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Corporate Controller

Company: Jefferies Financial Group Inc.
Location: Jersey City
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Job Description:

Team

This role is within the Corporate Control team, which is part of Jefferies' Global Corporate Controllers organization. The Corporate Control team performs various functions, including the accounting processes pertaining to the month end close of the firm's books and records.

Role

We are looking for an experienced Corporate Controller to join our finance/accounting team to assume responsibility for key corporate accounting processes focused around the recording, review and reporting of certain financial statement accounts, including Cash and Cash Equivalents and Other Assets and Other Liabilities. The candidate must ensure the proper presentation of these categories in connection with Jefferies consolidated financial statements. In addition, the candidate will be responsible for ensuring effective internal controls and compliance over all transactions impacting the general ledger in conjunction with the monthly financial close process.

Primary Responsibilities:

This role performs various corporate control functions including:

  • Reconciliation of various financial statement accounts, such as Cash and Cash Equivalents, Intercompany Receivable and Payable, Dividend Receivable and Payables and Suspense Accounts.
  • Recording of monthly bank interest income and expense and month end adjustments related to reconciling bank differences and corresponding financial statement accounts, as well as managing the escheatment / abandoned property process.
  • Review and recording of daily intercompany funding movements.
  • Daily review and reporting of the intercompany receivable and payables of Jefferies' primary U.S. broker dealer entity.
  • Review of all transactions impacting the general ledger close process, including illogical P&L and balance sheet balances, topside adjustments, journals not posted and pending approval.
  • Following the month end close perform a review of all manual journal entries and dormant accounts for input into the monthly Corporate Metrics.
  • Review and recording of business development related expenses.
  • Maintenance of supporting schedules and reconciliation of subledger to general ledger balances across several balance sheet categories, including Cash and Cash Equivalents, Other Broker Receivables and Payables, Dividend Receivables and Payables.
  • Frequent review and documentation of operational control procedures.
  • Interface with various controllers globally as well as internal and external auditors.

Required Background & Skills:

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting
  • 3-5 years of relevant experience
  • CPA candidate a plus
  • Significant experience with general ledger systems, such as PeopleSoft is a plus
  • Excellent Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint skills required
  • Strong communication, writing and documentation skills required
  • Self-directed and hands-on, able to work with minimal supervision

Keywords: Jefferies Financial Group Inc., Jersey City , Corporate Controller, Other , Jersey City, New Jersey

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