Senior Analyst – Financial reporting (derivatives)- Fortune 500 Consumer Goods – NYC

This role is part of the Derivatives Center of Excellence (“DCOE”), which is a Corporate function responsible for the valuation and accounting of derivatives in accordance with ASC 815.

Assist in the accounting for derivative contracts

Prepare periodic accounting close entries and related reporting for commodity, foreign exchange, interest rate and cross currency swap programs

Assist in the implementation of new commodity, foreign exchange, interest rate and cross currency swap derivative programs in accounting software (Reval)

Analyze the accounting for any new hedging program and determine whether the use of hedge accounting is appropriate under US GAAP

Prepare initial documentation for contracts qualifying for hedge accounting

Prepare quarterly regression analysis, effectiveness testing and contract reconciliation for all derivative instruments

Generate periodic reports from Reval to enable senior management to analyze the impact of derivatives

Perform quarterly broker reconciliations

Communicate with the divisions on a regular basis regarding derivative activity

Ensure effective internal SOX control procedures are in place and operating effectively

Assist in the preparation of derivatives and foreign currency risk related disclosures in 10-K and Forms 10-Q for filing with SEC

Assist in the preparation of the Financial Instruments and Debt footnotes and the related supporting schedules, as well as Business Risks section of the MD&A

Develop reports from Reval that could improve the footnote preparation process

Maintain adequate internal controls for Section 404 certification over external reporting and disclosures

Successful completion of CPA certification required

3 – 5 years experience in Accounting/Auditing

Highly Proficient in MS Excel

Excellent analytical skills to vet complicated hedging strategies

Ability to meet tight deadlines while maintaining high levels of accuracy

Highly motivated and able to work with a team

Good verbal and written communication skills

High level of intelligence with high integrity

Flexible, creative, resourceful, self-motivated with desire for self-improvement

Contact shawn@stanhamlet.com

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BIG FOUR- Senior Tax Associate – Asset management – NYC

The Financial Services Industry Group consists of over 34,000 industry-dedicated professionals worldwide, including over 4,500 in the U.S., who serve multinational banks, insurance companies, investment managers, broker-dealers, and hedge funds.

Minimum Years of Experience: 1

Minimum Degree Required: Bachelor’s degree in Accounting provided all of the minimum requirements are met for CPA licensure per respective state regulations

Certification(s) Required: CPA or commitment to pass CPA exam before being promoted to Manager and thereafter obtain CPA licensure, Enrolled Agent or Member of the Bar

Knowledge Preferred:

Working knowledge of partnership compliance.

Skills Preferred:

Some technical skills with the preparation of partnership tax Forms, including K-1 and 1040.

Working experience identifying and addressing client needs: building solid relationships with clients; developing an awareness of Firm services; communicating with the client in an organized and knowledgeable manner; delivering clear requests for information; demonstrating flexibility in prioritizing and completing tasks; and communicating potential conflicts to a supervisor.

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BIG FOUR – Tax Director Asset Management – NYC

Job Description:

The Financial Services Industry Group consists of over 34,000 industry-dedicated professionals worldwide, including over 4,500 in the U.S., who serve multinational banks, insurance companies, investment managers, broker-dealers, and hedge funds.

Position/Program Requirements:

Minimum Years of Experience: 8

Minimum Degree Required: Bachelor’s degree in Accounting

Certification(s) Required: CPA, Enrolled Agent or Member of the Bar

Knowledge Preferred:

Extensive knowledge of compliance and consulting for investment partnerships including hedge funds, mutual funds and private equity funds.

Thorough knowledge of structuring of funds and fund management companies to best limit tax liability.

Considerable knowledge of alternate investment strategies and vehicles.

Skills Preferred:

Extensive technical skills, including partnership tax Forms, including K1 and M1.

Thorough experience identifying and addressing client needs: developing and sustaining deep client relationships using networking, negotiation and persuasion skills to identify and sell potential new service opportunities; preparing and presenting complex written and verbal materials; and defining resource requirements, project workflow, budgets, billing and collection.

Thorough experience as a team leader: leading teams to generate a vision, establish direction and motivate members, create an atmosphere of trust, leverage diverse views, coach staff, and encourage improvement and innovation.

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BIG FOUR – BCMI Tax Manager – NYC

Are you interested in the opportunity to work for an industry-leading firm that services clients that include the Fortune 500, and will give you the experience and exposure you need to build your career and personal brand?

The Financial Services Industry Group consists of over 34,000 industry-dedicated professionals worldwide, including over 4,500 in the U.S., who serve multinational banks, insurance companies, investment managers, broker-dealers, and hedge funds.  Moreover, our extensive, integrated global network of industry-dedicated resources enables us to apply this knowledge on our clients’ behalf whenever and wherever they need it. The Banking & Capital Markets Sector serves virtually every segment of the banking industry – consumer/ retail banking, commercial banking, wholesale banking, mortgage banking, securitization, capital markets, etc. Ever-changing regulatory and other critical developments affecting domestic and international banking institutions can be challenging – and are often downright overwhelming.

Thorough knowledge of the tax issues affecting either the domestic and/or international banking industries.

Thorough knowledge of public accounting practices, internal domestic banking tax departments or internal foreign banking departments.

Skills Preferred:

Comprehensive technical skills in FAS 109, FIN 48, tax provision preparation audit and review, and corporate and partnership tax compliance.

Considerable experience identifying and addressing client needs: building, maintaining, and utilizing networks of client relationships and community involvement; communicating value propositions; managing resource requirements, project workflow, budgets, billing and collections; and preparing and/or coordinating complex written and verbal materials.

Considerable experience as a team leader: supervising teams to create an atmosphere of trust; seeking diverse views to encourage improvement and innovation; and coaching staff including providing timely meaningful written and verbal feedback.

Minimum Years of Experience Necessary: 5

Minimum Degree(s) and Certification(s) Required:

Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting required.

Big Four Firm – Senior Manager/Director International Tax – NYC

With constant legislative, regulatory and judicial changes, companies operating across borders are challenged to follow and comprehend ever-changing developments. At the same time, globalization, economic realities, operational adjustments, and corporate mandates require tax departments to adjust and adapt their internal initiatives to a changing business environment. The combination of these equally important streams requires tax departments to be agile, well-versed in internal and external developments, and able to deal with competing goals and interests. Understanding the tax impact on business operations and transactions across jurisdictions is vital to the success of any multinational corporation today.

Our practice has experience helping companies address their cross-border needs. We help multinational businesses achieve their business goals in a tax-efficient manner, both locally and globally. Our International Tax Services professionals assist companies with:

– Staying abreast of developments within the international arena that may affect their business, both globally and locally

– Formulating effective and tax-efficient cross-border strategies for both US and overseas investments Managing their global structural tax rate

– Responding to inquiries from regulatory authorities

Position/Program Requirements:

Minimum Years of Experience: 8

Minimum Degree Required: Bachelor’s degree in Accounting

Certification(s) Required: CPA, Enrolled Agent or Member of the Bar

Knowledge Preferred:

Extensive knowledge of assisting companies to understand and assess the tax impact of company business, operations and transactions in multiple jurisdictions.

Thorough knowledge of corporate tax including tax research, compliance and consulting within an international taxation environment.

Considerable knowledge of public accounting practices, law firm or corporate tax department of a multinational company.

Skills Preferred:

Extensive technical skills in structural realignment, cash and financial statement effective tax rate analysis and improvement of tax efficiencies of cross-border flows.

Thorough experience identifying and addressing client needs: developing and sustaining deep client relationships using networking, negotiation and persuasion skills to identify and sell potential new service opportunities; preparing and presenting complex written and verbal materials; and defining resource requirements, project workflow, budgets, billing and collection.

Thorough experience as a team leader: leading teams to generate a vision, establish direction and motivate members, create an atmosphere of trust, leverage diverse views, coach staff, and encourage improvement and innovation.

Contact Shawn@stanhamlet.com

Director of Internal Audit – Fortune 500 Consumer Products Co. – Miami/Plano

This high-visibility position leads the planning and execution of risk-based audits and the communication of audit results to senior management.   The Director is the primary contact with management throughout the audit engagement.

The Director will also work closely with the Sr. Director and other Directors to assess process and strategic risks across all North American-based businesses and Corporate Functions and verify that these risks are addressed in the audit plan.

The Director will have four direct reports, but because of the matrix organization structure will manage up to 16 individuals throughout the year.

Meet with cross-functional business leadership team (e.g., Sales, Operations, Finance, Treasury, Global Procurement and/or HR) during engagement planning to gain understanding of business processes, risks and challenges of the function to be audited.

Present proposed audit scope and approach to SVP Corporate Audit.

Facilitate workshops with business to understand process flows for in-scope processes, identifying key financial, IT, operational and compliance risks and assess the adequacy of controls in place to mitigate risk.

Identify the key controls to test and monitoring activities to assess during the audit. Review the results of testwork, providing timely coaching to audit team members.

Conduct weekly status update meetings with management. For any opportunities identified, communicate the issue, root cause and financial statements or profitability impact. Partner with management to develop cost-effective remediation plans.

Identify best practices during audit engagements and share them across business units and locations.

Identify and implement opportunities to improve the efficiency of audit procedures and/or supporting administrative processes.

Support Sr. Directors with the development of Corporate Audit strategic plan and other key department initiatives.

10+ years of accounting/control or finance experience.

Bachelor’s Degree (Finance or Accounting preferred)

Previous Big 4 Public Accounting experience and/or CPA strongly preferred.

Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) preferred.

Prior consumer products goods (CPG) experienced preferred.

Ability to influence at all levels of the organization.

Ability to work in matrix organization; handle competing priorities.

Strong interpersonal skills and proven. collaboration/teamwork experience.

Must be willing and able to travel approximately 40% -50%.

This position is located in  Miami Fl, OR Plano TX.

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Senior Analyst – Media and Entertainment Co. – NYC

SUMMARY: Maintain a critical role in the external financial reporting process including preparing SEC filings (Forms 10-Q and 10-K) supporting the quarterly earnings release and investor call process, preparing government census reports and benefit plan financial statements, performing accounting research and monitoring global compliance of external financial reporting controls.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

Assist in the preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual management financial statements including income statement, balance sheet and cash flow and related fluctuation analysis from actuals to budget.

Assist in the preparation of FORM 10-Q/K and Annual report with the SEC, including the preparation of related footnote disclosures.

Maintain a binder of supporting documents for our externally reported financial information such as referencing our FORM 10Q/K, Press Releases, Proxy and Investor Relations materials.

Work with external auditors and prepare 401K financial statements and related footnotes for the Company.

Prepare quarterly and annual government census reports as needed.

Assist in the preparation of quarterly and annual Management Discussion and Analysis (MD&A).

Assist and review financial-related press releases, including GAAP and Non-GAAP EPS considerations.

Keep current on new GAAP pronouncements and SEC regulations, understanding how the new rules can impact the Company.

Work with the Director of Financial Reporting and perform accounting research on new and unusual transactions as requested.

Assist in the preparation of our Stock Based Compensation Disclosures.

Assist in the preparation of our EPS calculation.

Assist in maintaining our Global Accounting policies manual.

Prepare transaction summaries; liaise with legal department and label reporting

Assist in preparation of the company’s Proxy statement.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and at least 4 to 6 years of relevant accounting experience.

Auditing experience within a large accounting firm required. Big 4 experience preferred

Experience in a publicly held company is a plus.

CPA license in active status preferred.

Experience with HFM, HFM Planning, JDE or similar ERP and data extract, analysis and reporting tools

ADDITIONAL SKILLS REQUIRED:

Ability to multi-task and work in a fast paced dynamic environment.

Team player, flexible, highly organized, detail oriented and must meet all deadlines.

Ability to participate and thrive in an open and non-hierarchical environment that requires a high degree of interaction among different functional parts of the business.

Effective communication skills

Strong analytical skills and creative problem solver

Strong computer skills, particularly Microsoft Excel and Word

Contact:  shawn@stanhamlet.com

Director Tax Reporting and Compliance – Global Media & Entertainment CO. – NYC

This position is primarily responsible for supporting the Company’s income tax compliance, and accounting for income taxes, forecasting project management. The successful candidate will work with businesses, corporate finance, service providers, and other tax professionals in carrying out these responsibilities.

Position Responsibilities:

– Support Income tax provision and SEC reporting (Technical guidance, preparation and review on provision related items)

– Forecasting and Budgeting – Income Tax Rate, Cash

– Income Tax Compliance

– Returns and quarterly estimates (Technical guidance, review and preparation as needed)

– Special Projects -(e.g. Federal and State Audit Support, transaction support, departmental budgeting etc.) C.

Specific Experience, Knowledge, Education, Training &/ Skills:

– Minimum 12- 15 years experience.

– Big 4 public accounting experience a must

– Industry Experience preferred CPA

– Advanced Degree a plus

– Preferred Proficient in Excel Strong technical income tax accounting skills

– Strong Research Skills.

contact : shawn@stanhamlet.com

Senior Analyst – International Investment Bank ( Capital Markets) – NYC

Our Internal Audit team in New York and worldwide is expanding, and we are  looking to recruit an experienced Internal Auditor. Working within a team of seven staff, and reporting to the Head of Internal Audit for the Americas, you will execute audits as well as plan and manage audit engagements for the group with a focus on the banking and investment management businesses . You will establish and maintain effective, constructive, professional relationships within the division and with the businesses, including senior management.

Working closely with a diverse range of businesses globally, including treasury and commodities trading, corporate advisory, lending, funds management and equities broking, you will:

– assist with conducting assessments on the quality and effectiveness of the internal control framework, risk management and governance systems

-assist with providing risk assessments of joint ventures, significant contracts and policies, critical projects and system developments

– work closely with the broader Risk Management team and executives from across the Group in contributing to the continuous improvement of the Group’s risk management framework

CA / CPA and tertiary qualified

Minimum 6 years experience in audit (non IT or IT) and/or operational risk preferably within an accounting or financial services environment

Proven technical and analytical skills, backed by attention to detail and sound judgment

Excellent communication skills and the ability to liaise and influence at all levels

Ability to identify operational risk issues with material significance.

Contact me at Shawn@stanhamlet.com