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Accountant III

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Cat Financial
Nashville, Tennessee, United States
15 days ago



Reports to:     Various Managers

Department:  Various Accounting Units

Under limited supervision, conduct a wide variety of intricate and complex accounting duties and projects.  Assignments and work are generally broad in nature requiring a broad knowledge of accounting practices and procedures, originality and ingenuity.  Has appreciable latitude for unreviewed actions and decisions.   May make recommendations for changes in policies and procedures to correct accounting related problems and processes.  May provide training, guidance and check the work of less experienced accounting staff.   May research and provide guidance on proper classification of transactions.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  A wide variety of responsibilities may exist within the various Accounting units.  Responsibilities vary, but may include one or more of the following duties:

  1. Under limited supervision, performs a wide variety of intricate and complex accounting duties. Duties and responsibilities will be focused primarily toward activities requiring the use of in-depth accounting knowledge, practices and principles as well as ingenuity and originality.  Appreciable latitude for unreviewed actions and decisions are within the scope of delegated authority.
  2. Analyzes financial reports and records, and may make studies or recommendations relative to the accounting of reserves, assets and expenditures.
  3. May review and verify the accuracy of journal entries and accounting classifications assigned to various records.
  4. When inconsistencies or problems occur which are outside delegated authority, they are brought to the attention of management. Recommendations are made to management regarding the proper means by which to resolve these issues.
  5. May make recommendations for changes in policies and procedures to correct accounting related problems and processes.
  6. Applies a broad knowledge of advanced accounting methods and procedures.
  7. May coordinate and review lower-level accounting work assignments for accuracy and completeness.
  8. May participate in accounting system development, determining specifications, testing and implementation.
  9. May lead a project as a team leader.
  10. Understands the established continuous improvement objectives for the department. Measures progress toward the continuous improvement standards and ensure that the necessary measurements are maintained.  Participates in the resolution of any identified problems.  Analyzes data and makes all business decisions based on such analysis.
  11. Understands the Harassment policy of the company and is responsible for its application in all aspects of employment.



  1. Demonstrated ability to work independently.
  2. Demonstrated ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously.
  3. Demonstrated ingenuity and innovation.
  4. Demonstrated knowledge of ability to apply math computation skills including basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, as well as, statistics and other mathematical concepts used in modeling.
  5. Thorough knowledge of accounting distribution and ability to verify correctness and completeness of such information.
  6. Thorough knowledge of U.S. GAAP and FASB regulations and procedures as they related to the particular area of accounting.
  7. Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to use the software packages utilized by Accounting.
  8. Demonstrated ability to create and maintain advanced Excel spreadsheets and Word documents.
  9. Knowledge in property and casualty (P&C) insurance accounting (SSAP and GAAP) including the preparation of the yellow book and miscellaneous state department of insurance forms.
  10. Knowledge of P&C statutory software (such as FIS iworks), and Premium Pro would be beneficial, but not required.

Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, or a Bachelor’s Degree in another discipline plus 18 credit hours of Accounting, or successful completion of the Certified Public Accounting (CPA) or Certified Management Accountant (CMA) exam or the international equivalent.  A minimum of 2-4 years of exempt accounting experience is recommended.

  The preceding job description has been designed to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job.  It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive summary of all responsibilities, duties and effort required of employees assigned to this job.  At the discretion of management, this description may be changed at anytime to address the evolving needs of the organization.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 59859556
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee, United States
  • Position Title: Accountant III
  • Company Name: Cat Financial
  • Job Function: Accountant

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