Job Description


Our client has Retained The Carlisle Group to conduct a search for a Controller in Wilmington Delaware. This can be a hybrid position with 2 days in the office. Our client is an A Rated P&C Insurance company. We are looking for someone that has Insurance Accounting experience and an MBA and/or CPA.

Overall Job Description:

Reporting to the CFO, the Controller will coordinate the overall workflow of the Accounting and Direct Bill departments for this mid-size regional Property and Casualty insurance carrier. The Controller will be responsible for supervising, training, and assisting the staff of these departments.

Essential Duties:

  • Completion of monthly and year-end closing entries and final Trial Balance, reviewing to ensure accuracy.
  • Conduct account analysis and provide supporting documents for all accounts on the Trial Balance of all companies; assist in solving reconciliation issues.
  • Manage the timely and accurate completion and filing of all statutory accounting and insurance regulatory functions for the Company.
  • Manage and review the completion of audited financial statements for approval by external auditing firms.
  • Coordinate insurance audits with outside auditors and state financial examiners and review of other regulatory compliance requirements.
  • Oversee accounting functions for investment activities and reinsurance transactions.
  • Provide financial analysis of statutory financial statements and management commentary.
  • Make records available and work with the outside actuary and tax accountant.
  • Review and coordination of reinsurance recoveries near or over the 90-day limit.
  • Keep appropriate senior management advised of cash flows.
  • Maintain computer software and hardware required to operate the Accounting Department.
  • Recommend required changes to current data processing systems and manual procedures or policies.
  • Responsible for timely completion and review of the monthly financial close process including expense accruals and IBNR reserves.
  • Preparation of "month only" analysis and prepare explanations of unusual items or variances. Conduct review of Directors monthly cash position.
  • Preparation of quarterly and annual statement blanks and scheduling and coordination of any activities required for their completion.
  • Responsible for various year end filings to Dept. of Banking and Insurance, AM Best, and NAIC. For example: Management Discussion and Analysis, Risk Based Capital, and Market Conduct
  • Supervision of Accounting and Billing staff including annual performance evaluation.
  • Participation in Company strategic planning including planning and coordination of financial impact proformas for new projects.
  • Ability to accommodate an irregular work schedule and establish the personal mobility to attend financial training workshops and seminars.


  • Ability to facilitate a strong and effective internal control environment
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with a strong attention to detail
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and organization skills
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills
  • Team oriented
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality


  • Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting
  • CPA required
  • 8 -10 years Accounting experience, including Property & Casualty Insurance Accounting experience
  • Five years supervisory experience


$0.00 — $100,000.00
Wilmington DE