• Accountant III

    Job Location(s) US-CA-Oakland
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(10/25/2018 4:59 PM)
    Job ID
    Position Type
    Contract (Full-Time)
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    Major Responsibilities:
    Business Unit Liaison: 
    • Identify significant and unusual accounting and reporting issues within the business units and propose solutions to the Business Unit Controller. 
    • Keep business unit accounting and reporting processes current to meet ongoing and new initiatives. 
    • Review all new products and requests for new G/L accounts. 
    • Keep the Business Unit Controller advised of emerging risks and other issues that may have accounting and reporting consequences. 
    • Work closely with front, middle, and back office to share information and identify issues. 
    • Review business requirements for new or modified systems which have accounting or financial reporting impacts. 

    Ad hoc projects: 
    • Work on projects as they arise, including process improvement / optimization efforts. 

    Period-End Close and Financial Reporting: 
    • Develop and oversee team responsible for preparing J GAAP and US GAAP reports. 
    • Monitor significant / unusual transactions on a periodic basis and assess reporting impact. 
    • Prepare and / or coordinate receipt of data as part of the request for information process. 
    • Work to improve reporting processes by enhancing automation 

    • Advise business unit management and staff on accounting and reporting matters. 
    • Keep business unit management advised of significant accounting and reporting issues. 


    Monthly and quarterly accounting close and reporting.


    • Excellent communication and management skills that allow for building and maintaining client relationships with business unit managers, and executing on key initiatives. 
    • Requires the requisite accounting skills (CPA and Big 4 experience preferred) and experience needed in a complex financial services organization including financial reporting, accounting policy, internal controls, systems implementations, change management, G/L close and other general accounting processes. 
    • SQL knowledge preferred.


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