Accounting Assistant

New York, NY

Posted: 10/04/2018 Industry: FIN Consulting Job Number: 11410720
  The Financial Control Group (FCG) is responsible for overseeing the accounting and financial and regulatory reporting for the Firm. FCG prepares external financial reports for public filings and regulators. For internal reporting FCG, along with Financial Planning and Analysis (FPA), summaries, plans and forecasts the organization' s financial position, including income statements, balance sheets, and analyses of future revenues, expenses and earnings. FCG is comprised of Business Unit Controllers, Infrastructure Controllers, Accounting, Regulatory and Reporting groups, and Valuation Review. 

Background on the Position 
The Financial Advisor Compensation team is an integral part of the Financial Controller' s Division, whose main function is to support Field Management. The group is segmented into divisional support teams, guaranteeing Field Management the highest level of customer service and comprehensive knowledge regarding compensation. Each team serves as a point of contact with Field Management, Product Controllers, Operations, Office of Business Management, Technology, Audit, Human Resources, and Payroll. This enables the team to foster strong relationships and have a vast understanding of firm policies and compensation plans. The team is also responsible for the implementation of Business policies. Additionally, the teams update Field Management by communicating new procedures, policies, events & training when necessary. 

Primary Responsibilities 
the candidate will serve as a central point of contact for Financial Advisors, their managers and field support. The candidate should have strong written and verbal communication skills and analytical abilities to investigate, explain and take corrective actions if required. 

Skills required 
-Client service oriented 
- Ability to build relationships and interact with all levels of the organization, including very senior financial advisors 
-Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills 
-Willingness to rollup sleeves and handle operational and administrative aspects of the role 
-Detail oriented 
-Focused on follow-up 
-Strong ability to multi-task 
-Ability to prioritize effectively in periods of dynamic work volume 
-Proficient in Microsoft Excel

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