Financial Accountant

Jun 18, 2024
Jun 26, 2024
Work Mode
Work from office
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia, Corporate
About this role:

Wells Fargo is seeking a Financial accountant.

In this role, you will:
  • Provide consultation to more experienced leadership for financial accounting related matters
  • Perform complex activities associated with maintaining ledger accounts, developing financial statements and regulatory reports
  • Gather and review financial data for financial and regulatory reports
  • Review data from the general ledger, unit reports and various financial systems to ensure accuracy
  • Prepare and review account reconciliations and certifications
  • Analyze projects relating to financial accounting procedures, methods or systems
  • Perform ongoing financial control functions in accordance with internal controls policies
  • Provide functional advice and training to individuals
  • Provide support for compliance and risk management requirements
  • Collaborate and consult with stakeholders throughout the enterprise
Required Qualifications:
  • 2+ years of Finance, Accounting, Analytics, Financial Reporting, Accounting Reporting or Risk Reporting experience, or equivalent demonstrated through one or a combination of the following: work experience, training, military experience, education.
    Desired Qualifications:
    • Qualified CA/CFA/ICWA/MBA-Finance with 5+ years of experience in Finance & Accounting
    • Experience working in a financial services environment - financial accounting and/or regulatory reporting experience a strong advantage, but individuals with backgrounds in Operations, Risk, or other functions providing an insight into banking products and services will be considered
    • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently within a team structure.
    • Innovative mindset, with a track record of process enhancement (enhancing efficiency, control, transparency).
    • Understanding of change management discipline, and the ability to collaborate effectively data management teams and Technology partners
    • Understanding of basic concepts in respect of controls and governance.
    • Good communication skills, with the ability to present concisely and accurately (written and verbal)
    • Strong academic background/degree educated
    • Honesty and integrity in all aspects of their work.
    • Intuitive; fast learner with good problem-solving skills.
    • Good time management and organizational skills.
    • Knowledge of 'NextGen' tools such as Tableau, Confluence, Alteryx, Workiva and similar.
    Job Expectations:
    • Performance of regulatory reporting production tasks, including:
    • Operate/monitor data sourcing and data ingestion processes
    • Run defined production processes involving data transformation, and as necessary adjustment, to create required outputs
    • Operate key production related controls, including investigation and escalation of issues where required
    • Perform analytical review of reporting output, including provision of commentary as necessary
    • Support development and maintenance of a robust and effective control environment:
    • Provide relevant control metrics as required to facilitate oversight and governance
    • Handle issues and errors in line with International Controller and Enterprise-wide policies and procedures
    • Ensure operational documentation is maintained, and is best in class
    • Participate in change management activities to support ongoing reporting accuracy and process efficiency:
    • Support continuous improvement of processes utilized within regulatory reporting, embracing wherever possible digital tools such as Alteryx, Tableau, Workiva
    • Support change delivery, including (but not limited to) creation of business requirements, engagement with testing, input into creation of revised operating models and supporting documentation.

    Posting End Date:

    *Job posting may come down early due to volume of applicants.

    We Value Diversity

    At Wells Fargo, we believe in diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace; accordingly, we welcome applications for employment from all qualified candidates, regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, individuals with disabilities, pregnancy, marital status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.

    Employees support our focus on building strong customer relationships balanced with a strong risk mitigating and compliance-driven culture which firmly establishes those disciplines as critical to the success of our customers and company. They are accountable for execution of all applicable risk programs (Credit, Market, Financial Crimes, Operational, Regulatory Compliance), which includes effectively following and adhering to applicable Wells Fargo policies and procedures, appropriately fulfilling risk and compliance obligations, timely and effective escalation and remediation of issues, and making sound risk decisions. There is emphasis on proactive monitoring, governance, risk identification and escalation, as well as making sound risk decisions commensurate with the business unit's risk appetite and all risk and compliance program requirements.

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