational platforms
  • Your ethics and integrity will be valued by a company with a strong and stable ethical business with industry leading pay and benefits



Salary Range: $104,900.00-$137,700.00 Apply

MassMutual is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer Minority/Female/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Individual with Disability/Protected Veteran. We welcome all persons to apply. Note: Veterans are welcome to apply, regardless of their discharge status.

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