We didn’t create Bold Penguin because commercial insurance is broken. It isn’t. But as the world has gotten more connected and digitized, commercial insurance lags behind—creating a fragmented landscape where businesses, agents, and insurance companies struggle to interact in a smooth and easy way. That’s why we’ve built a highly efficient exchange that cuts the friction out of commercial insurance by connecting everyone to the right quote in record time.
Powering the world of insurance is no small feat, so we’ve brought on a team that’s not only incredibly talented, but also passionate about our potential to upgrade the entire industry. As more and more companies big and small depend on our technology to operate in the commercial insurance space, we’ll need the best talent all around to support our growth. That’s why we’re looking at you (yes, you!) to make a bold move and join our adventure.
What You’ll Do:
Assist with quarterly and year-end financial audit activities and the annual corporate financial controls audit.
Work on the monthly close and general accounting functions, including, but not limited to: accounts payable, accounts receivable, general ledger, cash management, and taxes.
Assist with the budget and forecast process.
Assist with payroll as needed.
Perform ad hoc analysis and projects as requested.
Review, receive and post commission/override payments and work with compliance to ensure timely and accurate payment.
Coordinate with implementation team to identify when billing milestones are met and ensure that invoices are promptly submitted and paid.
Work closely with and integrate external accounting partner staff into monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reporting processes and develop a strong working relationship.
Work with external auditors/tax accountants to ensure correct and timely closing and reporting at year-end.
Other duties as assigned.
Skills and Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance.
5+ of progressive accounting experience.
Thorough knowledge of U.S. GAAP.
Excellent verbal and written communication abilities across all levels of an organization.
QuickBooks Online experience.
Knowledge of employee relationship building and performance management techniques.
Advanced Microsoft Office skills, specifically with Excel and Word.
Experience with other financial systems including QuickBooks Online preferred.
Ability to adapt with an evolving and high growth industry.
Ability to work effectively in a remote environment and to own assigned responsibilities, ensuring timely completion with a high level of quality.
Bonus points for Insurtech background or commercial insurance experience!
Previous experience working at a brokerage a plus! CPA or MBA another plus!
We offer competitive wages and annual bonus opportunities! Benefits include:
Medical, Dental and Vision
Long Term Disability and Life Insurance
401K with a company match
Employee Assistance Program
Remote Culture. Moving to Columbus not an option? No problem. We’re happy to discuss remote work options. Here at Bold Penguin our remote employees are top of mind, and we have created an inclusive, engaging remote environment.
Choose-your-own gear. Whether you prefer Mac, PC, or Linux, one screen or three, we’ll set you up for success.
Stay connected to the Glacier. We slack. A lot. We also like to video conference regularly. We even have all- hands “Waddles” held Tuesday – Friday 12:00PM EST.
Penguin bling. Like swag themed after a certain antarctic bird? Just. You. Wait.
Bold Penguin believes in inclusion. That’s why we’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer that considers all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, beak size, or inability to fly.
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