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Legal Entity Controller

Cantor Fitzgerald
New York, USA
Closing date
May 15, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Title: Legal Entity Controller

Location: New York City (Hybrid Position)

Firm Overview:

Cantor Fitzgerald is a diversified company primarily specializing in financial and real estate services for institutional and corporate customers operating in the global financial and commercial real estate markets. Since 1945, we have successfully built a well-capitalized business across multiple business lines, with numerous market-leading financial services and commercial real estate businesses. We have been at the forefront of financial and technological innovation in our industries while developing new markets and providing superior service to thousands of customers globally. At Cantor, our employees are our greatest asset. We look for individuals who are driven, intellectually engaged, team oriented and have a real desire to make an impact.

The Role:

The Legal Entity Controller is an integral member of the finance team, reporting directly to Financial Controller, participating in the accounting and finance processes and controls over internal and external financial reporting, regulatory reporting, operations, and product control.

  • Interaction with SEC reporting, Corporate Accounting, Regulatory Reporting, Product Control, Treasury and Cash Management in order to ensure proper accounting;
  • Responsible for month-end close process and journal entries associated with investing activities, financing activities, consolidation of subsidiaries, expense accruals, intercompany activities and income taxes;
  • Prepare quarterly financial statements for external financial reporting in compliance with U.S. GAAP;
  • Perform the monthly balance sheet substantiation, evaluate adequacy of expense accruals, resolving issues, and escalate key items to management timely;
  • Prepare monthly and quarterly analytical reporting including commentary on balance sheet and P&L variances;
  • Initiate process reengineering, improve efficiency, and work with IT on improving systems;
  • Ad hoc projects
  • 2+ years of related experience in the financial accounting group of a financial services company
  • Big Four public accounting firm experience preferable
  • Advanced analytical and Excel capabilities, project management skills, and ability to multitask
  • Critical thinking, team-oriented views, attention to detail, communication skills, business writing and project management
Educational Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting is required
  • CPA highly preferred

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