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Job of the Day: Peak6 Investments Needs an Assistant Controller

Peak6 Investments is looking for an experienced accountant to join their team in Chicago as the Assistant Controller.

Qualifications include a Bachelors Degree in Accounting, at least five to seven years of experience with two years in a senior role required, CPA and experience with Dynamics GP are strongly preferred.

Company: Peak6 Investments, LP

Title: Assistant Controller

Location: Chicago, IL

Responsibilities: Perform assigned monthly, quarterly, and annual general ledger closing and reporting processes; Perform journal entries and complex account reconciliations including identification and remediation of all issues in compliance with audit requirements; Assist the Controller in operational and transactional processes impacting the financial statements, including closing/reporting, cash, intercompany expenses and accounts payable; Prepare income statement and balance sheet packages and related comprehensive analysis for variances and trends; Participate in the internal and external audit process; Collaborate with teammates and management to identify, design, and implement process improvements and policies for greater efficiency; Actively participate in improvements to and recommendations for company outsourced systems impacting financial reporting and processes; Communicate with and advise business leaders within your given business unit; Understand and apply regulatory business rules to accounting procedures; Ensure that adequate internal financial controls exist in the business to safeguard company assets and limit risk; Participate in and lead ad hoc projects as needed.

Qualifications/Skills: 5-7+ years of progressive accounting experience with at least 2+ years in a senior role; Bachelor’s degree in Accounting required and Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensing strongly preferred; Prior Broker Dealer or similar industry experience preferred; Experience with Dynamics GP software is preferred; Minimum 5 years experience with automated accounting systems in a customer service, high volume, deadline driven production environment is required; Strong analytical ability, including expert level MS Excel skills, and perseverance to solve problems with high attention to detail; Strong month end close experience; Ability to professionally interact with employees and management; Extensive knowledge of general ledgers.

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Job of the Day: BlackRock Needs a SAS 70 Associate

BlackRock is looking for an experienced professional to fill an associate role concentrating in coordination and oversight of SAS 70 reports.

The position requires 3-8 years experience and a CPA license or CPA in progress is preferred.

Company: BlackRock

Title: Associate – SAS 70

Location: New York

Description: BlackRock has professionals dedicated to the production and delivery of internal control reports (Service Organization Reports or SAS 70 Reports) to clients. These individuals actively work with the business, including groups such as client relationship group, portfolio management, business operations, legal, compliance and technology, as well as the external service auditor. In this SAS 70 coordination and oversight role, the group is able to provide an organized and effective approach to documenting and testing controls with the business and service auditors. On a regular basis, this group provides status updates and discusses SAS 70 related hot topics with senior management within the firm. This group also works very closely with other control disciplines, such as the Sarbanes Oxley team, Internal Audit, Technology Risk Management and Operational Risk. A successful candidate in this role will develop strong relationships across BlackRock, while developing a broad understanding of the products and services offered by the Firm.

Responsibilities: Assist in the coordination and delivery of multiple SAS 70 Reports globally; Work with the business and external service auditor to enhance report content, update report details and provide relevant testing documentation to the service auditor; Support the implementation of a coordinated SAS 70 approach by participating in walkthroughs with key business resources, recommending potential control enhancements and conducting follow-up in preparation for the annual SAS 70 reviews; Assist in the day-to-day follow-up with service auditors during their fieldwork to ensure projected timelines and budget stay on-track; Assist in the distribution of SAS 70 reports based on requests from clients and prospective clients; Demonstrate knowledge of professional standards/practices and apply knowledge in performing work; Effectively communicate both internally and externally to build positive relationships and understand key aspects of services provided to clients.

Qualifications/Skills: Bachelors degree in Accounting or Finance; CPA or CPA in progress preferred; 3 – 8 years of prior work experience; Strong project management, organizational and interpersonal skills; Possess a strong internal drive and motivation for continuous improvement; Possess a high degree of integrity and confidentiality, as well as ability to adhere to both company policies and best practices; Ability to manage multiple priorities successfully within a deadline-driven environment

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Job of the Day: Macquarie Needs a Tax Manager

Macquarie is looking for an experienced tax professional to fill a tax manager position in its Detroit office.

Responsibilities include managing compliance filings for sales/use taxes, personal property tax and business occupation taxes.

Qualifications include 5 to 7 years experience with management experience desired. Experience with Oracle is a plus.

Company: Macquarie

Title: Tax Manager

Location: Detroit, MI

Description: Managing indirect tax compliance filings: Sales/Use Tax, Personal Property Tax, Business & Occupation and Gross Receipts; Preparation and analysis of Tax Account Reconciliations; Leading and developing the tax compliance team; Initiating and implementing compliance process improvements.

Responsibilities: Supervise direct reports; Review sales/use tax returns for three Legal Entities; Monitor internal controls and procedures; Calculate tax on new leases; Maintain exemption/resale certificates; Review property tax returns for leased assets; Prepare fixed asset returns for various locations; Supervise administration of property tax rebills; Research and set up online filings; Correspond timely with taxing authorities as necessary; Oversee maintenance of Business Licenses & various Tax Calendars; Conduct and/or provide support for multi-state/local audits; Provide training and support to staff; G/L account reconciliation analysis – U.S. & Canada; Participate in special projects and due diligence assigned by VP-Tax; Respond to all Dept. questions regarding Tax Compliance

Qualifications/Skills: Bachelors degree in Accounting/Finance or related field; 5 – 7 years of Personal Property and/or Sales/Use tax Experience; Tax Management/Supervisory experience highly recommended; Consistently meets deadlines and objectives; Leasing experience; Strong analytical skills; Must have strong attention to detail & accuracy; Exceptional people skills; Working knowledge of tax software (Vertex; PTMS); Ability to prioritize workload to meet deadlines; Excellent communication skills (written, verbal and listening); Proficient in PC Excel, Access, & Word; Experience with Oracle a plus.

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Job of the Day: Majestic Research Needs a Senior Financial Analyst

Thumbnail image for Need_a_job.jpgMajestic Research Corp. is looking for an experienced professional to fill a financial analyst role on their finance and operations team in New York.

Responsibilities include preparation of monthly reporting and tracking financial metrics.

Qualifications include 3 to 8 years experience as a financial analyst or a large accounting firm and highly proficient with Excel and Access. Experience with Great Plains is a plus.

Company: Majestic Research Corp.

Title: Senior Financial Analyst

Location: New York

Responsibilities: Prepare monthly reporting packages that enable the company to track financial and business metrics including revenue, bookings, salesperson productivity, and renewal rates; Lead budget process and monthly variance reporting; Responsible for sales bookings validation and database maintenance; Work with the accounting team to prepare GAAP-based monthly financial statements; Prepare cash flow, income statement, and balance sheet projections under various scenarios; Various ad hoc reporting and analysis for senior management.

Qualifications/Skills: Excellent accounting skills and understanding of how to prepare financial statements; Highly proficient with Microsoft Excel and strong knowledge of Microsoft Access; Ability to generate reports and pivot tables using Microsoft Excel. Ability to create and maintain reporting files and queries using Microsoft Access; Ability to interact with all levels of an organization; Experience with MS Great Plains is a large plus.

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Job of the Day: UCLA Needs a Strategic Planning Analyst

UCLA’s Office of Academic Planning & Budget is looking for a Senior Strategic Planning Analyst.

This person in this position will provide analysis and recommendations to the University’s Executive Budget Committee.

Qualifications include knowledge of corporate accounting standards, GAAP, GASB (including internal and external audit processes), Sarbanes Oxley, and budgeting concepts, as well as a working knowledge of strategic planning and budgeting.

Company: UCLA – Office of Academic Planning & Budget

Title: Senior Strategic Planning Analyst

Location: Los Angeles

Compensation: $66,900 – $120,200

Description: The Senior Strategic Planning Analyst will provide strategic support to senior campus decision-makers on issues relating to the campus planning and budgeting process. Analyst will also provide strategic analysis and recommendations to the Executive Budget Committee which support the resource allocation decision process for selected Vice Chancellors and Deans.

Responsibilities: Perform analytical studies of the application of actual or proposed budget policy; the interpretation, application and implementation of approved budget policy; and the effective use of campus resources; ensure adherence to budgetary policy, assessment of campus wide impact of actual or proposed operating budget policy, and the identification of when changes in policy are necessary. For selected Schools/Colleges and Administrative Units, serve as internal consultant, advising Vice Chancellors/Deans on application of UC and UCLA budgetary policy and practice to strategic planning and budgeting processes.

Qualifications/Skills: Working knowledge of strategic planning and budgeting. Ability to integrate complex operational and financial considerations while using critical thinking skills; Possesses an assured, professional approach in facilitating a wide range of programmatic and technical issues; Strong analytical skills to develop creative, creditable solutions and recommendations; Demonstrated skill in all facets of financial analysis, planning, administration, control and evaluation of a master budget with multiple fund sources; Knowledge of corporate accounting standards, GAAP, GASB (including internal and external audit processes), Sarbanes Oxley, and budgeting concepts; Demonstrated ability to coordinate, facilitate and chair meetings for the purpose of resolving differences and working toward institutional goals; Strong writing skills to produce effective reports, correspondence, and other documents suitable for signature by senior administration; Strong platform skills to make presentations to diverse academic and administrative groups at every organizational level; Demonstrated skills in using computer software to facilitate budgetary, programmatic and financial analysis; expert skills in MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access), MS Outlook, and SQL; Working knowledge of integrated financial systems and data warehouses, including budget input and reporting capabilities, Hyperion preferred.

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Job of the Day: Brown Brothers Harriman Needs a Financial Analyst

Thumbnail image for Need_a_job.jpgBrown Brothers Harriman is searching for an experienced professional to join its Markets Division.

The position will involve financial analysis & strategic support including budgeting, forecasting, and reporting among other duties.

Qualifications include 5 – 7 years experience, CPA and financial services experience a plus.

Company: Brown Brothers Harriman

Title: Senior Financial Analyst – Global Controllers

Location: New York

Description: This individual will support Foreign Exchange, Equity & Fixed Income Execution, Equity Research, and Securities Lending (The’ Markets Division’) within Investor Services, and its management team. Providing financial analysis & strategic support including budgeting, forecasting, and reporting. This person will lead initiatives and manage product relationships within Markets while working closely with others on the Investor Services controllers’ team.

Responsibilities: Prepare and Present monthly and quarterly financial analysis presentations to senior management; Liaise with business to provide ad hoc reporting and analysis in support of strategic initiatives; Participate in revenue and expense analysis activities and make recommendations to management concerning financial issues and trends; Act as an agent for change by seeking continuous improvement and striving for excellence; Participate and lead in some cases the annual budgeting process and provide analysis of actual results to plan; Develop new reporting and analysis to support current and/or future needs; Assist in the implementation and development of client and product level profitability analysis for Markets; Liaison with Core Controllers, Operations, Systems and other internal groups to resolve issues.

Qualifications/Skills: Understanding of financial/accounting principles; Ability to write financial commentary on reports and analysis; Advanced Excel skills needed; Access skills are a plus; Strong analytical, planning and implementation skills; Understanding of product, industry and finance trends and concepts; Superior client service skills with a strong sense of urgency; Excellent oral and written communication, negotiation, and presentation skills; Excellent organizational skills; Ability to manage many concurrent responsibilities; Bachelor’s degree required; Accounting/Finance/Business focus preferred; 5-7 years related work experience in financial analysis or product control; Experience in financial services industry strongly preferred; CPA a plus, but not required

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Job of the Day: Fannie Mae Needs a Director of Financial Reporting

Thumbnail image for Need_a_job.jpgFannie Mae is looking for an experienced professional to fill a Director of Financial Reporting position in its Washington, D.C. office.

This person will be responsible for coordinating the execution of day-to-day operations of financial reporting.

Qualifications include 8 – 10 years experience, CPA and public accounting experience preferred.

Company: Fannie Mae

Title: Director, Financial Reporting

Location: Washington, D.C.

Description: Coordinate strategy execution for a broad area of financial reporting. Direct day-to-day operations for a unit engaged in compiling, reviewing, and/or transmitting accurate financial results internally to the firm points of contact or externally to regulatory bodies (e.g., FHFA, SEC) for inclusion in board reports, news releases, and public financial reporting. Articulate goals, allocate resources, and manage workflow.

Responsibilities: Lead activities related to accounting, control, and financial reporting for responsible areas. Ensure that monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reporting is accurate, timely, and based upon internal and external reporting requirements; Research regulations and trends. Participate in discussions and conferences with regulators and other industry representatives. Work to influence future regulatory developments and interpretations; Report to senior management on the unit’s production, activities, and efforts; Represent the unit as an expert or resource to cross-functional project or coordinating teams; Report to senior management on the unit’s production, activities, and efforts; Represent the unit as an expert or resource to cross-functional project or coordinating teams; Plan, document, and manage the performance of subordinate managers and/or staff. Provide for professional or technical growth through assignment, mentoring, or training; Plan and manage the unit’s budget. Approve expenditures or budget transfers.

Qualifications/Skills: Bachelor’s Degree or Equivalent required; 8-10 years of related experience; CPA preferred; Public accounting experience preferred.

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Job of the Day: L.A. Hedge Fund Needs a Portfolio Accountant

Career Group Search has a hedge fund client in Los Angeles that is looking for a Portfolio/Fund Accountant to oversee the accounting of investment partnerships and separately managed accounts.

Ideal candidates have Big 4 experience and a CPA is preferred.

Recruiter: Career Group Search

Title: Portfolio/Fund Accountant

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Responsibilities: Reconcile daily transactions to prime broker or custodian; Resolve discrepancies and communicate with client and administrator in a timely manner; Provide performance analysis and reporting on accounts to investment analysts and managing partners; Prepare month end valuation statements and ensure accuracy of financial reports provided to clients and administrators; Prepare tax allocations for hedge fund; Prepare financial statements for hedge fund; Initiate cash transfers, check disbursements and wire transfers; Assist auditors in the audit of hedge fund and separately managed accounts; Assist with the pricing and review of portfolio securities; Account for complex securities including derivatives, bank loans and private transactions.

Qualifications: 4 year degree required in Accounting or Finance; Big 4 experience and CPA is preferred; Proficient with Excel spreadsheets; Experience with investment accounting a plus; Excellent communication skills; Candidate must be diligent and self motivated with attention to detail.

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