September 20, 2019

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Accountingfly Featured Job of the Week: Tax Senior With Councilor Buchanan & Mitchell

Accountingfly's featured job this week is for a Tax Senior position with Councilor Buchanan & Mitchell, P.C. in Bethesda, Maryland. Position: Tax SeniorLocation: Bethesda, MDEmployer: Councilor Buchanan & Mitchell, P.C.Requirements: 3+ years of experience; CPA license preferred; Master's degree a plus The firm specializes in serving automotive, construction, professional services and real estate clients. If […]

Job of the Day: Mimecast Needs a Financial Analyst

Mimecast is a fast growing Software as a Service company that provides Unified Email Management services, currently comprising of email security and data leak prevention, archiving and continuity solutions. They are looking for an experienced professional to fill a Financial Analyst role in Boston.

This position will provide a broad range of financial and analytical support to the controller and the sales and marketing team.

Qualifications include 3-5 years of experience with ERP systems exposure preferred.


Company: Mimecast

Title: Financial Analyst

Location: Boston

Compensation: Depends on experience

Description: The Financial Analyst will be responsible for providing a broad range of financial and analytical support services to the Controller and to sales and marketing management.

Responsibilities: To assist in the preparation of the monthly accounts and KPI reports – to include the reconciliation of key control accounts (up to 25% of time in total); To assist in the preparation of budgets, forecasts and cash flow projections; To investigate, diagnose and rectify reporting anomalies; To provide a range of reports and analysis for sales and marketing management; To track, report and explain performance trends in finance and non-financial measures; To analyze sales and business development pricing proposals; Assist with the definition of appropriate metrics and reporting; To provide expense variance analysis reports; Other ad hoc duties and project

Qualifications/Skills: BS in accounting or finance; 5 years of experience in financial analysis role; Excellent logic and diagnostic skills; Good organizational and analytical skills; Knowledge of ERP systems – Netsuite the preferred system (in use throughout the Group); Highly competent in Microsoft Office; High standards of work.

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Job of the Day: Zoosk Needs an Accounting Manager

Online dating service Zoosk is looking for an experienced professional to fill an Accounting Manager role in San Francisco.

Primary responsibilities include analyzing complex accounting data, ensuring appropriate alignment to chart of accounts, departmental, and company coding. In addition, the position interprets and applies GAAP hierarchy and standards as well as the company’s guiding principles to entries and reconciliations..

Qualifications include 7+ years of experience with intermediate Excel skills, including pivot tables is required. QuickBooks experience is a plus.


Company: Zoosk Inc.

Title: Accounting Manager

Location: San Francisco

Compensation: Depends on experience

Description: The Accounting Manager will report to the Director of Finance. The individual in this role analyzes complex accounting data, and ensures appropriate alignment to chart of accounts, departmental, and company coding. The position interprets and applies GAAP hierarchy and standards as well as the company’s guiding principles to entries and reconciliations. General accounting responsibilities include: revenue recognition, accounts payable, accounts receivable, bank reconciliations, month-end preparation of journal entries, accounts analysis, accounts reconciliation and fixed asset accounting, etc.

Responsibilities: Manage general accounting functions such as Revenue Recognition, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Fixed Assets, General Ledger, and Cash Management; Manage accounting month end close process; Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements; Prepare audit schedules for external audit and maintain monthly audit binder; Prepare revenue and deferred revenue schedules and related reconciliations for subscription and coin revenue; Reconcile high volume of daily transactions for sales, refunds, chargebacks, VAT, reserves, and payment processing fees; Perform daily reconciliations of all transactions between company’s internal database and multiple third party payment systems; Troubleshoot unprocessed transactions and source of failure from payment systems; Work with third party merchants to resolve unsettled transactions and foreign currency transactions converted to US dollar; Prepare VAT returns and maintain current VAT rates for internal database; Assist with various tax returns such as corporate income tax, property tax, sales/use tax; Develop and maintain accounting policies and procedures.

Qualifications/Skills: BA/BS in Accounting, comparable degree or equivalent work experience; 7+ years of general accounting, account analysis and reconciliation, and journal entry preparation required; Intermediate knowledge of Excel and pivot tables is required; Understanding of US GAAP required; QuickBooks experience preferred but not required; Organized, detail-oriented and thorough with the ability to adapt to manage multiple priorities in a fast paced start-up environment.

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Job of the Day: The National Futures Association Needs an Audit Manager

The National Futures Association is looking for an experienced professional to fill an Audit Manager role in Chicago.

Primary responsibility to oversee the audits, financial analysis, investigations, and financial surveillance of NFA Members conducted by the audit staff and supervisors.

Qualifications include 5-8 years of experience and strong technical auditing skills. Ability to travel of 25%-30%.


Company: National Futures Association

Title: Audit Manager

Location: Chicago, IL

Compensation: $85,000 – $110,000

Responsibilities: An audit manager oversees the audits, financial analysis, investigations, and financial surveillance of NFA Members conducted by the audit staff and supervisors. A manager ensures key issues are identified and addressed and all necessary evidence is gathered for possible disciplinary cases. The manager allocates resources to ensure an efficient workflow and is responsible for training audit staff and supervisors and assessing their performance. Furthermore, a manager actively participates in the review of department’s functions and seeks opportunities to create new, innovative ways for enhancing productivity within the department. A manager also represents NFA through its educational initiatives and at other industry conferences.

Qualifications/Skills: Bachelor’s degree in business or equivalent work experience in compliance and/or financial auditing. 5-8 years of directly related experience in compliance, investigative or financial auditing. Strong technical auditing skills. Strong analytical and problem solving skills. Strong oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated ability to handle complex and challenging assignments. Ability to work effectively in a team environment. Self-starter with high initiative. Ability to travel 25 to 30% as part of a team. Possess an understanding of complex and sophisticated financial market issues. Previous supervisory experience. Futures industry experience preferred. Series 3 or equivalent financial industry experience preferred.

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Job of the Day: BNY Mellon Needs a CFO

BNY Mellon is looking for an experienced professional to fill the CFO of Wealth Management role in Boston.

The position is primarily responsible for planning, controlling, and the direction of the fiscal operations of the organization as the direct subordinate under the CEO.

Qualifications include 15+ years of experience with a CPA or MBA a plus.


Company: BNY Mellon Wealth Management

Title: CFO

Location: Boston, MA

Description: Primarily responsible for planning, controlling, and the direction of the fiscal operations of the organization as the direct subordinate under the CEO. Serves as a member of the senior management team and participates in developing overall policies, programs, objectives and goals. Develops, implements, and administers financial and accounting policies, procedures and systems, and has a broad responsibility for the company’s fiscal operations. Maintains consistent and appropriate financial procedures throughout the company; monitors financial policies, procedures, systems and controls to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements. Directs the preparation of various financial and operating statements and reports to management, Board of Directors, etc.

Qualifications/Skills: The qualified candidate will have 15+ years of experience related to the position required. Excellent management (financial and general), presentation, communication and consultative skills required. Strong business and strategic perspective/focus, as well as superior leadership and negotiation skills, are essential. B.A./B.S. in Business or equivalent experience; M.B.A. or C.P.A. preferred. Progressive accounting and financial analysis experience with at least advanced financial management concepts and managerial accounting and reporting concepts and processes.

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Job of the Day: UBS Needs a Fund of Fund Controller

UBS is looking for an experienced professional to fill a Fund of Fund Controller position in Stamford, CT.

Responsibilities include portfolio monitoring and analysis, product reporting and product and financial control.

Qualifications include several years of public accounting experience and a CPA. Fund of fund experience is a plus.


Company: UBS

Title: Fund of Fund Product Controller

Location: Stamford, CT

Description: This position is w/in Global Asset Management’s Multi-Manager Logistics team within UBS’ Alternative and Quantitative Investment platform based in Stamford. Reporting to the Stamford Alternative & Quantitative Product Control Team leader, the role is one of business decision support, product and financial control, MIS and Client reporting for our hedge fund portfolios. Working within a team of product controllers, this role offers candidates a fantastic opportunity to enter the hedge fund industry, support a dynamic business, build relationships globally and have direct exposure to the investment decision process.

Responsibilities: Maintain the fund of hedge fund portfolios in the portfolio management system; Data analysis to support portfolio risk management and cash management; Monitoring holdings for regulatory / compliance reporting; Supporting country specific reporting requirements; Portfolio guideline monitoring; Liquidity monitoring; Reviewing Net Asset Values from our administrators; Reporting Management and Incentive fees earned and AUM; Client Reporting and Ad Hoc Reporting; Marketing Support and RFP support; A&Q website product data and document approval.

Qualifications/Skills: Several years experience in public accounting and qualified CPA or experience in finance function; Hedge Fund /Fund of Funds experience; Undergraduate degree in Accounting or Finance.

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Job of the Day: Western Asset Management Needs a Financial Analyst

Western Asset Management Company is looking for an experienced professional to fill a Senior Financial Analyst position in Pasadena, CA.

Responsibilities include performing valuations, analyses, financial reporting, budgeting and related activities specific to various legal entities, business units, and special project initiatives.

Qualifications include five to seven years of experience, a CPA is a plus.


Company: Western Asset Management Company

Title: Senior Financial Analyst

Location: Pasadena, CA

Description: Reporting to the CFO, the Senior Financial Analyst will conduct comprehensive analyses, provide perspectives on business-specific initiatives, and be involved in strategic, operational and valuation related projects.

Responsibilities: Analyze the financial implications of business initiatives including but not limited to providing information about the firm, business units, product lines, and/or financial results, etc.; Compile research and analyze data in support of management committee initiatives and/or business planning activities (quarterly initiative updates, planning committee presentations, metrics, etc.); Perform valuations, analyses, financial reporting, budgeting and related activities specific to various legal entities, business units, and special project initiatives; Perform valuations, research and analysis related to Mergers and Acquisitions; Conduct financial statement reviews; Analyze management reports (internal/external, etc.); Work as liaison between Corporate Finance function and WA business units while maintaining good working relationships and knowledge of customers and/or departments; Spearhead and manage projects while working closely with the CFO; Work on initiatives designed to track the overall effectiveness of Company operations.

Qualifications/Skills: Five to seven years of proven effectiveness in a finance or accounting related position; Investment management industry knowledge desired; Investment banking experience a plus; Strong valuation skills with regard to Mergers, Acquisitions and Business Combinations; CFA designation highly desired; Strong accounting acumen including working knowledge of GAAP. CPA is a plus; Proven ability to deliver excellent results within established timeframes while managing multiple priorities effectively; Ability to work at a strategic level; excellent analytical and critical thinking skills; Quantitative skills; overall high level of numerical reasoning

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Job of the Day: Bloomberg Needs a Travel Expense Auditor

Bloomberg is looking for an experienced professional to fill a Travel Expense Auditor position in New York.

Qualifications include four to seven years of experience,a CPA is a plus.


Company: Bloomberg

Title: Travel Expense Auditor

Location: New York

Responsibilities: Bloomberg is seeking an experienced expense auditor to perform T & E expense audits and investigate activities that do not comply with program guidelines or Corporate Card policies. Experience in a professional services environment with high volume exposure is a must. The auditor will also, develop and prepare management reporting and analysis of findings. Maintain an up to date understanding of Company T & E expense policies, procedures, and reporting systems. Provide recommendations on procedures, and implement workflow process improvements.Develop and improve internal controls and/or new audit plans to control risk. Monitor T&E trends. Ad hoc project work as directed.

Qualifications/Skills: Bachelors degree in Accounting or Finance; CPA a plus; 4-7 years of audit or related experience in a professional services environment; Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, and Access); SAP system experience is preferred; Excellent analytical skills; Successful organizational skills, attention to detail and follow-through are critical; Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to effectively interact with senior management; Discretion is a must as this position works with confidential personal information.

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Job of the Day: J.P. Morgan Needs a Tax Manager

J.P. Morgan is looking for an experienced tax professional to fill at Registered Investment Company Tax Manager position in its Boston office.

Qualifications include five to seven years of RIC tax experience with three years of supervisory experience required. A CPA and/or MST is strongly preferred.


Company: J.P. Morgan

Title: RIC Tax Manager

Location: Boston, MA

Responsibilities: Plan and monitor tax department activities and provide review and guidance in regards to the preparation of: Fiscal and excise tax provisions, including complete and accurate disclosures (ie. ROCSOP, 60 day IRS Notices) for financial statement purposes, as well as, verifying the accuracy of proposed excise and subchapter M distributions; Federal (Forms 1120RIC, 8613, 1065, K-1 and other applicable filings) and state tax returns; Year-end shareholder information in accordance with IRS timetables; Identify potential tax issues and provide guidance on the tax treatments of complex financial instruments and transactions; When necessary, perform a review of the IRS regulated investment company (RIC) qualification tests and provide guidance under IRC section 852; Monitor federal and state tax law changes by referencing resources such as CCH and becoming involved in outside tax committees; Through research, propose enhancements to fund policies and procedures to address evolving RIC and security tax laws; Develop supervisors and staff through technical training and providing assignments that are challenging and thought provoking. In addition, allow supervisors to become more visible to the client through their participation in meetings and involvement in client specific issues; Conduct semi annual performance reviews for supervisors by providing timely and concise feedback. This process includes developing clear objectives and a development plan for each supervisor to follow; Hire and maintain, a well educated, experienced diverse workforce.

Qualifications/Skills: BS in Accountancy or Finance is required, CPA and/or MST is preferred; Five to Seven Years of RIC Tax experience required; Three years of supervisory experience necessary; Thorough knowledge of RIC taxation and security tax law; Solid understanding of general tax concepts outside of the RIC field (ie calculation of foreign tax credit limitation, taxability of reorganizations etc.); Ability to challenge the status quo;

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Job of the Day: Itron Needs a Revenue Manager

Itron, Inc. is looking for an experienced professional to join its Software Operations Group in its Oakland, CA office.

Qualifications include five years of experience with a Big 4 firm, a sophisticated knowledge of revenue recognition accounting and the FASB’s ASC.


Company: Itron, Inc.

Title: Revenue Manager

Location: Oakland, CA

Description: Position is an integral part of the Software Operations Group within Itron, Inc. with primary responsibility for software revenue recognition/revenue accounting processes.

Responsibilities: Prepare monthly and quarterly analytics of changes in revenue and cost of sales and variances from annual budget/quarterly forecasts by software product line; Perform special projects as requested by Controller; Coordinate documentation and testing of SOX controls related to software revenue for US, Australia and Canada; Identify and strategize the implementation of process improvements in current and future revenue accounting systems; Prepare authoritative memoranda and other audit schedules required to substantiate the company’s position for revenue recognition in accordance with GAAP.

Qualifications/Skills: Sophisticated understanding of revenue recognition accounting pronouncements including SAB 101, SAB 104, FTB 90-1, EITF 00-21, SOP 81-1, SOP 97-2, and SOP 98-9, with preference to candidates who have extensive practical experience in implementing these accounting rules; Familiar with The Financial Accounting Standards Board’s Accounting Standards Codification (ASC) that became effective July 1, 2009; Experience with Oracle and Oracle Projects Module a plus; Big 4 experience and/or public company experience in a software technology company is highly preferred; Minimum of 5 years experience in a public accounting firm or corporate financial supervisory role required, 6+ years preferred.

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Job of the Day: AFEX Needs an Internal Auditor

Associated Foreign Exchange is looking for an experienced auditor to join its Los Angeles office.

Qualifications include five years of experience and a strong knowledge of audit practices. Some travel is required.


Company: Associated Foreign Exchange

Title: Internal Auditor

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Description: This position is responsible to ensure that policies and procedures are being followed consistently throughout the Company to improve internal, operational and management control systems, verify the accuracy and reliability of Accounting Data and promote adherence to the recommended changes.

This position reports to the Internal Audit and Risk Management Officer. The nature of this position requires contact with AFEX Employees and may include communications with Vendors and other business-related representatives as well.

Responsibilities: Familiarize with the Company’s Policies and Procedures for each area; Develop a comprehensive internal audit program for the Company; Review transactions, documents, records, reports and methods for accuracy and effectiveness; Prepare working papers that summarize the result of each audit assignment; Hold preliminary discussions on apparent weaknesses with appropriate staff to verify and obtain explanations and document the responses; Submit the written audit findings, inclusive of the recommendations, to the IA/RMO; Monitor that recommended changes are being implemented

Qualifications/Skills: Bachelors Degree in Accounting; At least 5 years experience in Internal Audit for Financial Institutions; strong knowledge of the standard audit practices and ability to apply them; Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office; Excellent analytical skills and attention to details; Ability to work with little or no supervision; Excellent interpersonal skills; Excellent written and verbal communication skills; Will be required to travel to the different offices.

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Job of the Day: Peak6 Investments Needs an Assistant Controller

Peak6 Investments is looking for an experienced accountant to join their team in Chicago as the Assistant Controller.

Qualifications include a Bachelors Degree in Accounting, at least five to seven years of experience with two years in a senior role required, CPA and experience with Dynamics GP are strongly preferred.


Company: Peak6 Investments, LP

Title: Assistant Controller

Location: Chicago, IL

Responsibilities: Perform assigned monthly, quarterly, and annual general ledger closing and reporting processes; Perform journal entries and complex account reconciliations including identification and remediation of all issues in compliance with audit requirements; Assist the Controller in operational and transactional processes impacting the financial statements, including closing/reporting, cash, intercompany expenses and accounts payable; Prepare income statement and balance sheet packages and related comprehensive analysis for variances and trends; Participate in the internal and external audit process; Collaborate with teammates and management to identify, design, and implement process improvements and policies for greater efficiency; Actively participate in improvements to and recommendations for company outsourced systems impacting financial reporting and processes; Communicate with and advise business leaders within your given business unit; Understand and apply regulatory business rules to accounting procedures; Ensure that adequate internal financial controls exist in the business to safeguard company assets and limit risk; Participate in and lead ad hoc projects as needed.

Qualifications/Skills: 5-7+ years of progressive accounting experience with at least 2+ years in a senior role; Bachelor’s degree in Accounting required and Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensing strongly preferred; Prior Broker Dealer or similar industry experience preferred; Experience with Dynamics GP software is preferred; Minimum 5 years experience with automated accounting systems in a customer service, high volume, deadline driven production environment is required; Strong analytical ability, including expert level MS Excel skills, and perseverance to solve problems with high attention to detail; Strong month end close experience; Ability to professionally interact with employees and management; Extensive knowledge of general ledgers.

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Job of the Day: BlackRock Needs a SAS 70 Associate

BlackRock is looking for an experienced professional to fill an associate role concentrating in coordination and oversight of SAS 70 reports.

The position requires 3-8 years experience and a CPA license or CPA in progress is preferred.


Company: BlackRock

Title: Associate – SAS 70

Location: New York

Description: BlackRock has professionals dedicated to the production and delivery of internal control reports (Service Organization Reports or SAS 70 Reports) to clients. These individuals actively work with the business, including groups such as client relationship group, portfolio management, business operations, legal, compliance and technology, as well as the external service auditor. In this SAS 70 coordination and oversight role, the group is able to provide an organized and effective approach to documenting and testing controls with the business and service auditors. On a regular basis, this group provides status updates and discusses SAS 70 related hot topics with senior management within the firm. This group also works very closely with other control disciplines, such as the Sarbanes Oxley team, Internal Audit, Technology Risk Management and Operational Risk. A successful candidate in this role will develop strong relationships across BlackRock, while developing a broad understanding of the products and services offered by the Firm.

Responsibilities: Assist in the coordination and delivery of multiple SAS 70 Reports globally; Work with the business and external service auditor to enhance report content, update report details and provide relevant testing documentation to the service auditor; Support the implementation of a coordinated SAS 70 approach by participating in walkthroughs with key business resources, recommending potential control enhancements and conducting follow-up in preparation for the annual SAS 70 reviews; Assist in the day-to-day follow-up with service auditors during their fieldwork to ensure projected timelines and budget stay on-track; Assist in the distribution of SAS 70 reports based on requests from clients and prospective clients; Demonstrate knowledge of professional standards/practices and apply knowledge in performing work; Effectively communicate both internally and externally to build positive relationships and understand key aspects of services provided to clients.

Qualifications/Skills: Bachelors degree in Accounting or Finance; CPA or CPA in progress preferred; 3 – 8 years of prior work experience; Strong project management, organizational and interpersonal skills; Possess a strong internal drive and motivation for continuous improvement; Possess a high degree of integrity and confidentiality, as well as ability to adhere to both company policies and best practices; Ability to manage multiple priorities successfully within a deadline-driven environment

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Job of the Day: Macquarie Needs a Tax Manager

Macquarie is looking for an experienced tax professional to fill a tax manager position in its Detroit office.

Responsibilities include managing compliance filings for sales/use taxes, personal property tax and business occupation taxes.

Qualifications include 5 to 7 years experience with management experience desired. Experience with Oracle is a plus.


Company: Macquarie

Title: Tax Manager

Location: Detroit, MI

Description: Managing indirect tax compliance filings: Sales/Use Tax, Personal Property Tax, Business & Occupation and Gross Receipts; Preparation and analysis of Tax Account Reconciliations; Leading and developing the tax compliance team; Initiating and implementing compliance process improvements.

Responsibilities: Supervise direct reports; Review sales/use tax returns for three Legal Entities; Monitor internal controls and procedures; Calculate tax on new leases; Maintain exemption/resale certificates; Review property tax returns for leased assets; Prepare fixed asset returns for various locations; Supervise administration of property tax rebills; Research and set up online filings; Correspond timely with taxing authorities as necessary; Oversee maintenance of Business Licenses & various Tax Calendars; Conduct and/or provide support for multi-state/local audits; Provide training and support to staff; G/L account reconciliation analysis – U.S. & Canada; Participate in special projects and due diligence assigned by VP-Tax; Respond to all Dept. questions regarding Tax Compliance

Qualifications/Skills: Bachelors degree in Accounting/Finance or related field; 5 – 7 years of Personal Property and/or Sales/Use tax Experience; Tax Management/Supervisory experience highly recommended; Consistently meets deadlines and objectives; Leasing experience; Strong analytical skills; Must have strong attention to detail & accuracy; Exceptional people skills; Working knowledge of tax software (Vertex; PTMS); Ability to prioritize workload to meet deadlines; Excellent communication skills (written, verbal and listening); Proficient in PC Excel, Access, & Word; Experience with Oracle a plus.

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Job of the Day: Majestic Research Needs a Senior Financial Analyst

Thumbnail image for Need_a_job.jpgMajestic Research Corp. is looking for an experienced professional to fill a financial analyst role on their finance and operations team in New York.

Responsibilities include preparation of monthly reporting and tracking financial metrics.

Qualifications include 3 to 8 years experience as a financial analyst or a large accounting firm and highly proficient with Excel and Access. Experience with Great Plains is a plus.


Company: Majestic Research Corp.

Title: Senior Financial Analyst

Location: New York

Responsibilities: Prepare monthly reporting packages that enable the company to track financial and business metrics including revenue, bookings, salesperson productivity, and renewal rates; Lead budget process and monthly variance reporting; Responsible for sales bookings validation and database maintenance; Work with the accounting team to prepare GAAP-based monthly financial statements; Prepare cash flow, income statement, and balance sheet projections under various scenarios; Various ad hoc reporting and analysis for senior management.

Qualifications/Skills: Excellent accounting skills and understanding of how to prepare financial statements; Highly proficient with Microsoft Excel and strong knowledge of Microsoft Access; Ability to generate reports and pivot tables using Microsoft Excel. Ability to create and maintain reporting files and queries using Microsoft Access; Ability to interact with all levels of an organization; Experience with MS Great Plains is a large plus.

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Job of the Day: UCLA Needs a Strategic Planning Analyst

UCLA’s Office of Academic Planning & Budget is looking for a Senior Strategic Planning Analyst.

This person in this position will provide analysis and recommendations to the University’s Executive Budget Committee.

Qualifications include knowledge of corporate accounting standards, GAAP, GASB (including internal and external audit processes), Sarbanes Oxley, and budgeting concepts, as well as a working knowledge of strategic planning and budgeting.


Company: UCLA – Office of Academic Planning & Budget

Title: Senior Strategic Planning Analyst

Location: Los Angeles

Compensation: $66,900 – $120,200

Description: The Senior Strategic Planning Analyst will provide strategic support to senior campus decision-makers on issues relating to the campus planning and budgeting process. Analyst will also provide strategic analysis and recommendations to the Executive Budget Committee which support the resource allocation decision process for selected Vice Chancellors and Deans.

Responsibilities: Perform analytical studies of the application of actual or proposed budget policy; the interpretation, application and implementation of approved budget policy; and the effective use of campus resources; ensure adherence to budgetary policy, assessment of campus wide impact of actual or proposed operating budget policy, and the identification of when changes in policy are necessary. For selected Schools/Colleges and Administrative Units, serve as internal consultant, advising Vice Chancellors/Deans on application of UC and UCLA budgetary policy and practice to strategic planning and budgeting processes.

Qualifications/Skills: Working knowledge of strategic planning and budgeting. Ability to integrate complex operational and financial considerations while using critical thinking skills; Possesses an assured, professional approach in facilitating a wide range of programmatic and technical issues; Strong analytical skills to develop creative, creditable solutions and recommendations; Demonstrated skill in all facets of financial analysis, planning, administration, control and evaluation of a master budget with multiple fund sources; Knowledge of corporate accounting standards, GAAP, GASB (including internal and external audit processes), Sarbanes Oxley, and budgeting concepts; Demonstrated ability to coordinate, facilitate and chair meetings for the purpose of resolving differences and working toward institutional goals; Strong writing skills to produce effective reports, correspondence, and other documents suitable for signature by senior administration; Strong platform skills to make presentations to diverse academic and administrative groups at every organizational level; Demonstrated skills in using computer software to facilitate budgetary, programmatic and financial analysis; expert skills in MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access), MS Outlook, and SQL; Working knowledge of integrated financial systems and data warehouses, including budget input and reporting capabilities, Hyperion preferred.

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Job of the Day: Brown Brothers Harriman Needs a Financial Analyst

Thumbnail image for Need_a_job.jpgBrown Brothers Harriman is searching for an experienced professional to join its Markets Division.

The position will involve financial analysis & strategic support including budgeting, forecasting, and reporting among other duties.

Qualifications include 5 – 7 years experience, CPA and financial services experience a plus.


Company: Brown Brothers Harriman

Title: Senior Financial Analyst – Global Controllers

Location: New York

Description: This individual will support Foreign Exchange, Equity & Fixed Income Execution, Equity Research, and Securities Lending (The’ Markets Division’) within Investor Services, and its management team. Providing financial analysis & strategic support including budgeting, forecasting, and reporting. This person will lead initiatives and manage product relationships within Markets while working closely with others on the Investor Services controllers’ team.

Responsibilities: Prepare and Present monthly and quarterly financial analysis presentations to senior management; Liaise with business to provide ad hoc reporting and analysis in support of strategic initiatives; Participate in revenue and expense analysis activities and make recommendations to management concerning financial issues and trends; Act as an agent for change by seeking continuous improvement and striving for excellence; Participate and lead in some cases the annual budgeting process and provide analysis of actual results to plan; Develop new reporting and analysis to support current and/or future needs; Assist in the implementation and development of client and product level profitability analysis for Markets; Liaison with Core Controllers, Operations, Systems and other internal groups to resolve issues.

Qualifications/Skills: Understanding of financial/accounting principles; Ability to write financial commentary on reports and analysis; Advanced Excel skills needed; Access skills are a plus; Strong analytical, planning and implementation skills; Understanding of product, industry and finance trends and concepts; Superior client service skills with a strong sense of urgency; Excellent oral and written communication, negotiation, and presentation skills; Excellent organizational skills; Ability to manage many concurrent responsibilities; Bachelor’s degree required; Accounting/Finance/Business focus preferred; 5-7 years related work experience in financial analysis or product control; Experience in financial services industry strongly preferred; CPA a plus, but not required

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Job of the Day: Fannie Mae Needs a Director of Financial Reporting

Thumbnail image for Need_a_job.jpgFannie Mae is looking for an experienced professional to fill a Director of Financial Reporting position in its Washington, D.C. office.

This person will be responsible for coordinating the execution of day-to-day operations of financial reporting.

Qualifications include 8 – 10 years experience, CPA and public accounting experience preferred.


Company: Fannie Mae

Title: Director, Financial Reporting

Location: Washington, D.C.

Description: Coordinate strategy execution for a broad area of financial reporting. Direct day-to-day operations for a unit engaged in compiling, reviewing, and/or transmitting accurate financial results internally to the firm points of contact or externally to regulatory bodies (e.g., FHFA, SEC) for inclusion in board reports, news releases, and public financial reporting. Articulate goals, allocate resources, and manage workflow.

Responsibilities: Lead activities related to accounting, control, and financial reporting for responsible areas. Ensure that monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reporting is accurate, timely, and based upon internal and external reporting requirements; Research regulations and trends. Participate in discussions and conferences with regulators and other industry representatives. Work to influence future regulatory developments and interpretations; Report to senior management on the unit’s production, activities, and efforts; Represent the unit as an expert or resource to cross-functional project or coordinating teams; Report to senior management on the unit’s production, activities, and efforts; Represent the unit as an expert or resource to cross-functional project or coordinating teams; Plan, document, and manage the performance of subordinate managers and/or staff. Provide for professional or technical growth through assignment, mentoring, or training; Plan and manage the unit’s budget. Approve expenditures or budget transfers.

Qualifications/Skills: Bachelor’s Degree or Equivalent required; 8-10 years of related experience; CPA preferred; Public accounting experience preferred.

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Job of the Day: L.A. Hedge Fund Needs a Portfolio Accountant

Career Group Search has a hedge fund client in Los Angeles that is looking for a Portfolio/Fund Accountant to oversee the accounting of investment partnerships and separately managed accounts.

Ideal candidates have Big 4 experience and a CPA is preferred.


Recruiter: Career Group Search

Title: Portfolio/Fund Accountant

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Responsibilities: Reconcile daily transactions to prime broker or custodian; Resolve discrepancies and communicate with client and administrator in a timely manner; Provide performance analysis and reporting on accounts to investment analysts and managing partners; Prepare month end valuation statements and ensure accuracy of financial reports provided to clients and administrators; Prepare tax allocations for hedge fund; Prepare financial statements for hedge fund; Initiate cash transfers, check disbursements and wire transfers; Assist auditors in the audit of hedge fund and separately managed accounts; Assist with the pricing and review of portfolio securities; Account for complex securities including derivatives, bank loans and private transactions.

Qualifications: 4 year degree required in Accounting or Finance; Big 4 experience and CPA is preferred; Proficient with Excel spreadsheets; Experience with investment accounting a plus; Excellent communication skills; Candidate must be diligent and self motivated with attention to detail.

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