• Competitive
  • Frankfurt am Main, Hessen, Deutschland
  • Festanstellung, Vollzeit
  • Moody's
  • 2019-03-23

AVP - Accounting

Standort: Frankfurt am Main, Hessen, Deutschland

Role & Responsibilities:

The AVP, Accounting works under the direction of their immediate manager to ensure accurate financial statements and management of the efficient financial operations within their function.

Core Responsibilities (EMEA):
  • Ensures an accurate and timely monthly close so that all financial reporting deadlines and control policies are met.
  • Reviews and approves accounting entries, reconciliations and analyses based on Moody's controls and US & local GAAP.
  • Manages internal and external audits; works with auditors to ensure a timely year end audit; performs issue resolution.
  • Manages the preparation of external statutory reports, including filings, ensuring an accurate and timely completion.
  • Applies accounting judgment when reviewing journal entries, reconciliations, contracts, new accounting pronouncements, and account analyses; detailed review with direct manager.
  • Collaborates with accounting peers to support overall department goals and objectives.
Other Responsibilities:
  • Demonstrates expertise in subject matter, including accounting changes.
  • Liaises with other upper management to discuss and resolve US & Local GAAP accounting implications related to accounting transactions, business developments, entity financial conditions, policy and procedures.
  • Initiates research, reviews and responds to inquiries from upper management regarding financial results and reporting requests (i.e. cash flow, budget, fluctuation variances, build-ups, aging, process flows, quarterly update meetings, etc).
  • Implements the incorporation or restructuring and operation set up of new entities, acquisitions, and the liquidation of redundant entities.
  • Participates in Controllership change processes, providing feedback and comments, and ccommunicates Corporate changes to their respective teams.
  • Advises staff regarding the handling of non-routine reporting transactions.
  • Identifies, researches, and resolves technical and operating accounting issues through regular and special analysis to ensure proper accounting recognition; communicates to upper management.
  • Reviews contracts to ensure compliance with Moody's policies and identify accounting implications; provides value-added feedback to legal or other departments; communicates to upper management.
  • Monitors and analyzes work to develop more efficient procedures and use of resources while maintaining a high level of accuracy.
  • Responsible for the overall direction, execution, and completion of ad-hoc projects ensuring consistency with company strategy, commitments and goals.
  • Oversees outsourced accounting firms, JVs and affiliates, as required, to ensure deliverables are consistent with Moody's policies and MGAP.
  • Coordinates finance due diligence work on potential acquisitions and manages the corresponding acquisition accounting work.
  • Reviews supporting documentation and account analyses for internal and external audits.
  • Provides expert opinion on Local GAAP, internal control policies and Moody's Global Accounting Policies (MGAP) with respect to their procedures.
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
  • Manages personnel issues relating to staff conflicts, absenteeism, performance issues, etc.
  • Works with each direct report to establish annual goals and objectives and monitor and advise on the progress to enhance the professional development of staff.
Additional Responsibilities:
  • Presents financial documents and statements to Board of Directors and Country manager meetings.
  • Reviews local annual director's reports.
  • Reviews reconciliations for local GAAP adjustments and alternate account mappings.


Qualifications
Required Qualifications:
  • Must have a bachelor's degree or equivalent.
  • High level of accounting and management experience (preferably in a large multi-national company or in a major accounting firm).
  • ACA/ACCA/CPA or equivalent.
  • Fluency in German and English is essential.
  • Expert knowledge of local reporting requirements.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Knowledge of a major financial system (preferably Peoplesoft)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills, analytic skills, and attention to details.


Preferred Qualifications:
  • Must have a bachelor's degree or equivalent.
  • High level of accounting and management experience (preferably in a large multi-national company or in a major accounting firm).
  • ACA/ACCA/CPA or equivalent.
  • Fluency in German and English is essential.
  • Expert knowledge of local reporting requirements.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Knowledge of a major financial system (preferably Peoplesoft)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills, analytic skills, and attention to details.


Moody's is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.

Candidates for Moody's Corporation may be asked to disclose securities holdings pursuant to Moody's Policy for Securities Trading and the requirements of the position. Employment is contingent upon compliance with the Policy, including remediation of positions in those holdings as necessary.