Audit Manager – Global Asset Management Americas

Audit Manager – Global Asset Management Americas

Location: New York
Rank: DirectorDescription:
Group Internal Audit (GIA) is an independent function that supports the bank in achieving its strategic, operational, financial and compliance objectives. We do this by assessing key processes as well as governance, risk management, and the control environment within all business divisions globally. We are independent in our work and report directly to the Chairman of the Board of Directors and the Risk Committee. GIA’s structure consists of divisional audit teams throughout the world, reflecting business structure. We are looking for an outstanding professional to join our dynamic Global Asset Management – Americas Audit team in New York City as an Audit Manager. In this role, you will leverage your understanding to plan, perform and report the results of Global Asset Management – Americas and global audits.

Your main responsibilities are: • Analyzing and assessing risks (market conduct, suitability, valuation, market, credit, operational, legal and compliance, etc.) assumed by the business; • Identifying and evaluating the effectiveness of controls designed to address those risks; • Providing practical, innovative, and value-added solutions to issues identified; • Preparing reports of audit findings for senior management at local, global, functional and Group levels; • Monitoring the results, risk profile and developments within Global Asset Management and provide input for planning sessions. • Additionally you will be expected to monitor the risk profile of business areas assigned to you and suggest changes/ additions to the audit plan as necessary.

Requirements:

You have gained strong experience (4 to 10+ years) in audit, compliance or internal control areas within the financial industry.
• You have a good understanding of financial markets, particularly in asset management; including supporting operational activities and process flows within and between banks / counter parties, and a thorough knowledge of local and global regulatory requirements. • You are a flexible and committed team player willing to occasionally travel to other world-wide locations but mostly in New York and Chicago for audit assignments.
• You have excellent project management and audit report writing skills.
• You have strong analytical skills and are willing to keep up with financial industry developments and progressive auditing techniques.
• You are fluent in English.
Contact A Stan Hamlet Associate: 212. 685. 4884
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Senior Finance Manager-FP&A (Stamford, CT)

Reporting to the Vice President – Finance, the Senior Manager of Financial Planning & Analysis is responsible for all financial planning and management reporting requirements. This position will be responsible for preparing the annual and long-term financial plans, forecasts, budgets, monitoring and analyzing performance to plan, quarterly reforecasting, communicating results to management, and disseminating timely and relevant financial data to support decision making. The right candidate will deliver value added business analyses and will introduce processes and tools to facilitate a highly efficient and effective analytical planning process. The ideal candidate must also be assertive, self-directed, innovative and driven by details and deadlines.

Duties, Responsibilities and Expected Contributions

• Business/Functional Results

• Drive an efficient, effective and comprehensive process for developing financial plans and analysis that links to strategic objectives

• Manage the financial planning process which includes monthly forecasting and annual budget. Act as project manager for the entire budget process setting timelines, ensuring all budgets are accurate, comprehensive and completed on time. Create, implement and produce a monthly reporting package that includes full financial statements, operational Dashboard reporting, analysis of key business trends, and comprehensive executive level explanations of variances and trends.

• Create sophisticated financial models that provide financial analysis and decision support to senior leadership on key business components. Advise business leadership of opportunities and risks impacting business performance. Propose potential solutions to complex problems.

• Lead the preparation of financial analysis, commentary and presentation materials for executive review meetings.

• Review, analyze and compare monthly and quarterly operating department financial results and key performance indicators against plan and other internal benchmarks, including working capital and cash flow analysis.

• Managing Execution

• Demonstrated ability to understand business and financial information with the ability to drive business performance in a high growth environment

• Identifies opportunities to improve and develop the business

• Anticipates planning, forecasting and operational issues; determine the impact, develop and implement an appropriate plan of actions

• Monitors results of key strategic initiatives to ensure cost benefit projections are being achieved or plans are adjusted accordingly

• Develop processes and structure to support robust and flexible Activity Based Cost reporting and analysis

• Develop processes and structure to support robust and flexible Fixed/Variable reporting and analysis

• Establish benchmarks and scorecards to assist leadership in managing the fiscal discipline of their functions.

• Effectively partner with business unit leaders to create solid understanding of key financial metrics and how to track for desired results

• Ensuring appropriate amount of support (time & resource allocation) for top initiatives

• Strategic Leadership

• Execute strategic initiatives for the sub-function (Finance)

• Partner with business units to ensure support of strategic objectives for all internal customers.

• Support, provide guidance with customer issues relating to cost/value

• Foster thought leadership within account team

• Demonstrate an understanding of the Private Brand landscape and best practices within Finance.

• Lead best practice sharing and development across region

• Managing Relationships

• Exceptional communication skills with ability to present analysis and findings in both verbal and written formats to all levels of management.

• Able to work in a collaborative fashion that garners positive influence across a matrix environment to drive revenue enhancement and expense management initiatives that ensure relationship building and performance results are met

A) Experience Required

• Bachelor’s degree Finance or Accounting required; MBA/Graduate Degree preferred

• Budget management and consolidation at the Division or Corporate level

• Hyperion Planning Experience preferred

• CPA preferred but not required

• 7+ years of progressive experience in Finance or Accounting

• Public company experience preferred with skill at writing MD&A section of Quarterly and Annual reports

• Merger and acquisition experience a plus

• International finance exposure a plus as well

B) Functional Knowledge and Business Expertise Required

• Credibility, ethical, full disclosure and clean financial history

• Able to manage multiple projects simultaneously with superior attention to detail.

• Good GAAP and financial reporting technical skills

• Strong working skills in calculating ROI, buy or lease analysis and other key financial metrics

• Excellent writing skills required

Contact A Stan Hamlet Associate: 212-685-4884 

Senior Financial Analyst-FP&A / North Jersey (Media/Entertainment)

This position’s primary responsibilities will be maintaining and updating the Company’s leverage and balance sheet forecast models as well as analyst model and assisting in the preparation/compilation of analyses surrounding the company’s monthly, quarterly and annual reporting packages to senior management and ownership groups for the Corporate Financial Planning and Analysis Department.

The individual will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following:

Leverage and Balance Sheet forecast models

  • Update on a monthly basis with revised forecast
  • Update for new debt offerings as required throughout the year
  • Update with long range business plan on an annual basis
  • Summarize results generated by the leverage and balance sheet forecast model
  • Prepare GAAP financial forecasts for monthly/quarterly reporting packages
  • Prepare analysis of quarterly forecast to actual comparison

Monthly and Quarterly Analysis

  • Consolidate and prepare analysis related to monthly forecasts
  • Assist in the preparation of monthly forecast reporting packages that are provided to senior management and ownership groups
  • Assist in consolidation and preparation of  analytics commentary for Income Statement and Balance Sheet
  • Analysis and reporting of divisional forecasts
  • Preparation of Audit Lead Schedules
  • Support External Reporting Team with reports and analysis for quarterly financial closes
  • Assist in the preparation of CFO earnings script
  • Compile support and analysis for earnings call support book
  • Work closely with divisional FP&A departments
  • Ad Hoc Requests
  • Ownership data requests

Annual Analysis

  • Planning Process
  • Consolidation of divisional business plans
  • Analysis and reporting of divisional budgets
  • Tax Reports

Challenges include maintaining expertise in multiple reporting and analysis software packages, dealing with requests from multiple sources and setting priorities, meeting stringent deadlines on a monthly and quarterly basis.  In addition to providing ongoing support to the planning and analysis group, the candidate will participate in other mission critical financial projects as well as identifying continuous improvement opportunities.
Requirements:

B.S. in Accounting, CPA a plus

3-5 Years of Public/Private accounting experience

Working knowledge of Income Statements, Balance Sheets and Cash Flows

Prior experience working with debt instruments and debt structure a plus

Strong/Advanced Excel background including vlookups, pivot tables, macros, IF statements

Good working knowledge of Word and Powerpoint

Ability to prepare presentations for Senior Management

Financial Modeling

Knowledge of Oracle Financial Applications and Business Objects reporting tool a plus

Ability to work in a fast paced environment, handling multiple tasks

Good interpersonal skills and team player

Contact A Stan Hamlet Associate: 212-685-4884 

Senior Manager-General Accounting (North Jersey)

Lead the General Accounting Department, including an accounting staff, in the preparation, review and analysis of monthly financial statements, including profit and loss statement, balance sheet and statement of cash flow.

Lead and manage a team of accountants, including selection/hiring, objective-setting, performance management, compensation management, coaching/development and training.

Ensure effective monthly close and maintain all accounting ledgers.

Prepare all financial reports, including Profit and Loss Statement, Balance Sheet and Statement of Cash Flows, as well as the year-end financial reporting, tax provision and tax return reporting packages

Own projections and budgets as they relate to all General & Administrative costs.

Provide timely explanations of variances between actual results and forecasts/budgets.

Provide corrective action recommendations to management, where necessary

Oversee the General Accounting processes of Inter-company and Project accounting, Fixed assets and weekly cash flow forecasting.

Implement Corporate Accounting Policies and interpret GAAP guidance in regards to accounting transactions.

Ensure for Sarbanes Oxley compliance of all accounting activities within the General Accounting department. 

Ensure completion and review of all balance sheet reconciliations and identify and communicate findings.

Liaise effectively with finance constituents on financial accounting and reporting deliverables, issues and process improvements.

Work with internal and external auditors during reviews and audits to ensure full cooperation from accounting staff and compliance with all qualified requests.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance; MBA and/or CPA preferred.

8+ years work experience in a financial environment; combination of both public and private accounting experience preferred

At least 3 years experience managing a General Accounting department with three or more direct reports

Demonstrated understanding of monthly financial statement with extensive experience preparing and issuing financial statements.

Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word & PowerPoint

Demonstrated application and knowledge of SOX 404

Demonstrated application and knowledge of Oracle and Hyperion Financial Management

Demonstrated interpersonal communication, customer service and analytical skills

Duties, Responsibilities And Expected Contributions

• Manage an efficient and timely periodic close process for the Corporate entity.

• Provide monthly and ad-hoc variance analyses for Finance and other department teams

• Interface with department heads on a regular basis to ensure accuracy, quality and completeness of financial information, identify potential areas of cost savings, and anticipate future initiatives which may require additional accounting research.

• Prepare quarterly and annual external reporting packages for the Corporate entity. Work with outside auditors during the annual audit.

• Manage the annual budget process for the Corporate entity, working closely with Financial Planning and Analysis team. Assist and guide departments in the budget preparation process.

• Ensure accuracy and compliance with current GAAP of all Corporate entity accounts, including equity, stock-based compensation, investments in affiliates and subsidiaries, corporate debt.

• Develop, implement and document policies, procedures and best practices over accounting and financial reporting for the Corporate entity.

• Coordinate with other Controllers to reconcile inter-company accounts and inter-company transactions involving the corporate entity.

• Conduct technical accounting research and develop conclusions related to corporate initiatives.

• Develop projections for the Corporate Entity on an ad-hoc basis

• Collaborate with Brokerage Accounting Manager and work closely with the Tax department to prepare the annual tax package as it relates to the Corporate entity.

• Develop and post into the general ledger the monthly corporate and allocations.

• Maintain the fixed asset ledger of the Corporate entity including tracking additions and disposals of all Corporate owned assets.  Record the periodic depreciation and amortization of all these assets.

• Handle and manage the accounting process for M & A transactions, if any.

• Maintain excellent working relationships with departments and other finance functions, educate departments in Finance processes and procedures, drive transparency and usefulness of financial information provided to leadership.

• Stay current in US GAAP and advise management on applicable upcoming changes.

• Work with finance leaders on special projects.

A) Experience And Education

• Bachelor’s degree in Accounting is required.

• CPA / MBA in Finance or Accounting strongly preferred.

• Minimum 5 years, 7+ years of experience preferred

• Public accounting experience  preferred (2 years+)Finance/accounting department with exposure to budgeting and financial reporting (5+ years) required

B) Functional Knowledge and Business Expertise Required

• Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, superb ability to understand and explain complex concepts.

• Excellent GAAP and financial reporting technical skills

• Familiarity with accounting for stock-based compensation, internally-developed software, debt and equity

• Experience with budgeting and forecasting.

• Strong Excel skills

• Experience with general ledger and financial reporting tools (e.g., Hyperion, JD Edwards, FAS and spreadsheet server).

Contact A Stan Hamlet Associate: 212-685-4884 

Staff Accountant ($60-70K+ Bonus)

Job Title: Staff Accountant
Salary Range: $60-70K+ Bonus
Job Category-
ACC
Company: Fortune 500 Media Conglomerate
Location: New York City
Career Level-Staff
Requirements
: -BS/BBA  Accounting
1-2 years Public or private experience
Description: Staff accountant
Job Description:
Overall Responsibility:
To provide support to operating and staff divisions in accounting, management and external reporting 

Specific Responsibilities include:
Financial statement preparation
Consolidations
Review of GL
Monthly and quarterly statements
Financial analysis
Special projects as needed

Contact A Stan Hamlet Associate: 212-685-4884 

Financial Compliance Manager (North Jersey)

  • Ensure financial statements and accounting practices are in compliance with set standards
  • . Responsible for maintaining effective internal controls over financial processes.
  • Coordinate financial audits with Corporate Internal Audit and external auditors
  • Ensure SOX compliance for internal controls over key business processes.
  • Research technical accounting guidance to ensure proper accounting treatment in accordance with GAAP.
  • Establish, maintain and review processes to ensure effective internal controls over key business processes (e.g., reviews of balance sheet reconciliations for timeliness and accuracy, segregation of duties and Oracle access, sales order review etc.).
  • Work with other departments across the division to influence business practices which support SOX and GAAP compliance (e.g., purchase order approval limits, revenue recognition, payroll approvals, etc.).
  • As requested, assist in financial reporting for monthly closes, quarterly and year-end schedules, statutory vs. management reporting, projects and budgets.
  • Review monthly reconciliations. Work closely with senior finance management and other finance personnel to ensure integrity of accounts.
  • Collaborate with IT Compliance to ensure General IT Controls are in place.
  • Work with IT department to ensure financial integrity is maintained after any program and data changes.
  • Assists with related special projects as required.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by management

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance.
  • CPA license required.
  • 7+ years of Accounting/Finance experience required.
  • Public accounting and audit experience preferred.
  • Experience with Sarbanes-Oxley and internal controls over financial reporting
  • Strong working knowledge of Sarbanes-Oxley and the COSO internal control framework.
  • Significant knowledge of GAAP and GAAS.
  • Oracle environment experience preferred.
  • Commitment to excellence and high standards.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficient use of Microsoft office (Excel, Word and PowerPoint)
  • Acute attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated customer service and analytical skills.

Contact A Stan Hamlet Associate: 212-685-4884 

Finance Manager (North Jersey)

Support the business initiatives of the assigned Business Unit by providing both proactive and reactive financial insight, analysis and perspective.

• Provide financial guidance and assistance.
• Prepare business plans, including annual operating plans, periodic forecasts, strategic plans, and product introduction financial plans.
• Create and translate operating plans and forecasts into financial plans and projections to ensure that the organization achieves its financial targets.
• Recommend and follow through on appropriate corrective action.
• Prepare appropriate price-volume analyses to identify market trends and profitability impacts of marketplace factors.
• Provide timely explanations of variances between actual results and forecasts/budgets.
• Perform a financial review of all CER and DAR requests.
• Coordinate the development, monitoring and implementation of inventory objectives.
• Assist in the preparation of and explanation of the P&L to management.
• Develop and periodically generate financial reports.

Minimum Qualifications
• Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, or other related field of study. Prefer Master’s Degree in Business Administration and/or CPA.
• 5+ years finance experience in a professional business environment; prefer healthcare (SPS only)
• Prefer accounting experience gained in both the public and private sectors
• Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word & PowerPoint
• Demonstrated proficiency in providing accurate financial analysis in a fast-paced, customer-focused environment
• Demonstrated internal and external customer service skills

Contact A Stan Hamlet Associate: 212-685-4884 

Finance Director-Financial Reporting and Accounting Policy (Jersey City)

The Financial Reporting and Accounting group is responsible for financial reporting (subsidiary & consolidated results), regulatory reporting, internal controls, and supporting accounting activities.

Position Summary:
The Finance Director, Finance Reporting and Accounting is primarily responsible for the global direction and coordination of:
• Financial Reporting (subsidiaries and consolidated results)
• Regulatory Reporting
• Accounting Policy and Control
• Technical accounting guidance, etc)
In addition, the Director, Financial Reporting and Accounting is responsible for:
• Managing a staff of 15 employees
• Financial Reporting: Timely and accurate financial reporting, supporting internal/external stakeholders
• Regulatory Reporting: Timely and accurate regulatory reporting, supporting internal/external stakeholders
• Accounting Operations: Support and Drive high performing operations (month end close, etc)
• Transparency: Co-lead monthly finance operations meetings; Deliver stakeholders with highlights / information
• Internal Controls: Build/maintain a superior control environment (risks, control activities, communicate, and monitor)
• Risk Management: Proactively identify and mitigate risks; Ensure adequate awareness across team
• Accounting Policies: Create and maintain global accounting policies (US and Local GAAP)
• Technical Accounting: Proactive research/analysis on matters impacting corporate financial performance
• Audits: Co-manage relationship with Audit firm; successfully support all audit activities (through annual report)
• Compliance: Support all internal/external compliance activities
• Department Operating Performance: Measure and manage efficiency & effectiveness; continuous improvement
• People: Responsible for effective people management (manage, development, hiring, feedback, engagement, etc)
• Organization Design: Ensure design optimizes group performance
• Present, update, and/or advise sr. management, committees, Board on critical matters
• Ad hoc: numerous activities associated with supporting FP&A, Tax, Treasury and other groups

Experience and Knowledge Required:
• Bachelor’s degree, CPA and Big 4 experience required. MBA a plus
• Minimum of 15+ years’ experience financial reporting and accounting (public and private mix)
• 8+ years Big 4 experience highly preferred
• Ability to effectively lead operations and maintain a strong control environment.
• Strategic perspective: conceptual and innovative thinking skills.
• Strong organizational, analytical and problem solving skills.
• Financial control and Accounting experience in a company with multiple Legal entities (domestic and international).
• Thorough understanding of US GAAP and exposure to IFRS.
• Ability to develop and manage staff.
• Ability to work cross functional as well as leverage members of the team that may not be direct reports.

Contact A Stan Hamlet Associate: 212-685-4884 

Senior Internal Auditor ($65-100K + bonus)

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Job Title: Senior Internal Auditor
Salary Range: $65-100K + bonus
Job Category: Audit
Company: Top 10 Metro Area CPA firm
Location: NYC
Career Level: experienced public accounting Senior
Requirements: CPA
Experience: 3 or more years experience, with CPA-firm experience required.
Description: 3+ years of diverse industry experience (manufacturing/distribution,
financial services, real estate, not for profit, etc.) with CPA Firm

Contact A Stan Hamlet Associate: 212-685-4884 

Senior IT Auditor / Jersey City, NJ / Financial Services

Are you looking for a position that will leverage and grow your technology skills, expand your knowledge of the financial services business, and give you the opportunity to problem solve with some of the best minds in the financial services and technology industries?

About Corporate Audit
Corporate Audit provides independent and objective audit and advisory services that help manage risk, improve customer service, and enhance business performance.
This mission is accomplished through:

  • Assessing the adequacy and effectiveness of controls, risk management, compliance and governance processes
  • Reporting on issues and solutions that improve our control environment
  • Responding to change with a sense of urgency through continuous risk assessment and resource allocation
  • Providing audit advisory services on new and changing products and systems
  • Developing talented professionals for audit and leadership positions

Our primary motivation is to drive positive change throughout the firm.  The Information Technology Audit group is responsible for providing the specialized IT audit skills required to assess and evaluate controls over our corporate-wide systems infrastructure environment and system development efforts in support of our businesses.

Primary Responsibilities

The Technology Audit Senior Analyst is responsible for evaluating risks (technology, financial, reputational, and regulatory), testing controls designed to mitigate risk, communicating issues and findings to management, devising solutions for business improvements, and following-up on corrective actions.  The Technology Audit Senior Analyst will need to work effectively in a team setting and is expected to:

  • Plan and execute multiple concurrent IT audits, including reviews of cyber security, existing production applications, systems currently being developed, technology infrastructure and specialized or emerging technologies.
  • Identify and assess complex risks (both business and technological) and to provide advice to management regarding mitigation of these risks.
  • Assess the controls over application processes, physical and logical security; systems acquisition and development; system and network infrastructure; system architecture; change management; computer operations; and production support.
  • Identify and address systemic control and efficiency issues. Develop data analysis and apply leading edge and other automated tools to provide management with proper context of potential exposure and loss of business due to control weaknesses.
  • Develop an ongoing “trusted advisor” relationship with audit clients and Internal Audit business unit colleagues to ensure timely and consistent controls advice.

Requirements

 

  • Solid understanding of technology best practices for application systems development and infrastructure support (operating systems, network and computer operations, production support, and information security).
  • Experience with highly complex and integrated processing environments.
  • Proven analytical skills.
  • Knowledge and experience with internal controls, risk assessment strategies, audit techniques, data mining, and project management.
  • Some understanding of the laws and regulations associated with SEC, FINRA, DoL, and ERISA regulated entities and the use of technology controls to meet these requirements.
  • Understanding of the risks associated with current and emerging technologies and the standards and controls being developed to mitigate those risks.
  • Strong team player willing to collaborate with highly skilled people on multiple levels.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work on multiple tasks and manage team priorities and workload.
  • Team player who takes initiative and works constructively with other senior leaders to achieve goals.
  • Hands-on work style and “can do” attitude with a strong desire to make things happen.

Desired Skills and Experience

Education and Experience

 

  • BA/BS in Technology, Finance, Accounting or related field of study.
  • Professional audit or information security certifications preferred (CIA, CPA, CISA, CISSP, SANS GIAC, etc.).
  • Typically two to five years of experience in technology audit, information security, systems engineering, or related fields.

Skills and Knowledge

 

  • Demonstrated technical abilities across a wide range of topics including:
  • operating systems (z/OS, UNIX, Linux, Windows)
  • networking (firewalls, TCP/IP, Active Directory)
  • cyber security operations (penetration testing, incident response, virus/malware analysis, secure code analysis)
  • messaging and directory systems (Exchange, Sendmail, LDAP)
  • database management systems (Oracle, DB2)
  • web application (.Net, XML)
  • software tools (Java, VB, ASP)
  • Some knowledge of financial services and/or relevant technologies supporting regulatory, brokerage, transfer agency, financial statements.

Contact A Stan Hamlet Associate: 212-685-4884