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Senior Accountant II - SEC Reporting

Edward Jones
Springfield, USA
Closing date
May 17, 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
The External Reporting/Accounting Policy team provides regulators and the Partnership with high-quality reporting, accounting and technical expertise for compliance and provides guidance to assist business partners in making informed business decisions. The External Reporting Senior Accountant II assists with the accurate and timely preparation of the firm's SEC filings and other external financial statements and developing and maintaining the firm's accounting policies in accordance with US GAAP. Key functions also include assisting with accounting consultations and managing the external auditor relationship.

What You'll Do
  • Assist in the preparation of financial information and analysis for the SEC reporting process and other external financial statements
  • Help maintain the firm's accounting policy manual in accordance with US GAAP and assist with documenting the firm's accounting policies for new standards
  • Assist leader with basic consultations on accounting topics and contract review
  • Continuous evaluation of processes for improvement
  • Intermediate ability to understand financial results and use business acumen to inform reporting
  • Intermediate ability to understand technical SEC reporting and accounting standards and apply to the business
  • Assist with managing the external auditor relationship
  • Participate in cross functional teams responsible for implementing finance business objectives
  • Collaborate across Finance and other areas of the firm to help ensure reporting deadlines are met
What Experience You'll Need
  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Master's Degree preferred
  • 3-5 years, preferably with Big 4 public accounting experience
  • CPA required
  • Intermediate knowledge of GAAP, SEC Reporting and internal controls (SOX)
  • Intermediate verbal and written communication skills
  • Investigative, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work in teams and independently
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Effective time management
  • Attentive to detail
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.

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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
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