Specialist, Accounting Specialist, Accounting …

BNY Mellon
in Jersey City, NJ, United States
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 21 Jan 22
BNY Mellon
in Jersey City, NJ, United States
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 21 Jan 22
Specialist, Accounting
BNY Mellon's Pershing is a leading provider of clearing and custody services that is uniquely positioned to help complex financial services firms transform their businesses, drive growth, maximize efficiency, and manage risk and regulation. Wealth management and institutional firms outsource to Pershing for trading and settlement services, investment solutions, bank and brokerage custody, middle and back office support, data insights, and business consulting. Pershing brings together high-touch service, an open digital platform and the BNY Mellon enterprise to deliver a differentiated experience for every client.

  • Supports a moderately complex legal entity or entities, line of business, country, region or accounting process, as assigned.
  • Manages numerous activities from start to close, including consolidations and financial reporting of business outcomes to deliver useable, accurate and timely financial information for the desired period (monthly, quarterly or annually).
  • May complete other assignments, as needed, including standard accounting activities. May provide presentations, information and/or recommendations to senior management, the internal board of directors and regulators, as needed.
  • Supports end to end accounting processes and completes research required to transform data into information for reporting purposes.
  • Activities may include processing standard general ledger events and transactions, assisting with continuous improvement activities such as the identification and analysis of exceptions, providing support for audits, completing assignments to support the maintenance of the control environment, fulfilling ad hoc requests in accordance with global, regional and country-specific process standards and completing process improvements.
  • May deliver recommendations for use in accounting and financial reporting to senior management and the internal board of directors.
  • May complete special project activities, as assigned. Responsible for posting journal entries to the general ledger accounts accurately, completely and in a timely manner.
  • With little guidance, performs reconciliations of general ledger accounts or other financial data. Identifies and escalates issues, as needed.
  • Reviews and/or approves journal entries and/or reconciliations completed by less experienced professionals.
  • Participates in assignments across lines of business, legal entities and geographies that have an impact on internal and external reporting, accounting and accounting processes.
  • Assignments include contributing to the implementation of new or revised reporting, accounting and accounting process policies, procedures and reporting templates in order to provide effective financial planning, accounting and reporting of financial information.
  • Provides accounting guidance to relevant stakeholders.
  • Responsible for identifying and reporting risks, patterns or recurring issues and working with all necessary parties and technical teams to reach a resolution.
  • No direct reports. May review work completed by less experienced staff.
  • Contributes to the achievement of the assigned line of business, legal entity or entities, country, region or accounting process' objectives. Modified based upon local regulations/requirements.


Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience required. Accounting concentration preferred. MBA or CPA/CA/local area equivalent certification preferred. 5-7 years of total work experience preferred,, knowledge of GAAP and accounting and finance concepts and analysis techniques preferred. Experience designing financial models and accounting processes preferred.
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