State Street

Balance Sheet Substantiation - Assistant Vice President

State Street
Bangalore, India
Not disclosed
26 Feb 2024
01 Mar 2024
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Functional Job Title: Assistant Vice President– Expense Accounting

Reports to– Vice President


State Street Global Accounting Operations (GAO) is a process-driven function responsible for all Record-to-Report (R2R) processes within Controllers including:

  • Integrated close and intercompany.
  • Revenue accounting
  • Expense accounting
  • Specialized product accounting
  • Cash and deposit governance
  • Project accounting
  • Balance sheet substantiation and system to system reconciliations
  • Transfer pricing
  • Financial Systems Support

Each global process above is managed by a Global Process Owner (GPO) who owns all aspects of BAU production work, process re-engineering, and automation.

Goal of the position:

  • Accountable to manage end to end Expense Accounting, reporting activities from GFC (Global Finance Centre).
  • Partner with GPO to drive process and controls improvements and process automation.
  • Successful delivery of Transformation & Re-engineering projects

Responsibilities & Tasks

  • Perform month-end, quarter-end, and year-end close processes to verify, manages all entries have been created and posted, ensuring completeness, accuracy, and reporting integrity.
  • Review, Analyze, Accrual Workings, journal entries to record accrued expenses in the correct period, amortize prepaid expenses and fixed assets while maintaining schedules that tie to the balance sheet.
  • Ensure an accurate and timely period-end close by ensuring all transactions are recorded, journal entries are posted, accounts are reconciled where needed and consolidated at required level.
  • Manage time to assist with ad-hoc projects and new transactions to support the GAO Accounting group.
  • Provide support to key stakeholders of the team to present analytical results, findings.
  • Own the Balance Sheet accounts for formal review & validate quarterly.
  • Manager bank reconciliation open items and accrual accounts, against the supporting and facilitate any entries if required.
  • Participate in or conduct a wide range of accounting and financial analyses on critical and complex issues which may include variance analysis and accounting transactions.
  • May serve as a subject matter expert on a particular accounting transaction.
  • Support with queries from regulatory authorities and external auditors
  • Manage Process documents (SOP's, Flowcharts, Control Documents) are updated managed.
  • Participate & contribute Re-Engineering, Automation and other ERP Implementation Initiatives
  • Support overall team goals and objectives.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor/master’s degree in finance or MBA
  • Accounting qualification (ACA, ACCA, CPA, CIMA)
  • 10-12 years of progressive experience in Accounting Operations, Controllers in Record to Report.
  • Experience of working in Controllership/Accounting teams in a Shared Services environment
  • Extensive practical experience and knowledge of the US GAAP and IFRS accounting standards
  • Experience of building and maintaining strong control environment (risk excellence, experience with SOX, RCSA controls, etc.), establishing procedures and strong internal controls.
  • Experience of leading/working redesign, centralization, standardization and automation of R2R processes
  • Experience of implementing accounting technology (Oracle, SAP) in a major institution
  • Hands on experience in creating and maintaining strong control environment.

Skills required:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Word, Visio), advance levels of Excel (pivot tables, formulas, excel workbook maintenance best practices)
  • Knowledge of Essbase, Oracle Financials
  • Knowledge of Spotfire, Tableau, data analytics, Macros and visualization (or similar) a plus
  • Conceptual understanding of company-wide financial architecture (GL, sub-GL technology, specialized tools) applicable to the above process groups of processes
  • Self-motivated, self-assured, and self-managed
  • Strong analytical and ability to analyze and summarize complex financial transactions.
  • Strong attention to details & Problem-solving skill.
  • Good knowledge of accounting concepts related to Profit and Loss Account and Balance sheet.
  • Ability to prioritize workload, meet deadlines and manage multiple assignments simultaneously.
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Problem solving skill. & Strong attention to details.
  • Highly organized with ability to multi-task and work under high pressure deadlines.
  • Independent decision-making capabilities demonstrated thought leadership.
  • Strong analytical and ability to analyze and summarize complex financial transaction.
  • Senior-level communication skills, presentation skills, prior experience of interacting with multiple stakeholders (Legal Entity and Geography controllers) in NA, EMEA, APAC
  • Independent decision-making capabilities demonstrated thought leadership.
  • Pride of ownership with the ability to deliver high quality results timely.
  • Self-motivated, self-assured, and self-managed.
  • Strong analytical and ability to analyze and summarize complex financial transactions.

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