Senior Accountant– Corporate Accounting

Job Description

  • Job Title Financial Services


The Senior Accountant works under the direction of their immediate manager to ensure accurate financial statements. Ensure all deliverables comply with regulatory guidance and professional standards.

Responsibilities: Monthly accounting for Moody’s Corporate accounting activities with a focus in Commission, Bonus and Benefit journal entries, as well as balance sheet reconciliations and expense analytics
Provide strong leadership to the corporate accounting team, collaborate effectively in a dynamically changing environment and maintain strong oversight on accounting activities performed by Moody’s/Accenture BPO partnership to ensure deliverables are consistent with Moody’s policies and GAAP
Strong desire to keep up with advancements in technology and innovations occurring across the digital, analytics and CFO ecosystems.
Advise staff regarding the handling of non-routine accounting transactions
Proactively performs ad-hoc account analyses and raises issues on a timely basis
Identify, research, and resolve operational accounting issues through regular and special analysis to ensure proper accounting.
Apply accounting judgment when reviewing journal entries, reconciliations, contracts, new accounting pronouncements, and account analyses; detailed review with direct manager.
Review and prepare supporting documentation and account analyses for internal and external audits; manages audit relationships and acts as principle point of contact with respect to areas while ensuring efficiency and timeliness.
Research and document complex U.S. GAAP transactions that relate to Moody’s and provide recommendations and analysis to senior management on the accounting for these transactions
Partner with Finance senior leadership to identify and execute actions that triggers operational and financial reporting efficiencies and improved productivity
Actively pursue effective and efficient accounting operation of respective areas and across Moody’s while ensuring the effectiveness and adherence to accounting controls
Maintain Moody’s accounting policies and ensure timely compliance with the US GAAP accounting guidance, provide accounting interpretation and prepare technical accounting memo as needed
Review and sign-off on blackline account reconciliations ensuring the accurate representation of Moody’s financial statement account balances and adherence to the Company’s global balance sheet reconciliation policy
Degree in Accounting and CPA is a plus
5-6 years accounting experience (preferably with a major US CPA firm) or a combination of public accounting and industry experience preferred)
Working knowledge of ASC 606 Revenue from Contracts with Customers and ASC 340-40 Incremental Cost to Obtain a Contract
High proficiency with Microsoft Excel. Power BI is a plus.
Proficiency with SAP S/4 Hanna, ERP (Anaplan, Net Suite, One Stream), SAP Fiori is a plus
Experience with Blackline Task and Reconciliation module is strongly preferred
Intermediate knowledge of SEC reporting requirements
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Strong organizational and analytic skills, and keen attention to details
Superior analytical and problem-solving skills.
Ability to meet a constant stream of deadlines
Must be able to effectively handle multiple projects simultaneously in a deadline driven environment
Proven ability to work both independently and collaboratively with different levels of employee
Ability to act and operate independently with minimal daily direction from manager to accomplish objectives
General Accounting (755480)Moody’s is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.Moody's (NYSE: MCO) is a global integrated risk assessment firm that empowers organizations to make better decisions. Our data, analytical solutions and insights help decision-makers identify opportunities and manage the risks of doing business with others. We believe that greater transparency, more informed decisions, and fair access to information open the door to shared progress. With over 11,000 employees in more than 40 countries, Moody's combines international presence with local expertise and over a century of experience in financial markets. Learn more at .

At Moody’s, we’re taking action. We’re hiring diverse talent and providing underrepresented groups with equitable opportunities in their careers. We’re educating, empowering and elevating our people, and creating a workplace where each person can be their true selves, reach their full potential and thrive on every level. Learn more about our DE&I initiatives, employee development programs and view our annual DE&I Report at Moody’s Shared Services are the front line professionals including Finance, Technology, Legal, Compliance and Human Resources, that operationally support our business units. Exceptional Shared Services teams are vital to the international success of our business.At MIS, our workplace culture supports our mission to be the Agency of Choice for our customers, employees and future employees. Our Culture focuses on Excellence and embodies behavioral qualities such as Integrity, Responsiveness, Collaboration, Respect and Passion. Our people are our core asset and we look beyond outcomes to ensure that behaviors and interactions matter.

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