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The Senior Manager will be responsible for all aspects of US GAAP, IFRS, German accounting and reporting for Capital Markets products and day-to-day management of a team of 1-3 experienced Accounting professionals (the level specialists and analysts) that provide support to Global Product Controllers group. This individual will develop extensive operational knowledge and provide subject matter expertise in the area of accounting related to the products which includes:
Long Term Debt
In addition to Business As Usual (BAU) responsibilities as described above, this role will identify opportunities for standardization, and automation efforts.
Responsibilities & Tasks Include:Business As Usual (BAU) Activities:
Develop the team to adopt "owner's mind set", work independently, and effectively manage timelines
May be required to provide accounting analyses or research on critical and complex issues which may include variance analysis of accounting transactions related to the products supported.
Develop subject matter expertise in all aspects of the products under responsibility including operational aspects of a particular accounting transaction.
Participate in or manage function specific projects as needed
Ensure high quality and completion of deliverables within the committed timeframe. Team deliverables revolve around;
Book settlement journal entries
Coordinate month-end close including prepare manual journal entries and export accounting system reports
Review/Prepare account reconciliations and certification
Process Servicing Fee Invoice
Prepare Regulatory, SEC, and Internal reporting
Perform CCAR CFO attestation control testing
Process Intercompany Tax Settlements
Perform SOX control testing
Review Operating Cash Inventory
Process Trustee Fee Payments
Calculate Management Fees
Prepare and update process narratives/procedures and flow charts
Response to internal and external requests including variance analysis and inquires
Participate in Ad Hoc projects and new transactions
General ledger account requests
Accounting systems maintenance and upgrade
Responsibility for ongoing process improvements
Assist in implementation of the GAO process re-enginerring and automation efforts
Job Requirements:Education and Experience:
Master's Degree in Accounting, Chartered Accountant (CA) and Certified Public Accountant (CPA)/MBA-Finance with 8-10 years of progressive experience in R2R areas with major financial institutions
Extensive practical experience and knowledge of the US GAAP and IFRS accounting standards for the above areas, experience with other accounting standards (German, etc.) is a plus
Understanding of international regulatory landscape, experience with statutory accounting/reporting groups across several major international geographies.
Experience of building and maintaining strong control environment (risk excellence, experience with SOX, RCSA controls, etc.), establishing, procedures and strong internal controls.
Experience working with muti-geographical processes process
Extensive experience performing day-to-day accounting operations, month-end and quarter-end activities for the above areas of accounting
Experience with R2R (record-to-report) centralized processes
Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Word, Visio), advance levels of Excel (pivot tables, formulas, excel workbook maintenance best practices)
Knowledge of Hyperion Essbase ,Oracle Financials
Knowledge of Spotfire, Cognos data analytics and visualization (or similar) a plus
Conceptual understanding of company-wide financial architecture (GL, sub-GL technology, specialized tools) applicable to the above process groups of processes
Excellent communication skills, prior experience of interacting with multiple stakeholders (Legal Entity and Geography controllers) in NA, EMEA, APAC
Independent decision-making capabilities
Pride of ownership with the ability to deliver high quality results timely
Self-motivated, self-assured, and self-managed
Strong analytical ability to analyze and summarize financial transactions related to the products supported
Strong attention to details
Problem solving skill
Highly organized with ability to multi-task and work under high pressure deadlines