Senior Accountant

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Corporate Finance Opportunity in Financial Services

Senior Accountant


Location:          20 E. Thomas Road, Phoenix AZ 85012 

Summary:

The Senior Accountant is primarily responsible for supporting Advisor Group’s Accounting function, which broadly encompasses financial reporting and analysis, monthly close process, strong understanding of US GAAP, and maintaining controls over financial reporting. In this capacity, he/she will play a leading role in various accounting efforts within the group while developing and managing relationships with key leaders / stakeholders within various business units.  

Responsibilities:

  • Prepares monthly business unit reporting that evaluates actual results as compared to budget
  • Integral in the month-end close process
  • Reviews and/or prepares monthly journal entries
  • Researches accounting policies/regulatory rules around new products and/or business initiatives
  • Assesses the accounting impact of various business initiatives through detailed understanding of revenue and cost drivers
  • Assists in the company’s forecasting, budgeting, and long-term planning processes (weekly flashes, monthly reporting, annual planning / budgeting)
  • Monitors performance of various business units (including variance analyses)
  • Maintains and improves the controls around financial reporting
  • Assists with implementation of new tools and systems
  • Helps to improve current accounting processes through process improvement and/or automation
  • Develops and maintains excellent relationships with colleagues across business units / departments to foster an effective cross functional working environment and collaborative spirit
  • Mentor junior team members
  • All other duties as assigned

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Accounting is required. 

Basic Requirements:

  • Minimum of 3 – 6 years’ experience in public accounting and/or private industry
  • Solid knowledge of financial statements and accounting principles required
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Expert proficiency in the use of business applications, particularly Excel
  • Experience with general ledger applications
  • Highly motivated with demonstrated experience managing multiple projects in a fast paced, deadline-oriented work environment
  • Self-starter who will anticipate challenges and work proactively to resolve issues
  • Comfortable working within an entrepreneurial, “roll-up your sleeves” environment
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Team player with a customer service mentality

Preferred Requirements:

  • CPA is a plus
  • Experience with Workday Financials preferred
  • Prior financial services industry experience preferred (wealth management, investment management, broker-dealer, insurance, banking, specialty finance)
Equal Opportunity Employer

Advisor Group is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity in our workplace and we hire the most qualified candidates without regard for age, ethnicity, gender, gender identity or expression, language differences, nationality or national origin, family or marital status, physical, mental, and developmental abilities (or the perception of a disability), genetic information, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, skin color, social or economic class, education, work and behavioral styles, political affiliation, military service, caste, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Eligibility

Applicants for employment in the US must have valid work authorization that does not now and/or will not in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the US by Advisor Group.

Unqualified Applications

Advisor Group does not consider applications from candidates who do not meet the minimum qualifications stated in the job posting.

Work Location

Unless expressly listed for the position, neither relocation benefits nor remote work arrangements are available for the position. Attendance at assigned business location on designated work schedule is required.

Recruiting Agencies

Advisor Group only accepts candidates from contracted recruiting firms and only for searches approved prior to submissions. Fees will not be paid for unsolicited submissions.