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Corp Finance: Financial Control Associate

Job Description

The Firmwide Financial Controller team is a newly created centralized function within the Global Finance Controllers organization. Financial Control is a subset of the responsibilities within the Controllers organization that is primarily focused on ensuring the accuracy, integrity and timeliness of the Firm’s and LOB/Function’s books and records with an emphasis on general ledger, operating systems and infrastructure controls across the entire lifecycle of the business. Some of the most common functions and activities that are owned by Financial Controllers are balance sheet reconciliation / certification, balance sheet substantiation and GLRS reporting & governance, inter-entity control & governance, manual accounting / bookings to the GL and operating systems and the month end close process & coordination.
 
Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
  • Work with various areas to research, escalate, and clear reconciliation exceptions in a timely manner;
  • Work with the businesses and financial control to ensure understanding  of monthly revenues;
  • Completion of monthly GLRS process.
  • Proactively identifying opportunities to improve the overall control environment
  • Assist team members in training and coaching
  • Define measurable objectives and development plans for direct reports

The candidate must be a highly-motivated individual and must be able to handle a high level of complexity in their product coverage, be able to shift focus of task with relative ease and be flexible enough in shifting workload in accordance with changing priorities, and be comfortable dealing with a sometimes stressful and fast-paced trading and month end priority-driven environment.
 
Skills:
  • Basic understanding of securities and derivatives products
  • Comfort liaising with business and risk managers
  • Ability to build and maintain partnerships within the various product aligned businesses and across other corporate financial, treasury, and accounting groups
  • Ability to understand business drivers and requirements and influence middle and front office partners to deliver solutions to business issues and problems
  • Strong analytical skills:
    Ability to quickly understand workings of a complex processing system and general ledger systems across the infrastructure and their interrelationships and dependencies.
Required Experience:
  • Excellent desktop/spreadsheet/database skills
  • Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task in a constantly changing environment
  • Able to critically challenge with the goal of identifying control issues
  • 3-5 years experience performing investment accounting preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business (or equivalent experience)
***Note: This role requires compliance with the Firm’s Consecutive Leave Policy.  The policy requires certain employees in sensitive positions to be out of the office for a specified period each calendar year.  Please ask the recruiter or hiring manager for additional details***   
 
Req #: 160038340
Location: Newark, DE US
Job Category: Accounting/Finance/Audit/Risk
Employment Type: Full Time
Potential Referral Amount: US Dollar (USD)

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