Associate (IT Auditor)

Associate (IT Auditor) – NYC (Visa Sponsorship Available) – Major Global Bank

The incumbent will be responsible for assisting to conduct Audit Data Analysis through on-site and off-site audit. S/He will also be responsible for conducting periodic data analysis for on-site and off-site audit projects and developing suitable models for data analysis.

We are looking for candidates who have min of Bachelor’s degree in business/statistics/computer science related fields. S/He should have minimum of 1 year of working experience.

Bilingual ability in Mandarin required.

 

Contact Lindsay Raider: 212.685.4884

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Due Diligence Assistant Vice President

Due Diligence Assistant Vice President – NYC – Major Global Bank

The DD teams focus on i) commercial real estate and US Fortune 500 company credit /ii) M&A Financing analysis. The incumbents will analyze financial statements and accounting data to formulate and implement risk management techniques to control a variety of risk exposures, particularly in the areas of credit risk. Tasks include Credit Portfolio Analysis; measuring the contribution to risk for all loan portfolios, managing credit stress testing requirements, analyzing the risk of selected portfolios and recommending strategies to optimize risk-return characteristics, developing a policy exception tracking system and ensuring the quality and data integrity of quarterly and monthly portfolio reports.

We are looking for someone with 5-7 years of experience in CRE lending/syndication/M&A financing/short term finance in commercial/investment banks (with a main focus on CRE Lending). Direct experience in in due diligence and credit risk synopses and proposals is a must. The candidate should have a Bachelor’s degree or above (Master’s preferred) in a relevant field as well as an attention to detail and ability to work under tight deadlines. Skills in cash flow modeling/MS Office and Moody’s risk analytics/CFA/CPA is a plus. Bilingual abilities are preferred.

Contact Lindsay Raider: 212.685.4884

Manager/Sr Manager of Tax Advisory

Manager and senior manager of tax advisory – manager 145-170k, senior manager/associate director – 190-235k – Global Investment Bank

THE ROLE – Sr. Manager (associate director), Tax Advisory – Americas

This role will be part of the Tax Advisory group in NY which offers diverse exposure to US federal and international tax issues working on new transactions and businesses across the Investment Group

  • Work closely with business units and other members of the Tax team globally
  • Work closely with the executives from the Business Units at both junior and senior levels
  • Work closely with Business Unit finance teams
  • Work closely with the Tax  Reporting and Finance teams

CLIENT CONTACT/ RELATIONSHIPS

  • Brief external tax advisors in order to obtain written advice and opinions
  • Part of a NY-based team that covers the Americas, ex-Canada
  • Regular exposure to other members of Group Tax globally.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Providing federal tax support in relation to transactions by or within the  Group involving the Americas Region.  This will include the following:
  • Supporting and working with senior members of the Tax Advisory Group on both business unit issues and transactions and central tax issues
  • Covering specific business units as Tax Advisory’s representative
  • Researching a broad range of substantive tax issues, including consolidated return rules, international tax (with a focus on inbound), subchapter C and addressing questions from the business and the Tax Reporting Team relating to substantive tax issues
  • Preparation of internal memoranda regarding tax analysis and tax positions
  •     Liaise with the business areas and Tax Reporting and Finance teams in relation to various transactions and central tax issues that arise on a day-to-day basis
  • Working with external advisors on transactions and obtaining local (non-US) tax advice related to the Americas (excluding Canada)
  • Communicate and liaise with other global tax members on new balance sheet transactions involving cross border dealings
  • Assist with responding to revenue authority queries where required in audit
  • Assist with decision support regarding tax attributes and tax capacity
  • Assist in the review and preparation of statements and notices
  • Review US tax returns in relation to technical positions taken
  • Review and negotiate the tax provisions in ordinary course business agreements (loan agreements, purchase agreements, GMRAs, ISDAs, etc.)

KEY SKILL REQUIREMENTS

Business Knowledge

  • Demonstrate broad commercial knowledge, which extends to the financial services industry
  • Ability to develop and maintain strong internal client relationships with business unit executives and external relationships with advisors
  • Ability to respond to internal and external tax questions in a timely and professional manner
  • Ability to form a technical view and make timely decisions, within the parameters set for the role, and discuss those views with senior members of the Tax Advisory Team
  • Demonstrate a commercial focus
  • Ability to explain complex concepts to non-tax business professionals and other stakeholders

Technical Specialist Skills

  • Federal income tax knowledge reflective of 5-7 years of experience
  • Quantitative and Excel spreadsheet skills
  • Superior research skills

Planning & Organizing

  • Well-organized and able to coordinate multiple assignments and successfully manage work plans
  • Actively take responsibility and ownership for corporate tax technical issues impacting the Group
  • Open communication of issues to his/her Manager and the Americas Head of Tax
  • Ability to support other Tax Division members globally when situations arise to ensure requirements and goals are met
  • Flexible approach to process change

QUALIFICATIONS & BACKGROUND

  • University degree.  Preference is for candidates with a law degree, but strong candidates with an accounting degree will also be considered (particularly if they have also completed a Masters of Tax).

 

Contact A Stan Hamlet Associate: 212.685.4884

Senior Technology Aligned Risk Manager – Associate Director

Senior Technology Aligned Risk Manager – Associate Director – up to 200k – Global Investment Bank

Summary: We are seeking a Senior Technology Risk Manager to help manage our technology risk management function for the Americas region. The role provides a great opportunity to work closely with the Technology Management teams, Business Operational Risk Management teams and interfaces across several technology teams in the bank. We are seeking someone who can help drive and embed our Operational Risk Framework, including Risk Mitigation & Control Improvement, as well as providing strategic risk leadership across our technology projects and teams

Description:

The Corporate Operations Group (COG) brings together specialist support services including workplace, human resources, market operations and technology. COG’s purpose is to drive operational excellence through business-aligned services with a focus on quality, cost and risk. COG comprises the following divisions: Business Improvement and Strategy, Business Services, Human Resources, Market Operations, and Technology.

About The Role

We are seeking a Senior Technology Risk Manager to help manage our technology risk management function for the Americas region.  The role provides a great opportunity to work closely with the Technology Management teams, Business Operational Risk Management teams and interfaces across several technology teams in the bank.  We are seeking someone who can help drive and embed our Operational Risk Framework, including Risk Mitigation & Control Improvement, as well as providing strategic risk leadership across our technology projects and teams.

Key responsibilities:

The Senior Technology Risk Manager is responsible for assisting management to discharge their IT risk management responsibilities and act as their representative on Technology risk matters, including the following:

  • Leadership of a technology risk function for the Americas
  • Ongoing Operational Risk Management as it relates to Technology:

o             Execution and monitoring of risk management practices, operational issues and control breakdowns

o             Collation, analysis and reporting of a variety of risk information on a routine and exception basis

o             Review and implement Group-wide and Divisional policies and procedures

o             Training and risk mindset initiatives

o             Collaboration with central Risk Management group (eg. Compliance) to enable good Risk Management

  • Key elements of the framework to support:

o             Facilitate Operational Risk Self Assessments (ORSA)

o             Assurance of the critical controls in Technology

o             Incident recording, reporting and analysis, action management, escalation

o             Conducting operational risk workshops and training

o             Liaising with internal and external audit

o             Regular meetings with stakeholders to discuss risk items

  • Reviewing new business approvals and proposals

About You

To be successful in this role as a Senior Technology Risk Manager you will be degree qualified and have previous Technology Risk Management experience. Ideally you would have worked in the financial services industry and are a proactive operator with an ability to work independently as well as part of a cohesive team of technology risk professionals.

In addition to this you will have:

Business Knowledge:

  • Bring proven leadership experience in technology operational risk management
  • Understand and be comfortable operating in a segregated support area
  • Able to problem solve and drive issues through to completion
  • Display a professional work approach, work independently, be highly visible and provide transparency of process to clients and the team

Leadership Skills:

  • Ability to exercise initiative and be able to follow through on issues with minimal supervision
  • Independence of mind and ability to escalate issues where appropriate

Interpersonal Skills:

  • Possess strong interpersonal and communication skills and display initiative to lead discussions with operational staff at all levels, business leaders and risk management colleagues
  • Ability to make high level judgments and work closely with peers/ senior management
  • Ability to manage/ execute tasks within set timeframes

Technical Specialist Skills:

  • Detailed knowledge of control processes and best practice in IT controls
  • Excellent understanding of risk management frameworks and relevant certifications (CISA/CRISC)
  • Ability to write/ present clear and concise reports
  • Ability to identify and analyse risks and develop effective and efficient strategies to manage risks

Planning and Organising:

  • Ability to prioritise and manage multiple and competing deadlines

Contact A Stan Hamlet Associate: 212.685.4884

Senior Engagement Manager/ Principal

Senior Engagement Manager/ Principal –  boutique strategy consulting firm – salary competitive with the market

Overview / Responsibilities:

Principals are expected to manage and direct teams of junior-level consultants on our engagements to deliver value-based strategic advice. The Principal is responsible for managing the day-to-day activities of key projects, including defining optimal use of case team and client team resources, setting timelines, identifying project deliverables, and addressing complex business issues. He or she must also establish effective working relationships with senior client contacts and liaise with senior management, as well as write and deliver presentations based on project findings and make recommendations to client senior management. This position requires translation of complex financial principles and evaluation of strategic questions, resulting in the development of highly sophisticated advice for client companies concerning growth strategy, portfolio shape, investment and acquisition decisions, cost reduction programs, and strategies to increase returns to shareholders.

Desired Qualifications:

MBA from a top-tier school

At least 2 years of experience in strategy or financial services consulting

At least 6 years of total relevant experience in:

Consulting

Finance (M&A, corporate finance, due diligence)

Industry (Sector-specific expertise, or strategy/business development role within blue chip company)

Experience analyzing financial information and developing advice for client companies, including using financial forecasting methods and translating complex financial principles

Experience building complex analytical models relating to the drivers of profitability for firms and the market

Expertise in writing presentations and presenting strategies and objectives in a manner which is comprehensive, concise and clear

Evidence of successful team work and team leadership

 

Contact A Stan Hamlet Associate: 212.685.4884

SVP of Finance – Division of Global Media and Entertainment Company

SVP of Finance – Division of  Global Media and Entertainment Company – 225-275k – Fairfield County, CT

Special Instructions: Recruiter to identify potential candidates and forward their resumes to Company and then once Company selects candidate to interview, may tell candidate the Company’s name

Position Summary Description

Position will be responsible for managing the Accounting, Reporting and Credit and Collections teams consisting of both local employees and an offshore business partner. Ideal candidate will be self-motivated and have a proven track record of accomplishment and leadership through Public and Private Accounting experience. Candidate will be required to interface with parent company as well as division management. Position reports directly to division’s Chief Financial Officer.

Experience

  • Minimum 15-20 years relevant experience preferably with a portion in the Consumer Packaged Goods industry with at least 10 years in a managerial capacity
  • Public Accounting audit experience (preferably with Consumer Products clients) (4 year minimum) required
  • Private industry experience (preferably in Consumer Packaged Goods industry)
  • Financial Reporting experience including financial consolidations and preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements
  • Business strategy experience including writing financial planning documents
  • Financial analysis and business support experience
  • Sarbanes-Oxley experience
  • General Ledger accounting experience
  • Capital project analysis experience
  • SEC reporting experience preferred
  • Mergers & Acquisition experience preferred

Skills

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills; candidate will have preferably led a cross-functional team
  • Strong presentation skills; candidate will be required to make regular presentations to CEO and CFO as well as division’s Executive Committee
  • Strong managerial skills
  • Strong systems skills including Excel, PowerPoint; Oracle and Hyperion experience preferred
  • CPA license required

Contact A Stan Hamlet Associate: 212.685.4884

Financial Reporting Analyst (Westchester)

Financial Reporting Analyst –  Fortune 500 Consumer products company  -70k.  Westchester

This individual will play a key role in the reporting and submission of financial statements to Corporate on a periodic basis. Role oversees the financial reporting application system.

Responsibilities:

Support and coordinate the NAB financial close process

Responsible for validation of NAB trial balance data from source systems into HFM

Responsible for maintaining the integrity of HFM accounting data

Work closely with Corporate Control and Corporate HFM team to ensure period close accounting data submissions are done in a timely manner and in accordance with guidelines

Work closely with Financial Reporting team to support key business initiatives

Maintain HFM application(s), including Chart of Accounts, entity hierarchy structures, business rules, user security configuration, data mapping tables, and trouble shooting and development of financial reports

Develop and implement standardized policies and procedures for Hyperion across business units to ensure sufficient adequate SOX controls

Provide support to end-users and provide training as required

Partner with BIS team and serve as liaison between end-users and the technology department to resolve issues

Perform ad-hoc analyses as required

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting is required

Proficient in core Microsoft Windows application software including Excel, PowerPoint and Word

1-3 years exp.

Solid accounting skills – CPA a plus

Strong analytical skills with the ability to identify and solve problems quickly

HFM, FDM and SmartView experience a plus

Attention to detail a must

Ability to work hands-on in a collaborative environment

Self-starter with ability to multi-task

Strong organization and time management skills

Team player that can work well with customers

Must be proactive

Excellent oral and written communication skills are required

Ability to adapt to changing business processes, technologies, and environments.

Contact A Stan Hamlet Associate: 212.685.4884

Director – Financial Analysis & Business Support

Director – Financial Analysis & Business Support – 175-200k – Global Media And Entertainment

The  team provides financial analysis, advice, and support to business partners at News Corp’s corporate headquarters and across its various operating divisions worldwide.

Our services span a wide range of operational and strategic support such as:

  • Financial planning for P&L owners including forecast & budget development, management reporting, and ad hoc operational analysis
  • Financial leadership for the evaluation, planning and execution of M&A deals including valuation analysis, financial due diligence, and negotiation support
  • Management of the corporate-wide investment approval process with responsibility for the financial integrity of economic analysis submitted for Board/CEO/CFO approval

Finance Director – Corporate Development

 

Contact A Stan Hamlet Associate: 212.685.4884

ED Risk Management

Description

 

The candidate’s responsibilities include managing the calculation, consolidation, reporting and explain of Market Risk RWA.  The candidate will be responsible for ensuring full E2E process documentation – completeness of process workflows, governance, controls & procedures.  The candidate will strive towards identifying opportunities to streamline and improve process efficiency and/or controls.  The candidate will manage a team of four; and, provide coaching, training, and feedback to help subordinates develop and expand skill set.  The candidate will participate in ad hoc quantitative impact analysis studies supporting business partners, senior management and regulatory requests.  The candidate will also participate in and/or lead projects supporting market risk RWA objectives across capital calculation, process/control improvement, and regulatory rule implementations.

The candidate will work with the manager in identifying and implementing process improvements to increase operational efficiency and enhance controls.  The candidate’s responsibility include evaluating and managing controls on key processes and functions; identifying gaps in controls and remediation plans; and maintain documentation on controls, processes and procedures to an auditable standard.

 Qualifications

Education

  • Degree in a Finance, Economics, Statistics, Engineering, Computer Science or related field; advanced degree a plus; FRM certification a plus.

Experience

  • 6+ years experience in regulatory capital reporting, finance, risk management, or related field
  • Experience managing data quality remediation program
  • Experience documenting issues and producing data quality metrics
  • Experience partnering with technology, operate, and business to drive issue resolution
  • Experience in a product control, reporting or operations type role
  • Experience identifying, performing, and documenting key controls
  • Experience supporting large initiatives across multiple functional groups

Skills                                                                                                                                                                   

  • Ability to self-manage, prioritize and work independently
  • Strong understand of data quality controls and metrics
  • Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • Knowledge with MIS reporting standards and concepts
  • Knowledge of financial products, financial markets, market risk and credit risk methodologies such as VaR, economic capital, regulatory capital, etc.
  • Strong organizational skills and process orientation
  • Ability to work well under pressure, tight deadlines and balance multiple priorities
  • Ability to manage, develop and influence people
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills

Contact A Stan Hamlet Associate: 212. 685. 4884

Risk and Control Advisor – Jersey City, NJ ( Salary to $125K)

Department Function:

Internal Audit’s mission is to provide independent, objective assurance and advisory services to assist the enterprise in maintaining an effective system of internal controls.

Internal Audit supports the Boards of Directors in their oversight of the governance, risk and control framework, and will achieve and maintain the highest level of professional standards, while furthering the development of our employees.

Specifically, the Corporate Functions Audit team is responsible for providing assurance and advisory services to the Company’s corporate support functions, including: Finance, Legal and Compliance, Human Resources, and Corporate Services.

Position Summary: 

The Risk & Control Advisor (RCA) is predominantly focused on audit projects, participating in planning, driving fieldwork, and assisting with report clearance. The RCA’s primary measure of success is identifying meaningful potential issues about the design and effectiveness of controls, and creating reliable documentation to support his or her work. The RCA must manage a number of auditee relationships, be a good team player, and take accountability for his or her personal growth and professional development.

Principal Responsibilities:

Strategic Control Impact

  • Identify meaningful issues from audit fieldwork
  • Work closely with auditees to achieve timely progress on agreed action plans
  • Build advisory relationships with middle managers outside the context of IAD’s routine audits
  • Support risk management priorities:

o Take ownership for identifying risk, such as credit, market, liquidity, quantitative, operational and technology, within his or her assigned area of responsibility

o Adhere to departmental risk policies, procedures and best practices

o Identify opportunities for improving existing processes or creating new ones that more effectively anticipate, manage and reduce risk

o Maintain awareness of regulatory issues and comply with regulatory requirements

o Comply with corporate initiatives, such as the New Initiatives Process (NIC), Management Self Identification of Audit Issues, Management Control Awareness & Responsiveness (MCAR), Operational Risk & Control Self Assessments (RCSA), etc.

o Demonstrate the behaviors of and build competency with creating a risk management mindset

Audit Execution

  • Consistently demonstrate an ability to complete risk-focused fieldwork on time and on budget, notifying the audit manager promptly of any possible impediments to success or when budgets might be exceeded
  • Fully resolve review notes and apply learning from those review notes to future projects
  • Lead projects from time to time as experience grows

Quality Process

  • Demonstrate a strong knowledge of IAD’s policies and procedures—particularly work paper documentation standards
  • Participate in continuous improvement initiatives

Individual & Team Development

  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to teamwork, helping peers wherever possible
  • Identify and seize opportunities to grow skills, talents, and knowledge about audit planning, reporting, and the products and functions he or she audits

Experience:

Previous internal or external audit experience is helpful, but not required. Previous job experience for RCAs can and should vary greatly to meet the department’s goal of having a team with diverse perspectives and work experiences.

The incumbent for this particular RCA position would benefit from having a background in financial services industry and market, credit, quantitative, liquidity and operational risk disciplines.

Knowledge and Skills Required:

Our Leadership Model sets out the core behaviors required of all employees. Each SRCA position is unique and may require the incumbent to have or build specific knowledge of the businesses, products, functions, and processes within his or her coverage responsibilities.

More broadly, successful auditors typically demonstrate the following skills and behaviors:

  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Self-starter, with the ability to work independently and in teams
  • A high degree of responsibility in balancing multiple commitments and meeting deadlines and commitments to stakeholders

Education, Training and Certification:

Bachelor’s degree or higher is required.

Certified Public Accountant is a plus

Supervision Exercised: 

The SRCA may supervise other team members on specific projects, and could have managerial or supervisory responsibilities.

Contact A Stan Hamlet Associate: 212-685-4884