The mission of Controllers is to ensure that the firm meets the financial control and reporting obligations of a global, regulated and public financial institution. As part of the firm’s second line of defense, Controllers provides the critical analysis required while ensuring the internal and external financial information of the firm is accurate. Additionally, Controllers serves an important role in safeguarding the assets of the firm through the independent scrutiny of financial information. Controllers engages regularly with the firm’s regulators and auditors and through its strong culture of control and challenge helps to protect the firm from reputational and other risks.
SEC Financial Reporting is a sub-group within Financial Reporting responsible for preparing the firm’s quarterly and annual SEC filings (i.e.: 10-Q, 10-K). The team interfaces with global Product Controllers, Legal Entity Controllers (LECs), Funding Controllers, Accounting Policy, Legal and other constituents in order to ensure that reporting requirements are satisfied. In addition, the team reports on peer firm’s quarterly results, key financial metrics and other disclosures.
The Associate’s areas of responsibility will include the preparation of the firm’s quarterly and annual consolidated financial statements, footnotes, XBRL filings, financial statement review packages and other relevant information, as well as evaluating and reporting on peer firm’s quarterly results, key financial metrics and other disclosures. The Associate will act as a liaison between LECs, Product Controllers, Management Reporting, Accounting Policy and other internal departments in order to ensure that reporting requirements are satisfied. The Associate will also be responsible for providing guidance to LECs and Product Controllers on quarter end processes. The Associate will be involved in projects with various departments such as working with Investor Relations to provide input on presentations, implementing procedures to comply with new FASB pronouncements, updating policies and procedures, system integrations, and proposing improvements and efficiencies to existing reporting processes. The Associate will also identify development areas and propose solutions aimed at improving the process by which information is collected, analyzed, and controlled.
Degree in Accounting (CPA preferred)
Familiarity with financial filings and disclosures, particularly those of financial services firms.
3-6 years relevant work experience (preferably with a public accounting or financial services firm)
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Strong analytical and organizational skills
Ability to lead a team and run projects
Self-starter with ability to work in a fast paced environment under challenging deadlines
Working knowledge of consolidation and reporting systems