Bestow is hiring a

Head of Accounting

Head of Accounting

  • REMOTE
  • FINANCE & ACCOUNTING – FINANCE & ACCOUNTING
  • FULL-TIME

ABOUT US

Bestow is the leading digital platform for life insurance. As both a direct- to-consumer destination and an infrastructure provider, Bestow is on a mission to make life insurance accessible to millions of underserved families.

We ideate fast, embrace change, and take risks. As a rapidly growing tech startup, we look for the best talent out there and try to stay out of their way. From scaling our business model to expanding our offerings, the day-to- day at Bestow offers endless professional growth opportunities. The people who succeed here look for problems and solutions. They are both passionate about their ideas and open to having their mind changed.

In the end, we value the same things our customers do: family. So we strive for work-life balance and believe happy employees make for better experiences and happier customers. It’s a model that helped us land the #2 spot on Forbes’ Best Startup Employers 2021 list. Boom!

The Finance team supports all areas of the business, from key strategic decisions to day-to-day operations. We are looking for a Head of Accounting excited to play a major role in the financial evolution of Bestow. You will work closely with the CFO, Controller and alongside the founders, leading accounting excellence through robust analytics, automation and process improvement.

We ideally would like this person located in Dallas/Austin, TX but are open to Remote for the right candidate.

ABOUT THE ROLE

  • Drive process improvement and efficiency to increase the timeliness and accuracy of the financials, that supports the development of our long-term vision and strategy.
  • Support the internal and external audit relationships as well as requests for information and clarification from external partners and State regulators.
  • Strive for a high level of documentation over processes, risks and controls as the Company continues to scale.
  • Maintain strong company and sector expertise. Maintain current knowledge on emerging market trends, while sharing knowledge with the broader team.
  • Conduct research and analysis of operational effectiveness and business processes.
  • Align departmental goals, processes and resource allocation with Bestow’s organizational strategy.
  • Support business development led by Business Line leaders including conducting research and contributing strategy to presentations and proposals. Analyze the viability of various opportunities from a financial accounting perspective.
  • Assist with presentations for investors, corporate communications, and marketing initiatives.
  • Assess data and utilize tools/applications to improve the efficiency and operating effectiveness of processes and team assignments.
  • Strong understanding of U.S. GAAP and NAIC SSAP (STAT) and the accounting basis differences, as well as tax related concepts.

ABOUT YOU

  • 10+ years of professional experience, preferably in public accounting and/or the insurance industry with exposure and oversight of the monthly/quarterly close.
  • 3+ years experience leading a team both through processes and performance development.
  • Superior financial and investment analysis capabilities, including ability to utilize systems and applications to identify and communicate the drivers of variances to prior and plan. First-principles approach to understanding complex concepts.
  • Exceptional presentation skills.
  • Outstanding communicator with ability to influence and drive change.
  • Collaborative style and viewed as a strong business partner, both efficient and consistently adding value.
  • Continuously strive to improve the Financial Accounting and Reporting function; ensure best in class practices are in place.
  • Solicit and accept feedback, criticism, and alternative points of view.
  • Intellectually curious and demonstrated self-starter.
  • Undergraduate degree required.

BONUS POINTS

  • MBA or advanced degree is a plus. CPA/CA/CIA credentials preferred

TOTAL REWARDS

  • Competitive salary
  • Open PTO plan
  • 100% paid premiums for medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Annual bonus based on individual and company performance
  • Generous equity grant based on level
  • Flexible work-from-home policy and open to remote

We value diversity at Bestow. We hire, recruit, and promote without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, pregnancy or maternity, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law. We understand the importance of creating a safe and comfortable work environment and encourage individualism and authenticity in every member of our team.

Bestow does not sponsor applicants for work visas at this time.

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