Audit Senior

Senior Auditor – NYC CPA Firm 

The Firm seeks Senior Staff Accountants to perform external audit functions, primarily in the employee benefit plan and commercial sectors.  The candidates will work alongside staff, managers, and partners, and will be provided with mentorship and ongoing feedback to promote learning and growth.

Responsibilities:

  • Interface with client personnel to obtain records and information pertinent to the audit process.
  • Gain an understanding of client business operations, procedures, and needs.
  • Prepare and review audit workpapers.
  • Prepare and review client financial statements.
  • Organize and delegate work to less experienced staff.
  • Mentor less experienced staff.
  • Prioritize competing work demands, and manage time appropriately.
  • Maintain organized and neat work areas so that workpapers and files can be easily reviewed by others.
  • Keep colleagues, managers and partners informed of progress and the need to make adjustments to scheduled work.
  • Represent the Firm in a positive light by maintaining a professional demeanor, dress, and attitude at all times.
  • Follow established procedures, but suggest innovative, progressive ideas where appropriate.

Qualifications:

  • 4-7 years of audit experience, preferably in a small or midsized public accounting firm.
  • Experience auditing employee benefit plans and/or privately held commercial clients strongly preferred.
  • Experience in the preparation of Forms 5500 and 990 preferred.
  • Sarbanes Oxley experience preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting.
  • CPA license strongly preferred.
  • Flexibility to travel to client locations, primarily in the NYC tri-state area for NY-based positions and DC-area for Bethesda-based positions, and regular access to a car.  For Bethesda positions, up to 30% out of town travel is possible.
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite required.  Preferred experience with Prosystems Engagement and Tax software.

Contact Lindsay Raider: 212.685.4884

International Tax Senior

 NYC.  CPA Firm 

About the Position:

The ideal candidate will have 2-6 years of experience and will be responsible for preparing international tax compliance and consulting assignments, interacting with clients, and ensuring the completion of all transactions for clients in various industries.

Responsibilities:

  • Considerable knowledge of public accounting practices, law firm and corporate tax department of a multinational company
  • Identifies tax risk management issues and proposes potential solutions through research and collaboration with Engagement Partner
  • Provides technical advice and comprehensive solutions to clients’ based on research and studies
  • Advanced level knowledge in inbound and outbound acquisitions, dispositions and reorganizations
  • Formulating effective and tax-efficient cross-border strategies for both US and overseas investments Managing their global structural tax rate
  • Previous experience with Offshore holding and operating structures; intellectual property restructuring
  • Assisted clients with Real Estate Investment and Tax Treaties
  • Thorough knowledge of assisting companies to understand and assess the tax impact of company business, operations and transactions in multiple jurisdictions
  • Advanced level tax transaction research skills
  • Monitors that tasks are assigned and completed on a timely basis and reviews workflow
  • Communicates with Manager and/or Partner on work status and client issues that arise
  • Conducts research, consults with team members, draws conclusions and prepares memos based on target issues
  • Advanced knowledge of applicable software (e.g. ProSystem Tax, Engagement, etc.)
  • Communicate effectively with clients and develop positive relationships with client personnel
  • Staying abreast of developments within the international arena that may affect their business, both globally and locally
  • Bachelors of Accounting required
  • CPA preferred
  • 2-6 years experience in a similar role
  • Prior experience managing engagements and clients
  • Stays current on technical and industry developments and standards while evaluating potential impacts on their client engagements
  • Formal mentoring relationships with all levels of staff
  • Advanced knowledge of a minimum of 1-2 industry areas which the firm services
  • Ability to work independently, but also work well with others

Contact A Stan Hamlet Associate: 212.685.4884

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

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

IT Auditors (All Levels) Big 4 Public Accounting Firm

IT Auditors –

Senior associate (must be at least senior associate level to be considered)

Manager levels – (80-100k) 

Managers (110-140k) 

Leveraging industry and technical expertise to assist management to address more effectively risks associated with their business

Assisting management in the assessment of project risks and controls

Enhancing internal audit functions to further align to company strategy and risk

Reducing company costs through strategic internal audit outsourcing and co-sourcing solutions

Increasing value and reducing costs of compliance-related activities

Identifying opportunities for companies to effectively mitigate risk and improve business performance

Applying the concepts of Enterprise Risk Management to help companies identify, assess, mitigate and proactively consider emerging risks

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

Minimum Degree Required: Bachelor’s degree in one of the following: Accounting,  Finance/Economics, Management  Information Systems,  Computer Science, Business, Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics and/or a business field of study.

Certification(s) Required:  CISA

Demonstrates Extensive Knowledge Of Providing Services Related To Controls Around The Financial Reporting, Compliance And Operational Processes, Including Business Process And IT Management Controls, Which Includes a Proven Record Of Success With Managing The Following

Financial reporting and information technology risks, processes and controls;

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

Core risks, processes and internal controls related to non-financial reporting, both manual and IT;

Risks, processes and controls related to financial reporting, both manual and IT, in a specific industry sector;

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

Relevant subject matter expertise to support the development of thought leadership;

Key internal operational processes of a professional services firm, e.g., engagement economics, billing and collection, performance appraisals, time reporting, personal independence and compliance requirement.

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

Senior Integrated auditor –Global Entertainment Company

Senior Integrated auditor – 80-100k –  Global Entertainment Company

The Corporate Audit Department examines and assesses business activities as a service to the Corporation’s management, Board of Directors and Audit Committee.  It provides an independent assessment of risk and the effectiveness of internal operating and financial controls.

Skills and Experience Required

Successful candidates will demonstrate an ability to understand complex business processes, have a history of identifying and quantifying business risks and adding value to an organization.  Strong analytical and organizational skills (including the ability to multitask effectively in a dynamic environment) are required, as well as having the confidence to interact and communicate with senior management at all levels.  Effective verbal and written communication skills are a must.

A CIA, CPA or equivalent qualification is expected together with at least 4 to 5 years relevant experience in either public accounting or industry. Audit, accounting and SOX 404 technical experience is required and exposure to data analytics and system programs (e.g. ACL, etc.) is highly valued.  Travel, including international, can be expected approximately 40% of the time.

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