Technical System Administrator of Accounting at American Auto Shield (Remote)

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American Auto Shield is searching for a creative and forward-thinking Technical System Administrator to join a growing accounting team and be a key part of our success in handling the significant growth of the Company. The ideal candidate embraces technology and can navigate effectively inside of financial statements. They also contribute to the Companies efforts to produce consistently accurate data, timely information, and reports. This position will be remote and will join a professional, fun, flexible and casual team.
Introductions first!
  • Love technology - ready to learn and own accounting technology.
  • Technical expertise - experience in financial statement preparation and GAAP based methodologies.
  • Service Contracts and / or Insurance industry experience is a huge benefit.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills in English (written and verbal).
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, including intermediate Excel skills.
  • Ability to understand complex business operations and related financial flow.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communicator with a positive attitude.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Acute attention to detail.
  • Strong ability to quickly adapt and multitask.
  • Approachable and exudes a willingness to help the team.
  • Comfortable asking questions and presenting ideas.
  • Willingness to accept new challenges in a changing business environment.
  • Strategic thinking.
  • Strong attention to deadlines and keeping schedules on track.

  • We're leading our industry into the future by creating and shaping the future of Service Contracts and Claims Administration.
  • We offer the ability to pursue your fullest potential and never settle for second place in your quest to grow your career. You'll join an incredible team filled with smart, fun, passionate people who love making an impact.
  • We believe in creative environments, progressive ideas and excellence in operational effectiveness.

We love what we do!
What will you do in this role?
You will...
  • Perform accounting software installation, upgrades, and maintenance.
  • Become the expert in all things inside of our accounting systems ecosystem.
  • Support and train various departments and executives that interact with accounting systems.
  • Software currently in use: QuickBooks Desktop / Online,, FloQast, Fathom, WEX, Microsoft Office and Teams.
  • Software for future use: Fyle, SaasAnt, Jira, Hyperwallet, SalesForce - Jive, Cool Leaf, Share Point, Intellimatch and other emerging tools to be determined.
  • Perform problem resolution, isolates, and then works collaboratively with Accounting, FP&A, Data Governance, and IT to determine best solutions.

What will you need to bring to the table to be successful in this role?
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance preferred or substituted with suitable years of experience.
  • Minimum of 1 year of accounting or finance experience.
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills.
  • Work with current support and schedules to create journal entry import templates. Determine additional reporting needs and collaborate with Data Management group to obtain.
  • Maintain financial reporting warehouse (library). Determine and implement best tools to house financial reporting for executive and third-party use.
  • Setup changes, testing and access for various systems.
  • Learn, train and work with software partners on a regular basis.
  • Problem Solving & Decision-Making Skills
  • Project Management
  • Relationship Building/Management
  • Technical Expertise - Accounting and Data

Why work for us? We are excited to provide:
  • Competitive compensation package ranging from $85,000-$105,000/annually
  • Comprehensive benefits package
    • Medical
    • Dental
    • Vision
    • Short/Long Term Disability
    • Life Insurance
    • Flex Spending Account
  • 401 (k) - company matches 4%
  • Paid Time Off
  • Floating Holidays
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Voluntary Benefits
    • Pet Insurance
    • Life Insurance
  • Wellness program
  • Employee recognition program
  • Satisfaction of work with a highly skilled team that makes a big impact company-wide
  • Remote work environment

Job LocationThis role is 100% remote. However, American Auto Shield is only set up to hire employees in certain states. To be considered for this role, you will need to have permanent residence in one of the following states:
  • Arizona
  • Colorado
  • Florida
  • Michigan
  • Indiana
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Missouri
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Virginia
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An Insider's view of American Auto Shield

What are some social events your company does?

Working with a remote team has been a challenge coordinating social events, but we’ve overcome it with virtual happy hours, team lunches, and special events like virtual haunted house tours over Teams. Even though I do not live in the same state with the majority of my team, I feel really connected to them due to our virtual events.


Associate Vice President - People Services

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

In Data Science, we face challenges implementing a cloud-based infrastructure to solve big data machine learning problems. We are developing machine learning classification models that will help predict customer claim and complaint events, as well as, data visualization processes to illuminate patters of customer behavior and intent.


Senior Data Scientist

What makes someone successful on your team?

It’s the energy and attitude they bring. Showing up every day, being present for our customers – external and internal, and maintaining a can-do attitude translate into success. Work hard, execute, and have a learning mindset. Ask for help when you need it, make good decisions, and don’t be afraid to fail.


EVP - Operations/Business Development

What is your vision for the company?

My vision for AAS is to take reporting and analytics to the next level and beyond so our employees can use their skills to add value, enjoy their work, and make AAS the best place to work. I encourage my team to present and discuss their ideas as well as having one or more challenge ideas, to keep the questions flowing and ideas moving.


VP of FP&A and Data Governance

How does your team reward individual success?

The FP&A team awards individual success with professional growth. This includes promotions, salary increases, performance bonuses and additional projects/responsibilities.


Associate Vice President - FP&A

What are American Auto Shield Perks + Benefits

American Auto Shield Benefits Overview

At American Auto Shield, we’re working to provide the best service for our customers, with the best work environment for our employees who provide that service. We offer full and part-time positions with competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits, pet insurance, fun virtual company events, paid holidays, floating holidays and paid time off.

Partners with Nonprofits
American Auto Shield recognizes the importance of serving our communities. We’re proud to have helped support and raise awareness for multiple nonprofits.
Friends outside of work
Intracompany committees
American Auto Shield has engagement and wellness committees, as well as, a newly implemented engagement platform.
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Unconscious bias training
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Pet insurance through Nationwide is offered to all employees.
Wellness Programs
American Auto Shield's wellness committee provides wellness challenges, as well as, monthly wellness funds.
Mental Health Benefits
American Auto Shield offers an EAP that includes resources such as mindfulness apps.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
American Auto Shield offers 100% vesting at 90 days of employment.
Performance Bonus
American Auto Shield offers an incentive bonus based on quarterly/semi-annual goals.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
American Auto Shield offers employees the opportunity to work fully remote.
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

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