Accounts Receivable - Premium Specialist / Sarasota FL

Company Description

Centauri Specialty Insurance is a growing property and casualty insurance carrier with a ton of positive energy regarding the future of our organization. Our current staff of 40 tenacious professionals work together to solve problems to create effective products that meet the needs of our policyholders. Centauri was recently named a ‘Best Company to Work’ for in Florida’ by Florida Trend Magazine and one of the “Best Companies to Work For” in Sarasota County. This position is in our new state-of-the-art building in Sarasota, Florida. 


Job Description:

The Accounts Receivable - Premium Specialist will be responsible for processing and reconciling high volume transactions in our newly created premium operations team, which reports to the Treasury Accounting Manager. These duties involve the following key areas: processing receipts of cash for premiums, balancing and reconciling cash, investigating and clearing suspense items, and processing and monitoring payments. The successful candidate is extremely detail oriented and meticulously organized.

Your Duties and Responsibilities include the following and other duties may be assigned.
  • Accountable for the processing of funds related to premium receipts and refunds.
  • Reviews and processes un-posted suspense items, transfers misdirected payments, makes remote deposits.
  • Processes and monitors all stop pays, positive pay, NSF items.
  • Reconciles and adjusts monthly agent commission payments to reports.
  • Clears discrepancies identified in the balancing process.
  • Initiates electronic transfers including ACH.
  • Assists with the escheat process.
  • Recommends process improvements to enhance efficiency and customer service.
  • Supports operational procedures and practices within the accounting department.
  • Provides backup to other key areas within the department.
  • Maintains accurate and complete documents and files for audit.
  • Provides administrative and clerical support for the department.
  • Assists with year-end reporting requirements (audit support/1099s).

Education and Experience:

  • Associates degree preferred but not required.
  • 3-5 years in accounts receivable/billing/payables or customer service.
  • Insurance industry experience preferred.
  • Experience working in company computer system/database.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Workflow - High attention to detail; great at reconciling and organizing work with multiple ongoing projects.
  • Problem Solving - Gathers and analyzes information; able to focus on and ask the right questions to troubleshoot a problem.
  • Teamwork - Able to work professionally and contribute to part of a team, but able to understand objectives and perform the work independently.
  • Flexibility - Able to adapt to changing priorities.
  • Communication - Able to take calls and respond to inquiries.
  • Computer Applications - Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications including Excel and Word; experienced in looking up information in computer systems and applications; experienced in navigating banking and financial system websites.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands are classified as Light. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands; and talk or hear.
  • The employee is required to stand; walk safely over uneven terrain or in confined spaced; and reach with hands and arms.
  • Must have the ability to handle stressful deadlines.
  • Must have sufficient vision to navigate required computer programs.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

What We Offer You:

  • Opportunity for advancement
  • Generous health insurance package
    • Benefit-rich health coverage
    • 100% company paid dental, vision, disability and life coverage
  • 401(k) with employer matching
  • Paid time off 
    • 11 holidays
    • 12 days of sick
    • 18 days of vacation
    • 8 hours of volunteerism
  • Corporate events
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Business casual dress code


Centauri is in beautiful Sarasota, on the Gulf Coast of Florida. Sarasota offers a variety of outdoor activities like fishing, sailing, swimming, kayaking, biking, golfing and running throughout the year. Cultural amenities with museums and art galleries and a collection of unique restaurants provide experiences to interest everyone. Sarasota offers a strong economy with great schools, a variety of churches and family friendly parks and community activities. Florida has NO State Income Tax!

Please note: Completion of a satisfactory criminal record check, education verification and reference checks are required prior to employment.


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