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This is your opportunity to join AXIS Capital – a trusted global provider of specialty lines insurance and reinsurance. We stand apart for our outstanding client service, intelligent risk taking and superior risk adjusted returns for our shareholders. We also proudly maintain an entrepreneurial, disciplined and ethical corporate culture. As a member of AXIS, you join a team that is among the best in the industry.

The Accountant is integral to our Finance team as the Accountant will be working alongside a group who is focused on promoting exceptional accounting, reporting and analysis.

We are seeking a highly motivated Accountant with an enthusiasm to grow and learn. This role will have direct interactions with the work completed by the finance teams in the US and India, as well as interface with other teams in respective AXIS business units across the globe.

You will be joining a business that is in an exciting growing time. You will also be surrounded by a fantastic finance team with many opportunities to learn.


  • Support the Finance Reporting Managers and Assistant Controller with the review and/or production of annual and quarterly regulatory reports (Yellowbook) for four US legal entities
  • Utilize Blackline, a process management tool, to manage offshore team deliverables, provide feedback and monitor compliance with review checklists, which feed into service level agreements reporting metrics
  • Prepare legal entity controller reports for non-operating entities and explain variances
  • Provide support with audit/examination inquiries
  • Review balance sheet reconciliations including bank reconciliations
  • Assist with special projects and create ad-hoc reports as required by the manager
  • Maintain knowledge of current jurisdiction specific accounting and regulatory standards
  • Other accounting and reporting responsibilities as needed


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting
  • Detail oriented and accurate
  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and prioritize multiple assignments to meet deadlines
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)


  • Take accountability for delivering on personal goals and assigned tasks
  • Prioritize and allocates work actions based on importance, value, urgency and Global finance needs
  • Takes initiative, has a positive, can-do attitude with a strong work ethic, motivation and willingness to learn
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Generates new ideas and processes for day-to-day work to support continuous improvement.
  • Ability to collaborate in an interdisciplinary dynamic team environment, partner with and build relationships internally and externally
  • Capable of working under pressure, taking independent decisions and solving problems timely
  • Team player, open to diversity, with the ability to manage and motivate global teams with effective delegation power
  • Detail oriented while maintaining broad business perspectives
  • Concise and professional written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills required
  • Process improvement skills and experience
  • Ability to occasionally work non-standard hours during reporting peaks as necessary to meet deadlines