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Senior Accountant - Branch Compensation

Edward Jones
St Louis, USA
Closing date
Jun 2, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Join a financial services firm where your contributions are valued. Edward Jones is a Fortune 500¹ company where people come first. With over 8 million clients and 19,000 financial advisors across the U.S. and Canada, we're proud to be privately-owned, placing the focus on our clients rather than shareholder returns.

Behind everything we do is our purpose: We partner for positive impact to improve the lives of our clients and colleagues, and together, better our communities and society. We are an innovative, flexible, and inclusive organization that attracts, develops, and inspires performance excellence and a sense of belonging.

People are at the center of our partnership. Edward Jones associates are seen, heard, respected, and supported. This is what we believe makes us the best place to start or build your career.

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Team Overview...
Branch Compensation is responsible for the timely & accurate payment of all elements of Financial Advisor Compensation including Commissions, New FA Compensation, Trimester Bonus, Travel Award Program, etc. Branch Compensation is a fast paced, highly complex environment with each associate responsible for many key processes throughout the month. Therefore, understanding upstream and downstream impacts of Financial Advisor Compensation, the ability to plan, organize and prioritize, think strategically and solve problems from routine to complex are crucial to the role.

What You'll Do...
  • Responsible for timely and accurate payment of all elements of Financial Advisor Compensation and execution of Profit and Loss statements
  • Provide adequate service to our branch teams, service areas, and internal stakeholders
  • Ensure adequate controls are in place and operating effectively
  • Complete monthly journal entries and GL account reconciliations to ensure all Compensation related expense is accurately reflected on the Firm's Financial Statements
  • Build relationships and collaborate with department stakeholders to ensure work that flows between teams, departments, and divisions is received timely and accurately
  • Understand upstream and downstream impacts to decisions being made to evolve a process, make an exception, assess a production issue, etc.
  • Identify and implement process improvements
  • Collaborate with our product team on identifying requirements for efforts as well as user acceptance testing
What Experience You'll Need...
  • Minimum Years of Experience Required 5+ years experience in compensation or business related position
  • Degree in Accounting, Finance or Business related field required
  • Identify and research accounting business process and/or control issues, research causes of issues, identify solutions to correct, and participate in implementing solutions.
  • Manage routine matters or processes in their area of expertise.
  • Identifies ways to retrieve and analyze data using a variety of resources. Analyze information for an initiative and make recommendation.
  • Associate drives problem solving efforts while leader reviews.
  • Solve problems while working with tight time frames, heavy workloads, or conflicting demands.
Candidates that live within in a commutable distance from our Tempe, AZ and St. Louis, MO home office locations are expected to work in the office three days per week, with preference for Tuesday through Thursday. At Edward Jones, w e are building a place where everyone feels like they belong. We're proud of our associates' contributions to the firm and the recognitions we have received.

Check out our U.S. awards and accolades:

Check out our Canadian awards and accolades: Edward Jones does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, veteran status, genetic information or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. At Edward Jones, we value and respect our associates and their contributions, and we recognize individual efforts through a rewards program that promotes a long-term career, financial security and well-being. to learn more about our total compensation approach, which in addition to base salary, typically includes benefits, bonuses and profit sharing. The salary range for this role is based on national data and actual pay is based on skills, experience, education, and other relevant factors for a potential new associate:
Salary: $70659 - $116516
Category: Headquarters

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