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Senior Accounting Specialist

BNY Mellon
Pittsburgh, USA
Closing date
Mar 15, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time

Senior Accounting Specialist

Bring your ideas. Make history.
BNY Mellon offers an exciting array of future-forward careers at the intersection of business, finance, and technology. We are one of the world's top asset management and banking firms that manages trillions of dollars in assets, custody and/or administration. Known as the "bank of banks" - 97% of the world's top banks work with us as we lead and serve our customers into the new era of digital.

With over 239 years of rich history and industry firsts, BNY Mellon has been built upon our proven ability to evolve, lead, and drive new ideas at every turn. Today, we're approximately 50,000 employees across 35 countries with a culture that empowers you to grow, take risks, experiment and be yourself. This is what #LifeAtBNYMellon is all about.

We're seeking a future team member for the role of Senior Specialist, Accounting to join our Controllers Accounting team.

This role is in Pittsburgh, PA- HYBRID

In this role, you'll make an impact in the following ways:

This role contributes to accounting, finance, and control activities, primarily in support of the Issuer Services, which includes Corporate Trust and Depositary Receipts lines of business. Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
  • Completing core accounting activities, including originating and processing general ledger transactions; participating in general ledger and ICFR/SOX controls audits; maintaining control procedures; fulfilling ad hoc requests in accordance with accounting process standards; performing intra-month and month-end accounting close processes; and identifying and implementing continuous process improvements.
  • Performing reconciliations of general ledger accounts or other financial data, and identifying, addressing and/or escalating issues to management, as needed.
  • Researching and understanding line of business specific systems and sub-ledger reports, including how systems and their related reports function and reconcile to the general ledger. Identifying potential accounting improvement opportunities within these systems and working with management to proactively propose and implement enhancements.
  • Providing accounting guidance and performing user acceptance testing for line of business systems enhancements.
  • Reviewing and understanding client contracts and client payments with a focus on system control and accounting implications, which includes working with various business partners and relationship managers to accomplish these objectives. Proactively working with the accounting team to escalate issues to senior management.
  • Collaborating with accounting management, business operations, audit, SOX, Technical Accounting, and finance partners to research and resolve accounting related requests.
  • Attending operational risk and controls meetings to identify and track accounting risks and opportunities for process improvement. Cataloging material operational risk and control events and assisting with quantifying, recording and adjusting accounting reserves.
  • Assisting with various projects and training objectives to understand end to end business processes with accounting impacts and document process flow to enhance knowledge base of Corporate Trust and Depositary Receipts lines of business.

A successful candidate should ideally have these qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in accounting.
  • 4-6 years of total work experience with a focus in accounting.
  • Knowledge of GAAP, accounting, and finance concepts and analysis preferred.
  • Experience designing financial models and accounting processes preferred.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team preferred.
  • Strong presentation and communication skills preferred.

At BNY Mellon, our inclusive culture speaks for itself. Here's a few of our awards:
  • Fortune World's Most Admired Companies & Top 20 for Diversity and Inclusion
  • Bloomberg's Gender Equality Index (GEI)
  • Human Rights Campaign Foundation, 100% score Corporate Equality Index
  • Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion , Disability: IN - 100% score
  • 100 Best Workplaces for Innovators, Fast Company
  • CDP's Climate Change 'A List'

Our Benefits:

BNY Mellon offers highly competitive compensation, benefits, and wellbeing programs rooted in a strong culture of excellence and our pay-for-performance philosophy. We provide access to flexible global resources and tools for your life's journey. Focus on your health, foster your personal resilience, and reach your financial goals as a valued member of our team, along with generous paid leaves that can support you and your family through moments that matter.

BNY Mellon is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer - Underrepresented racial and ethnic groups/Females/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veterans.

Employer Description:

For over 230 years, the people of BNY Mellon have been at the forefront of finance, expanding the financial markets while supporting investors throughout the investment lifecycle. BNY Mellon can act as a single point of contact for clients looking to create, trade, hold, manage, service, distribute or restructure investments and safeguards nearly one-fifth of the world's financial assets. BNY Mellon remains one of the safest, most trusted and admired companies. Every day our employees make their mark by helping clients better manage and service their financial assets around the world. Whether providing financial services for institutions, corporations or individual investors, clients count on the people of BNY Mellon across time zones and in 35 countries and more than 100 markets. It's the collective ambition, innovative thinking and exceptionally focused client service paired with a commitment to doing what is right that continues to set us apart. Make your mark:

EEO Statement:

BNY Mellon is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities/Females/Individuals With Disabilities/Protected Veterans. Our ambition is to build the best global team - one that is representative and inclusive of the diverse talent, clients and communities we work with and serve - and to empower our team to do their best work. We support wellbeing and a balanced life, and offer a range of family-friendly, inclusive employment policies and employee forums.

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