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Corporate Finance - Corporate Controllers – External Financial Reporting – Analyst

Req #: 180027210
Location: Brooklyn, NY, US
Job Category: Accounting/Finance/Audit/Risk
Job Description:

The Finance Control Group, a function of both Corporate Controllers and the Oversight & Control Group, partners with Finance, the Lines of Business and IT Control groups to create and maintain a sound control environment with the goal of preventing, identifying, escalating, measuring and timely remediation of Finance control issues.  The Finance Control Group is responsible for overseeing the execution of the Firm-wide control framework across the Corporate Finance businesses; understanding and assessing Firm-wide Finance control issues and is responsible for the execution of the Firm's Sarbanes Oxley, CCAR CFO Attestation Program (CCAP) and Risk Control Self-Assessment (RCSA) frameworks. 


The External Financial Reporting Control group resides within the Finance Control Group and executes the Firm-wide control framework agenda specifically for Lead Bank, SEC Reporting, and CCAP. These Groups are responsible for evaluating the control environment for the design, implementation and execution of the end-to-end processes supporting U.S. External Financial Reporting, training, and exam management.


Position Overview


The External Financial Reporting Control group is responsible for compliance with the Firm-wide control framework.  This involves establishing appropriate and meaningful risk measures & controls and executing robust governance & oversight.  The control agenda includes, but is not limited to:

  • Risk and Control Self Assessments (RCSA)
  • Active issue management
  • Business Resiliency
  • Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) compliance

Job Responsibilities 

  • Participate in the execution of the Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) process: includes partnering with the business to identify significant balances/footnotes and associated controls that require SOX scoping.  This position also performs management's testing
  • Participate in the risk and control self-assessment process. This includes partnering with the business to identify & evaluate key risks/controls/issues, implementing standards, meeting frequency requirements, and performs control evaluation.  
  • Participate in monthly/quarterly calls with business partners based on a control agenda
  • Participate in risk-based process reviews and pre/post audit reviews
  • Implement Corporate or LOB policies, procedures, or other initiatives related to control enhancements or best practices
  • Communicate effectively to business partners and other control functions
  • 3+ years of financial services experience
  • Previous experience in a 'Big 4' Accounting Firm, Internal Audit, or other control function required with strong understanding of internal controls, both financial and IT
  • Strong accounting background.  Sarbanes-Oxley 404 (Management Assessment of Internal Controls) background. Certified Public Accountant strongly preferred
  • Experience with, or knowledge of, implementing effective control environments
  • Strong analytical and evaluation skills with the ability to evaluate processes and assess the operational and financial impact of findings and control issues, communicate findings and develop recommendations
  • Outstanding ability to solve problems with the ability to exercise sound and balanced judgment and keen attention to detail but also the ability to see the "bigger picture"
  • Inquisitive and proactive in identifying risks and proposing solutions
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