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Financial Reporting Analyst II
Ref No.: 16-12221
Location: Washington, District of Columbia
JOB INFORMATION

Apply comprehensive understanding of financial reporting principles, concepts, practices, and standards in performing complex duties related to compiling, reviewing, and/or transmitting accurate financial results internally to the firm points of contact or externally to regulatory bodies (e.g., FHFA, SEC) for inclusion in board reports, news releases, and public financial reporting. Prepare and review complex reports. Perform research and analyses requested by management. May train staff.

KEY JOB FUNCTIONS
  • Perform accounting, control, and financial reporting for responsible areas. Ensure that monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reporting is accurate, timely, and based upon internal and external reporting requirements.
  • Check data for reasonableness by reviewing past trends and changing conditions and by analyzing results against monthly forecasts. Analyze and explain variances. Provide early warning indicators to management. Recommend and monitor corrective actions.
  • Design new reports or enhance existing reporting to reflect changes in policy, market conditions, or to incorporate concepts expressed by senior management.
  • Generate and post journal entries and prepare manual journal entries as required.
  • Analyze, develop, and enhance internal processes and applications. Monitor effectiveness.
  • Provide excellent customer service by responding to inquiries and requests from internal and external customers. Advise management regarding business, internal programs, and activities as they relate to financial reporting matters.
  • May document processes by writing specifications or requirements.
  • May perform complex financial reporting projects or participate as a team member on highly complex projects.
Qualifications:

EDUCATION
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent required

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE
  • 4+ years of related experience

SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS
  • CPA preferred.
  • Public accounting experience with an SEC registered company is strongly preferred.
  • Experience with and understanding of financial statements and current U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), including experience in analyzing financial statements and corporate results.
  • Ability to review and analyze complex financial information to record transactions, prepare financial reports, and review and verify accuracy.
  • Serve as the initial reviewer for journal entries, workpapers, reports, schedules and materials. May operate in a lead role within the team. Train and provide leadership to staff.
  • Provide and effectively explain requested information to auditors, consultants, and others on highly significant matters requiring coordination.
  • Provide feedback and input into staff performance reviews, as applicable, including specific performance feedback for calibrations and talent assessments.

EMPLOYMENT

As a condition of employment with Client, any successful job applicant will be required to pass a pre-employment drug screen and to successfully complete a background investigation, which may also include a credit check for positions in some areas of our business.

Client is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Employee Status:
Regular
Job Type:
Standard
More Information About the Job
Is Relocation Available?
No
Are you open to sponsorship?
No
Are there flexible work hours?
Yes
Is there a possibility to work remote?
No
This position is:
Backfill
Is there a bonus structure?
No
Is there equity?
No
Who does this position report to?
Financial Reporting Manager
Does this position have direct reports?
No
What are the 3-4 non-negotiable requirements on this position?
Experience with and understanding of financial statements and current U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), including experience in analyzing financial statements and corporate results. Ability to review and analyze complex financial information to record transactions, prepare financial reports, and review and verify accuracy. Serve as the initial reviewer for journal entries, workpapers, reports, schedules and materials. May operate in a lead role within the team. Train and provide leadership to staff. Provide and effectively explain requested information to auditors, consultants, and others on highly significant matters requiring coordination. Provide feedback and input into staff performance reviews, as applicable, including specific performance feedback for calibrations and talent assessments.
What are the nice-to-have skills?
CPA preferred. Public accounting experience with an SEC registered company is strongly preferred.