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Escaping the Dungeon: The Hottest Accounting Jobs for Q2 2019

A lot of us at Going Concern would’ve rather been chained up in the dungeon with Tyrion Lannister instead watching last weekend’s “Game of Thrones” finale. But we’d prefer just about anything over being trapped in the figurative dungeon of boring, thankless accounting jobs. Here’s something that’s more omg-so-awesome “Breaking Bad” finale than fade-to-black “Sopranos” […]

Layoff Watch ’19: Accountants Said to Be Among Casualties In Ford Bloodbath

There was some big news coming out of Dearborn, MI, yesterday, as Ford Motor Co. said by August it will have given 7,000 white-collar workers pink slips worldwide, a 10% reduction in its global salaried workforce, as part of a restructuring plan to reduce bureaucracy and increase revenue. And accountants are reportedly among those losing […]

Layoff Watch ’19: United Airlines Is Axing 100 Accounting Jobs in Houston

Not-so-good news today from the Associated Press: United Airlines says it will cut about 100 accounting jobs in Houston in July and shift the work to a contractor. The airline reported the layoffs in a letter this week to the Texas Workforce Commission. It did not identify the contractor that will handle accounting of revenue […]

Best Cities to Find a Job and Raise Your Little Accountants

Through the years, we’ve done several “Best Cities for Accounting Jobs” articles. We think they are pretty worthwhile, especially for those of you youngins who are looking to get your foot in the door and want to live and work in the hustle and bustle of a big city. Or maybe you want to work […]

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Escaping the Dungeon: The Hottest Accounting Jobs for Q1 2019

Protip: In the classic PC and NES game Maniac Mansion, you can escape the dungeon by pressing a loose brick in the wall. The door only opens for a few seconds though, so you’ll have to hustle to make it out in time. That’s great advice for video games but pretty useless if you’re stuck in […]

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Escaping the Dungeon: The Hottest Accounting Jobs for Q4 2018

It’s time for another edition of Escaping the Dungeon. If you’re working at one of the Big 4 or another public accounting firm, chained to your desk for 60 to 80 hours a week, performing menial tasks for clients you’ve never met and never will meet—these jobs are for you. This quarter’s job list is […]

Congrats, Tax Managers, You (Barely) Made Glassdoor’s List of the Highest-Paying Jobs in the U.S.

Glassdoor recently came out with its new ranking of the top 25 highest-paying jobs in the United States, and it was slim pickings for accounting-ish positions. Keep scrolling, scrolling, scrolling down until you reach No. 24, where you’ll find tax manager sandwiched between cloud engineer and data scientist. Tax manager has a median base salary […]

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Escaping the Dungeon: The Hottest Accounting Jobs for Q3 2018

We know a lot of you are in the dungeon. You’re working at one of the Big 4 or another public accounting firm, chained to your desk for 60 to 80 hours a week, performing menial tasks for clients you’ve never met and never will meet. Your creativity is stifled; your input ignored. But it […]

Come Visit Our New Hub for Remote and Hybrid Accounting Jobs

Hello, Going Concern denizens. I am here today to let you all know about a new hub we just launched in our Career Center called Remote Job Listings. It is a listing of … well, you guessed it … current remote jobs with accounting firms and in industry that need to be filled. Perhaps one […]

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Wanted: Tax Professionals, Technical Accountants and Auditors Interested in Transaction Services

We have multiple positions to fill this week for the following folks: Tax professionals interested in projects in Dallas and Los Angeles Technical accounting gurus looking for revenue recognition projects and willing to travel to Atlanta Auditors looking to make the switch to Transaction Services in (or willing to re-locate to) Denver or Atlanta Interested? […]

Say Hello to Gigs, Our New Home for Accounting Jobs

Hey there, notice anything different? Whoa, wait, that was like six months ago. I have to start paying closer attention to the calendar. Yes, Going Concern’s new look isn’t so new anymore, but we are still working behind the scenes to continue to make it better. Today we’re sharing a new resource in our Careers […]

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Click Here to Apply: Accounting Jobs Across the U.S.

Looking for a new job? Here’s a list of the latest accounting jobs across the U.S., compiled from Accountingfly. Click on the state(s) below that interests you to see which firms are hiring. Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Remote/Work […]

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Senior Associates Interested in Transaction Advisory Wanted in Denver ($75k – $105k per year)

Location: Denver (Local or willing to re-locate only) Compensation: $75k – $105k per year ($65k – $80k base plus 15 – 30% bonus) Required experience: 2 – 4 years Big 4 audit APPLY NOW The role: If you’ve ever contemplated switching from audit to transaction advisory, then this job posting is for you… A Denver-based […]

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Click Here to Apply: Accounting Jobs Across the U.S.

Looking for a new job? Here’s a list of the latest accounting jobs across the U.S., compiled from Accountingfly. Click on the state(s) below that interests you to see which firms are hiring. (List is current as of publication date. To see new jobs that have posted since then, click here.) Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, […]

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Multiple Openings: Senior Consultant, Interim CFO/COO, and Controllers All Needed

Beech Valley has four urgent accounting needs! I know it’s been quiet lately, but our client’s collective post-busy season hangover has finally worn off. We have substantial accounting and finance needs once again. Senior Consultant / Excel Wizard – Atlanta, Ga. (Local Only)  APPLY NOW Interim CFO/COO – New York, N.Y. (Travel reimbursed) APPLY NOW […]

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Click Here to Apply: Accounting Jobs Across the U.S.

Looking for a new job? Here’s a list of the latest accounting jobs across the U.S., compiled from Accountingfly. Click on the state(s) below that interests you to see which firms are hiring. (List is current as of publication date. To see new jobs that have posted since then, click here.) Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, […]

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Click Here to Apply: Accounting Jobs Across the U.S.

Looking for a new job? Here’s a list of the latest accounting jobs across the U.S., compiled from Accountingfly. Click on the state(s) below that interests you to see which firms are hiring. Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, Remote/Work […]

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Click Here to Apply: Accounting Jobs Across the U.S.

Looking for a new job? Here’s a list of the latest accounting jobs across the U.S., compiled from Accountingfly. Click on the state(s) below that interests you to see which firms are hiring. Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, West […]

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Click Here to Apply: Accounting Jobs Across the U.S.

Looking for an accounting job? Each month we’ll be bringing you a list of accounting firms across the U.S. that are hiring. Here’s the latest list for March, compiled from Accountingfly. Alabama Hartmann, Blackmon & Kilgore P.C. Fairhope, Brewton Audit, Tax, Internship View Current Openings HORNE LLP Mobile Tax, Franchise, Senior Manager View Current Openings Arizona Helfinstine & […]

There’s Still Time to Land a New Job in 2016

Many public accounting firms across the US are looking to fill full time positions over the next 6 weeks. If you’ve been thinking about a job change, now is the time. It’s no secret that once tax season starts, most firms reduce their hiring efforts. To make it easy, Accountingfly compiled a list of firms […]

Reminder: Robots Are Coming For Your Accounting Jobs

As you may have heard, THE MACHINES are taking over CPA jobs. But for accounting wizards like yourselves, you probably want some numbers to tell the story. Fair enough. Last week, Planet Money covered a 2013 study entitled The Future of Employment: How Susceptible Are Jobs to Computerisation?  It’s gotten attention in the accounting profession before, […]

Accounting Grads are More in Demand Than Ever, But When Does it End?

Like most topics, we've discussed this ad nauseam but it's a slow Tuesday so why not attack it again? Here's our jump off point from CPA Trendlines: Bolstering reports of a suddenly surging profession with a high demand for top talent, CPA firms are hiring a record number of graduates. At the same time, the […]

Your Job is Almost the Most In Demand Job in America, After the Guys Who Stuff Amazon Boxes

Surely you've heard by now that accounting is a pretty popular job, that's not news. You know that unemployment is low in the profession and basically with an accounting degree and a pulse, just about anyone can get hired. You know that you're not really stuck in your miserable job if you really don't want […]

Greener Grass: Is It Time Mowzy on to Your Next Accounting Job?

Now that it's October, many of you are getting serious about finding your next job. The best thing to do, we think, to get started on your search is to head over to Going Concern Jobs and see what's listed there. Then set up an account, upload your résumé, create a shortlist of the jobs you're interested in, and set up some email alerts so […]

Greener Grass: Now Is the Time to Make a Mooove in Your Accounting Career

Now that's officially fall, you're probably thinking it's finally time that you got serious about finding a new job. Before long it'll be mid-November, and then you'll be in a food-induced hibernation for the last six weeks of the year.  Where to start, right? Well, the easiest thing to do is jump over to Going […]

Let’s Not Pretend That All Accounting Programs Are of Wake Forest’s Caliber

Here we have yet another article about how plentiful accounting jobs are, with Huffington Post using Wake Forest as an example this time. Which is totally appropriate because Wake Forest doesn't have a freakishly successful accounting program or anything. In "College Degrees With High Placement Rates," Scott Willyerd shares the fantastic news: Due to the nature of […]

No, Letting a Recruiter Place You in a Job When You’re Starting Another One in a Few Months Is Not Okay

When experiencing a moral or professional dilemma, your best option is usually to A) take advice from complete strangers too cowardly to sign their own names to the comments they make and B) seek assistance from a bunch of degenerates who couldn't hack it in public accounting, amiright? If you're feeling the burn and seeking […]

So You Want to Work for the PCAOB…

You could have a worse career path… like this lady.

Currently, the PCAOB is seeking the following professionals:

* Accountants and Auditors, especially those with extensive auditing experience in:

* International Financial Reporting Standards
* Industry expertise (banking, insurance, oil and gas pharmaceuticals)
* Fair value measurements
* IT auditing
* Forensic Accountants
* Enforcement Attorneys and Accountants

Their own employees say great things about their employer, like Greg, an Associate Director out of Atlanta who gushes “the most exciting part of working here is that we are still a fairly new organization. My experiences with the PCAOB have enabled me to utilize and expand on the skills I acquired both in industry and public accounting and still make it home in time for dinner.”

Or Todd, an Inspections Specialist out of Denver who says “When I was recruited and interviewed, they talked about work-life balance. Everybody talks about having work-life balance, and I think as auditors, we all took that talk with a grain of salt. But then to come here and see it’s actually true, well, that was a nice surprise. At the same time, I continue growing here and developing my career. It really is a nice balance.”

Well then, sounds like a sweet gig.

The PCAOB offers all kinds of benefits such as tuition assistance, 401(k) and retirement, a PPO health plan and a metric shit ton of paid time off.

You’ll probably have to actually apply with them to get any real salary info, so if big-time bureaucracy and work-life balance are what you’re after, get on that.

Here’s The Only Guide to Your Accounting Career You’ll Ever Need

As many of you already know, when an accountant walks into a room of non-accountants and tells everyone what he does for a living, the first question is usually “can you do my taxes?” That stereotype was exactly what industry veteran Stan Ross hoped to blow to bits when he worked with the AICPA to create the new book The Inside Track to Careers in Accounting.

“The bell rang when the grandkids kept asking ‘what is an accountant and what do you do?'” he told us. Wanting to answer that question without simply printing out a picture of a guy hunched over a 10-key in a green eyeshade, Ross put together a guide to various career paths inorate, government and non-profit accounting. It includes interviews with industry rockstars like Ernst & Young’s Jim Turley and former AICPA chairman Ernie Almonte. Hundreds of industry experts and professionals were interviewed in the development process, with the best of those included in the book and accompanying CD-ROM.

Covering everything from education to licensure, compensation to careers, Ross cut no corners to put together an all-in-one resource for those considering accounting as a career or even accountants looking to switch career paths and take on a new specialty.

The Big 4, et al.

Those interested in a career dedicated to public accounting will find tips on getting hired, moving up the corporate ladder, interning and even dealing with awkward intergenerational exchanges. One excellent piece of advice: “From the moment you start with the firm, try to learn as much as you can in your current position, and learn from your supervisors, the people you work with and others in the firm. Ask questions not just about your current position or work assignments, but about the larger firm, its organization, its services and its people.”

Who needs public?

If corporate accounting is more your style, you can follow the corporate ladder from staff accountant to CFO, working in management accounting (sorry, that means cost accounting too), payroll, A/P, internal auditing, financial reporting, tax or IT. Corporate accountants can also work in forecasting, working closely with department managers, the CFO and/or top executives within the organization to weigh in on the company’s plans and budget forecasts. As of 2007, there are 31 million businesses in the United States and they made a combined $26 trillion in revenue – don’t you think those businesses need sharp talent to crunch their numbers?

Are you good enough for government work?

Let’s not forget about government accounting. Ross told us that he initially did not even plan on putting in a separate chapter for government but in his research for this book, he discovered that there are unlimited possibilities in government and it just made sense to put them in. “When we talked to government people and regulators, we found out how many different career paths were there; city, state, county, all the agencies, the Federal Reserve… it was unlimited!” he said. Those interested in a government accounting career could find themselves working for the State Department, NASA, the FAA, the DOD, the GAO, the FBI, the IRS and many other agencies. You can find more information on opportunities in government (a booming industry when everyone else is hurting, you know) via the AICPA’s website here.

Forget profits

Last but not least, Ross highlights opportunities in non-profit accounting. Non-profit includes public charities as well as universities, private foundations, HMOs, labor unions and business/professional organizations. According to the book, The Conference Board said in a 2007 report that “widespread executive-level and leadership skill shortages currently affecting many nonprofits are predicted to get much worse as the sector expands and experience executives retire.” That means the sector needs qualified accountants who, unfortunately, can expect to earn less than for-profit positions but get reimbursed through warm fuzzy feelings and real world experience with non-profit accounting.

Ross reminds all of us that the best bet is always to seek out a mentor (or several) and use their knowledge to your advantage. Want to switch career paths? Track someone down who already has and ask questions. Want to find out the quickest way to climb the public accounting ladder? Listen to someone who’s done it already and learn from their mistakes and experience. Ross himself mentors hundreds of USC students and you better believe mentored students have a better chance to be promoted as they’ve gotten a broader picture of their future industry outside of the traditional black and white of their accounting school textbooks.

So whether you’re miserable in your current position or just starting out in your accounting career and trying to figure out which path to take, The Inside Track to Careers in Accounting will give you plenty of food for thought and useful information on what lies ahead, regardless of which fork in the road you head down. Accounting is no longer just doing taxes (as if it ever was) and, as Ross says, it is the best foundation for any career path, be that CFO, COO, investment officer or just about any corporate world gig dealing even indirectly with budgeting, finance and economics.

Ya get it? We hope so.

Your Future Accounting Jobs Belong to Sri Lanka

Ahhh, outsourcing. Nothing like American jobs going overseas to whip up fury among the masses. The latest example, via yesterday’s Times, is accounting jobs going to Sri Lanka.

As this tiny island nation staggers back from a bloody, decades-long civil war, one of its brightest business prospects was born from a surprising side effect of that conflict. Many Sri Lankans, for various reasons, studied accounting in such numbers during the war that this nation of about 20 million people now has an estimated 10,000 certified accountants.

An additional 30,000 students are currently enrolled in accounting programs, according to the Sri Lankan Institute of Chartered Accountants. While that ratio is lower than in developed economies like the United States, it is much greater than in Sri Lanka’s neighboring outsourcing giant, India.

But if you think these jobs are just 10-key jockeys and plugging digits into tax returns, you would be wrong, wrong, wrong:

Offices in Sri Lanka are doing financial work for some of the world’s biggest companies, including the international bank HSBC and the insurer Aviva. And it is not simply payroll and bookkeeping. The outsourced work includes derivatives pricing and risk management for money managers and hedge funds, stock research for investment banks and underwriting for insurance companies.

Many developing countries have “one particular competency that they do better than anyone else,” said Duminda Ariyasinghe, an executive director at Sri Lanka’s Board of Investment. “Financial accounting is that door opener for us.”

So all that you put in to knowing derivative accounting inside and out? Yeah, someone in Sri Lanka has a similar level of understanding and naturally, the labor there comes cheap. Extremely cheap:

In the United States, the median annual wage for accountants and auditors in May 2008 was $59,430, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Sri Lankan workers in the accounting profession receive an average annual pay package of $5,900, according to a 2010 survey by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

Wages in Sri Lanka for financial outsourcing are about one-third less than in neighboring India, and hiring educated employees is easier in Sri Lanka, according to executives who do business in both countries.

Yes, that’s a savings of 90%. No, there’s not much you can do about it. Except discuss below.

Sri Lankan Accountants Lure Global Outsourcers [NYT]

Accounting and Finance Professionals Like Their Job Prospects While the Rest of the Workforce Is Screwed

The following post is republished from AccountingWEB, a source of accounting news, information, tips, tools, resources and insight — everything you need to help you prosper and enjoy the accounting profession.

The Accounting and Finance Employee Confidence Index increased 0.6 points to 53.9 in the third quarter of 2010, according to a recent survey. The index is a measure of overall confidence among U.S. accounting and finance workers.

The survey indicates a decline in employee confidence in the economy and job market, while workers’ optimism in their own personal employment situations increased. The survey was conducted by Harris Interactive and commissioned by The Mergis Group, the professional placement division of SFN Group, Inc.

Additional results from the Accounting & Finance Employment Report:


• Twenty-three percent of accounting and finance workers believe the economy is getting stronger, representing a 10 percentage point drop from the second quarter of 2010.

• More than half of accounting and finance workers (60 percent) believe there are fewer jobs available, up 10 percentage points from the previous quarter.

• Nearly three-fourths (73 percent) of accounting and finance workers are confident in the future of their current employer, an increase of 11 percentage points from the second quarter of 2010.

• More accounting and finance workers are confident in their ability to find a new job, with 44 percent reporting confidence as compared to 36 percent the previous quarter.

“While our Accounting and Finance Confidence Index showed little movement in the third quarter, our latest report reveals significant fluctuations in workers’ viewpoints,” Brendan Courtney, president of The Mergis Group, said of the report’s findings.

“The report illustrates that workers’ confidence in the economy and job market have dimmed. Conversely, workers are now indicating greater confidence in the future of their current employers and in their ability to find a new job. Moreover, three in ten workers indicate that they are likely to make a job change in the next 12 months,” Courtney said.

“With 2011 right around the corner, employers are encouraged to make an extra effort by acknowledging employees who have weathered the economic turbulence with the company,” he said. “Employers who heed these statistics are less likely to be faced with an unhappy workforce that jumps ship at the first sign of a full economic recovery.”

Additional demographic and survey background information.

Accounting Jobs Get Stamp of Approval from CNN/Money Best Jobs in America Ranking

Good news for accountants of all stripes – CNN/Money reports that jobs you currently or could possibly hold down are some of the best in all the land!

The bad news is that, compared to last year, the number of accounting jobs in the Top 100 is considerably less. Jobs not making this year’s cut include: Senior Financial Analyst; Finance Director; Senior Internal Auditor; Senior Tax Accountant; Financial Analysis Manager; Financial Controller.

You could chalk this up to semantics (we don’t trust CNN o to anything accounting-related) but it’s entirely possible that there was an overwhelming outcry from people in those positions that are completely miserable.

But that’s neither her nor there. Let’s get to this year’s goods, shall we?

Top 100
9. CPA (#6 last year) – “Maintain financial records and analyze the numbers. Especially in this time of economic turmoil, CPAs are needed to make sense of increasingly complex financial transactions — from buyouts to businesses grappling with changing tax laws.” Also: Popular target for blamestorming and/or beatdowns, particularly by rich guys, faux-celebrity clients and washed-up athletes.


62. Tax Manager – “Participates in tax planning and research activities. Supervises accounting staff. Oversees tax returns and compliance for corporations, partnerships, trusts, and individuals.” In other words: makes sense of the enigma created by Congress.

69. Accounting Director– “Manages the accounting department’s daily activities. Collects and provides information for audit inquiries and gives assistance to auditors. Assists in the development and implementation of policies and procedures relating to financial management, budget and accounting.” Must have: High tolerability for answering lots of stupid questions.

78. Auditing Manager – “Determines financial status of establishments and prepares financial reports concerning operating procedures. Supervises staff and examines and analyzes accounting records.” Critical skill: Willingness to ask the same awkward questions over and over and over.

Median Pay
19. Accounting Director – $119,000

Top Pay
18. Accounting Director – $169,000

Job Security
6. Tax Manager (69.6% say their job is secure)

Future Growth
6. Tax Manager (89% say jobs like theirs will grow in the future)

As you might expect, none of the accounting jobs were anywhere to be found on the low stress, flexibility, satisfaction or benefit to society lists. Can’t have it all now, can you?

Best Jobs in America [CNN/Money]
Earlier:
Making Sense of Robert Half’s 2011 Salary Guide

Analyzing the Hiring Outlook for Accountants

Okay, so Roberto Half dropped their quarterly Financial Hiring Index and the message is that things are turning around for accounting and finance peeps looking for jobs out there. Their rationale? It’s the first net positive hiring outlook since the first quarter of 2009. Are we convinced that the ship is turning around? Hardly, dude. Let’s take a look at some of these details to see what’s is going on.


Good news: A net 1% (8% hiring, 7% firing) of CFOs surveyed plan to hire new employees in the last three months of the year. The fact that 84% of the CFOs surveyed don’t plan any hiring isn’t exactly thrilling but considering the last 2, wait 3 (going on 4?) years this, everyone is probably used to seeing even more dismal numbers.

Bad News: The hottest area of the country for hiring is the West South Central – defined as Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas. Bob tells us (via Max Messmer, chairman and CEO of RHI) that a net 6% of CFOs surveyed plan on hiring in Q4. This is due to the “Retail, manufacturing, healthcare, and oil and gas services companies in the region are rebuilding their teams,” sayeth Maximilian. Of course if you cut Texas out of the equation, that amounts to approximately 12 jobs total. If you include Texas, then it’s more like 112. If you were considering moving to TX, those 100 or so jobs will likely be taken by migrants from AR, LA and OK before Halloween.

What is actually promising is that net 5% of CFOs surveyed plan on hiring in the “Pacific” states – Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington (IOW, California). Whether this actually pans out is another matter entirely.

Overall, only three out of nine regions in the survey have net positive results.

The other problem is that the industries that are doing most of the hiring are manufacturing and wholesale sectors. That means the outlook for all you people in financial (includes insurance and real estate), business/professional services and construction is still looking bleak.

So what can we take from all this? Basically that the only certainty at this point is that no one has any idea what’s going on.

CFOs Reveal Fourth-Quarter Hiring Expectations [Robert Half via FINS]

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.

See the entire description over at the GC Career Center and visit the main page for all your job search needs.

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.

See the entire description over at the GC Career Center and visit the main page for all your job search needs.

A Sign of Things to Come? Walgreen Outsourcing 150 Accounting Jobs

Apparently this is part of WAG’s ‘Rewiring for Growth’ initiative. And by ‘rewiring’ they mean cutting $1 billion in expenses by next year (no pressure).

As many as 150 accounting jobs could be eliminated at Walgreen Co.’s Deerfield headquarters within the next 10 months as the drugstore giant outsources the work.

The job losses result from Walgreen Co.’s agreement with process-outsourcing firm Genpact, based in India, to take over certain accounting work.

Genpact has agreed to acquire Walgreen’s accounting office in Danville, Ill., where 500 former Walgreen employees have become employees of Genpact.

Another 300 Walgreen jobs, including the 150 in Deerfield, will be affected by the move. The remaining 150 jobs are scattered among Walgreen accounting offices nationwide, a Walgreen spokeswoman said Monday.

An unspecified number of Walgreen accounting department employees who remain employed will be shifted to other jobs or see their positions changed drastically, the Walgreen spokeswoman said.

Problem is “positions changed drastically” could be anything from the mailroom to working the counter at your respective local store on Christmas Day.

Walgreen outsourcing deal to cut as many as 150 accounting jobs [Chicago Sun-Times]

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.

See the entire description over at the GC Career Center and visit the main page for all your job search needs.

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: 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: 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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More on Cost Accounting Careers with IMA Chair Sandra Richtermeyer

About two weeks ago, one of our Twitter followers was curious about how someone might land a cost accounting position. We put the question to the group and there was a little discussion but something told us that our inquisitor wa

We recently spoke with Sandra Richtemeyer, Ph.D., CMA, CPA, the Chair of the Institute of Management Accountants for 2010-2011 to discuss cost accounting careers in more detail. In addition to her role at the IMA, Dr. Richtermeyer is chair of the Department of Accountancy in the Williams College of Business at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio.


Going Concern: We’ll just start off by getting your reaction to our reader’s question – “How would you suggest getting into a cost accounting position?” And the previous post’s comments “WHY would one get into cost accounting?”; “[N]obody likes cost accounting.” and “[I]n its true sense does not exist.”

Dr. Sandra Richtermeyer: We represent the Institute of Management Accountants so we usually place the focus on management accounting versus cost accounting. Cost accounting is one aspect of managerial accounting and when we say “management accounting,” that’s another term that many people don’t resonate with, as there aren’t a lot of positions out there called “management accountant.” You do hear job titles like “cost analyst” and “financial analyst,” so sometimes it is easier to explain these roles.

At the IMA, we like to take a look at the focus inside the organization and really try to look at the broad perspective of management accounting – which includes cost accounting – where people are really more involved with strategic decisions that influence business actions and activities and in much more significant ways than just what people would ordinarily perceive.

The last thing that you said, “does cost accounting really exist?” We certainly see positions called “cost accountant” but they are so narrow in scope and it’s not really reflective of what’s happening with the people that are charged with that important element or aspect of accounting.

GC: So it sounds like cost accounting is a red-headed step-child of sorts – why do you think there are so many misconceptions about cost accounting jobs?

SR: I think because people don’t see the big picture and how information produced in cost accounting and related activities plays a role in many business processes. They typically think of a very narrow scope that’s part of a costing decision or the actual calculation of cost of goods sold, budget variances or manufacturing costs. I don’t think that it is clear how accountants who have costing responsibilities are often working with key leaders in the organization who are determining product or service mix and making critical strategic decisions. They often need to spend a lot of one-on-one time with decision makers or teams to consider different analyses and work through various scenarios to help guide the right outcomes. All too often, cost accounting is perceived to be a stand-alone activity. Rather, it plays a really important role in an organization’s value chain.

GC: That takes me back to the financial analyst job I had and how many different people I worked with providing them with various data and analysis. Communication was a big part of that job.

SR: I think the biggest misnomer is that people don’t realize how important communication skills are for accountants in general and that they are critical for these types of roles. They picture people working independently in an office by themselves perhaps creating spreadsheets or entering information in an enterprise system but there’s so much interaction and people don’t seem to understand that. The concept of a cost or financial analyst being in an internal customer service role is often overlooked as well. It can very much be an internal customer facing role and even extend outside the organization with vendors or players in the supply chain.

GC: Is there traditional path into a “cost accounting” career?

SR: Well, I think there’s a few we can cover:

1) A typical starting point is to get an accounting or finance degree. A few years ago when the economy was stronger, a lot of cost accounting positions were filled by people with finance degrees while the accounting majors were frequently starting in public accounting. In a large company, someone might start in an entry-level position where they work in a more narrow accounting role where they do cost accounting. Alternatively, they may start at a smaller company and have a broad set of accounting responsibilities, with cost accounting being one of those. Smaller companies most likely don’t have job titles like cost accounting or financial analyst, because accountants have to do a lot more. We certainly hope that people who choose this path understand the importance of becoming a Certified Management Accountant because it’s a great credential for someone entering those types of jobs.

2) Many people might start out in public accounting as auditors and they may work with clients that have very specific product and service costing needs. After a few years of working as an external auditor, they might step out of that role and go work for a client and have responsibility that entails cost accounting. That’s not uncommon for someone with 2 to 5 years of public accounting experience. Someone with more experience than that would likely step into a broader role that is closer to a controller or CFO role, depending on the size of the company.

3) People unexpectedly find themselves providing these services. They might have started out as a business analyst and then they might find themselves providing a lot of costing information for people within the organization. The next thing they know, they are a cost accountant – either in title or in substance!

4) It’s surprising to me how many MBAs end up in controller-type positions and sometimes the path to controller, depending on the organization, is through a business or financial analyst position. I talk with a lot of MBAs that want to learn more about accounting because they find themselves essentially doing more and more cost analysis in their roles. The cost accounting piece may not be their entire set of responsibilities but it’s something they have significant responsibility for and they see it providing them with a lot more career advancement opportunities down the road.

GC: So what are some examples of some jobs for those that are interested in cost accounting? Or titles that people can look for when they’re job hunting.

SR: Well, we need to think about job titles and also the words used in a job description because in accounting, the title varies widely depending on the size of the organization. Larger companies have more specific titles and smaller companies tend to have more general titles. Some common titles are: General Accountant; Staff Accountant; Financial Analyst; Cost Analyst; Cost Accountant, to name a few.

Job descriptions likely list responsibilities such as: cost and profitability analysis, maintenance of costing systems, budgeting, interim or internal financial reporting. Often times they are a bit more specific and may include activities related to customer profitability analysis, product and service costing support, or variance analysis. Those are some key words that are going to pop out.

GC: What resources does the IMA provide that are useful?

SR: We have an amazing social network site, LinkUp IMA, for accounting professionals where our members discuss all kinds of accounting topics. This provides a great networking platform for professionals in specific roles to connect with each other and share ideas in an online forum.

We also have many chapters all over the world that allow accounting professionals to meet face-to-face and discuss trends and issues or concerns they deal with in their roles. We also have a strong certification program, the CMA. When someone makes the investment in themselves to obtain their CMA certification, they demonstrate that they are prepared not only for cost accounting, but for the many strategic roles that accountants are involved in. The CMA can provide the basis to launch them into a career path that will help them gain more experience and move into financial leadership roles. Our certification program provides a lifetime of value.

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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Job of the Day: Visa Needs a Senior Financial Analyst

Visa is looking for an experienced professional to a Senior Financial Analyst role in its Foster City, CA location.

Responsibilities include applying U.S. GAAP to business activities and documenting analysis and conclusions in HR accounting, with an emphasis on compensation and pension accounting.

Qualifications include a CPA and strong technical accounting skills (FASB statements: 87, 88, 106, 112, 123R, 146, and 158). Big 4 experience and exposure to IFRS is preferred.


Company: Visa

Title: Sr. Financial Analyst

Location: Foster City, CA

Description: The Sr. Financial Analyst will apply U.S. GAAP to business activities and documenting analysis and conclusions in all areas of Human Resources accounting, with an emphasis on compensation (stock-based compensation, deferred compensation arrangements, executive compensation) and pension accounting.

Responsibilities: Technical accounting expertise and operational application of the following specific pre-Codification FASB statements: 87, 88, 106, 112, 123R, 146, and 158; Drafting and maintaining global accounting policies for Visa Inc. in accordance with GAAP and SEC guidance; Providing non-U.S. geographies with technical accounting guidance and assisting them in solving Human Resources-related accounting issues; Preparing and reviewing journal entries, complex general ledger account reconciliations, and analyses to support accounting estimates and adjustments.

Qualifications: CPA license (active status); Strong technical accounting skills and experience in handling complex U.S. GAAP accounting matters, as well as the demonstrated ability to perform technical accounting research and use technical accounting research tools; Direct experience with the following specific pre-Codification FASB statements: 87, 88, 106, 112, 123R, 146, and 158; Strong communication skills, especially in writing technical accounting position papers and explaining and presenting technical accounting matters and positions to auditors and management.

Preferred qualifications: Familiarity with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), including the significant differences with U.S. GAAP, especially in the areas of stock-based compensation and pension; Expatriate accounting and tax experience; Big 4 and public company experience, including familiarity with Form 10-K and 10-Q disclosures and disclosure requirements; Operational experience in Human Resources accounting.

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Job of the Day: AllianceBernstein Needs a Senior Auditor

AllianceBernstein is looking for an experienced auditor to join its internal department in New York.

Ideal candidates have a minimum of five years experience with exposure to alternative investment products. Advanced degree or certifications are preferred.


Company: AllianceBernstein

Title: Senior Audit Associate

Location: New York

Description: We are seeking a seeking a Senior Audit Associate with strong business and/or audit experience in Alternative Investments to join our Internal Audit Department. This position is an opportunity for experienced professionals to join a dynamic team to deliver value added audit services.

Responsibilities: Assist Audit Management in carrying out the annual audit plan; Assess the accuracy and adequacy of financial information and the Company’s internal control structure; Assist Audit Management in accomplishing certain administrative tasks; Supervise and work with junior auditors; Through continuous monitoring, keep current as to the development of relevant industry, regulatory and corporate matters that may affect the Internal Audit Department’s audit scope.

Skills: Our ideal candidate will have 5 to 10 years of broad capital markets experience with an emphasis in alternative investment products and services. College degree required. Advanced degree and/or certification preferred. Candidates should have demonstrated leadership capability, strong team work capabilities, solid written and oral communication skills and excellent, analytical skills. Candidates must have the ability to interact with all levels of management; Knowledge of the buy-side investment management business is a plus. Prior audit experience is preferred, but not required. Candidates should demonstrate a firm grasp and good working knowledge of the suite of Alternative Investment products and services including: Hedge Funds – direct investments and Fund of Hedge Funds.

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Job of the Day: Morgan Stanley Needs a Legal Entity Accountant

Morgan Stanley is looking for an experienced professional to fill a Legal Entity Accounting role in New York.

Responsibilities include legal entity financial reporting including supporting analytics and support of financial audit, regulatory and compliance examinations.

Qualified candidates need a BS/BA in accounting and minimum of seven years experience.


Company: Morgan Stanley

Title: Legal Entity Accounting

Location: New York

Responsibilities: Legal Entity financial reporting, including supporting analytics; Preparation and filing of quarterly bank regulatory reports; Support for various banking committees, Board of Directors and compliance reports; Ownership of legal entity control environment and procedures. (Basel II, Reg. W, Reg. R); Coordination and support of Financial audit, Regulatory and Compliance examinations; Ad-hoc queries on financial information (internal and external)

Skills: Ability to communicate effectively and interact with various levels of management; Comprehensive knowledge of financial reporting and technical accounting; Ability to make creative and effective use of systems and technology (Proficient in MS Office Suite); Possess Leadership and project management skills; Strong organizational skills, including the ability to coordinate, prioritize and manage multiple activities; Self motivated – the ability to work independently and as an effective team member; B.A. / B.S. degree; Accounting; 7 to 10 years of related experience in Finance and banking industry.

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Job of the Day: Citi Needs a Financial Accounting Analyst

Citi is looking for an experienced accountant to join its SEC Reporting Group as a Financial Accounting Analyst role in New York.

In addition to responsibilities within SEC Reporting, the position may involve income statement analysis, fair value reporting and investments portfolio analysis.

Qualifications include a bachelor’s degree with public accounting experience preferred.


Company: Citi

Title: Financial Accounting Analyst 3

Location: New York

Responsibilities: Position is part of the SEC Reporting Group which is responsible for Citigroup’s Earnings Releases, 10-Qs, Annual Report / 10-K. SEC Reporting is also responsible for Citibank N.A. Audited Financial Reporting and New Accounting Pronouncement analysis and implementations. The preferred qualifications for this role are a licensed CPA with public accounting experience. The candidate should have strong finance and analytic skills. The role requires flexibility with hours and assignments to accommodate the requirements of the SEC’s reporting calendar as well as the Company’s financial deliverables. This replacement position may likely work on income statement reporting and analysis and the related financial monthly closes, as well as, Fair Value Reporting and Investments portfolio analysis.

Skills: College degree in accounting or finance, CPA and Public Accounting experience strongly preferable. Experience in SEC financial analysis and reporting and /or financial services is beneficial. Strong quantitative and PC (Excel, Systems) skills are needed.

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Job of the Day: J.P. Morgan Needs a Fund Accounting Analyst

J.P. Morgan is looking for an experienced accounting to fill a fund accounting analyst position in its Dallas location.

Qualifications include a bachelors degree and five years experience


Company: J.P. Morgan

Title: Fund Accounting Analyst

Location: Dallas, TX

Qualifications: Bachelor degree required, degree preference is Finance, Accounting or Economics; 5 years experience in the banking industry, preferably in financial accounting operations 3 yrs securities industry knowledge including dividends, principal & interest, corporate actions and trading activity; Proven managerial experience – 1 – 3 years; Advanced knowledge of account reconciliation processes; Strong analytical, prioritization, organizational and time management skills; Strong multi-tasking and negotiation skills; Strong communication skills, both oral and written; Excellent customer service skills with attention to detail; PC literacy with proficiency in MS Word, Excel and MS AccessCapable of assisting others in research and reconciliation tasks; Team player with the ability to work productively within a group and maintain a high degree of independence.

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Job of the Day: Morgan Stanley Needs a Financial Resources Controller

Morgan Stanley is looking for an experienced accountant to fill at Senior Manager/VP role in New York.

Responsibilities include managing liquidity risk reporting & analysis for DSP desk and orking with the BU management on Balance Sheet forecasting.

The position requires a minimum of eight years experience in accounting, preferably in the financial services industry.


Company: Morgan Stanley

Title: Senior Manager/VP – DSP (Equity Swaps) Financial Resources Controller

Location: New York, NY

Responsibilities: Working with manager to define operating model for Financial Resources Control and execute on the agenda; Managing liquidity risk reporting & analysis for DSP desk; Working with the BU management on Balance Sheet forecasting; Assisting in balance sheet and funding analysis, including those related to the Bank initiatives, impending OTC derivatives regulation, etc.; Managing collateral process including a) Phoenix booking model, b) Work with BRM controllers on migrating control to BRM, c) working with Collateral DB IT and CPM to enhance current allocation algorithms; Managing relationships with BRM and Treasury on various initiatives including CPM model, Collateral process, enhancement to current B/S reporting etc.; Leading adoption of firmwide Phoenix initiative aimed to renovate Balance Sheet & Funding model.

Work with Phoenix project team and DSP and EFP managers to: Liaise with Business Unit on implementation of Phoenix principles and adoption of enhanced Funding and B/S reporting and analytics; Contribute to requirements for creation of new strategic reporting; Work with other DSP controllers and Phoenix project team to validate funding booking models, create test plans, and track testing & implementation issues.

Qualifications/Skills: 8-10 years of accounting/finance experience in financial services industry; Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance. Solid accounting knowledge base is required; Equity product control experience; Experience with B/S and Funding reporting and analysis; Ability to work effectively across many functions including BU; Ability to work effectively with all levels of management; Strong oral and written communications; Candidate should have superior organizational skills with eye for details and proven ability to execute individually and as part of a team.

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Job of the Day: Al Qaeda Needs an Accountant

Serious applicants only please.

A longtime associate of Usama bin Laden on Wednesday pleaded guilty at Guantanamo Bay to terror charges of conspiracy and material support, marking the first-ever conviction under the military commission system resurrected by President Obama.

[…]

Al Qosi was accused of supporting terrorism by serving on a Taliban mortar crew and occasionally as bin Laden’s bodyguard. While not a household name, it is alleged that al Qosi, who is Sudanese, knew bin Laden from his days in Sudan in the early ’90s and ultimately followed the Al Qaeda leader to Afghanistan.

Court documents claim that he served in a number of roles for his longtime friend — from driver to accountant to cook in the kitchen at bin Laden’s Afghanistan compound before the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. Perhaps most importantly, he allegedly facilitated bin Laden’s escape from Tora Bora in late 2001.

Big shoes to fill no doubt but you’ll probably clean their books up lickity. Benefits allegedly include weapons training, bomb making and lots and lots of virgins (after death of course).

Bin Laden Aide Pleads Guilty in First Terror Conviction Under Obama Commissions [Fox News]

Do You Enjoy Excitement? Following Money? Arresting Tax Scofflaws? The IRS Needs You!

You may think that working for the IRS would involve nothing more than a plethora of bomb and/or white powder scares as well as hassling famous doucebags for their back taxes you’d only be partly correct.


So if you’re looking for job security, the chance to slap some bracelets on those illegally avoiding their patriotic duty and a whole other level of bureaucracy that the Big 4 only wishes it could create, the IRS may be for you!

Of course if danger isn’t your middle name (some are gathering armies after all), there are plenty of other opportunities out there on the new IRS careers website. The only drawback of course is that you probably won’t get to carry any of those shotguns.

Job of the Day: Genworth Financial Needs an Accounting and Reporting Team Leader

Genworth Financial is looking for an experienced professional to assume a leadership role in their accounting and reporting group.

The position is located in Richmond, Virgina, requires someone with a strong accounting background in insurance, a minimum of five years experience with a CPA, and a MBA is preferred.


Company: Genworth Financial

Title: Team Leader, Accounting and Reporting

Location: Richmond, VA

Responsibilities: Coach, develop, and lead reporting analysts; Quarterly financial reporting for assigned Insurance Legal Entities; Review Statutory and GAAP quarterly financial statements; Plan and draft new disclosures for financial reporting as needed and review disclosure checklists prepared by reporting analysts; Review and approve quarterly entries; Review and lead reporting analysts in the completion of Statutory and GAAP audited financial statements; Review quarterly Statutory analytics, including GAAP to STAT reconciliations; Review results of quarterly Risk Based Capital; Review quarterly GAAP analytics, including Schedule 6’s; Support and respond to requests from State regulators, State examiners and external auditors, and review responses to audit and exam requests prepared by reporting analysts; Coordinate the completion of deliverables with multiple suppliers, internal and external to the business Segment Review supplemental NAIC and State required schedules quarterly and annually; Lead and implement improvement projects related to financial reporting.

Qualifications/Skills: CPA with 5-7 years Insurance experience; Accounting and/or finance degree; Strong Accounting foundation; Deep understanding of Insurance regulations; 2-3 years experience managing teams; Strong organization and communication skills; Working knowledge of Oracle or General Ledger system; MBA and GAAP and Statutory accounting and reporting experience are preferred.

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Job of the Day: Nemours Needs an Assistant Treasurer

Nemours is looking for an experienced accounting or finance professional to fill an Assistant Treasurer role in its Jacksonville, Florida location.

The position requires an MBA with three years experience and knowledge of accounting principles and financial analysis.


Company: Nemours

Title: Assistant Treasurer

Location: Jacksonville, FL

Description: This position is responsible for providing assistance with analysis and management of short- and intermediate-term investment pools. Additionally, will provide assistance with analysis and management of self-insurance, captive and risk retention group investment pools. Finally, this position will be responsible for ongoing monitoring and analysis of existing debt structure.

Responsibilities: Prepares analyses and provides reports on investment holdings and investment performance of Nemours short- and intermediate-term investment pools; Prepares analyses and provides reports on investment holdings and performance held by Nemours’ wholly-owned subsidiaries; Researches and coordinates new cash management products and procedures. Provides assistance in designing and implementing technical and process improvements to the organization’s cash management functions, including float optimization and maximization of portfolio earnings and acceleration of cash collections; Assists Managing Director of Finance/Treasurer with cash flow analysis to ensure optimal investment of funds. Ensures funds are available to meet the needs of all Nemours’ expenditures, including Payroll and Accounts Payable, while timing availability to maximize investment of unexpended cash.

Qualifications/Skills: MBA with an emphasis on Finance, along with three (3) to five (5) years of related experience; Excellent written and verbal skills; Knowledge of general accounting principles; Knowledge of financial analysis techniques and methods for assessing the operating effectiveness and financial condition of organizations.

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Job of the Day: Vanguard Needs a Corporate Tax Accountant

Vanguard is looking for an experienced tax professional to join their team in its Valley Forge, PA location.

Responsibilities include preparing and filing of domestic and federal compliance related documentation for international subsidiaries, maintaining transfer pricing documentation and preparing and reviewing returns.

Candidates need a minimum of three years experience, two that are specific to tax compliance. CPA or Masters in tax is a plus.


Company: Vanguard

Title: Corporate Tax Accountant – International

Location: Valley Forge, PA

Responsibilities: Preparing and ensuring the timely filing of domestic and federal compliance related to international subsidiaries (Form 5471, FBAR form), including coordinating the timely receipt of key source documentation and the preparation of applicable tax work papers; Maintaining up-to-date transfer pricing documentation; Owning the responsibility for direct and indirect tax compliance (income tax, value added tax, goods and services tax, etc.); Coordinating the preparation and review of returns; Performing compliance reviews of Form W-8 in coordination with Accounts Payable Services, including the annual review of Form 1042 and Form 1042-S for foreign vendors; Assisting in the quarterly calculation of the global tax provision for foreign entities, including variance analysis and periodic projections; Owning the responsibility for the calculations of FIN 48 and FAS 5 tax exposure related to foreign issues (i.e., transfer pricing, subpart F, PE, etc.); Completing quarterly tax account reconciliations of foreign subsidiaries; Preparing tax footnotes for applicable foreign subsidiaries; Completing quarterly reconciliation of foreign subsidiary tax-related general ledger accounts; Maintaining work papers related to foreign subsidiaries, including earnings and profits, foreign tax pools, and subpart F detail; Preparing foreign tax credit calculations and related tax forms as required (Form 1118)

Qualifications/Skills: Undergraduate degree (accounting or finance preferred) or equivalent combination of training and work experience; Minimum of three years of general experiences, including two years directly related to accounting or tax experience; Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Master of Science in Taxation (MST) a plus; Knowledge of the financial services industry preferred; Proficiency with Microsoft Office.

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Job of the Day: Toyota Financial Services Needs a Senior Analyst

Toyota Financial Services is looking for an experienced professional to fill a Senior Analyst of Accounting Commercial Finance role in its Los Angeles location.

Responsibilities include designing, developing and executing all daily and monthly analysis, maintaining SOX narratives and process flows and periodic testing of key controls.

Candidates should have three to five years experience with at least two in public accounting, a CPA or experience and education to obtain a CPA is required.


Company: Toyota Financial Services

Title: Senior Analyst – Accounting Commercial Finance

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Responsibilities: Design, develop and execute all daily and monthly analysis; Review analysis with Product Accounting management monthly or more frequently if necessary; Assist in the preparation and review of account reconciliations; Assist other areas of the organization with product related questions; Fully cross train on monthly close procedures and maintain ability to effectively execute process if needed; Maintain SOX narratives and process flows; Perform periodic testing of key controls and review results with Product Accounting management; Maintain group desk top procedures.

Qualifications/Skills: Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance required; C.P.A. or experience and education required to receive license required; A minimum of three to five years of accounting experience; At least two years of public accounting experience; Evidence of increasing levels of responsibility; Strong knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, Access and PowerPoint; PeopleSoft accounting software preferred or similar general ledger software experience; Familiarity/capacity to learn database/query tools/techniques; Knowledge of SAP and/or Hyperion a plus.

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Job of the Day: Duff & Phelps Needs a Due Diligence Analyst

Duff & Phelps is looking for a Due Diligence Analyst to join its Los Angeles office.

Selected responsibilities include researching technical accounting topics, reviewing target companies accounting policies and analyzing quality of earnings.

Candidates should have one to three years of audit or due diligence experience. Travel required as needed.


Company: Duff & Phelps

Title: Due Diligence Analyst

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Responsibilities: Preparing analytical schedules to be used in discussions with Management of target companies; Identifying transaction focus areas based on preliminary analysis; Researching technical accounting topics for contemplated transactions; Researching public industry and competitor information relevant to the target company; Analyzing cyclicality of target’s business and working capital trends; Investigating contingent liabilities, off-balance sheet items and related party transactions; Analyzing quality of earnings and non-recurring items; Reviewing target company’s accounting policies for proper application of GAAP; Participating in discussions held with Management; Contributing to the report-writing process.

Qualifications/Skills: Bachelor of Science/Business Administration in Accounting from an accredited college or university; 1-3 years of Audit or Due Diligence experience: However, new graduates with a minimum GPA of 3.2 will also be considered; Strong analytical, comprehension and problem solving skills, as well as strong verbal and written communication skills; Flexibility to travel, as needed.

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

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

This person will be responsible for managing a team tasked with compiling and reviewing accurate financial reports for both internal and external purposes.

Qualifications include 6 – 8 years experience either with an audit or financial services background. A CPA license is required.


Company: Fannie Mae

Title: Financial Reporting Manager

Location: Washington, D.C.

Description: Manage a team 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. Hire, manage, train, develop, and evaluate staff. Develop, implement, document, and ensure adherence to practices and procedures. Participate in or lead special projects.

Responsibilities: Manage daily team 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; Plan, review, and/or support preparation of internal and external reports, journal entries, account reconciliations, tables, and schedules; Review, establish, and monitor financial controls. Identify opportunities to streamline and automate. Improve efficiencies to reduce costs; Document accounting procedures. Complete necessary testing and remediation; Provide customer service by responding to inquiries and requests from internal and external customers. Advise senior management regarding business, internal programs, and activities as they relate to financial reporting matters; Support senior management and new business initiatives; Coordinate and administer assignments, monitor team progress, and maintain schedules; Develop team members and provide ongoing professional guidance and direction.

Qualifications/Skills: Bachelor’s Degree or Equivalent required; 6-8 years of related experience; CPA;
Access and SQL knowledge; Audit background; Financial services industry experience; Strong people manager.

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Job of the Day: Sterling Stamos Needs a Financial Analyst

Private investment firm Sterling Stamos needs an experienced professional to join its Finance team in their newly established Charlotte, North Carolina office.

Candidates should have a minimum of three years experience with a CPA preferred but not required.


Company: Sterling Stamos

Title: Analyst, Finance

Location: Charlotte, NC

Description: This position will perform a range of portfolio management and monitoring duties to ensure client deliverables are met and investment portfolio risk is mitigated.

Responsibilities: Input and analyze private equity fund and portfolio company finance data into models that drive valuation and other quantitative analysis. Perform a broad and complex range of private equity fund and portfolio level analysis, modeling and reporting. Must demonstrate a strong knowledge of finance, accounting and private equity practices and be able to independently analyze and interpret financial statements

Qualifications/Skills: B.A./B.S. degree in Accounting, Finance, or related discipline; Minimum 3 years relevant work experience; CPA preferred but not required; Experience supporting a transaction-based or portfolio monitoring business within the financial services industry.

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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 who has experience with registered investments companies (“RIC”) to fill a Tax Manager position in its Boston office.

The position requires a seven to ten years of RIC tax experience, with five years managerial experience and a CPA or MST is required. Big 4 experience is preferred.


Company: J.P. Morgan

Title: Tax Manager

Location: Boston, MA

Qualifications/Skills: BS in Accountancy or Finance is required, CPA or MST is required; Seven to Ten Years of RIC Tax experience required. Minimum of Five years of managerial experience required. Big four tax accounting experience or service provider experience is preferred.

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Job of the Day: Nuveen Investments Needs a Manager of Financial Reporting

Nuveen Investments is looking for an experienced accounting professional to oversee the financial reporting function in Chicago.

Candidates need at least 5 years experience in public accounting, a CPA is required and financial services experience is a plus.


Company: Nuveen Investments

Title: Manager – Financial Reporting

Location: Chicago, IL

Responsibilities: Responsible for the financial reporting of financial statements and footnotes, including fair value disclosures as well as the interpretation of updates to authoritative accounting literature and their interpretation to the company’s financial statements and footnotes; Month end close; Various account reconciliations
Assist with external audit; Perform benefit plan audits.

Qualifications/Skills: Bachelor’s degree in Accounting required; CPA required; 5 – 7 years accounting/finance experience, including public accounting experience; Financial services experience a plus.

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Job of the Day: Bloomberg Needs a Technical Revenue Analyst

Bloomberg is looking for an experienced accountant to join its Revenue Operations Team in a Technical Revenue Analyst role.

Key responsibilities include technical reporting for the closing process, implementing procedural and assisting with external audits.

Candidates need 3 to 5 years experience, CPA is a plus and knowledge of SQL server required.


Company: Bloomberg

Title: Technical Revenue Analyst

Location: New York, NY

Description: This position is responsible for playing a contributing role in all aspects required of the Revenue Operations Team. Key responsibilities include technical reporting for the month close process, ad hoc analysis involving complex system data pulls incorporating analytical insight, automating reporting capabilities, revenue and variance analysis, implementing procedural and operational controls, assisting with the interim and annual external financial audits as needed, and responding to sales/senior management requests.

Responsibilities: Accounting, Reporting & Internal Controls Expertise – Demonstrates appropriate understanding / working knowledge of accounting principles and internal controls, and applies them (as required for the position held) to provide objective, timely, and accurate financial information to meet / exceed regulatory and legislative requirements and to help drive business results; Works to ensure compliance of all financial requirements and reporting are met for all products, countries and policies; Ability to document, control, review, and improve policy and procedures as well as departmental tasks to enhance for efficiency and effectiveness.

Financial Analytics Expertise – Demonstrates insightful use of financial analysis techniques, tools, and concepts, to provide practical counsel to business area partners and management in order to drive business results.

Process & Systems Expertise – Understands and facilitates the integration of business processes, people, and relevant technology, in order to identify, configure, and communicate useful information, and to provide practical business leadership to drive business decision making across the company; Identifies non-value added processes within the department and seeks solutions; Effectively makes decisions on more complex issues, giving consideration to relevant costs, benefits and risks; Demonstrates the initiative to drive change and influence others across the organization in support of the company’s goals and objectives; Ensures achievement of desired results by making appropriate recommendations and providing appropriate financial leadership through completion.

Qualifications/Skills: Bachelors in Business Administration (Finance, Accounting, Computer Programming); CPA a plus; 3 – 5 years experience with demonstrated performance assisting/supporting a department; Knowledge of SQL server (version 2000 or higher) required; Knowledge of procedural controls and data validation techniques required; Ability to determine technical requirements for a project given a business request required; Strong MS Excel skills required; SAP/Business Warehouse knowledge a plus; Financial reporting experience a plus; Financial modeling expertise a plus.

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Job of the Day: Jones Lang LaSalle Needs a Senior Financial Analyst

Jones Lang LaSalle is looking for an experienced professional to fill a Senior Financial Analyst role in its Minneapolis and Atlanta offices.

Responsibilities include developing financial models and materials as part of project due diligence process as well as gather and evaluate economic, demographic and real estate market data for input into project specific deliverables.

Candidates should have a Bachelor’s Degree in Real Estate, Finance or Accounting Majors preferred. CPA, MBA in Finance or Master of Tax and 2-4 years related work experience in big four firm or corporate finance or accounting group is highly desirable.


Company: Jones Lang LaSalle

Title: Senior Financial Analyst

Location: Minneapolis, MN and Atlanta, GA

Responsibilities: Consult with clients to develop and execute business incentives strategies to meet business objectives; Implement the various business and incentive programs for clients; Model various financial incentive options in multiple locations and states; Develop occupancy cost savings strategies and evaluating alternative financial structures; Daily interaction with both state and local economic development teams and internal brokerage clients; Research various state statutes and local programs; Gather and understand the various client fact patterns and, developing creative solutions and strategies, and implementing preferred approach to achieve desired results; Participate in firm marketing and business development opportunities; Contribute to the preparation of proposals, presentations and reports and interacting with clients daily.

Qualifications/Skills: Bachelor’s Degree in Real Estate, Finance or Accounting Majors preferred; CPA, MBA in Finance or Master of Tax desirable; 2-4 years related work experience in big four firm or corporate finance or accounting group is highly desirable; Strong knowledge of Microsoft Excel; Strong knowledge of GAAP, P&L’s and Balance Sheet Modeling; Property, Income, and Sales Tax expertise; Strong financial/analytical skills with proven capabilities in financial modeling; Self-starter, team player, and strong organizational and communication skills; Excellent verbal and written communication skills; Ability to think independently and bring alternate points of view to the discussion; Travel required.

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Job of the Day: Oregon Community Credit Union Needs a CFO

The Oregon Community Credit Union is looking for an experienced professional to fill their CFO role. The credit union holds over $900 million in assets and is located in Eugene.

Primary responsibilities include asset-liability management, budgeting, financial reporting, and compliance.

Qualified candidates need a minimum of ten years senior leadership experience with an advance degree preferred.


Company: Oregon Community Credit Union

Title: CFO

Location: Eugene, OR

Description: Individual is a key leader on the Executive Team in developing innovative strategy that propels our organization to success. Based on an intense understanding of current economic factors and our community at large, this individual is responsible for developing and delivering a strong fiscal vision, and must be enthusiastic about providing communication and education to all levels of our organization to achieve the vision.

Responsibilities: Asset-liability management, budgeting, financial reporting, and compliance. Successful incumbents must have an understanding of credit union operations as a whole and think both critically and strategically, possess strong written and verbal communication skills, be able to conduct complete analysis of data and present thorough recommendations, have a passion for creating a culture of success, and be eager to participate in events that support our community.

Qualifications/Skills: A minimum of ten years of senior leadership experience and Bachelor’s degree is essential; a master’s degree is preferred.

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Job of the Day: Morgan Stanley Needs a Tax Associate

Morgan Stanley is looking for a tax associate with a specialty in real estate to join its alternative funds group in its Park Ridge, Illinois location.

The position requires a minimum of three years experience with public accounting experience and a Masters in Tax being a plus. CPA is preferred.


Company: Morgan Stanley

Title: Associate – Tax – Alternative Funds – Real Estate

Location: Park Ridge, IL

Description: Responsibilities include all aspects of tax compliance and coordination with others (including tax attorneys, outside counsel, business unit, etc.) regarding planning.

Responsibilities: Review of federal and state and local compliance from outside service provider including coordination and monitory to ensure accurate and timely; Supervise day-to-day activity of staff and perform efficient review of their work; Work with Operations and Controllers on gathering information; Assist as requested in the independent accountant’s financial statement audit and recurring tax provision processes; Assist with federal and state and local tax return audits and prepare responses to notices issued by taxing authorities; Participate in various personnel actions including, but not limited to performance appraisals; Identify opportunities for process improvements including technology advancements and coordinate with the MS Tax technology team to develop those enhancements; Develop and maintain relationships with various other departments.

Qualifications/Skills: Motivated, team oriented self starter who desires a broad range of tax issues and has the ability to work effectively and efficiently in an environment with all levels of personnel, adept at working in a fast-paced, deadline oriented environment; Willingness to be hands-on as well as a desire to supervise and develop staff; Excellent oral and written communications, analytical and organizational skills are required; Requires a minimum of three years of tax experience, with public accounting experience a plus. Prior experience in supervising positions a plus; Real Estate partnership experience required; Certification as a CPA preferred ; Requires bachelor’s degree, Master in Tax a plus but not required; Strong PC skills required

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Job of the Day: Citi Needs an Audit Manager

Citi is looking for an internal audit manager to join its Audit and Risk Review group in Baltimore, Maryland.

The position requires a minimum of eight years experience with an advanced degree and certifications (e.g. CPA, CISA, CISSP) preferred.


Company: Citi

Title: Audit Manager

Location: Baltimore, MD

Description/Responsibilities: Audit and Risk Review (ARR) is a global organization of 600+ professionals covering Citigroup’s global businesses. Citigroup’s internal audit division provides independent assessments of the company’s risk and control environment. Our findings and recommendations influence business management processes worldwide and senior management decision making around the world.

Work with team to ensure all aspects of reviews and business monitoring activities are executed in accordance with ARR standards and government regulatory statutes and recommending appropriate interventions where needed. Qualified individuals have the ability to effectively communicate and develop relationships with all levels of management and with peers. Demonstrated ability to plan and provide leadership for audits or projects.

Qualifications/Skills: Must have a strong knowledge in the following areas: data retrieval and general information systems controls, financial analysis and regulatory compliance. Strong analytical skills. Require experience with Word, Excel, Access, ACL, Cognos, SAS, Oracle, Unix and HTML. Generally has 8+ years of relevant experience. Advanced degree or appropriate certification (e.g. CPA, CISA, CISSP) is preferred.

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Job of the Day: Alps Mutual Funds Needs an Assistant Controller

Alps Mutual Funds Services is looking for an experienced professional that has direct mutual fund experience.

Selected responsibilities include assisting with semi-annual and annual reports, audits and preparing SEC filings. Candidates should have a minimum of four years mutual fund experience.


Company: Alps Mutual Funds Services, Inc.

Title: Assistant Fund Controller

Location: Denver, CO

Responsibilities: Assist in review of semi-annual and annual reports; Assist with audits and provide support as necessary; Coordinate with the Financial Reporting Team and research issues as directed; Assist in review of annual operating expense budget; Review of monthly expense payments; Review 12b-1 payments from the Funds; Review expense ratios and make sure they are inline with projected budget; Coordinate with the Expense Team and research issues as directed; Provide review of performance calculations and other calculations as directed; Review monthly compliance tests; Preparation and/or initial review of SEC filings such as N-SAR, N-Q and 24F-2; Assist in filings such as N-1A, N-CSR and supplements; Preparation and/or review of regular Board reports as related to Administration Services; Assist in renewal of insurance policies; Facilitate questions and help provide general assistance to clients; Assist on any other projects as requested by the Fund Controller.

Qualifications/Skills: Bachelors Degree in Finance or Accounting; Knowledge of investment company industry and general understanding of accounting principles; Minimum four years direct mutual fund experience; General computer skills, including Microsoft Office (i.e. Excel, Word, etc).

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Job of the Day: BlackRock Needs a Senior Manager of Financial Reporting

BlackRock is looking an experienced professional to join its iShares Fund Administration group as a Senior Manager of Financial Reporting in its San Francisco office.

Qualifications include 10 years experience in the investment industry with a CPA and management experienced preferred.


Company: BlackRock

Title: Senior Manager, Financial Reporting

Location: San Francisco, CA

Description: This financial reporting role will include project management, contribution to technical accounting interpretation and review responsibility in managing the development, production and distribution of the annual and semi-annual reports to shareholders for iShares products. The candidate will be responsible for the review and timely filing of various SEC regulatory filings, including Form N-SAR, Form N-CSR and Form N-Q.

Responsibilities: Manage development, production and timely distribution of fund regulatory/shareholder materials relating to financial reporting under the Investment Company Act of 1940, including annual and semi-annual reports, Form N-SAR, Form N-CSR and Form N-Q; Ensure that content and disclosure for regulatory filings related to financial reporting, are complete and current in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and relevant SEC rules; Manage audits for multiple fiscal year ends, including relationships with auditors, administrators and internal stakeholders; Proofread and serve as quality control for regulatory filings; Manage development and implementation of new SEC requirements as they relate to financial reporting; Seek continuous process improvement and maintain the financial reporting policies and procedures; Contribute to identifying, researching, and communicating recent authoritative pronouncements.

Qualifications/Skills: BS/BA degree in business administration or accounting, CPA preferred; 10+ years of investment industry and management experience preferred; In-depth knowledge of funds reporting under the Investment Company Act of 1940.

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Job of the Day: Citigroup Needs a Tax Analyst

Citigroup is looking for someone to join their CFO group as a Tax Lead Analyst in New York.

Main functions of the position include state and local tax research and planning for the company and its affiliates. It requires at 5 years of state income tax planning and analysis with a JD-LLM or CPA preferred.


Company: Citigroup

Title: Tax Lead Analyst

Location: New York, NY

Responsibilities: Assist in developing income/ franchise tax planning strategies to minimize state and local income taxes, with particular focus on New York City and New York State; Provide technical assistance to trading desks and other Corporate departments in those areas in which their operations are affected by state taxes; Analyze state tax effects for acquisitions, dispositions, capital markets transactions, and restructurings; Provide technical assistance to the state tax compliance and state tax audit groups; Consult with outside advisors as appropriate; Review state and local tax legislation, regulations, rulings, court decisions, to evaluate / quantify their impact on Citigroup, Inc and subsidiaries and help develop related planning strategies; State and Local tax planning related to income/ franchise taxes; Document FIN 48 State and Local income tax positions; Draft protests and other anticipatory litigation documents.

Qualifications/Skills: JD Degree, LLM – or – CPA preferred; 5+ years experience in state income tax planning/ analysis; Self directed, able to multitask, organized, able to meet deadlines and generally provide information in a timely manner; Excellent writing skills; Electronic research skills (Westlaw, RIA Checkpoint); Fully capable in MS Office suite of products.

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Job of the Day: Asset Management Company Needs a Controller

An asset management company is looking for an experienced accountant to fill a controller position that will oversee its accounting department and report directly to the CFO.

The position requires a CPA with a minimum of seven years experience, including partnerships and foreign currency. This position is located in Kirkland, Washington.


Title: Controller

Compensation: $140,000

Location: Kirkland, WA

Description: The firm manages $1.8 billion of long-only funds invested in Japanese publicly-traded companies through three separate funds each having a focus area of large-cap, mid-cap or small-cap companies in Japan. The firm is planning expansion into other Asian markets in the near-term for which substantive discussions are underway. Currently located in Monterey, CA, the firm is relocating to Kirkland, Washington in July 2010. The firm is seeking a Controller based in their Washington Offices. The position will report to the CFO and work closely with the CFO on all matters.

Responsibilities: Responsible for the integrity and accuracy of the general ledgers of each fund and the fund management companies; Directly manage the Fund Accountant position, reviewing all work performed by the Fund Accountant; Oversee certain aspects of the Accounting Manager’s work with regards to payables and other general accounting matters; Manage the month-end closing and reporting for each fund, reviewing all journal entries prepared by the Fund Accountant ensuring that fund financials are prepared and submitted timely to CFO; Review all journal entries prepared by Accounting Manager for the fund management companies; Review and help prepare the computation of partner allocations; Oversee the Fund Accountant’s daily computation of NAV and daily trade reconciliation process, including the internal reporting of daily performance for all funds; Step in as a back-up for the Fund Accountant to complete Fund Accountant responsibilities as required; Prepare the annual financial statements and all supporting documentation for the auditors; Prepare tax supporting documentation for the fund tax returns; Monitor tax filing deadlines and FBAR filings and coordinate with tax firm; Coordinate and interface with auditors on year-end audits SAS 70 Type I (and possibly Type II in the future) engagement, and annual GIPS verification; Assist on special projects for internal or external reporting, as requested by the CFO.

Qualifications/Skills: CPA with 7-10 years of experience in investment management industry with strong preference for experience in public equities (including Asian public equities).; Experience in all aspects of partnership accounting for funds, including foreign currency experience; Strong experience in various financial reporting systems required. The firm currently uses Axys (Advent), Moxy and Peachtree. The firm is evaluating the potential for a technology platform for its accounting area which would integrate general ledger, investments, trade recording under a single solution. To this end, strong knowledge of financial reporting systems is a requirement; Experience in budgeting, payroll, general HR and accounting matters as they relate to fund management company; Experience supervising accounting team staff; Working knowledge of Advent Axys and Moxy software systems preferred.

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Job of the Day: Credit Suisse Needs a Controller of Expense Management

Credit Suisse is looking for an experienced professional to join their IB Expense Management group as a Jr Controller – Expense Management in its Raleigh, North Carolina location.

The position requires four to six years financial reporting or financial services experience, preferably in investment banking.


Company: Credit Suisse

Title: Jr. Controller – Expense Management (ENO/AVP)

Location: Raleigh, NC

Responsibilities: Develop, execute and deliver monthly and ad-hoc non-compensation expense reports and analyses to support critical strategic and day-to-day decisions for various segments of the Investment Bank; Assist, when necessary, in the overall IB month end and with various ad hoc requests; Foster relationships and liaise with IB Finance, COO Finance and business COOs to ensure timely delivery of management reports; Collaborate with the Expense Management Efficiency project teams to identify valid assumptions and monitoring metrics for project savings; Partner with Global COOs and IB Finance to construct product-level budgets by region and to understand monthly non-compensation expense forecasts at a granular business level; Present forecast and budget information and commentary to senior management, coordinating with internal and external teams to aggregate data from disparate systems; Identify and implement enhancements to the non-compensation expense forecasting model and system reporting and analytics.

Qualifications/Skills: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent; 4 – 6 years Financial Services or Financial Reporting experience; Investment Banking and/or Capital Markets experience in one or more of the following areas: Financial Accounting and Control; Expense Reporting and Analysis; Financial Planning & Analysis; Experience with general ledger systems, data warehouse applications and reporting tools such as Essbase and Business Objects is preferred.

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Job of the Day: A Global Bank Needs a Private Equity Controller

Nevis Recruiting has a client in New York that is looking for someone to fill a VP/Controller position in their private equity business.

The position requires eight years experience in private equity reporting or at a large accounting firm and a CPA license is preferred.


Recruiter: Nevis Recruiting, LLC

Title: Private Equity Controller

Location: New York, NY

Description: Global Bank looking for a VP/Controller to support their growing Private Equity businesses.

Responsibilities: Supervise a team responsible for the accounting and financial reporting oversight for PE funds; Coordinate quarterly financial statement preparation with external administrators; Support investor and regulatory reporting; Coordinate the production and audit of annual financial statements; Liase with multiple teams within the Firm; Assist in the launch of new products; Support team, department, and business managers on various special projects.

Qualifications/Skills: 8+ years of experience in Private Equity reporting or from a large public accounting firm with significant PE clients; CPA preferred

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Job of the Day: Natixis Global Associates Needs a Fund Administrator

Natixis Global Associates is looking for an experienced tax professional to fill an AVP – Fund Administrator role in its Boston office.

Primary responsibilities include tax matters related to their mutual fund products. The position requires eight years experience with a CPA or advanced degree preferred.


Company: Natixis Global Associates

Title: AVP – Fund Administrator – TAX

Location: Boston, MA

Description: Reporting to the Deputy Treasurer, this individual will be responsible for overseeing, reviewing and completing certain department responsibilities. The focus will be on tax matters related to mutual funds.

Primary Responsibilities: Coordination and review of the department’s and vendor’s work on the following tax related items: Distribution schedule; Year end tax provisions; Fund distribution calculations; Tax related information included in the Financial statements and Form N-Q; Fund tax returns; Shareholder 1099s and related year-end shareholder reporting; Trustee and vendor 1099s; Research on the tax implications of new security types; Research on regulatory requirements and other tax matters; IRS compliance results; Communication between State Street, Tax Auditors, Marketing, Sales, and Product Departments.

Qualifications/Skills: Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or Accounting; An advanced degree or CPA is recommended, but not, required; Minimum of 8 to 10 years experience in the mutual fund industry is required, including direct tax experience and knowledge of fund administration, fund accounting and fund transfer agent functions and responsibilities; Project management experience is a must.

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Job of the Day: Jefferson Wells Needs Internal Auditors

Jefferson Wells is looking for internal auditors to join its Financial Institutions team.

Candidates need a Bachelor’s degree in accounting and at least five years professional experience in internal audit, Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Work. Professional designation such as CIA, CPA, CRCM, CFSA is a plus.


Company: Jefferson Wells

Title: Internal Auditor

Compensation: $90,000+

Location: New York, NY

Responsibilities: Prepare tax returns for S corporations, C corporations, and partnerships; Preparation of accounting records, and financial statements and tax returns for several investment partnerships; Reviewing and preparing yearly tax filings for Hedge Fund, Private Equity Funds, Real Estate Funds, and Funds’ general partners and investment managers; Performing security analysis and calculating various Fund tax adjustments; Preparation of Tax Form 1065 income tax returns and related K-1s and supporting schedules; prior experience with form 1120; Recording all accounting transactions of the fund and ensuring all investments are booked accurately; Preparation of limited partner capital calls and capital distributions; Researching tax treatment of complex financial instruments and corporate actions of Funds.

Qualifications/Skills: Enterprise Risk Assessment and Management Services; Financial Reporting Audits, Operational Audits, and Regulatory Compliance Audits; Fraud and Forensic Investigations; Internal Audit Co-Sourcing and Outsourcing; Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Work; Bachelor’s degree in accounting, or business related curriculum; 5+ years related experience; Professional designation such as CIA, CPA, CRCM, CFSA is a plus; Compliance, Bank Secrecy Act Compliance or Loan Review.

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Job of the Day: Jefferies & Company Needs a Senior Accountant

Jefferies & Company is looking for an experienced accountant to join its Corporate Financial Accounting Department in Los Angeles.

Candidates need three to six years of experience and a CPA is desired. Experience with investment banking or related financial services businesses is preferred.


Company: Jefferies & Company, Inc.

Title: Senior Accountant, Corporate Financial Accounting

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Description: This role will support the corporate controllers team in the financial accounting and reporting for compensation and benefits expense.

Responsibilities: Prepare journal entries related to the commission based sales force and performance based teams; Develop compensation models to compute applicable drivers and rules dictated by complex employment agreements and compensation plans; Prepare actual and forecasted financial reporting packages highlighting revenue and related compensation; Interact and collaborate with multi-functional groups throughout the company, including operating business units, corporate finance, legal, compliance, etc., to accomplish tasks and objectives.

Qualifications/Skills: 3 to 6 years in financial accounting and reporting, CPA designation desired; Investment bank and institutional sales and trading or related financial services industry experience desired; Expertise in gathering, manipulating, analyzing financial and accounting data; Advanced user of Microsoft Excel, Access, and PeopleSoft General Ledger.

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Job of the Day: Arizona American Water Needs a Financial Analyst

Arizona American Water is looking for an experienced professional with an accounting or finance background to fill a Intermediate Financial Analyst position in Phoenix, Arizona.

The position requires 5 – 7 years experience including SOx and U.S. GAAP knowledge with a CPA or CMA credential desirable.


Company: Arizona American Water Company

Title: Financial Analyst II (Intermediate)

Location: Phoenix, AZ

Description: Intermediate Financial Analyst responsible for developing revenue and expense analyses, projections, reports and presentations.

Responsibilities: Compile and analyze financial information for developing revenue/expense analyses, projections, reports and presentations. Ensure accuracy of financial information; identify trends and present findings to senior management. Analyze and assess business performance against goals. Support management in shaping, driving and influencing business performance and continuous improvement.

Qualifications/Skills: Requires BA/BS in accounting/finance related field and 5-7 years related experience including, knowledge of US GAAP, SOX, regulatory accounting and practices and computer expertise. CPA/CMA is desirable. Experience in water/wastewater utility industry is highly desirable.

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Job of the Day: Morgan Stanley Needs a Real Estate Accounting Associate

Morgan Stanley is looking for an experienced accountant to join their Real Estate Funds group in Atlanta, Georgia.

The position require 2 – 4 years of experience with a CPA preferred.


Company: Morgan Stanley

Title: Real Estate Funds Associate – MSREF

Location: Atlanta, GA

Description: Reporting to a Manager, position is responsible for the overall accounting, reporting and operations for global private equity real estate funds and affiliated funds. Responsibilities include assisting on special projects including reengineering processes and system implementations.

Responsibilities: Prepare quarterly and annual financial statements and footnote disclosures; Prepare various work paper and financial data analyses based on requests from the business unit, investors and auditors; Prepare fee calculations (i.e. management fees, acquisition fees, etc.) verifying that calculations are in accordance with applicable agreements; Prepare investor capital call and distribution notices; Address and resolve audit inquiries from external auditors during year end audit; Assist on IT initiatives to automate process, program calculations and streamline reporting; Participate on special projects related to the fund.

Qualifications/Skills: Bachelors degree in Accounting or Finance; Well organized, detailed, analytical individual with two to four years of relevant work experience; CPA preferred; Real estate partnership accounting and reporting experience a plus.

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Job of the Day: PwC Needs a Tax Manager

PricewaterhouseCoopers is looking for an experienced tax professional to join its Private Company Services (“PCS”) team. PCS helps private companies and their owners with tax planning an compliance decisions at all stages of the business.

The position requires five to seven years experience and is located in Chicago.


Company: PricewaterhouseCoopers

Title: Tax Manager

Location: Chicago, IL

Description: The Private Company Services (PCS) team is a dedicated group of professionals who focus on the audit, tax compliance and planning, and business advisory needs of public interest entities, and private companies and their owners. By helping private companies make strategic decisions throughout the business lifecycle, our PCS practice is designed to help clients improve cash flow and increase owners’ wealth accumulation. This includes access to capital markets, initial public offerings and assistance with growth into international markets. The team’s clients primarily reside in private equity portfolio companies and the manufacturing, retail, wholesale and distribution, professional services and construction industries.

Qualifications/Skills: 5 – 7 years of tax consulting or compliance experience is required.

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Job of the Day: Harvard Management Company Needs a Senior Accountant

Harvard Management Company is looking for an experienced accountant to join their accounting and finance department.

The position is focused on the Marketable Securities Funds portfolio which is comprised of hedge fund investments. This person will be responsible for all the accounting and analysis for the portfolio.

Candidates should have a minimum of three years experience, hedge fund experience being a plus, and a CPA is preferred.


Company: Harvard Management Company, Inc.

Title: Senior Accountant – Marketable Securities Funds

Location: Boston, MA

Description: The Senior Associate will be responsible for all accounting and related accounting-specific analysis and reporting functions of the MSF portfolio as well as contributing to the accounting of the NR portfolio, as needed. This includes transaction entry, cash movement, and valuation input processes related to these portfolios as well as valuation review and analytical procedures. This also includes the reconciliation of transaction entry, accounting, and performance systems to ensure trade execution accuracy and proper recording of all transactions. The Senior Associate will work closely with other members of the external management accounting team to execute the accounting period close on a monthly basis. This process requires in-depth understanding and analysis of the MSF portfolio investments, including the documentation of significant matters on an ongoing basis. Lastly, the Senior Associate will be involved in the ongoing assessment of accounting and valuation issues related to these portfolios, including financial reporting considerations.

Responsibilities: Maintain the integrity of the portfolio accounting systems and general ledger records; Monitor proper reconciliation of transaction entry, accounting, and performance reporting systems; Contribute to financial statement and valuation analysis; Execute cash movements in coordination with custody operations personnel and ensure trades are processed accurately and timely; Analyze current industry and accounting guidance and its applicability to the MSF portfolio accounting process; Facilitate communication with external managers to provide relevant insight into the accounting and valuation process; Obtain and review fund valuation statements and assist in the analysis of these statements; Interact with and support the MSF portfolio managers regarding current investments; Assist during the annual audit, providing information as requested and maintaining audit reports throughout the year; Participate in special projects and duties as assigned ; Provide accounting-related support and reporting to HMC’s Tax department; Manage responsibilities pertaining to business continuity preparedness, documentation, Disaster Recovery site visits, etc.

Qualifications/Skills: BS Accounting, CPA preferred; Minimum 3-5 years of relevant accounting experience (hedge fund specific experience a plus); Ideal candidate will be very proficient with hedge fund L.P. investment accounting/industry issues; Knowledge and demonstrated interest of financial markets and products

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Job of the Day: Cecil College Needs a Controller

Cecil College is looking for a Controller to lead its financial services department in North East, Maryland.

Candidates should have a minimum of five to seven years experience with CPA and Masters a plus.


Company: Cecil College

Title: Controller/Finance Director

Compensation: $85,000-$92,000

Location: North East, MD

Description: The Controller is a senior level position at Cecil College and is responsible for providing overall leadership and direction for the Financial Services Department which includes a broad range of financial and business services within a robust technology based system.

Responsibilities: Fiscal responsibilities: Accounting (accounts payable, accounts receivable, capital projects and foundation accounting, grant accounting, investment management and payroll), Annual Audits, Budget Development and Management, and Financial Reporting.

Business services responsibilities: purchasing, insurance/risk management controls, and auxiliary services. Three (3) Accounting Managers and the Manager of Procurement are direct reports. The Controller is the “subject matter expert” concerning the finances of the College and keeping the Vice President for Administrative Services, and the leadership of the College informed about its financial condition.

General responsibilities: Provide leadership for all financial operations of the institution which includes the design of systems, preparation/presentation of financial reports and budgets, preparation of documents for annual audits, monitoring of revenues and expenditures, conducting financial analyses and development of internal controls. Provide leadership in the use of technology to achieve administrative efficiencies. Recommend and develop strategies and goals to meet College objectives, and to support sound fiscal management. Participate in the development of short term and long range financial projections along with organizational and staff planning. Provide strategic financial leadership and support on potential alliances, investments, capital projects and other issues affecting the College’s business. Develop an effective structure and plan for monitoring projects and foster continual improvement. Establish fiscal and personal credibility throughout the organization. Enhance and/or develop, implement and enforce policies and procedures of the organization that will improve the overall operation and effectiveness of the College.

Qualifications/Skills: Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance; experience in finance in a higher educational environment valued highly. CPA or Master’s Degree a plus Thorough knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles, fund accounting and ability to apply knowledge within higher education setting. 5-7 years of progressively responsible non-profit accounting using an integrated accounting system. Proficient in the use of word processing and spread sheet software applications (Word and Excel preferred). Effective oral and written communication skills. 3-5 years of supervisory experience.

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Job of the Day: Jefferson Wells Needs a Tax Fund Accountant

Jefferson Wells is looking for tax fund accountants to join its New York office. The position will have a number of responsibilities including preparation of corporate and partnership returns including those for hedge funds, private equity funds, real estate funds and investment advisors.

The position requires a minimum of nine years experience, including multi-national tax experience and a broad understanding of technical tax issues. CPA or EA certifications are preferred.


Company: Jefferson Wells

Title: Tax Fund Accountant

Compensation: 80,000-150,000

Location: New York, NY

Responsibilities: Prepare tax returns for S corporations, C corporations, and partnerships; Preparation of accounting records, and financial statements and tax returns for several investment partnerships; Reviewing and preparing yearly tax filings for Hedge Fund, Private Equity Funds, Real Estate Funds, and Funds’ general partners and investment managers; Performing security analysis and calculating various Fund tax adjustments; Preparation of Tax Form 1065 income tax returns and related K-1s and supporting schedules; prior experience with form 1120; Recording all accounting transactions of the fund and ensuring all investments are booked accurately; Preparation of limited partner capital calls and capital distributions; Researching tax treatment of complex financial instruments and corporate actions of Funds.

Qualifications/Skills: Experience with CorpTax software is required; Bachelor’s degree in relevant subject area required (accounting, auditing, information technology, sciences, taxation, finance etc.); Minimum nine years applicable experience in tax required (federal, state and local or international tax); Experience with multi-national corporate taxation preferred; Broad understanding of tax technical areas and a strong familiarity of FAS 109 preferred; CPA, MST, Enrolled Agent (EA) or Project Management (PMI) certifications preferred.

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Job of the Day: Computer Sciences Corporation Needs a Senior Accountant

Computer Sciences Corporation is looking for an experienced accountant to join their group in Sterling, VA. The position is responsible for supervising the posting and balancing of general and subsidiary ledgers, along with account analysis and journal entries.

The position requires a bachelor’s degree, a minimum of six years experience, including three year of supervisory experience and a CPA license is a plus


Company: Computer Sciences Corporation

Title: Accounting Senior Supervisor

Location: Sterling, VA

Description: Supervises the posting and balancing of general and subsidiary ledgers; ensures accuracy and timeliness. Oversees the preparation of account analysis and journal entries to ensure records

Responsibilities: Supervises the posting and balancing of general and subsidiary ledgers; ensures accuracy and timeliness; Oversees the preparation of account analysis and journal entries to ensure records are organized and standardized; Oversees the coding of invoices and vouchers with proper account distribution support to ensure accuracy and validity; Oversees and prepares, as appropriate, foreign currency exchange and remeasurement calculations and journal entries; Supervises and assists in the compilation of data for preparation of regularly scheduled and special accounting reports; verifies statements to ensure accuracy and to meet company information needs; Supervises and assists in the implementation of accounting systems and accounting control procedures to ensure adherence to company guidelines; Recommends and/or initiates the selection and hiring of employees. Trains and evaluates employees to enhance their performance, development and work product. Addresses performance issues and makes recommendations for personnel actions. Makes recommendations for salary increases, transfers and terminations to manager; Provides supervision of the accounting staff to ensure activities are completed accurately and in a timely fashion. Analyzes and resolves work problems or assists employees to resolve problems;

Qualifications/Skills: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience; Bachelor’s degree in business administration, accounting or related field strongly preferred; Six or more years of accounting experience; Three or more years of leadership experience included; CPA or CPA candidate preferred; Experience working with generally accepted accounting principles; Experience with SAP, Hyperion and Lotus Notes a plus.

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Job of the Day: Moody’s Needs a Senior Revenue Analyst

Moody’s is looking for someone to join their accounting team in San Francisco as a Senior Revenue Analyst.

The position requires a bachelor’s degree, between two and five years experience in a Big 4 firm, and a CPA license.


Company: Moody’s Corporation

Title: Senior Revenue Analyst

Location: San Francisco, CA

Description: Operate with considerable latitude in performing highly complex duties related to preparing and analyzing financial information to record transactions, prepare financial reports, and review and verify accuracy. Provide value-added expertise to consultants, auditors, and others in development of new concepts, techniques, and standards. Utilize wide-ranging experience to conduct research and problem-solving. May operate in a lead role within the team.

Responsibilities: Ensure that all invoices and key contracts are reviewed for revenue recognition compliance in accordance with US GAAP (SOP 97-2, SOP 81-1, SAB 101); Prepare Deferred Cost analysis for Costs related to SOP 81-1 revenue recognition; Maintain Project spreadsheet with up to date information on on-going and new SW arrangements; Maintain Revenue Analytics spreadsheet on a monthly basis reconciled against all recognized revenue related to on-going or completed services; Reconcile general deferred revenue account on a monthly basis and keep track of all additions and subtractions to account; Work with the Professional Services team to maintain and improve the process to monitor the progress towards completion for fixed-price arrangements; Answer questions from Legal and Sales related to draft orders with the potential revenue recognition implications; Ensure that all revenue deferrals are communicated and recorded properly, and that the recognition of revenue occurs in the proper periods; Prepare and record monthly J/E’s to recognize revenue; Prepare revenue accounting memos and/or checklists to document accounting positions for unusual and/or significant deals; Participate in revenue recognition meetings with internal and external auditors; Ensure compliance of the Revenue Recognition process with Sarbanes Oxley.

Qualifications/Skills: CPA or equivalent qualification; 2-5 years working with within a Finance / Accounting environment; Previous experience with multi-national software revenue recognition or Big 4 accounting firm experience a distinct advantage; Ability to understand legal contracts and determine the proper revenue recognition; Experience with accounting practices and knowledge of accounting rules and regulations faced by public software companies, including revenue recognition; Experience with ERP systems including Peoplesoft and Softrax as well as hands on experience with Great Plains a plus; Bachelor’s degree required. Additional education or degrees in finance or accounting are highly preferred.

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Job of the Day: Fannie Mae Needs a Senior Accountant

Fannie Mae is looking for an Senior Accountant – Debt, Derivatives in their Washington, DC/Metro location.

The position requires a minimum of six years experience, with exposure to FASB 52, 91, 133, 155, 157, 159 a plus.


Company: Fannie Mae

Title: Sr. Accountant – Debt, Derivatives

Location: Washington, DC/Metro

Description: Operate with considerable latitude in performing highly complex duties related to preparing and analyzing financial information to record transactions, prepare financial reports, and review and verify accuracy. Provide value-added expertise to consultants, auditors, and others in development of new concepts, techniques, and standards. Utilize wide-ranging experience to conduct research and problem-solving. May operate in a lead role within the team.

Responsibilities: Compile, review, analyze, and record financial information to the general ledger; Complete monthly closings; Prepare balance sheet and profit and loss statements, consolidated financial statements, and other accounting schedules and reports; Prepare daily, weekly, and monthly reconciliations to ensure general ledger account information is accurate, consistent, traceable, and auditable; Execute and manage timely and accurate transactions; Identify control weaknesses, communicate to management, and operate in a lead capacity in making remedial changes to tighten and enhance controls and mitigate risk; Design and produce reports; Conduct research and analyses on highly complex issues. Devise creative and effective solutions; Provide requested information to auditors, consultants, and others on highly significant matters requiring coordination; Design, modify, install, and/or maintain accounting systems to ensure adequate recognition of financial transactions; May perform highly complex projects or participate as a team member on projects at the highest level of complexity.

Qualifications/Skills: Bachelor’s Degree or Equivalent required; 6-8 years; CPA preferred; Knowledge of financial instruments (debt, derivatives, short term investments) and/or familiarity with financial statements of financial services companies; Knowledge of any of FASB 52, 91, 133, 155, 157, 159 a plus.

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Job of the Day: Morgan Stanley Needs a Real Estate Accounting Manager

Morgan Stanley is looking for an experienced accountant to join their real estate group to be responsible for all aspects of accounting for the company’s real estate leases and associated fixed assets.

The position requires a minimum of three years experience with real estate accounting experience preferred and advanced Excel skills including pivot tables and lookup functions.


Company: Morgan Stanley

Title: Real Estate Accounting Associate/Manager

Location: New York, NY

Description: This position will be responsible for all aspects of accounting for Morgan Stanley real estate leases and associated fixed assets. This position will work closely with the space reporting, strategic analysis, lease administration, space planning and property management groups.

Responsibilities: Review of new leases to ensure financials are accurate in the Real Estate System; Calculate and record straight-line rent adjustments as well as prepare monthly reconciliation and analysis; Promptly respond to requests of internal & external auditors by providing lease documentation and supporting schedules; Month end close and expense accruals; Prepare balance sheet reconciliation of all rent & rent-related accounts; Accrue & monitor all costs associated with abandonment of space & assess adequacy of vacant space reserves on a quarterly basis; Review all Corporate Services fixed assets to ensure they are accounted for in accordance with Fixed Asset policy and are assigned to the right locations; Monthly analysis of space & occupancy variances and drivers; Compute and record Interest on Fixed Asset allocations; Assist with all aspects of accounting for the Morgan Stanley Smith Barney joint venture; Support the Global Reporting Space Initiative; Ad hoc reports.

Qualifications/Skills: Strong Accounting skills with detailed working knowledge of the General Ledger; 3-5 years of accounting experience; Must have advanced Excel skills, including use of Pivot Tables and Lookup functions; Detail oriented with strong analytical and interpersonal skills; Proven track record of good organizational skills, sound time management, and ability to prioritize and multitask; Team oriented; Systems experience: Omega, REM, BOXI; Communication and presentation skills; Bachelors in Accounting; Background in Real Estate Accounting; PC Skills: MS Excel, Access, Word, PowerPoint, Mainframe General Ledger.

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Job of the Day: Peak6 Investments Needs a Senior Accountant

Peak6 Investments is looking for an experienced accountant to join their team in Chicago.

An ideal candidate will possess superior analytical and reconciliation skills, at least five years of experience in Big 4 accounting is required; CPA designation and previous payroll knowledge is a plus.


Company: Peak6 Investments, LP

Title: Senior Accountant

Location: Chicago, IL

Description: This position will require you to manage accounts of the general ledger within a specific business unit of PEAK6 for which you will be solely responsible in addition, serve as the main contact for all payroll related issues.

Responsibilities: Manage accounts of the General Ledger System; Post and reconcile journal entries; Process semi-monthly payroll for 400+ employees; Work with third parties to resolve payroll tax issues; Assist with the annual audit and be a point person for outside auditors; Drive complex reconciliations Communicate with business leaders within your given business unit; Understand and apply regulatory business rules to accounting procedures.

Qualifications/Skills: Bachelor degree in Accounting, Finance or related degree; Prior Broker Dealer or similar industry experience preferred; Minimum 5 years experience with automated accounting systems in a customer service, high volume, deadline driven production environment is required. Mastery of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and have familiarity with SEC reporting rules. Creating journal entries and maintaining accounts within an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system is required—Dynamics GP is preferred.

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Job of the Day: RBC Needs a Senior Audit Manager

RBC is looking for a Senior Audit Manager to lead a team to provide independent risk assessment and evaluation of the effectiveness of risk management practices, internal control and corporate governance processes in the Capital Markets Finance areas

Requirements include a CA or equivalent, an accounting degree and experience working in financial services with an in-depth knowledge of both U.S. and Canadian GAAP. This position is located in New York.


Company: RBC

Title: Senior Audit Manager

Location: New York, NY

Description: In support of the Senior Manager, Capital Markets Finance, provide independent, objective risk assessment and evaluation of the effectiveness of risk management practices, internal control and corporate governance processes in the Capital Markets Finance areas. Work with management in achieving business objectives by creating solutions to improve business operations, while remaining objective and independent. Key stakeholders include senior management, external auditors, and regulators. Results ultimately impact shareholders, employees and customers. Engagement is defined as a specific assignment, task, or review activity, such as: an internal audit, design review, fraud examination, or consultancy. An engagement may include multiple tasks or activities designed to accomplish a specific set of related objectives.

Responsibilities: Leadership/People Management – Lead a team of senior managers and professional auditors responsible for complex and large engagements in terms of product, location or client relation. – Direct, counsel, and instruct staff assigned to the engagement and review audit plan, findings and reports for sufficient scope and for accuracy. – Provide leadership, coaching, performance management and personal development support. – Ensure that we have competent and sufficient engagement resources, with relevant skill sets to meet each audit and our annual plan. – Raise the technical knowledge of the group through various courses, seminars and in-house training in the areas Capital Markets Finance and related risk management framework, compliance and audit techniques. – Back up for primary Senior Relationship Manager Audit & Planning – In concert with Senior Manager, Capital Markets Finance develops the annual Audit Plan for Capital Markets Finance ensuring that audits confirm to regulatory and internal audit requirements – Provide input and participate in the IAS strategic planning process.

Qualifications/Skills: In depth knowledge of business and key functions of Capital Markets Finance – Project Management – Proficient in auditing principles and techniques – Must have the ability to quickly understand the risks associated with new services and/or routines, products and to formulate practical audit procedures to adequately monitor new risk and ensure adherence to limits. – A understanding of management principles that enable recognition and evaluation of materiality and significant deviations from good management practices – In-depth knowledge of US and Cdn GAAP, complex accounting, auditing standards, business processes – Minimum 10-15 years banking/audit experience.

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Job of the Day: UBS Needs an Accounting Director

UBS is looking for someone to join their Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities (FICC) Structuring Group at the Director level who has expertise in both U.S. GAAP and IFRS.

The position requires four years of relevant experience, and a CPA. Experience in a Big 4 transaction services group is ideal. This position is located in Stamford, CT.


Company: UBS AG

Title: Executive Director/Director – FICC Structuring – Accounting Expert

Location: Stamford, CT

Responsibilities: The candidate will be expected to (1) Structure and execute transactions, and (2) Support the Structuring Group in analyzing and structuring the accounting aspects of transactions. The candidate will report to Head of US RATL.

Qualifications/Skills: The ideal candidate will have practiced accounting in a transaction services group at a Big 4 accounting firm with experience in US GAAP and IFRS. The candidate should have a track record of innovation/creativity. Minimum of 4 years proven relevant experience; 4 year Bachelor’s degree or international equivalent; CPA.

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Job of the Day: Genworth Financial Needs a Senior Tax Analyst

Genworth Financial is looking for an experienced tax professional to assume senior tax responsibilities including compliance and accounting for income taxes.

The position is located in Richmond, Virgina, requires a minimum of three years experience and a CPA is preferred.


Company: Genworth Financial

Title: Federal Income Tax Senior Analyst

Location: Richmond, VA

Responsibilities: An experienced tax professional to assume senior tax responsibilities including activities relating to federal income tax compliance and accounting for income taxes. The successful candidate will join a team of tax professionals that are responsible for all tax compliance and tax accounting for the Company including controllership.

Qualifications/Skills: BA/BS in Accounting; 3-10 years experience with an accounting firm, large internal tax function; 2-4 years tax experience for a US insurer; Outstanding written and oral communication skills; Ability to read, interpret and summarize technical standards, tax and legal documents; Demonstrated ability to solve technical tax or accounting issues in a fast-paced environment, and to communicate tax or accounting requirements effectively to a non-technical audience; Experience with Tax, GAAP or STAT accounting principles; Expertise with Excel, Word and PowerPoint software; CPA is preferred.

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Job of the Day: Fannie Mae Needs an Accounting Manager

Fannie Mae is looking for an accounting manager who will manage a staff responsible for collecting, recording, analyzing, and reporting accounting transactions.

The position is located in Dallas, requires six years experience, including 2-4 years of management experience and a CPA license.


Company: Fannie Mae

Title: Accounting Manager – REO and Reserve Accounting

Location: Dallas, TX

Description: Manage a team engaged in collecting, recording, analyzing, and reporting accounting transactions. May manage operations related to general accounting or other specialty areas. Hire, manage, train, develop, and evaluate staff. Develop, implement, document, and ensure adherence to practices and procedures. Participate in or lead special projects.

Responsibilities: Manage daily team activities related to production of timely, accurate, and reliable financial information including profit and loss and balance sheet accounts, booking accounting transactions, preparing and validating account reconciliations, and resolving issues and exceptions on a timely basis; Plan, review, and/or prepare internal and external reports, schedules, and statements; Review, establish, and monitor financial controls. Identify opportunities to streamline and automate. Improve efficiencies to reduce costs; Respond to Audit, consultant, and other stakeholder inquiries and requests; Identify and facilitate technology changes to support business needs; Coordinate and administer assignments, monitor team progress, and maintain schedules; Develop team members and provide ongoing professional guidance and direction.

Qualifications/Skills: Bachelor’s Degree in accounting required; CPA required; 6 or more years of progressively challenging experience in accounting, financial analysis, application of accounting principles, and accounting controls; 2-4 years of management experience with motivating, coaching and developing staff in pursuit of creating a performance driven culture.  Additionally, experience managing complex projects involving multiple cross-functional stakeholders and strict time constraints required; Understanding of complex accounting regulations and guidance, including GAAP, SEC, FASB, AICPA, required. Strong knowledge in accounting pronouncements associated with real estate strongly desired; Previous experience in an SEC reporting environment and/or Big 4 Public Accounting experience preferred; Experience with accounting processes of a mortgage company, large financial service institution or real estate company required.; Previous experience implementing and documenting SOX controls required; Demonstrated ability to manage and direct a team with an emphasis on developing the team to high performance; Ability to provide regular feedback to team members and prepare performance reviews as required by company timelines.

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Job of the Day: Deutsche Bank Needs a Finance Manager

Deutsche Bank is looking for someone to join its Finance Division as a Finance Manager of Global Banking. Responsibilities will include stakeholder management, business solutions, validation and control.

Candidates need a minimum of seven years experience with background that is familiar with both U.S. GAAP and IFRS.


Company: Deutsche Bank

Title: Finance Manager – Global Banking

Location: New York, NY

Responsibilities: Stakeholder Management – the establishment of stakeholder priorities and the development of open communication and feedback with them. Prioritizing business requirements given the resources available; Business Solutions – providing innovative solutions to business requirements, reviewing new structures and business opportunities. You will also challenge new product initiatives to ensure that business assumptions are accurate; Validation & Control – reviewing offshore produced profit and loss (P&L) and risk data produced by service centers. Monitoring key performance indicator performance and developing a thorough understanding of the products and business drivers. This includes P&L, Balance sheet and risk weighted asset analysis; Acting as the contact point to advise on local generally accepted accounting practice and regulatory requirements; Continuing to develop and enhance the relationship and business knowledge of the Professional service centre in Mumbai and to ensure proper accounting is followed especially by the offshore production teams; Move existing onshore finance production to the PSC

Qualifications/Skills: Accounting or Finance background (IFRS and US GAAP); Relevant product knowledge-Securities Lending, Trust And Securities Services (Custody, Hedge Fund administration, Corporate Trust-Structured Financial Services, Global Debt Services); Strong Excel, Essbase and PowerPoint skills are required; 7-12 years of experienced desired.

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Job of the Day: An International Bank Needs a VP of Technical Accounting

Ashton Lane Group has a client looking for a VP of Technical Accounting that will be responsible for addressing accounting issues under both U.S. GAAP and IFRS.

Candidates need at least eight years of experience, a CPA license, and a Masters degree is a plus.


Recruiter: Ashton Lane Group

Title: VP – Technical Accounting

Location: New York, NY

Description: Advisory expert for complex accounting policies for an international bank

Responsibilities: Analyze accounting treatment for a wide range of complex transactions under both US GAAP and IFRS; Provide on-going support to the financial and regulatory control functions; Work closely with a network of experienced technical accountants globally to provide a cohesive accounting framework; Assist in reviewing US GAAP financial statements and filings; Participate in the new product and trade review functions in New York; Stay abreast of new and emerging accounting developments and assessing their impact on the business.

Qualifications: CPA (or equivalent) with 8+ years financial control experience within financial services; Broad knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and US GAAP; Excellent PC skills, proficient in Excel, knowledge of GL packages a plus; Strong interpersonal and communication skills; Bachelors Degree or equivalent required, Masters degree a plus.

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Job of the Day: Deutsche Bank Needs a Principal Auditor – Assistant Vice President

Deutsche Bank is looking for an experienced auditor to join their Group Audit Legal, Risk and Captial team. The primary role of this position will focus on the Credit Risk Management, Market Risk Management and Treasury functions.

The position is located in New York and requires a strong finance/accounting background with 5 to 8 years experience.


Company: Deutsche Bank

Title: Principal Auditor – AVP

Location: New York, NY

Description: The role is for a Principal Auditor for the Group Audit LRC (Legal, Risk and Capital) team which covers the following functions: Risk Management (Credit, Market, and Operational), Corporate Security and Business Continuity (CSBC), Treasury & Capital Management, Legal and Compliance. The primary focus of this role will be on Credit Risk Management, Market Risk Management and Treasury.

Responsibilities: Successful implementation of risk-based audits both regionally and globally, with audit work that is appropriately risk assessed and aligned to the LRC audit strategy; Undertakes audit assignments and may review audit work completed by other team members and drafts audit reports for review by LRC Audit management, identifying and escalating issues and recommending audit ratings for approval by the PAM and Chief Auditor. Presenting and agreeing key findings with Client management; Contributes to dynamic planning through business monitoring of the areas of their responsibility; Demonstrates understanding of the client’s business; Facilitates issue tracking and validates closure of issues; Continues to develop technical expertise relevant to LRC and Group Audit, including market and regulatory developments; Enhance team’s position as a center of excellence for LRC related activities and Issues; Assists with training for Group Audit, prepares updates for GA Senior Management and provides on-going advice to Client management.

Qualifications: The candidate will ideally have an Audit background, however those with considerable experience in Risk would also be considered. Five to eight years of relevant experience is desired. He/she should have knowledge and experience with financial services products and operations, and an understanding of the regulatory framework for DB. Detailed technical knowledge of valuation techniques and risk modelling are considered a plus; He/she will have a strong academic background in finance or accounting; Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office products, and experience using flowcharting applications. Experience with CAATs is also a plus.

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Job of the Day: Bloomberg Needs an Accounting Manager

Bloomberg is looking for someone to assume a leadership role in its Media Accounting Group.

This group oversees the credit, billing, collections, cash application, AR reporting and analysis for all of the company’s media products

The position requires 3 to 5 years of supervisory experience and is located in New York.


Company: Bloomberg

Title: Media Accounting Team Leader

Location: New York, NY

Description: A leadership role within the Media Accounting group whose responsibilities include Credit, Billing, Collections, Cash Application, AR Reporting and Analysis for all Bloomberg media products (Television, Radio, Online and Print).

Responsibilities: We are looking for a hands-on manager with experience in the Order to Cash process (Credit, Collections, Billing, Reporting, Reconciliation). This person will be expected to supervise the work of others while at the same time performing day-to- day job tasks in a fast paced open environment. AdMarc billing system and DART ad server experience preferred.

Qualifications: A degree in accounting is required; Possesses thorough accounting knowledge; 3-5 years of supervisory experience within the media industry.

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Job of the Day: VeriFone Needs an Internal Auditor

VeriFone is looking for someone to join its internal audit team to participate in global SOx testing and other internal audits.

This position is located in San Jose, CA and requires someone with at least three years experience of internal/external audit experience and the ability to travel internationally when required.


Company: VeriFone

Title: Senior Internal Auditor

Location: San Jose, CA

Responsibilities: To assist in the planning, scoping, development, and execution of the global SOX 404 testing compliance function; Under the direction of IA management updates all testing templates, key controls/risk/assertions or other required documentation or analysis; Conduct and execute testing efforts with IA team and outside consultants and auditors as needed to perform the work and track all results; Compile and document all deficiencies, effectively interface with auditors and process owners to ensure issues are understood and corrective action is agreed to for prompt remediation; Meet all assigned deadlines without exception; Ensure all work papers comply with IA department standards; Prepare final deficiency listing of all open items for prompt Process Owner clearance; To assist in the execution of planned internal audits according to annual risk and audit plan; To conduct fieldwork for all audits assigned; document all pre-planning steps and analysis work; create audit programs and review audit results of self and team members as assigned; Update and prepare detailed action plans of all audit results for process owner agreement and final publication; Interface with all levels of VFI staff in the execution of audit work; Perform special reviews/investigations as assigned

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in business, finance or accounting; Requires a minimum of 3+ years internal / external audit experience including SOX testing as well as operational audits; Experience in a manufacturing environment; Desire and ability to travel Internationally when required.

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Job of the Day: Asset Manager Needs a Senior Corporate Accountant

A top New York asset management company is looking for a senior corporate accountant to responsible for monthly close, expense/revenue analysis, assisting in year-end audit process, among others.

The position requires 3 to 6 years experience and a CPA license is preferred.


Company: Not disclosed

Title: Senior Corporate Accountant

Location: New York

Responsibilities: Take ownership for parts of the monthly G/L closing (e.g. booking/tracking of certain investments, expenses and various expense accruals and preparation of supporting schedules); Revenue and Expense Account analysis and reconciliations; Review and own the revenue sharing expense process (i.e. keep up to date with contracts and maintain organized, review invoices for accuracy, etc.); Prepare quarterly insurance company revenue sharing payments; Assist with outside legal bills monthly coordination and approvals for payments; Act as new G/L system administrator and report writer/editor; Prepare monthly financial reporting package for senior management; Prepare monthly business line and departmental reporting package for senior management; Prepare annual financial statements and footnotes, standalone and consolidated which includes registered investment advisory and broker dealer subsidiaries as well as affiliated hedge funds; Assist in year end audit process (i.e. prepare schedules, reconciliations, analysis of account balances, etc.) and interface with auditors as needed; Assist in yearly budget process and prepare monthly budget analysis (including budget vs. actual variance analysis).

Qualifications: CPA preferred; Bachelor Degree in Accounting; Prefer individual with 3-6 years experience (with at least 1-2 years experience/exposure in or to the Corporate Accounting area of an Asset Management firm).

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