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Head of Accounting
Ref No.: 18-02577
Location: New York, New York
Position Type:Direct Placement
Pay Rate : $ 170,000.00 - 190,000.00 /Year
Head of Accounting

We are currently seeking an experienced Head of Accounting leader to join our North America team.  The Head of Accounting will be accountable for this Bank's North America accounting operation.
Head of Accounting Responsibilities:
  • Manage daily accounting function and operations and function, including managing, training and developing direct reports
  • Setting action plans, and performance goals for the accounting team to secure delivery and fulfillment of goals for Large Corporates and International and other relevant parts of the Bank
  • Enhance current reporting tools by continuously transitioning repeatable analysis into automated reporting and improving data visualizations
  • Manage the general ledger
  • Review and provide guidance on documentation or the development and improvement of accounting processes
  • Establish procedures, strengthen internal controls and accounting policies and ensure flawless execution Experience with enhancing and building a sophisticated business decision support function in accounting
  • Building relations and securing cooperation with relevant Divisions/business units and strategic partners
  • Provide excellent leadership capabilities in order to coach, develop, inspire and retain a high-performing team with the ability to deal with various personalities; will mentor peers and less experienced team members to perform their roles effectively
  • Keeping the Head of Operations North America informed about local markets and conditions as well as about areas, competence or knowledge the department can contribute to the global organization
  • Ensure compliance and Internal controls, enhancing existing controls and fostering adherence to established systems of internal control to minimize financial risk
  • Securing compliance with internal policies and rules as well as ensuring that external rules and regulations are in compliance
  • Partner with colleagues to assure compliance as well as create and maintain proper documents which adhere to required standards while operating at a high customer satisfaction level
  • Overall responsible for Banks' North America tax compliance, i.e. timely and accurately filing tax returns, making tax payments, and tax audits in partnership with this bank's outside accounting firm
  • Provide full oversight of the issuance of the audited financial statements 
  • Actively contribute in the North American Operations Management team
Head of Accounting Experience Needed:
  • This person must come from a BANK or have ample high level executive BANK experience
  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, MBA or other advanced degree preferred, but not required
  • Strong understanding of GAAP and international financial markets
  • 10+ years knowledge within the financial sector internationally
  • 5+ years relevant management experience
  • 10+ years relevant accounting/reporting experience in a public accounting or private industry preferred