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REMOTE OPTION: Accountant (Internal Controls)

Galveston, TX, US, 77550

American National is an established, stable, and successful multi-line insurance corporation that has provided financial strength and a sense of security to employees, customers and business partners since 1905.  We’ve been recognized by Forbes as one of America’s most trustworthy financial companies and best mid-sized employers. With focus on our organization’s values and cultural richness: Financial Strength, Integrity, Respect, Service and Teamwork (FIRST) and Agility, Collaboration, and Engagement (ACE) we continue to pursue our vision to be a leading provider of financial products and services for current and future generations.


What’s in it for you?

American National supports a comfortable, diverse, and inclusive work environment, following a casual dress code and focus on healthy work-life balance. We understand that comprehensive benefits are important which is why we offer a generous package that includes: medical, dental, vision, short and long-term disability, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, matching 401(k), paid time off, paid holidays, tuition reimbursement, health-wellness initiatives, and a volunteer program where employees are provided PTO for giving their time to a charity of choice, and referral bonuses! We also offer a comprehensive wellness program that includes onsite fitness centers and classes or discounted gym memberships, free health screenings, free flu shots, and more.

How you will make an impact:

  • Act as the “go-to” person for internal controls for the assigned business areas within the company and provide reliable and insightful resources for stakeholders at all levels
  • Partner with stakeholders and external auditors on all SOX matters, including coordination of quarterly and annual certifications and issue identification, isolation, and remediation for the audit of the company's internal controls over financial reporting
  • Lead process walk-throughs with stakeholders, ensuring that flowcharts, narratives, internal control system, and control design documentation meet internal/professional standards, are aligned with the COSO 2013 framework, follow company policies and procedures, and available to key stakeholders when applicable
  • Participate in the annual planning of the company’s SOX compliance efforts (e.g., risk assessment, materiality, significant accounts disclosures, establish milestones of key SOX activities, etc.)
  • Maintain regular communication with stakeholders to provide oversight and guidance on control design, operating effectiveness, nature, and degree of supporting evidence to validate execution of controls, ongoing change management, and effective monitoring of controls


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Four-year degree in accounting, finance, business, or economics (relevant auditing or internal controls work experience will be considered in lieu of degree)
  • One year of auditing experience or related internal controls experience
  • Proficiency in Excel and Microsoft Office programs
  • Ability to understand policies and procedures to effectively evaluate the control environment
  • Ability to identify and make recommendations on potential control gaps
  • Effectively communicate with auditees, management, peers, and external auditors
  • Maintain a high level of professionalism
  • The incumbent should lead by example and be able to successfully work either independently or on a team
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills
  • Maintain a high level of attention to detail and the ability to quickly access multiple projects and identify workable next steps for timely closure
  • Ability to travel and attend conferences, corporate meetings, and team events as-needed


Salary for this position can range from $56,495 for candidates who are minimally qualified through $70,619 for more highly qualified candidates. Candidates outside of the range are encouraged to apply, and will be considered based on experience, skill, and education.


Hiring Practices

The preceding job posting was designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this position. It is not intended to be interpreted as a comprehensive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications.


American National’s recruitment policies help us place individuals in a timely and efficient manner. Only the most qualified candidates will be contacted by our recruiting team. Candidates may check the status of their application(s) by logging into our Career Portal.


Learn more about our company, by following us on social media: LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter: @CareerswithAN


American National is an equal opportunity employer, committed to enhancing a diverse and inclusive environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, gender expression, national origin, veteran status, disability or any other legally protected categories.


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“If you believe you can make a difference in the lives of our clients, if you’re willing to work hard, if you want a fulfilling career, and if your values match ours, then I want you to work for American National. ” – James Pozzi, President and CEO.




Nearest Major Market: Galveston
Nearest Secondary Market: Houston

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