Senior Staff Accountant / 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 Senior Staff Accountant will be responsible for preparation of the monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements on both the GAAP and Statutory basis of accounting. This individual will also assist in the annual audit and budgeting process. These duties involve the following key areas: premiums, losses, reinsurance, investments, income taxes, budgets, and analytics. The successful candidate will take ownership of their processes and make recommendations for process improvements.

Your Duties and Responsibilities include the following and other duties may be assigned.
  • Prepare and analyze monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements.
  • Maintain appropriate supporting workpapers that provide strong audit evidence.
  • Prepare elimination and consolidation journal entries.
  • Prepare tax provisions for federal and state taxes.
  • Assist in the preparation of company budgets and forecasts.
  • Prepare and post accounting related entries to the general ledger.
  • Reconcile key general ledger accounts.
  • Provide detailed analyses and explanation of transactions.
  • Prepare documentation for external auditors.
  • Ensure timely submission of reports to various regulatory agencies.
  • Assist in a wide variety of special projects.
  • Follow company established accounting processes.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Education - Bachelor's degree in accounting required.
  • Experience - 3-5 years corporate or public accounting experience, insurance industry required.
  • Licenses/Designations - CPA or CPA candidate preferred.

Required Skills:

  • Problem Solving - Gathers and analyzes information; solving problems with math.
  • Judgment - Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions.
  • Teamwork – Able to work professionally and productively as a member of a team to accomplish assignments.
  • Workflow - High attention to detail, including proven ability to manage multiple competing priorities simultaneously.
  • Communication – Ability to read and understand technical forms and financial reports; ability to write and present complex ideas in a clear, concise fashion to technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Computer Applications – Proficiency with general ledger systems and Microsoft Office applications including Excel and Word. Intermediate or better skill level in Excel is a must

Physical Demands:

The physical demands are classified as Light.
  • 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.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

What We Offer You:

  • Opportunity for advancement
  • Generous health insurance package
    • 90% company paid benefit-rich health coverage
    • 100% company paid dental, vision, disability and life coverage
  • Relocation assistance
  • 401(k) with employer matching
  • Paid time off 
    • 11 holidays
    • 12 days of sick
    • 18 days of vacation
  • 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 Taxes!

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


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