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Chief Accounting Officer - Corporate Controller

Employer
Brown & Brown, Inc.
Location
Daytona Beach, USA
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Jul 25, 2024

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Job Function
Accounting/Audit/Tax
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
Built on meritocracy, our unique company culture rewards self-starters and those who are committed to doing what is best for our customers.

Brown & Brown, Inc. is a growing, global insurance brokerage firm developing risk management solutions and services since 1939. Our unique culture is built on honestly, integrity, innovation and discipline and defines who was are and how we treat our customers, teammates and the communities we serve. We think of ourselves as a team, so we have teammates---not employees. We prioritize health, family and business---in that order. We embrace and celebrate diversity, always striving to be an inclusive place where you have the power to be yourself. Traded on the New York Stock Exchange as BRO, Brown & Brown is a big company that doesn't act like one.

As a key member of the executive finance leadership team, the Chief Accounting Officer and Corporate Controller will report to the Global Chief Financial Officer and is responsible for overseeing all aspects of accounting operations and supporting the company's financial health. This leadership position is a strategic expert and business partner working collaboratively across the company to help Brown & Brown achieve top results. More than a technical accounting expert providing oversight for financial controls, tax and operational improvements, the role will work cross-functionally to contribute to business transformation and delivering upon business strategy and operational objectives.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Lead the continued development and implementation of global accounting operations and core systems, anticipate business and accounting trends and complex challenges, and ensuring integration and alignment with Company strategy and business objectives.
  • Lead the organization's accounting function and corporate accounting team, ensuring high collaboration across the organization by partnering with the business.
  • Lead and coordinate the continued development and delivery of new accounting policies, financial guidelines and protocols, and procedures to ensure compliance with GAAP, SEC rules, internal controls, statutory reporting, industry best practices, other regulatory standards, and good financial practices.
  • Support M&A efforts including due diligence activities, offering insights on finance and accounting impacts related to deal structuring, helping to identify finance and accounting synergies, determining valuation allocation as well as contingent earn out liabilities, and helping with advanced analytics.
  • Create and establish yearly financial initiatives and goals that align with the Company's plan for growth and expansion.
  • Manage and report on the performance of accounting operations and set appropriate performance objectives for individuals and teams.
  • Identify the capability needs to meet the current and emerging business needs within the global finance organization. Provide ongoing evaluation of current capabilities, identify gaps, create and implement continuous improvement initiatives, and prioritize development activities.
  • Evaluate and evolve the organization structure to align with corporate principles that enable the achievement of business objectives.
  • Lead month-end, quarter-end, and year-end closing procedures. Provide summary financial statements and reports that can assist in interpreting the Company's current financial position. Additionally, manage a variety of accounting procedures and directing the monthly closing procedure.
  • Be actively engaged in the quarterly earnings process, in, using earning materials, preparation and filing of all Securities and Exchange Commission forms.
  • Evaluate and implement accounting systems and tools to streamline processes and improve efficiency.
  • Develop and enforce internal controls to appropriately protect Company assets, policies, procedures, and workflows.
  • Provide meaningful business analysis/financial perspective necessary for enterprise decisions and strategic planning.
  • Maintains current working knowledge of, stays abreast of, and ensures compliance with, all applicable local, state, federal, and international accounting rules, regulatory standards, and internal controls.
  • Provides leadership and empowers members of the accounting team to succeed and develop. Ensure the continued development of the corporate finance team, lead the finance rotation program and help to develop the divisional finance teams.
  • Represent the organization in a variety of industry and professional forums, as needed.
  • Present to the audit committee of the board of directors regarding new accounting and reporting matters.
  • Serve as the key liaison and coordinator with the Company's external auditors.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education, Experience and Knowledge

Required:
  • 15+ years' of progressive experience leading the corporate accounting function in a global publicly traded company.
  • Experienced in strategic management and leadership across Company functions.
  • BA/BS degree and CPA.
  • Experience with a public company's SEC filings.
  • Demonstrated experience managing accounting operations in a complex, multi-entity global environment.
  • Provide meaningful business analysis/financial perspective necessary for corporate decisions and strategic planning.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to interpret financial data and provide actionable insights.
  • Proven track record of developing high performing teams.
  • Strong understanding of tax matters and treasury functions for a complex global organization.
  • Significant global M&A experience.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We take pride in the diversity of our team and seek diversity in our applicants.

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