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VP - Accounting Policy - Leading Investment Bank
Leading Investment Bank
New York, NY
About Our Client
The Accounting Policy Group is an integral component of finance's risk management process. The group operates as an in-house consultancy unit providing independent technical advice on accountancy matters to finance, risk and the business. The primary focus is to support high quality accounting and reporting standards within the parameters of US GAAP and IFRS.
*Identify corporate accounting issues (e.g., as relates to Software, Fixed Assets, Real Estate, Compensation, Pensions, etc.), research technical position, and advise internal clients on appropriate accounting guidance * Prepare technical memos documenting research, analysis, and resolution of significant accounting issues encountered * Follow all relevant US GAAP standard setting and other technical accounting updates and interpretations affecting the bank and disseminate updates to teammates * Assist in establishing, updating, and reviewing the Accounting Policy Manual on an ad hoc and periodic basis to reflect changes in guidance and practice * Provide support to Global Accounting Policy team and Controllers on technical accounting matters as related to corporate accounting issues * Identify, analyze, and provide guidance on emerging GAAP to impacted counterparts within the company as well as through periodic technical training * Prepare/aid in analysis of SAB 99 adjustments and other Senior Executive and Audit Committee communications
The Successful Applicant
- Bachelor's or Master's degree in accounting required. - Knowledge of accounting and financial instruments under US GAAP and knowledge of financial markets is required, as is approximately 5-10 years of relevant work experience. Audit experience with a national CPA firm or accounting policy experience in another financial institution a plus. - We are looking for a really bright person with an aptitude for technical financial accounting standards. High marks on the CPA exam would be a positive. - The individual must possess excellent interpersonal and client service skills and have the ability to work closely and confidently with many different levels of management on the business side. - Excellent writing and verbal skills are essential. An ability to communicate clearly and precisely is fundamental to the accounting policy role. - Strong negotiation, research, analytical, organization and drafting skills are also necessary. The successful candidate will have the ability to multi-task while working on long-term projects. The candidate should be a fast thinker/quick learner and possess the ability to work effectively under pressure in a rapidly changing environment in order to meet deadlines. She or he will also need to be able to work autonomously as an effective member of a dynamic team. - Candidate should be proficient in Word and Excel. Some knowledge of PowerPoint is useful, but not required.
What's on Offer
Competitive compensation and full benefits