Associate - US GAAP & Accounting Transformation Associate - US GAAP & Accounting Transformation …

M S C I
in Chicago, IL, United States
Permanent, Full time
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Competitive (base+bonus)
M S C I
in Chicago, IL, United States
Permanent, Full time
Be the first to apply
Competitive (base+bonus)
MSCI is seeking an ambitious professional to join the Finance organization as Associate of US GAAP Accounting and Transformation supporting MSCI’s growing subscription-based fees businesses.

Position Overview:

Are you passionate about driving impact towards goals? Do you enjoy providing solutions for enhancing efficiency and effectiveness of processes? Would you like to work in a collaborative environment where your contributions are recognized and rewarded? Are you driven to work for an industry-leading, fast-growing Fintech company?  Are you a professional with a demonstrated ability to work well in teams and solve problems? If so, opportunities for professional and personal fulfillment in a dynamic, progressive organization await you at MSCI! 

MSCI is seeking an ambitious professional to join the Finance organization as Associate of US GAAP Accounting and Transformation supporting MSCI’s growing subscription-based fees businesses. Subscription revenue represents the largest revenue stream at MSCI, at $1.1B+ for fiscal year 2019. Our Chicago office represents one of the key locations for US GAAP Center of Excellence at MSCI. This role will be responsible for performing various aspects of the financial and management accounting, analytics and reporting related to Subscription Revenues arising from various contracts with clients. This position will also take an active role in supporting process improvement and transformation initiatives related to revenue accounting and reporting functions. This role will be responsible for supporting a fast-growing global organization through proactively looking for enhancement opportunities to increase efficiency of processes. This position will also support special projects as they arise, including system implementations and developing processes to account for new revenue contracts.

This position will have exciting and unique opportunities to be a key contributor in a high growth and collaborative environment, while continuing to advance his/her career at MSCI’s Finance Controllers organization.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate closely with key business partners, for example, Product Finance, Sales, Run Rate Audit, and Billing to deliver critical business initiatives
  • Identify and implement process improvement opportunities for the broader subscription revenue team
  • Operate as a key team member of subscription revenue team with responsibility of the accurate and completeness of revenue recognition in accordance with US GAAP
  • Perform contract review and ensure proper revenue recognition in accordance with MSCI’s policy and revenue recognition standards for multiple revenue streams
  • Perform revenue operations, which includes execution of monthly revenue close, variance analysis, reporting, and account reconciliations for revenue and related accounts agreements
  • Document procedures and policies governing existing and future revenue accounting processes
  • Support audits performed by internal audit, external audit, legal entity, and SOX teams
  • Contribute and support special projects as assigned, including finance functional transformation projects

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum 2 years in Accounting or Finance related field
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance
  • Public accounting and/or industry accounting experience with multi-national public companies which comply with U.S. GAAP

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or actively pursuing a certification
  • Public accounting experience with a Big 4 accounting firm
  • Strong knowledge in US GAAP, including some experience in ASC 606, preferably in a subscription-based business or technology industry
  • Understanding of finance technologies
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills to explain complex accounting concepts in terms understood by team members with non-financial backgrounds
  • Experience in process mapping and architecting improvement
  • Passion for strong problem solving and analytic skills
  • Team player and desire to work effectively with diverse cultures in a global organization.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite of applications, particularly PowerPoint and Excel

We are open to flexible working environment.

Due to the great number of applications we receive for each of our open vacancies, we are unable to respond on an individual basis.

To all recruitment agencies: MSCI does not accept unsolicited CVs/Resumes. Please do not forward CVs/Resumes to any MSCI employee, location or website. MSCI is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited CVs/Resumes.

MSCI Inc. is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversifying its workforce. It is the policy of the Firm to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, disability, marital and civil partnership/union status, pregnancy (including unlawful discrimination on the basis of a legally protected pregnancy/maternity leave), veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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