April 18, 2024


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Senior Accountant – Billing & Accounts Receivable job with FINRA

The Senior Accountant is an intermediate level accounting position responsible for the accurate recording, tracking and reporting of financial activity for FINRA. This position is assigned to one or more areas of the Finance department and works closely with numerous other areas within the Finance department such as Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Cash Management, Financial Reporting, Financial Planning, the Investments Office, Payroll, Purchasing, and Revenue Management. This position will also interact frequently with Management for the various business lines to which it is assigned, and will take primary responsibility for assigned revenue streams and/or vendor or customer relationships.Essential Job Functions: Responsible for accounts receivable, billing, reconciliations, and reporting for assigned revenue streams. Cross-functional collaboration on billing matters to ensure accuracy. Participate in month-end accounting close activities, including billing, GL account reconciliations and preparing/posting journal entries. Assist in preparation of management reporting and ad-hoc requests from cross-functional business partners. Document analysis and research of billing matters including full details of issues identified and resolutions reached. Identify opportunities for process improvement and drive initiatives to simplify, eliminate or automate operational activities. Prepare monthly account reconciliations, research and resolve reconciling items in a timely manner, and ensure that adequate supporting documentation is maintained. Perform analysis on changes in individual balance sheet and income statement accounts on a monthly, quarterly, and/or annual basis to include fluctuation analyses. Perform self-assessments to ensure compliance with standard operating procedures and internal control environment. Participate in the planning and execution of finance and accounting initiatives, including improving/streamlining existing financial processes/systems and developing/implementing new financial processes. Participate in the coordination, preparation of schedules, and other requests associated with internal/external audits of internal control over accounting operations. Review monthly journal entries and account reconciliations prepared by entry-level accountants Mentor, coach and train entry-level accountants.Education/Experience Requirements:Bachelors Degree required. Degree in accounting or finance preferredMinimum of 4 years of work experience in billing operationsAdvanced Excel skillsAbility to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously to ensure on-time deliverablesStrong attention to detail and the ability to deliver high-quality results under short deadlinesAbility to work independentlyTeam player with a positive attitude as well as strong collaboration and communication skillsA growth mindset: curious, adaptable, sense of purpose, passionate about learningAn aptitude towards technology: a keen interest in learning new technologiesWork Conditions:Normal office conditions. Hybrid work schedule available.To be considered for this position, please submit an application. The information provided above has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work of the position. It is not a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required.Please note: If the Apply Now button on a job board posting does not take you directly to the FINRA Careers site, enter www.finra.org/careers into your browser to reach our site directly.FINRA strives to make our career site accessible to all users. If you need a disability-related accommodation for completing the application process, please contact FINRAs accommodation help line at 240.386.4865. Please note that this number is exclusively for inquiries regarding application accommodations.Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. FINRA also provides a variety of benefits including comprehensive health and welfare benefits, life and disability insurance, paid holidays, vacation, personal, and sick leave. FINRA offers immediate participation and vesting in a 401(k) plan with company match. You will also be eligible for participation in an additional FINRA-funded retirement contribution, our tuition reimbursement program and many other benefits. If you would like to contribute to our important mission and work collegially in a professional organization that values intelligence, integrity and initiative, consider a career with FINRA.Important InformationFINRAs Code of Conduct imposes restrictions on employees investments and requires financial disclosures that are uniquely related to our role as a securities regulator. FINRA employees are required to disclose to FINRA all brokerage accounts that they maintain, and those in which they control trading or have a financial interest (including any trust account of which they are a trustee or beneficiary and all accounts of a spouse, domestic partner or minor child who lives with the employee) and to authorize their broker-dealers to provide FINRA with duplicate statements for all of those accounts. All of those accounts are subject to the Codes investment and securities account restrictions, and new employees must comply with those investment restrictionsincluding disposing of any security issued by a company on FINRAs Prohibited Company List or obtaining a written waiver from their Executive Vice Presidentby the date they begin employment with FINRA. Employees may only maintain securities accounts that must be disclosed to FINRA at one or more securities firms that provide an electronic feed (e-feed) of data to FINRA, and must move securities accounts from other securities firms to a firm that provides an e-feed within three months of beginning employment.You can read more about these restrictions here.As standard practice, employees must also execute FINRAs Employee Confidentiality and Invention Assignment Agreement without qualification or modification and comply with the companys policy on nepotism.Search Firm RepresentativesPlease be advised that FINRA is not seeking assistance or accepting unsolicited resumes from search firms for this employment opportunity. Regardless of past practice, a valid written agreement and task order must be in place before any resumes are submitted to FINRA. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at FINRA without a valid written agreement and task order in place will be deemed the sole property of FINRA and no fee will be paid in the event that person is hired by FINRA.FINRA is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action EmployerAll qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, citizenship status, color, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal state or local laws as appropriate, or upon the protected status of the persons relatives, friends or associates.FINRA abides by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-741.5(a). This regulation prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of disability, and requires affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified individuals with disabilities.FINRA abides by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a). This regulation prohibits discrimination against qualified protected veterans, and requires affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans.2020 FINRA. All rights reserved. FINRA is a registered trademark of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc.

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