Product Control

Getzville, NY
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Our client, a leading global financial services company, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 140 countries. They provide consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management.

Product Control – Global Policy, Controls and Governance Team

Background and Context:

The Finance Division is comprised of various global functions, including: Product Control, Treasury, Controllers, Balance Sheet Substantiation, Financial Projects & Initiatives, and Financial Planning & Analysis. The Finance Division is the Client and communicator of key financial information and controls. As a partner with Clients's various businesses, Client Finance drives business franchise and legal entity decisions on capital planning, liquidity, budgeting, tax, strategic direction and policy management.

Product Control is a global control function within Client Finance and is responsible for the accounting and financial reporting of business units. Product Control reports daily and monthly revenues and is responsible for key controls over data integrity and reconciliations, P&L and Balance Sheet reporting, P&L attribution analysis (PAA), new activity review, valuation control and some aspects of regulatory reporting.

Responsibilities Include:

• Own deferred expenses reconciliation between product processor ledger and business expense system, perform timely investigation and escalation of breaks, as well as communication of open items to key stakeholders

• Work closely with partners across Front Office, Middle Office and technology to identify and resolve underlying flow issues.

• Compile and provide weekly Balance Sheet Detail and analysis of payables, receivables and Deferred expenses to Front Office and Middle Office, inclusive of commentary on aged items.

• Look to utilize digital tools to make the data pulls, aging and commentary input more robust.

• Compile intercompany reconciliation and monitoring, review and resolve breaks, including back log of aged items. Design global process to review such breaks to ensure they do not occur and are proactively captured.

• Assist in Front Office led End to End review as needed.

The role will involve daily interaction with other managers throughout the global organization, including but not limited to Directors and/or Managing Directors of Finance, Trading Desks, Risk Management, Business Unit Management, Operations teams.

Qualifications/Skills Required:

• Bachelor's degree required, Finance and /or Accounting degree preferred;

• Advanced degree, Professional Accounting qualification and/or CFA a big plus;

• Minimum 3 years related business experience required; Internal Control or Audit would be an advantage;

• Must have a strong knowledge in accounting fundamentals and project management

• A control focused mind-set with strong process improvement capabilities. Must be able to evaluate relative control risks and develop creative solutions

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