Analyst, Finance Controls - Auditor Independence Analyst, Finance Controls - Auditor Independence …

in Princeton, NJ, United States
Permanent, Full time
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in Princeton, NJ, United States
Permanent, Full time
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Analyst, Finance Controls - Auditor Independence

About this role

Business Unit Overview:

BlackRock's Auditor Independence team has primary oversight of BlackRock's evaluation of the independence of its accounting firms. Consistent with industry practice, independence evaluation will be performed jointly with the accounting firms and relies on rules which are prescribed by several regulatory bodies, including the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) and others. The Auditor Independence team is also responsible for tracking and reporting of Big Four accounting firms service fees, including the preparation of Audit Committee presentations, as well as the annual proxy fee disclosures.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with accounting firm partners, BlackRock's business sponsors and the Global Controllers groups in preparing the annual Deloitte budget

  • Prepare and deliver the Independent Auditor fee information for the annual Proxy Disclosure

  • Provide reviews and assistance in assessing Big Four candidates for employment at BlackRock, including communication with the Big Four partners and HR Talent Acquisition teams

  • Review, approve and track all Big Four accounting firm invoices processed through Accounts Payable to ensure billings are tracked to specified engagement letters or Statements of Work

  • Work with the business sponsors and Big Four audit contacts to ensure proper documentation is available for services which require independence approval

  • Assist in the preparation of the Audit Committee Pre-Approval memos and supporting documentation

  • Use technology innovation to improve efficiencies in all facets of reporting and documentation

  • Demonstrate knowledge of professional standards/practices and apply knowledge in performing work

  • Effectively communicate both internally and externally to build positive relationships and understand key aspects of services provided by external audit firms

  • Assist other groups within the Finance Controls function, including Financial Controls Reporting and Service Organization Reporting

Experience and Skill Sets:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance

  • Professional qualification preferred (e.g., CA, CPA, IIA) or in-progress

  • 1 - 3 years of prior work experience

  • Strong technology capabilities, including Microsoft Office Suite (specifically Excel, Word and PowerPoint)

  • Strong project management, organizational and interpersonal skills

  • Possess a strong internal drive and motivation for continuous improvement

  • Possess a high degree of integrity and confidentiality, as well as ability to adhere to both company policies and best practices

  • Ability to prioritize successfully within a deadline-driven environment

  • Excellent communication (oral, written and listening) skills

  • Critical thinking and problem-solving ability

  • Ability to develop effective working relationships with business and risk and control functions

  • Attention to detail

Our benefits

To help you stay energized, engaged and inspired, we offer a wide range of benefits including a strong retirement plan, tuition reimbursement, comprehensive healthcare, support for working parents and Flexible Time Off (FTO) so you can relax, recharge and be there for the people you care about.

About BlackRock

At BlackRock, we are all connected by one mission: to help more and more people experience financial well-being. Our clients, and the people they serve, are saving for retirement, paying for their children's educations, buying homes and starting businesses. Their investments also help to strengthen the global economy: support businesses small and large; finance infrastructure projects that connect and power cities; and facilitate innovations that drive progress.

This mission would not be possible without our smartest investment - the one we make in our employees. It's why we're dedicated to creating an environment where our colleagues feel welcomed, valued and supported with networks, benefits and development opportunities to help them thrive.

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BlackRock is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, and other statuses protected by law.

BlackRock will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest or conviction records in a manner consistent with the requirements of the law, including any applicable fair chance law.
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