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Financial Accountant I

Company: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
Location: San Antonio
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Purpose of Job

We are seeking a talented Financial Accountant I for our San Antonio, TX facility. This person may also work remotely in a100% Remote Work Environment.

Executes moderately complex to complex accounting functions, including preparation and review of journal entries and account reconciliations, preparation of financial results for internal and external purposes, audit support, and financial analysis. Performs in an advisory capacity to operational business leaders on matters pertaining to business initiatives or strategies. Serves as subject matter expert for less experienced team members, and resolves issues and navigates obstacles to deliver results.

Job Requirements

About USAA

USAA knows what it means to serve. We facilitate the financial security of millions of U.S. military members and their families. This singular mission requires a dedication to innovative thinking at every level.

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Primary Responsibilities:

  • Applies GAAP, STAT and regulatory accounting treatment to complex accounting transactions, and demonstrates understanding of key implications.
  • Communicates processes and procedures, financial results and analysis to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Performs in an advisory capacity to operational business leaders on matters pertaining to business initiatives or strategies.
  • Leads special projects and coordinates with key stakeholders to ensure timely completion.
  • Collaborates and maintains strong relationships with business partners.
  • Acquires and applies intermediate knowledge of the business to resolve issues and provide informed, proactive reporting and analysis to enable effective decision making.
  • Develops and maintains processes, procedures and tools.
  • Facilitates and reviews internal controls to ensure an effective and efficient financial system.
  • Provides guidance and shares knowledge with less experienced team members.
  • Serves as subject matter expert on projects related to accounting systems, legal structures, new product launches and other initiatives, ensuring compliance with accounting and reporting standards.
  • May participate in the RFP process.
  • Identifies opportunities for process improvements that further departmental goals and objectives.
  • Performs all other tasks as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance, OR a Bachelor's degree in another field coupled with a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation required OR 4 additional years of related experience beyond the minimum required may be substituted in lieu of a degree.
  • 4 or more years of relevant work experience performing standard accounting functions including preparing and reviewing journal entries, account reconciliations and preparing financial results for internal and external purposes or other similar experience.
  • Proficient knowledge of GAAP, STAT and regulatory accounting practices.
  • Demonstrated ability to partner effectively with other team members and stakeholders across CFO and the Enterprise.
  • Proficient knowledge of data analysis techniques and statistical methodologies
  • Proficient knowledge of relevant technical accounting and reporting disciplines
  • Proficient knowledge in applicable Microsoft Office applications.

When you apply for this position, you will be required to answer some initial questions. This will take approximately 5 minutes. Once you begin the questions you will not be able to finish them at a later time and you will not be able to change your responses.

Preferred Experience:

  • P&C industry experience.
  • Strong technical accounting skillset and Accounting degree is preferred.
  • Team oriented with experience navigating a fast-paced environment.

The above description reflects the details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job and should not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be performed in the job.


USAA has an effective process for assessing market data and establishing ranges to ensure we remain competitive. You are paid within the salary range based on your experience and market position. The salary range for this position is: $60,300 - $108,600*( this does not include geographic differential it may be applied based on your work location)

Employees may be eligible for pay incentives based on overall corporate and individual performance or at the discretion of the USAA Board of Directors.

  • Geographical Differential: Geographic pay differential is additional pay provided to eligible employees working in locations where market pay levels are above the national average.

Shift premium: will be addressed on an individual-basis for applicable roles that are consistently scheduled for non-core hours.


At USAA our employees enjoy best-in-class benefits to support their physical, financial, and emotional wellness. These benefits include comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans, 401(k), pension, life insurance, parental benefits, adoption assistance, paid time off program with paid holidays plus 16 paid volunteer hours, and various wellness programs. Additionally, our career path planning and continuing education assists employees with their professional goals.

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Relocation assistance is not available for this position.

Keywords: United Services Automobile Association (USAA), San Antonio , Financial Accountant I, Other , San Antonio, Texas

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