Position Overview:

Under the direction of senior management and the Corporate Controller, you are responsible for the management and operation of our U.S. accounting activities & responsibilities.  We are seeking a hands-on, roll-up-your-sleeves individual who brings their business, finance, systems & operations skills to this position, to lead accounting and related functions, to work closely with our management team, and to help position the operation for growth & opportunities.

Who We Are:

  • Pacific Coast E&S Insurance Services is a leader in the niche E&S insurance field with offices in California and Washington, currently writing business in California, Nevada, Arizona, Oregon, Washington and Idaho.  Our head office is located in Santa Rosa, CA.
  • Our people are committed to performance, teamwork, positive outcomes, and career development that lead to mutual success.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Located in our headquarters office in Santa Rosa you have responsibility for accounting & finance activities for all locations of Pacific Coast E&S Insurance Services.
  • Accounting responsibilities include supervising non-exempt accounting staff, and working along side staff to handle:
    • accounts receivables & collections,
    • cash management,
    • general operations & trust payables,
    • general ledger, subsidiary ledgers & reconciliations,
    • financial statements preparation & analysis,
    • budget, variance & comparisons,
    •  payroll & benefits administration,
    • management reports, and
    • numerous business tax returns preparation & reconciliations.
    • Related functions include coordination with IT staff, systems & processes;  facilities & vendor relations and planning;  compliance & risk analysis to promote policies, internal controls & performance standards across all departments, all locations.
    • Your mandate is to work with our team to accurately and thoroughly meet all deadlines for financial reporting & regulatory compliance;  help set & maintain corporate standards to provide superior customer service in the most cost-effective, efficient manner;  meet management reporting expectations & needs.

Qualifications:

  • 5 + years senior-role experience in accounting & in operations leadership.
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business or related subject, required.   CPA certification, preferred.
  • Demonstrated technical accounting skills and knowledge.
  • Knowledge of unique financial accounting & reporting requirements of the insurance industry, preferred.
  • Familiarity with electronic accounting packages, required.
  • Strong computer skills with demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Word/Excel and familiarity with database concepts.
  • Experience managing & training a team.
  • Must have high level of interpersonal skills with ability to effectively communicate, oral & written, with people at all levels, from all backgrounds, with poise, tact and diplomacy.
  • Must be a team player, with ablility to lead and to collaborate with varied teams.
  • A high level of self-motivation and proactiveness;  this position requires you to be versatile & flexible, to readily take on whatever function necessary for the company’s growth & success.
  • Ability to think outside the box for solutions.
  • Professional appearance, cheerful manner, good communication skills, good humored; love details and people.
  • The favored candidate will have all the above with a proven track record of outstanding customer service, computer systems knowledge with workflow efficiencies development,  hands-on accounting operations & related activities experience, accounting operations leadership experience in a high energy/high volume environment, preferably in Property & Casualty insurance.

We work with you to develop your skills and talents to their fullest potential, exposing you to a broad range of assignments and continuous learning opportunities in a dynamic and fast paced environment.

We offer you a comprehensive benefit plan including medical, dental, vision care and 401k plan.

How to Apply:  Interested applicants should email their cover letter and resume outlining their qualifications to our Human Resource office:  people@pacificcoastes.com.

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest, however only those under consideration will be contacted.