Manager, Accounting Information Systems and Data Analytics

Category: Finance
Location: Arlington, VA
Job ID: 13076
Posted Date: October 8, 2019

More than 30 years ago, E*TRADE pioneered the online brokerage industry by executing the first-ever electronic individual investor trade. While the landscape of our industry has changed dramatically, our culture of innovation and drive to make online trading accessible to everyone continues to drive us forward. We believe in challenging the status quo, fostering an environment of curiosity and learning, and, above all, putting our customers first.

RESPONSIBILITIES

SUMMARY

The Manager, Accounting Information Systems and Data Analytics role reports into the External Financial Reporting and Accounting Policy department. The primary purpose of this position is to provide thought leadership and execution support for External Financial Reporting projects and data analysis for the department, including project planning for strategic financial reporting initiatives. The ideal candidate will have strong systems, technical and organizational skills, as well as a detailed understanding of external financial reporting processes with a focus on process improvement. This position plays a critical role in the success of the External Financial Reporting and Accounting Policy team, whose mission is to “deliver accurate, complete and timely financial reporting and technical accounting products to internal and external stakeholders, including management, auditors and regulators”. This role will have project, data analytics and external financial reporting responsibilities as outlined below:

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Defining systems strategy, developing system requirements, designing, and testing custom technology solutions, and supporting system implementation
  • Research and determine methods to better leverage technology, data management techniques and team members to create efficiency in the external financial reporting processes
  • Manage team in the identification of business requirements, functional design, process design (including scenario design, flow mapping), testing, training, defining support procedures
  • Manage full systems life cycle implementations
  • Identify business opportunities to increase usability and profitability of information architecture
  • Manage the competing priorities facing the department as well as the broader organization
  • Function as integrator between business needs and technology solutions, helping to create technology solutions to meet business needs
  • Ability to create engagement and commitment from stakeholders across the Company to support the External Financial Reporting and Accounting Policy initiatives
    Assist and drive the team by providing oversight
  • Relationship building with Technology and other business teams, data acquisition, ad hoc analysis and reporting
  • External financial reporting responsibilities for this role include but are not limited to:
  1. Reviewing accounting research, analysis, and documentation performance by the External Financial Reporting team
  2. Monitoring the technical accounting policy workflow for each reporting topic, including Regulatory Change Management notifications (GAAP and Bank Regulatory Reporting)
  3. Preparing and/or reviewing portions of the External Financial Reporting products, including the SEC’s Form 10-Q/K (and related XBRL filings), earnings releases, investor presentations and other regulatory reports (ex. FR Y-9C)
  4. Managing the company-wide regulatory reporting policies, including managing the assessment and implementation of changes to accounting and reporting guidance
  5. Advising on ad hoc accounting and reporting questions from within the Controller Group and from the broader CFO organization
REQUIREMENTS

We are looking for a driven, intellectually curious individual with interest and experience in managing systems, data analytics and external financial reporting processes in a collaborative environment.

Basic

  • 7+ years’ experience in data extraction, transformation, or data analysis
  • 2+ years’ experience leading workstreams or teams
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, MIS, Economics, Statistics, Mathematics, Actuarial Science, Engineering, Finance, or Accounting
  • Experience working with tools for big data storage and analysis (e.g. Apache Spark, Hadoop, SQL, NoSQL)

Preferred

  • Experience developing and managing detailed project plans
  • Understanding and experience with data lineage, governance and management
  • Experience with program leadership, governance and change enablement
  • Have experience interacting with distributed systems, in-memory data management and computations, and relational data stores
  • Motivated and fast in solving problems and learning new tools
    Experience in gathering requirements and formulating business metrics for reporting and analysis
  • Proven track record of strong verbal/written communication & data presentation skills (MS Visio, MS PowerPoint), including an ability to effectively communicate with both business and technical teams
  • External financial reporting experience with GAAP, SEC and Bank Regulatory reporting requirements
  • Other leading Cloud based SaaS financial application implementation experience (i.e. Workday, Oracle)
  • Experience working with reporting software (e.g. Workday, AxiomSL)
  • PMP certification or equivalent preferred
  • Deep functional knowledge around financial systems and processes
  • Proven skills as a team member, team lead or project manager on at least one full system life cycle implementation
  • Strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills with the ability to exercise mature judgment

We offer a competitive and comprehensive benefits package. Please visit https://www.etradecareers.com/why-work-at-etrade/employee-benefits/ to learn more about the opportunities.

E*TRADE Financial is an Equal Opportunity Employer who encourages diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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