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Senior Accountant, Brokerage Accounting & Controllership

Company: Fidelity Investments
Location: Jersey City
Posted on: September 18, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description:The RoleThe Senior Accountant on the Brokerage Corporate Accounting and Controllership Team will be a key member of the team accountable for financial accounting and controllership of the Fidelity Institutional (FI) organization.You will be primarily responsible for accounting and financial reporting activities supporting the Institutional brokerage organization and its corresponding legal entities. You will work closely with finance and other members of the business to process accounting transactions, streamline accounting processes and enhance controls and develop improved reporting of business and legal entity results. Your month-end close activities will include preparation and creation of journal entries, account reconciliations and presenting financial statement results to management.The Expertise and Skills You BringBachelor's Degree in Accounting, CPA and/or master's degree in Accounting preferred3-5 years of experience in accounting; experience in banking, brokerage or financial services accounting preferredDetail-oriented with solid understanding of business and financial conceptsDemonstrates working knowledge of GAAP and can apply concepts to business events and transactionsAudit background or experience working with auditors and preparing financial statementsStrong understanding of financial accounting principles and internal controlsAnalytical, problem solving, and organizational skillsAbility to work both independently and in a team environmentHands on work style - "can do" attitude with a strong desire to make things happenTeam player who takes initiative and works constructively with others to achieve team goalsExcellent written and verbal communication skillsAbility to perform major account/cost analysis and identify/interpret trends in financial statement line itemsAbility to create and maintain strong, constructive relationships with business partnersAbility to identify process improvements and recommend changes to policies and proceduresPassionate about details while maintaining a broad view of business objectivesKeen knowledge of financial systems and applications and multi-dimensional reporting toolsAbility to work on multiple projects concurrently and meet tight deadlines at each month end and quarter endHighly motivated, flexible, quality focused, team playerWillingness to travel to Boston occasionally for meetings with business partnersWorking closely with various business partners to ensure the institutional brokerage financial results are accounted for accurately and properlyEnsuring processes and controls are appropriate and well documentedPreparing insightful analysis and compiling accurate information to respond to questions from management, auditors and business partnerResponsible for the annual financial statements and coordinating interim/annual audits with the external auditors and regulatorsEnhancing reporting packages and current processes to create efficiencies where possibleParticipating in the development and completion of special projects as assignedThe TeamAs a member of Fidelity's Corporate Accounting and Controllership team, you play a key role for the company, protecting the firm's assets through our work in financial accounting, internal controls, financial transactions and legal entity reporting.Certifications:Company OverviewFidelity Investments is a privately held company with a missionto strengthen the financial well-being of our clients.We help people invest and plan for their future. We assist companies and non-profit organizations in delivering benefits to their employees. And we provide institutions and independent advisors with investment and technology solutions to help invest their own clients' money.Join UsAt Fidelity, you'll find endless opportunities to build a meaningful career that positively impacts peoples' lives, including yours. You can take advantage of flexible benefits that support you through every stage of your career, empowering you to thrive at work and at home. Honored with aGlassdoor Employees' Choice Award, we have been recognized by our employees as a Best Place to Work in 2022. And you don't need a finance background to succeed at Fidelity-we offer a range of opportunities for learning so you can build the career you've always imagined.Many of our associates are continuing to work remotely temporarily due to COVID-19. When Fidelity employees eventually return to the office, our goal is for most people to work flexibly in a way that balances both personal and business needs with time onsite and offsite through what we're calling "Dynamic Working."We invite you toFind Your Investments is an equal opportunity employer. We believe that the most effective way to attract, develop and retain a diverse workforce is to build an enduring culture of inclusion and belonging.Fidelity will reasonably accommodate applicants with disabilities who need adjustments to participate in the application or interview process. To initiate a request for an accommodation, contact the HR Leave of Absence/Accommodation Team by sending an email toaccommodations, or by calling 800-835-5099, prompt 2, option 3.PDN-96f9778f-f820-4885-8d2e-833ed9467bc9

Keywords: Fidelity Investments, Jersey City , Senior Accountant, Brokerage Accounting & Controllership, Accounting, Auditing , Jersey City, New Jersey

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