Financial Controller- Senior Associate, Accounting

BNY Mellon
Manchester, Lancashire, UK/ Hybrid
Not disclosed
02 Apr 2024
02 May 2024
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

Bring your ideas. Make history.

BNY Mellon offers an exciting array of future-forward careers at the intersection of business, finance, and technology. We are one of the world's top asset management and banking firms that manages trillions of dollars in assets, custody and/or administration. Known as the “bank of banks” - 97% of the world’s top banks work with us as we lead and serve our customers into the new era of digital. 

With over 238 years of rich history and industry firsts, BNY Mellon has been built upon our proven ability to evolve, lead, and drive new ideas at every turn. Today, we’re approximately 50,000 employees across 35 countries with a culture that empowers you to grow, take risks, experiment and be yourself. This is what #LifeAtBNYMellon is all about. 

We’re seeking a future team member for the role of Deputy Legal Entity Controller to join. This role is located in Manchester - HYBRID. We work 3 days from the office. 

In this role, you’ll make an impact in all aspects of Legal Entity reporting including statutory financial statements, internal reporting (to management and to the Boards) and local GAAP accounting. The remit of the team is oversight, analysis and communication around the legal entities assigned to them. The team is also responsible for managing the external audit process.

The Legal Entity Controller is specifically responsible for the following:

  • Oversight for the assigned legal entity.  This includes being the formal point of contact for the entity from a Finance perspective 
  • Provision of financial analysis / insight on the assigned legal entities.
  • Communication of results and issues both verbally and in written form.
  • Coordination with audit (internal / external) and Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) teams as required.

Key responsibilities:

  • Ownership of the annual financial statements process for assigned entities
  • Provide guidance and review for work produced by the offshore team
  • Ownership of centralized audit processes as allocated in year end audit (eg. Payroll, Bank confirmations or Intrabanks) 
  • Monthly Reporting:
    • Oversight of results for certain legal entities over the month end close, escalate and resolve issues.
    • Review of variance analysis produced by offshore team to provide meaningful analysis of different aspects on the legal entity financials
    • Review and approval of certain month end journals
    • Variable Interest entity (VIE) accounting templates and journal production
  • Quarterly Board pack reporting 
  • Reporting analysis produced for a variety of stakeholders including the board of directors, internal management and in support of the regulatory reporting process.

To be successful in this role, we’re seeking the following: 

  • Full or Part qualified accountant with audit and accounts preparation experience (ACA / CIMA / ACCA)
  • Financial services and or investment management experience preferred 
  • Exposure to Oracle general ledgers desirable
  • Strong technical accounting knowledge, with IFRS deemed essential; US GAAP exposure would also be desirable.
  • Excellent communicator who is able to articulate key messages
  • Deadline driven with effective time management and ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to collaborate across Finance and the wider organization
  • Ability to establish and develop effective relationships
  • Strong decision maker, responsible and accountable for their deliverables
  • Good attention to detail

At BNY Mellon, our inclusive culture speaks for itself. Here’s a few of our awards: 

  • Fortune World’s Most Admired Companies & Top 20 for Diversity and Inclusion 
  • Bloomberg’s Gender Equality Index (GEI)
  • Human Rights Campaign Foundation, 100% score Corporate Equality Index
  • Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion, Disability: IN – 100% score 
  • 100 Best Workplaces for Innovators, Fast Company
  • CDP’s Climate Change ‘A List’

Our Benefits: 

BNY Mellon offers highly competitive compensation, benefits, and wellbeing programs rooted in a strong culture of excellence and our pay-for-performance philosophy. We provide access to flexible global resources and tools for your life’s journey. Focus on your health, foster your personal resilience, and reach your financial goals as a valued member of our team, along with generous paid leaves that can support you and your family through moments that matter. 

BNY Mellon is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer - Underrepresented racial and ethnic groups/Females/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veterans.

BNY Mellon is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities/Females/Individuals With Disabilities/Protected Veterans.

Our ambition is to build the best global team – one that is representative and inclusive of the diverse talent, clients and communities we work with and serve – and to empower our team to do their best work. We support wellbeing and a balanced life, and offer a range of family-friendly, inclusive employment policies and employee forums.

For further information, and to apply, please visit our website via the “Apply” button below. 

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