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22 Aug 2022

Full-Time Legal Entity Controller

BNYMellonTA – Posted by BNY Manchester, England, United Kingdom

Job Description

eam Description:

The role is within the UK Controllers team whose remit is oversight, insight and communication around the legal entities assigned to them. 

The UK Controllers Team are responsible for all aspects of Legal entity reporting including statutory financial statements, internal reporting (to management and to the Boards) and US and local GAAP accounting. The team work closely with BNYM staff in London Manchester, the US, APAC and offshore. The team is also responsible for managing the external audit process


Role Purpose :

The Legal Entity Controller is a subject matter expert in the regulatory and statutory accounting requirements relevant to their legal entities and has a broad range of experience in general accounting and financial reporting processes. They should understand the business and related accounting flows of the entities for which they are responsible, maintaining the control environment and providing high quality reporting to the stakeholders.

This role is accountable for ensuring effective, efficient Sarbanes-Oxley and regulatory compliant finance/accounting processes in accordance with local and US GAAP and that the general ledger account balances are complete and accurate.

The role should actively engage across the relevant functions within each Investment Management firm and the CFO team to ensure they understand the business strategy, product support and interaction with the underlying client. This will enable to individual to actively support business outcomes and use the information to ensure financial results & controls reflect this.

Acting as contact point for key stakeholders including Legal entity boards, external auditors, SOX team, Tax and the US Central Finance team



  • Manage the statutory accounting process for the assigned entities, including liaison with KPMG, provide detailed audit files with analysis for review
  • Review and oversight of regulatory reporting produced in the Regional Shared Service centre. Including managing the delivery of AUM data to the production team under IFPR
  • Govern the month end close process, including monitoring of results, escalating, and resolving issues, initiating, and reviewing journals, calculation of management fees
  • Review of the monthly legal entity variance review ensuring that it provides a meaningful analysis of different aspects of the legal entity financials
  • Review and presentation of quarterly KPI and board pack financials to the board
  • Ensure the accounting process are robust, efficient, and well controlled
  • Contribute to project and process improvement initiatives as required


Skills sought:


Job Specific Competencies


  • Adaptable, flexible, and proactive
  • Strong leader with proven record
  • Good communication and able to influence outcome across the organisation
  • Good decision maker, responsible and accountable
  • Deadline driven with effective time management and ability to work under pressure
  • Client orientated and results focused
  • Able to manage risk in a highly regulated and controlled environment
  • Ability to establish and develop effective relationships
  • Highly motivated, fast learning and proactive with an ability for problem solving


Technical Skills, Knowledge, Systems Knowledge (and associated skill level)


  • Qualified accountant with a number of years post qualification experience
  • Strong technical accounting knowledge, particularly IFRS and US GAAP.
  • Significant experience in Financial Services industry, in particular Investment Management
  • Significant Statutory and Regulatory reporting experience
  • Exposure to Peoplesoft/Oracle general ledgers desirable
  • Experience of a fast moving, highly controlled, multi-national/functional organisation.


Experience designing financial models and accounting processes preferred.. BNY Mellon is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities/Females/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veterans. Our ambition is to build the best global team – one that is representative and inclusive of the diverse talent, clients and communities we work with and serve – and to empower our team to do their best work. We support wellbeing and a balanced life, and offer a range of family-friendly, inclusive employment policies and employee forums.

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