Financial Analyst-NYC Media Company / Salary $80K

The Financial Analyst will assist in planning, analysis, day-to-day balance sheet administration, controllership, and reporting including annual planning, monthly/quarterly financial reporting, estimate preparation, and expense analysis. He or she will work with Corporate Finance, liaise with finance partners, and interact with operational personnel to fulfill various analysis and requests.
The Financial Analyst’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
” Support the Senior Manager, Finance and CFO with the annual planning process
” Assist with the preparation, consolidation, reporting and analysis of the monthly estimate
” Create and analyze financial packages for monthly and quarterly financial results
” Maintain financial models in functional areas (programming, marketing, etc) and update for changes and improvements
” Assist in the analysis of expenses: variances, opportunities for savings, rolling out of cost containment efforts, etc.
” Implement, enforce, and audit accounting policies and procedures
” Closing and Reporting
o Perform the day to day activities related to the monthly and quarterly closes
o Initiate/review journal entries by compiling and analyzing account information
o Prepare monthly accruals associated with key accounts
o Review financial statements
o Prepare account reconciliations
o Reconcile financial discrepancies by collecting and analyzing account information
” Help prepare and consolidate various ad hoc analysis, reports and information requests
Qualified candidates should have:
” Bachelor’s degree in finance or accounting
” Media industry experience preferred
” 3+ years of finance or accounting experience
” Strong excel skills including using advanced features like linking workbooks for consolidation, manipulating pivot tables and advanced formulas
” Ability to prepare power point presentations
” Ability to pull large data sets from systems and synthesize data into summarized, meaningful information
” An understanding of the principles of finance and accounting
” Experience using a general ledger accounting system, preferably Oracle
” Ability to analyze reports and data, provide concise explanations, problem solve, and multi-task

CONTACT: CARA MILLSTEIN  cara@stanhamlet.com

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Senior Financial Analyst – 90-100k

Job Category: Finance
Company: Banking
Location: New York City
Career level: Non Manager
Experience and Requirements:
-BA in Accounting or Finance required.
-3-6 years experience in budgeting and financial analytical reporting, preferably in the financial industry.
-Ability to handle multi-projects simultaneously and accurately.
Description:
-Department: Management Reporting
-Support the Bank’s financial and analytical reporting processes. The processes include financial reporting, budgeting, cost allocations, profitability reporting and various financial analyses. Strong analytical, accounting, financial reporting, organizational and computer skills required.

Please Contact: Ben Kramer at BJK@stanhamlet.com, Tel. (212) 685-4884

Senior IT Audit ($90k-100k + Bonus)

Position: Senior IT Audit

Salary Range: $70-100k + Bonus
Company: Financial Services
Location: NYC
Career Level: Senior
Requirements: 5 years experience in IT technical area or IT Audit. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in IT administration and management preferred. One or more industry (e.g., CISA, CISSP) and/or vendor (e.g. , MCSE, CCNA) certifications

Description

  • Perform IT infrastructure audits using Cobit and risk based methodologies.
  • Document and evaluate internal controls and develop planning memos and audit programs.
  • Identify internal control deficiencies and recommend solutions in audit reports.
  • Experience with distributed systems, communications and database technologies such as UNIX, Windows, Cisco, Checkpoint, Oracle, etc. preferred.

Please Contact: Stan Hamlet at sh@stanhamlet.com, Tel. (212) 685-4884

IT AUDIT Associates and Seniors -Top BIG 4 Accounting Firm-from 85k-100k based on experience

The specialty area of Process Assurance provides services related to controls around the financial reporting, compliance and operational processes, including business process and IT management controls.  Our team members provide multiple services including:

-Controls design, optimization and assurance services over finance, compliance and operational processes

-Controls design and optimization services associated with system implementations and upgrades

-Technical IT controls reviews, including database, operating system, data warehouse and reporting tools

-Third party assurance and other opinion services

-IT risk and control audit readiness services in support of regulatory compliance audits

-Audit support services (application and IT general controls) for external audit engagements, including engagements under SOX requirements

Key issues we help our clients address are:

-Assisting our clients in optimizing their risk and internal control activities, including control effectiveness and optimization activities

-Establishing IT is aligned to organizational strategy, responsive to a changing business climate, with clearly defined policies and procedures

-Assessing and enhancing the controls around system implementations and other change events through a clearly defined project management methodology

-Performing third party and other opinion-level services in response to service organization requests from customers for information about internal controls, business results and operations

-Performing readiness assessments for service organizations that may need an opinion level report in the future

-Assisting clients in leveraging their technology investments to help establish, optimize, and sustain a real-time controls environment at an enterprise level

-Supporting controls and systems related aspects of internal audits and external financial audits in the areas of planning, audit strategy, scoping, execution, and deficiency evaluation

Technical Skills –

Current and emerging technologies which may include: Oracle, SAP, Oracle Database, web development tools, virtualization, UNIX, Linux, and security technologies

-COSO Framework, CoBIT and/or other leading business and IT control frameworks

-Key domains of information technology general controls, including change management, access to programs and data, computer operations and systems development

Min Year Exp:

2 years of IT auditing, consulting and/or implementing.

BS in Accounting, Finance, Accounting Information Systems or Management Information Systems or business related field

CPA or CISA exam must be passed for promotion to senior associate, or maintains an active CPA or CISA license

Contact:  shawn@stanhamlet.com

Senior Accountant-SEC ($75-100K+ Bonus)

Job Title: Senior  Accountant-SEC

Salary Range: $75-100K+ Bonus
Job Category
: Accounting
Company
: Major Investment bank
Location:
 NYC
Career Level: Senior
Requirements
: CPA-Advanced Degree a plus.
Experience: 3-5yrs. Big 4 and or Private  experience

Description:
Processes and reviews monthly financial submissions from subsidiaries. Performs analytical review of subsidiary submissions based upon knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles, the business, prior month activity and budget information.  Performs ongoing technical accounting and reporting research.  Interacts with  corporate accounting and subsidiary reporting staff to identify and resolve reporting issues within established deadlines.  Prepares monthly operating commentary and analysis for inclusion within the monthly management report to be distributed to senior management.  Completes required consolidation entries and reviews segment consolidations. Completes special projects as needed. 

Responsibilities

  • Act as a primary financial reporting liaison with other divisions
  • Identify and resolve any reporting issues related to assigned subsidiaries
  • Perform ongoing technical accounting research based upon guidelines prescribed by the FASB, SEC and AICPA.
  • Complete monthly consolidation entries and review segment consolidations
  • Complete monthly management book commentary and analysis to be distributed to senior management in the U.S. and abroad.

Please contact Cara Millstein cara@stanhamlet.com, Tel. (212) 685-4884  

Corporate Accountant $75k-$90k

Seeking a corporate accountant to work closely with the fund accounting, private equity, accounts payable, tax, treasury, financial planning, legal, compliance, and operations teams to maintain and enhance the day-to-day operations of the firm.

The ideal candidate will be responsible for a variety of accounting tasks, including:
•The month-end close and financial statement process (including consolidation accounting, accounting for foreign currency subsidiaries, cash/accrual bases and fixed asset reconciliation);
•The annual tax and audit process, including the preparation of audited financial statements and K-1 review;
•State and local tax filings; and management reporting;
•Interacting with service providers;
•Researching and resolving issues and developing and implementing policies, procedures and internal controls.

Requirements Include:
•Strong academic record, including a bachelor’s degree in accounting; CPA track required.
•3 – 5 years of experience in public or private accounting in the investment/asset management sector with a specialization in corporate/management accounting and reporting.
•CPA credential preferred.
•Exceptional spreadsheet and word processing skills.
•Excellent written and oral communication skills

Please contact Paulina Harris / paulina@stanhamlet.com

Manager of SEC Reporting and Accounting Policy / Global Media and Publishing Company (NYC) / Salary $120K plus bonus

Preparation of 10-Q, 10-K and other SEC filings including financial statements, footnote disclosures and MD&A to ensure timely and accurate filings

All aspects of SEC reporting including data gathering, processing and control, drafting and document filings
Interfacing with external auditors, as needed
Assist in the valuation and expense recognition of equity-based compensation
Assistance with the expense recognition of pension and other postretirement benefits
Documentation and testing of internal controls in accordance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act
Assisting with the assessment of new SEC/GAAP pronouncements, preparing position papers on the impact to News Corporation and amending the reporting process accordingly
Research and documentation of technical accounting inquiries and related disclosure requirements
Assistance with the preparation of goodwill and identifiable intangible annual impairment test
Assist with detailed Xtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL) tagging of financial statements and footnotes
Provide direct support on various special projects
Desired Skills and Experience
5+ years of public or private accounting experience
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting
CPA preferred
Experience preparing footnote disclosures and accounting memos
SEC reporting experience
Strong technical accounting skills including business combinations, goodwill and intangible asset impairment testing, revenue recognition, accounting for pensions and stock based compensation
Strong organizational skills

CONTACT: SHAWN MAHONEY / shawn@stanhamlet.com

Internal Audit Analyst – Fortune 500 Consumer Products Company (NYC) 80-90k

As an Internal Audit Analyst you will partner our co-sourcing partners to conduct a wide range of financial, operational, compliance, and system audits and execute other activities designed to:

 • Assist in providing a systematic, objective and independent assessment of the operations and internal controls within Our company globally.

• Assess the business processes to ensure that financial and operating information is accurate and reliable, risks are identified and managed, systems of management and control are in place and functioning, and resources are effectively and efficiently used.

• Work with our co-source provider to conduct audits of company operations and systems with an emphasis on internal controls, operating efficiency and compliance with corporate policies and best practice

• Complete assigned areas within company operations with an emphasis on internal controls, operating efficiency and compliance with corporate policies

• Prepare comprehensive work-papers within with supporting documentation

• Develop, support and evaluate audit findings and communicate practical, cost justified recommendation to management

• Assist in writing audit findings in an appropriate report format including management action taken or planned.  Assist team to assemble a report draft for review by management

• Use current technology and tools to enhance the effectiveness of deliverables and services

• Understand, and assist as needed in the SOX program

• Collaborate with other members of the engagement team throughout the audit

• Analyze and evaluate processes, controls and information technology to identify relevant ideas to improve internal control and operational processes, assisting in employing optimal information systems, resources, and controls to maximize efficiency and minimize risks

• Demonstrate the highest standard of quality, objectivity and professionalism.

• Minimum of 3 years of public accounting or relevant experience

• Bachelor’s in Accounting, Business, or Finance

• CPA, CISA, CIA, or CISSP – achieved or actively pursuing

Contact: shawn@stanhamlet.com  212-685-4884

Senior auditor – media and entertainment company in NJ – 65-75k

Primary Job Responsibilities:

1.      SOX 404 Testing

  • Assist in the completion of Sarbanes-Oxley independent testing of financial controls
  • Coordinate, participate and document walkthroughs of major Company processes
  • Coordinate, plan and complete testing of internal controls
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with Process Owners
  • Identify all significant control weaknesses.
  • Draft and present findings and recommendations to Internal Audit management and audit clients.
  • Make suggestions for improvements to internal controls and control environment. 
  • 2. Business Process/IT Auditing
  • Quickly learn new business processes, company operations and activities and determine areas of greatest risk.
  • Acquire an understanding of corporate policies and procedures and the functional business disciplines being reviewed to ensure that audit procedures are appropriate, timely, and effective.
  • Be knowledgeable of and able to articulate internal audit department polices.
  • Responsible for determining scope and areas to be reviewed based on risk analysis
  • Conduct research and client interviews consistent with the defined Internal Audit process.
  • Develop in-depth understanding of risks and controls related to assigned audit areas
  • Evaluate the system of financial and operational controls to achieve company objectives.
  • Perform reviews utilizing established guidelines to analyze the adequacy of internal controls and compliance with corporate procedures.
  • Perform audit test procedures and identify and communicate issues on a timely basis.
  • Prepare detailed audit documentation and working papers for assigned areas in accordance with internal audit policies, standards and guidelines
  • Prepare detailed written observation memos and audit reports that include value-add audit recommendations
  • Develop positive working relationships and alignment with audit clients during the planning, execution and reporting phases of the audit
  • Share knowledge and seek assistance appropriately.
  • Prepare and communicate status of audit work to Internal Audit Manager relative to milestones, open issues, and interactions with the internal clients. 

Experience / Knowledge

  • Bachelors degree
  • Professional designation completed or in progress (CPA, CIA, CISA, CISSP, PMP)
  • Strong knowledge of US GAAP
  • Strong knowledge of audit methodology and techniques
  • Prior External and / or Internal Audit experience (financial, operational, compliance, IT audits)
  • Prior Enterprise Risk Management knowledge and experience
  • Ability to travel domestically (~20%)
  • Strong English language – verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in Spanish language – verbal and written communication skills a plus
  • Ability to work with initiative, minimal supervision and meet prescribed deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Exposure to major ERP systems such as SAP and Oracle
  • Media experience a plus 

Skills & Capabilities

  • Be a highly effective communicator with the ability to interact with Internal Audit stakeholders at all levels.
  • Develop their internal and external networks and be highly effective at creating lasting relationships with their team members, peers and business stakeholders.
  • Demonstrate strong business acumen by being attuned to Univision’s strategy, business environment and emerging trends and issues.
  • Be able to effectively leverage technology to improve operational effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Be a leader who will have the ability to build consensus and articulate a persuasive point of view.
  • Be nimble and agile, with the ability to audit strategic initiatives and change programs.
  • Be risk aware and have an intimate understanding of risk management practices within the organization, our industry and profession.
  • Be client service delivery focused and an innovative, critical thinker with the ability to provide pragmatic solutions to complex business problems.
  • Be technically proficient and committed to continuous learning and professional development.
  • Be fraud aware, with the ability to build effective fraud detection procedures into audit projects and to collaborate with key stakeholders to develop comprehensive anti fraud programs for the organization.
  • Be innately curious with the drive and work ethic to probe and “to ask the next question” (professional skepticism)

Contact:  Cara Millstein, cara@stanhamlet.com   212-685-4884

Senior Financial Auditor – Fortune 100 Manufacturing Company – (NJ) 85-100k

Senior Financial Auditor – Fortune 100 Manufacturing Company – (NJ) 85-100k

The goal of the Senior Auditor is to help ensure effective and efficient controls that are designed and functioning to mitigate the company’s financial, business and supply chain risks at domestic and international locations. The Senior Auditor will manage projects focused on compliance, operational, financial and other special audit reviews and will prepare and issue audit reports with supervision from Internal Audit Managers. The objective of an assignment with the corporate audit staff is to contribute to the execution of the annual audit plan, while developing a deep understanding of the company’s policies and procedures. It is also designed for individuals to have exposure to company management and demonstrate their capabilities and their understanding of operating in a global multi-industry company.

Responsibilities:

• Participate in pre-audit planning and assist in the development of the audit plan.

• Conduct independent and objective financial reviews across Honeywell’s diversified global operations, providing added value to the operations in established time-frame’s.

• Identify and communicate opportunities to improve controls and financial and operational processes.

• Execute the audit plan, partner with management to develop and agree efficient and effective corrective action plans, and work closely with management to influence improvements in the systems of internal control.

• Responsible for understanding the business processes, data collection, data analysis, audit interviews, documentation, summarization, communication of results and following up on the status of correction action as needed.

• Demonstrate a confident and well-developed communication style, both written and spoken, that establishes credibility and facilitates clear understanding of audit issues and influence change where appropriate.

• Participate in a variety of special projects as assigned by management.

• Lead highly motivated teams – Gain exposure to SBG and Corporate senior management and leadership.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business.

Minimum 4 years Big 4 experience required.   Big 4 experience and knowledge.

Ability to work in cross-functional teams, cultivate leadership abilities and to develop financial and operational management skills.

Must possess analytic reasoning, creative problem-solving abilities, advanced verbal and written communication, effective listening and strong interpersonal skills.

Demonstrate initiative, strategic thinking, sound reasoning, business acumen, and analytic skills.

Strong financial and operational risk and control evaluation skills.

Ability to play a strategic role in the risk management process and provide a disciplined approach to evaluating and improving the effectiveness of an organization’s risk management, controls, and governance processes.

Highly developed project management skills with the focus on timely completion of tasks and the ability to identify and assess a changing array of risks.

Independent, self-starter, with a strong work ethic, high degree of motivation and the ability to contribute to a positive team attitude; proven dedication to teamwork, leadership and integrity within a professional environment.

Extensive travel required – 75%, may include international travel.

Certification preferred (CPA or CIA preferred / CISA or CFE is a plus).

Experience in a manufacturing environment, which may include a combination of public accounting and financial analysis or accounting experience preferred.

Contact shawn@stanhamlet.com  212-685-4884