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Commercial Banking - Wholesale Lending External Reporting Controller - VP

Req #: 170109541
Location: Chicago, IL, US
Job Category: Accounting/Finance/Audit/Risk
Job Description:
This role, within the Wholesale Lending-Firmwide External Reporting Control Team, (“FERC”) provides a unique opportunity to lead through a period of change; influencing and building partnerships with the SEC and Regulatory teams as well as Policy, Product Controllers, Operations and Risk professionals.  The mission for the team is to ensure accurate and complete financial disclosures for the firm’s wholesale lending businesses. Our goal is to continuously improve the reporting process through enhancements to the control environment and the operating model.
 
Responsibilities include:
  • Manage a team of high performing staff
  • Perform timely review of monthly/quarterly validations and attestations related to wholesale lending disclosure including lending sections in the earnings press release supplement, SEC and regulatory filings and other credit related external reporting
  • Focus on continuous improvement efforts around data quality review and wholesale lending external reporting improvement projects
  • Lead implementation efforts related to new regulatory reports or reporting requirements, finance reporting infrastructure, and strategic initiatives
  • Partner with Consumer Lending-FERC , wholesale loan technology, operations, risk professionals, and corporate functions on matters impacting lending related disclosure
  • Provide senior level status reporting on technology and strategic initiatives impacting the library of schedules and controls owned by Wholesale Lending External Reporting
  • Oversee control environment related to wholesale lending external reporting including SOX and RCSA testing
  • Respond to audit (external and internal) inquiry
  • Address inquiry and adhoc request from bank regulators, e.g., FRB, OCC, FDIC, FSA
Qualifications:
  • CPA or equivalent professional credential
  • 8 years of professional experience
  • 5+ years of experience in external reporting, in banking industry
  • Experience and advanced skill presenting to senior leaders
  • Experience managing and developing others
  • Superior skills with Microsoft  PowerPoint and Microsoft Excel
  • Experience with of SAP, CDGL, BPC, Essbase, CRI/CRRT, Tableau a plus
Personal characteristics:
  • Leadership skills to set a vision and build a great team
  • 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
  • Mindset of continuously looking for ways to do things more effectively and efficiently
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