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Commercial Banking - External Reporting - VP

Req #: 170106272
Location: Chicago, IL, US
Job Category: Accounting/Finance/Audit/Risk
Job Description:
Commercial Banking Controllers – External Reporting: The Chicago based Commercial Banking (CB) External Reporting and Centralized Control Controller team is responsible for the financial control and external reporting environments, critical to the success of timely and accurate filings with the SEC and regulatory agencies. This opportunity will give you an unparalleled view into the broader CB finance and global finance organization. 
Key Responsibilities:
  • Lead planning for quarter-end reporting
  • Lead centralized controller team functions such as allowance for loan losses, legal entity governance, analyzing external reporting implications of new business initiatives, fair value control, chart of account management, and resolving matters with corporate accounting policy  
  • Review SEC filings including the press release, 10K, 10Q, and investor presentations
  • Perform timely review of monthly/quarterly submissions and validations related to SEC and regulatory reporting
  • Effectively manage staff and provide honest and constructive feedback
  • Oversee external reporting control environment related to external reporting including SOX and RCSA testing
  • Partner with others in CB (finance and non-finance), firmwide product controllers, and corporate functions on matters impacting external reporting
  • Represent CB in firmwide initiatives
  • Lead implementation efforts related to new accounting standards, regulatory requirements, and strategic initiatives
  • Respond to audit (external and internal) inquiry
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
  • CPA or equivalent professional credential
  • 6+ years accounting or auditing experience, with banking experience a plus
  • Previous role at a large public accounting firm, financial institution, and/or external reporting role preferred
  • Experience managing and developing others
  • Proficiency with Microsoft  PowerPoint and Microsoft Excel
  • Experience with of SAP, CDGL, BPC, Essbase, CRI/CRRT a plus
Personal characteristics:
  • Flexibility to work under pressure to meet changing work requirements and strict deadlines, including working certain weekends
  • Ability to effectively prioritize competing deadlines and requests
  • Effective at building relationships across functional teams
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to present complex and sensitive issues to management in a concise and persuasive manner
  • Proven skills in identifying and solving control issues that may impact reporting
  • Excellent partnership and communication skills
  • Mindset of continuously looking for ways to do things more effectively and efficiently
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