Broker Dealer Accountant

New York, NY

Posted: 02/06/2019 Industry: FIN Perm Job Number: 11842062
Looking for an Associate to join its Accounting team in New York City.

The successful candidate will be responsible for assisting with reconciliation and entries for the books of the broker dealers. They will also be assisting with providing audit coordination assistance. Specific responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
  • Assisting with preparation, analysis and proper documentation of monthly entries in accordance with GAAP
  • Reconcile and analyze activity from clearing broker
  • Produce accruals and support for certain variable costs
  • Assist with the preparation of the balance sheet
  • Provide general accounting support to all levels of staff and management
  • Assisting with audit requests including preparation of reconciliations, organizing documents and responding to inquiries
  • Maintain strong internal controls and keep process documentation up-to-date
  • Performing special broker dealer projects and ad hoc reporting as required
    Qualifications:
  • Bachelors Degree in Accounting (Maters a plus)
  • 2 + years post-undergraduate experience in public accounting and/or financial services
  • Organized, detail oriented and self motivated individual with strong analytical skills
  • Very good understanding of accounting principles and GAAP
  • Understanding of public company Sarbanes-Oxley controls and importance of adherence to them
  • Highly proficient with Microsoft Excel
  • Ability to work within deadlines while still providing a high-quality work product
  • CPA or CPA candidate a plus

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