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Role/Responsibilities : The Manager, Accounting Research & Policies and Transaction Advisory Services will assist in research relating to complicated accounting transactions impacting Moody's and will assist various accounting teams in the implementation of new accounting standards. The Manager, Accounting Policies & Research and Transaction Advisory Services will work closely with senior management of the Company to provide recommendations on the accounting treatment of various transactions impacting Moody's financial statements. The position will also be responsible for maintaining and enhancing Moody's Global Accounting Policies (MGAP) and assist in researching complex accounting issues. position will also be responsible for assisting the corporate development team in M&A due diligence, all acquisition accounting relating to M&A transactions and quarterly and annual goodwill impairment assessments. In addition, the position will assist in determining and documenting key assumptions for Moody's defined benefit pension plans. This position will also assist the external reporting team with selective disclosures during the quarterly external reporting cycles. In addition, the position will also be responsible for assisting/supporting other teams in the controllership group with ad hoc requests when additional capacity or technical accounting acumen is required. Primary responsibilities include:
Research complicated U.S. GAAP transactions that relate to Moody's and provide recommendations and analysis to senior management on the accounting for these transactions
Partner with various accounting teams to ensure that transactions related to new accounting pronouncements are recorded accurately in the Company's general ledger
Assist in implementation of new lease accounting standard
Assist in quarterly U.S. GAAP updates to accounting management
Prepare all hedging documentation and effectiveness testing relating to the Company's derivatives
Maintain and enhance Moody's Global Accounting Policies (MGAP)
Manage all key assumptions relating to Moody's defined benefit pension plans with actuaries and treasury group
Assist with accounting and due diligence process for complicated M&A transactions
Assist with annual goodwill impairment process
Work with international subsidiaries on implementation of new accounting pronouncements
Assist financial reporting team with selected disclosures
Assist financial reporting and other teams within controllership with accounting issues
Degree in accounting and a minimum of 4 years of experience; large public accounting background or public/private background preferred
Extremely strong understanding of U.S. GAAP, including pension accounting, derivatives, business combinations and revenue recognition
Strong verbal communication skills and the ability to communicate complicated accounting transactions to non-accounting members of senior management
Exceptional writing skills that will be utilized in documenting complicated accounting standards that impact Moody's
Ability to coach junior accounting staff on proper implementation of complicated accounting matters Department/Team: Financial Reporting, Accounting Research & Policies Group
Moody's is an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets. Moody's Corporation (NYSE: MCO) is the parent company of Moody's Investors Service, which provides credit ratings and research covering debt instruments and securities, and Moody's Analytics, which offers leading-edge software, advisory services and research for credit and economic analysis and financial risk management. The Corporation, which reported revenue of $4.2 billion in 2017, employs approximately 11,900 people worldwide and maintains a presence in 41 countries. Further information is available at www.moodys.com.
Moody's is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender, age, religion, national origin, citizen status, marital status, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. Moody's also provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with applicable laws. If you need to inquire about a reasonable accommodation, or need assistance with completing the application process, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.. This contact information is for accommodation requests only, and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.
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Candidates for Moody's Corporation may be asked to disclose securities holdings pursuant to Moody's Policy for Securities Trading and the requirements of the position. Employment is contingent upon compliance with the Policy, including remediation of positions in those holdings as necessary.