Sr. Accountant of Consolidations/Accounting

The Supervisor, Accounting works under the direction of their immediate manager to ensure accurate financial statements.

  • Strong knowledge of US & Local GAAP, Moody's internal control policies and procedures and Moody's Global Accounting Policies (MGAP) with respect to their procedures.
  • Ensures an accurate and timely monthly close so that all financial reporting deadlines and control policies are met.
  • Oversees outsourced accounting procedures/firms, JVs and affiliates, as required, to ensure deliverables are consistent with Moody's policies and MGAP.
  • Ensures timely execution and completion of ad-hoc projects
  • Reviews accounting entries, reconciliations and analyses based on Moody's accounting procedures and controls and ensure they follow US/local GAAP.
  • Advises staff regarding the handling of non-routine accounting transactions.
  • Proactively performs ad-hoc account analyses and raises issues on a timely basis.
  • Identifies and assists in the resolution of operational accounting issues through regular and special analysis to ensure proper accounting.
  • Assists in the identification, research and resolution of technical accounting issues.
  • Reviews contracts to ensure compliance with Moody's policies and identify accounting implications; provides value-added feedback to legal or other departments.
  • Liaises with other departments to discuss accounting transactions.
  • Researches and prepares analyses for management inquiries (i.e. budget, fluctuation variances, agings, process flows, etc).
  • Applies accounting judgment when reviewing journal entries, reconciliations, contracts, new accounting pronouncements, and account analyses; detailed review with direct manager.
  • Reviews/prepares supporting documentation and account analyses for internal and external audits.
  • Reviews/prepares external reports and assists in filings.
  • Monitors staff utilization.
  • Supervises personnel issues relating to staff conflicts, absenteeism, performance issues, etc.
  • Works with their direct manager to establish and monitor staff's annual goals and objectives.

General Accounting

  • Must have a bachelor's degree in Accounting.
  • 6-7 years accounting experience, including at least 2 years of management experience (preferably in a large multi-national company or in a major CPA firm)
  • Advance knowledge of SEC reporting requirements.
  • Advance knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Knowledge of a major financial system (preferably Oracle)
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills, analytic skills, and attention to details.
  • Ability to think analytically and work independently.

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