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Senior Vice President, Accounting

Employer
BNY Mellon
Location
Pittsburgh, USA
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
May 16, 2024

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Job Function
Accounting/Audit/Tax
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
Overview

Senior Vice President, Accounting

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 240 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 Vice President, Accounting to join our Controllership team. This role is located in Pittsburgh, PA - HYBRID.

In this role, you'll make an impact in the following ways:
  • Leads the accounting activities of Engineering line of business including Internally Developed Software
  • Directs the completion of numerous activities from start to close, financial reporting of business outcomes to deliver useable, accurate and timely financial information and recommendations for the desired period (monthly, quarterly or annually).
  • Leads more junior professionals, assigns tasks and reviews work completed.
  • Performs advanced research and analyses to provide senior management with analytical/technical support and advice related to financial performance, and critical financial accounting issues.
  • Frequently prepares presentations, information and/or recommendations to senior management, regulators and the internal board of directors.
  • Leads the completion of end to end accounting processes, conducting technical review and sign-off before transforming data into information for reporting purposes. Completes advanced accounting activities, including highly complex general ledger events and transactions, continuously improving exceptions identification and analysis activities, directing audits, maintaining the control environment, fulfilling ad hoc requests in accordance with global, regional and country-specific process standards and identifying opportunities for process improvements.
  • Uses professional judgement and considerable experience to deliver recommendations for use in accounting and financial reporting to senior management.
  • Works closely with the regional or global leaders to review and vet any new proposed process enhancement documentation and training content.
  • Provides accounting guidance and support as requested for special projects and continuous improvement work efforts.
  • Specializes in the accounting functions of Engineering and provides accounting guidance to relevant stakeholders.
  • Activities include designing and leading the implementation of new or revised reporting, accounting and accounting process policies, procedures and reports which provide effective financial planning, accounting and reporting of financial information, and authorizing the recording of accounting entries to financial systems. Accountable for identifying and reporting risks, patterns or recurring issues and working with all necessary parties and technical teams to reach a resolution.
  • Recognizes and independently addresses significant risks or communicates these to senior management, as appropriate.
  • Provides leadership and technical guidance on risk identification to other analysts.
  • Designs sophisticated analytical/computer methodologies and uses excellent communication skills to convey complex financial data, business process and systems information to legal entity controllers, reconciliation managers, local administrators, SOX personnel, internal auditors, Information Technology, and operations personnel.
  • As needed, maintains relationships with senior management, the internal board of directors, lines of business and regulators to ensure their questions are answered and needs are met.
  • No direct reports. Provides leadership to more junior staff. Reviews work completed by less experienced staff. Contributes to the achievement of multiple large, complex legal entities, lines of business, countries, regions, or accounting processes' objectives.

To be successful in this role, we're seeking the following:
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience required.
  • Accounting concentration preferred. MBA or CPA/CA/local area equivalent certification preferred.
  • 10-12 years of total work experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of GAAP and accounting and finance concepts and analysis techniques preferred.
  • Experience designing financial models and accounting processes 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. 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.

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: bnymellon.com/careers.

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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