Corporate Accounting Manager (Stamford, CT)

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