Sr. Financial Accounting Specialist
Mercury Insurance Group3.6
Job description

Are you interested in working for a company that’s been recognized as one of ‘America’s Best Insurance Companies’?

Mercury was recently named one of ‘America’s Best Employers’ by Forbes magazine for the third consecutive year. We have also been recognized seven times by Forbes as one of “America’s Most Trustworthy Companies.” At Mercury, people come first. We offer bonus potential, excellent benefits, matching 401(k), employee activities, and many more perks.

Overview of Benefits:

Choosing a career at Mercury Insurance has a number of great advantages including:

· Competitive salaries, annual incentive

· Full medical, dental, life, & vision care coverage

· 401(k) retirement savings plan with company match

· Great work environment

· Promotional opportunities

· Education assistance

· Auto insurance discount

· Employee assistance program

· Health club and wellness benefits

· Child & dependent care spending account

· Paid vacation (10 days, 1st year), sick days, & 9 paid holidays

Position Summary:

Under general direction, performs most advanced accounting functions involving the practical application of established accounting standards, theories, principles and practices.

Responsible for the preparation, analysis and evaluation of subsidiary general ledgers.

Prepares and maintains highly complex operating and financial reports.

Ensures the preparation of monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements are completed in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and statutory accounting principles (SAP) including footnote disclosure.

Performs advanced financial analyses and special projects as required by financial management. May interface and maintain relationships with outside auditors and public accounting firms.


  • Bachelors degree with emphasis/major in accounting program or equivalent education.
  • CPA or MBA is preferred.


  • At least 5 years of experience in accounting, including 2 years of public accounting, preferably in a Big Four firm.
  • Insurance accounting experience is desired.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Knowledge of statutory accounting principles (SAP) desired.
  • Knowledge of GAAP and the ability to understand the accounting treatment for complex transactions.
  • Requires the ability to understand the financial reporting for companies that have business in multiple states and/or multiple lines of business.
  • Requires a high level of analytical and technical skill to examine, analyze and evaluate complex financial reports, effects of transactions upon account relationships, consolidation of corporate accounts, etc.
  • Requires considerable knowledge and efficiency in utilizing software and advanced MS Excel. Solid knowledge of database tools, techniques and theories.
  • Requires critical attention to detail and good organizational skills to manage assigned general ledgers and accounts.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills that are professional and respectful.

Job Type: Full-time


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift

Supplemental Pay:

  • Bonus pay

COVID-19 considerations:
With Mercury's My Workplace, most team members will be able to work from home. In this case, your home can be anywhere in the 50 U.S states or District of Columbia

Application Question(s):

  • Do you now or will you at any time in the future require Mercury Insurance to sponsor a Visa in the United States?
  • What are your salary expectations?


  • Bachelor's (Required)


  • Accounting: 5 years (Required)
  • public accounting: 2 years (Preferred)

Work Location: Remote

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Company details


1700 Greenbriar Lane Brea, CA 92821


1001 to 5000


$1B to $5B (USD)



Company Description
Join Our Winning Team! At Mercury, we have an award-winning team that feels like family. We are honored to have been named one of “America’s Best Mid-Size Employers” by Forbes Magazine three years in a row! We owe this exciting recognition to our culture and talents of our entire Mercury Team. Together, we achieve great success and we plan on doing it over and over again. Our work is challenging and rewarding, while our environment is fun and casual. We always look for opportunities to become even better, so we continue to learn and grow. And we make a difference every day by helping people reduce risks and get back to normal after unexpected events. Helping people through their difficult times is what we do at Mercury. We understand by heart that insurance touches every aspect of people’s lives, whether it be driving a car or simply having a place to call home. We aim to be there when our customers need us and provide peace of mind through our value-driven insurance products and customer service that embodies our people-first approach. We, Mercury Insurance (NYSE-MCY), are a leading independent broker and agency writer of automobile insurance in California and one of the fastest growing automobile insurers in the nation. We were ranked as the fourth largest private passenger automobile insurer in California, with over $4.5 billion in total assets, 4,500 team members, and 8,000 independent agents. Since opening our doors in 1962, we started by providing comprehensive coverage options for auto and expanded our offerings into home, condo, renters, and business insurance, as well as mechanical protection. We operate through a network of local, independent agents in Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Texas and Virginia. Our growth mindset keeps us propelling beyond business and geographical boundaries. Mercury earned A ratings from A.M. Best and Fitch, two of the industry’s leading independent rating agencies. We have also been named one of “America’s Most Trustworthy Companies” by Forbes several times. At Mercury, people come first. We offer growth opportunities, holiday bonus, excellent benefits, matching 401(k), employee activities, and many more perks. Join us. Be part of the awesome team.
Company ratings
  • Overall
  • Company & Benefits
    3.5 / 5
  • Culture & Values
    3.4 / 5
  • Career Opportunities
    3.2 / 5
  • Work/Life Balance
    3.6 / 5
  • Senior Management
    3.3 / 5
Company reviews
"Don’t do it! "
Current EmployeeClaims Specialist
Way too much work for one person to handle. Your phone never stops ringing you are expected to call voicemails back within a few hours all while trying to complete activities and new claim assignments. Highly stressful and frustrating working conditions. You will feel overwhelmed everyday.

"Overwhelming "
Former EmployeeClaims Adjuster
after training good luck.. you’ll end up getting swamped with work with no help in sight.. you’ll have to catch up on your own and if you don’t then you’ll get constant reminders that you’re behind

"Zero Tolerance"
Former EmployeeClaims Specialist
Had a successful 6wk training, was getting continuous positive feedback from my Sup & Mngr & customer service surveys were at 100%. Was let go after 7mnths of pushing myself to succeed with an overwhelming number of claims, calls, voicemails, emails, training, and meetings. Bottom line, do not fall behind. You'll find yourself always trying to catch-up and mistakes will be made. They will catch you on one of their "zero tolerance" policies and w/o a write-up or coaching, just let you go. Was so excited to have this job and received so much support in the beginning to feeling expendable in the end.

"Ok place to work "
Current EmployeeClaims Examiner
Pay in comparison to other companies is low. Cost of living has gone up along with inflation yet the pay only moved about maybe 3% , no OT allowed despite the workload, no new equipment it’s all outdated and old.