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1 Sep 2022

Full-Time Senior Specialist, Accounting

BNY Mellon – Posted by BNY Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Job Description

Contributes to the accounting activities of multiple complex legal entities, lines of business, countries, regions or accounting processes. Manages numerous activities from start to close, including consolidations and financial reporting of business outcomes to deliver useable, accurate and timely financial information and recommendations for the desired period (monthly, quarterly or annually). May assign tasks to more junior professionals. Completes other complex accounting activities, as needed. Frequently delivers presentations, information and/or recommendations to senior management, the internal board of directors and regulators.Independently supports end to end accounting processes and completes complex research required to transform data into information for reporting purposes. Completes accounting activities, including processing numerous complex general ledger events and transactions, continuously improving exceptions identification and analysis activities, participating in audits, maintaining the control environment, fulfilling ad hoc requests in accordance with global, regional and country-specific process standards and identifying and completing process improvements. Delivers recommendations for use in accounting and financial reporting to senior management and the internal board of directors. Completes special project activities.Responsible for posting journal entries to the general ledger accounts accurately, completely and in a timely manner. Independently performs reconciliations of general ledger accounts or other financial data. Identifies, addresses and/or escalates issues, as needed. Reviews and/or approves journal entries and/or reconciliations completed by less experienced team members for accuracy and legibility and advises on improvements. Participates in assignments across lines of business, legal entities and geographies that have an impact on internal and external reporting, accounting and accounting processes. Assignments include contributing to the design and implementation of new or revised reporting, accounting and accounting process policies, procedures and reports which provide effective financial planning, accounting and reporting of financial information. Provides accounting guidance to relevant stakeholders. Responsible for identifying and reporting risks, patterns or recurring issues and working with all necessary parties and technical teams to reach a resolution. Recognizes significant risks and communicates these to management. Provides supervisory direction and technical guidance on risk identification to other analysts. Designs sophisticated analytical/computer methodologies and uses well developed written and oral communication skills to communicate complex financial data. Is building relationships to ensure questions from regulators, senior management and line of business are answered and needs are met.No direct reports. Provides guidance to more junior staff. Reviews work completed by less experienced staff. Contributes to the achievement of multiple complex legal entities, lines of business, countries, regions or accounting processes’ objectives. Modified based upon local regulations/requirements.Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience required. Accounting concentration preferred. MBA or CPA/CA/local area equivalent certification preferred. 7-10 years of total work experience preferred,, knowledge of GAAP and accounting and finance concepts and analysis techniques preferred. 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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