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Sr. Associate, Controllership- Financial Analytics

Company: Santander Holdings USA Inc
Location: Bedford
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Sr. Associate, Controllership- Financial Analytics

Dallas, United States of America

WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING

USA Job Function Description: The Controllership function is responsible for the operations and controls surrounding accounting, tax and financial reporting of the institution. This function's responsibilities demonstrates expertise in processing transactions, recording accounting entries, managing the general ledger and reconciliations, and interpreting and complying with technical accounting matters and financial reporting disclosure requirements. Through the Controllership function, stakeholders receive relevant insight and commentary on transaction-level and financial results for analysis and decision making. The Tax function prepares income tax returns and indirect tax filings. Provides research and advice on tax-related matters.

Our Financial Analytics team utilizes a wide spectrum of data, statistical and rules-based methods, and explanatory/predictive modeling to deliver reporting and guidance to the Controller and CFO organization. We are responsible for the design, testing, and execution of all accounting reporting supporting SEC Reporting, IFRS, and other legal and regulatory efforts. Additionally, we are responsible for the development of multiple expert judgement models supporting the accretion process for SC and SBNA.

This role will have high visibility and be responsible for the timely reporting, maintenance, and continual improvement of our financial reporting systems and accretion models.

The ideal candidate will be a proactive problem solver who can probe nebulous problems and provide strategic direction on optimization/enhancement opportunities. The candidate should demonstrate intellectual curiosity, the willingness to teach others, and be adaptive to changing business and technical hurdles. Must have the ability to develop, debug and maintain complex reports and queries using SQL. Must have experience working within a financial institution working across multiple database environments (Oracle and MS SQL Server preferred). Must have an understanding of underlying financial statement drivers, and interconnectivity between I/S, B/S, Cash flow statement, etc. Background and experience in financial services, preferred. Big 4 experience preferred.

Role Responsibilities

  • Writes scripts for importing and exporting data into enterprise applications, maintaining the integrity of the data across the applications.
  • Use Microsoft SQL Server/Oracle to extract data and share information for automated reporting in compliance with regulatory guidelines.
  • Participate in strategic data analysis, research, and modeling for senior leadership.
  • Leverage financial knowledge and business acumen to execute ad-hoc projects and analysis, draw conclusions, and present recommendations with little guidance
  • Lead strategic development of key database enhancement exercises (Development consists of designing tables, storing procedures, views and functions). Qualifications & Core Competencies:
    • CPA, CFA preferred
    • Undergrad Degree in Finance/Accounting/STEM/Information Technology/Data Science
    • SAS Experience 7-10 years (SAS Certification, base or advanced, preferred)
    • Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server- SQL Experience 7+ years
    • Excel 7+ years
    • Tableau 1-5 Years Education: Bachelor's Degree

      Work Experience: 9+ years ; Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or similar field within the Banking or Financial Services Industry

      Skills and Abilities:

      Advanced accounting practices and procedures, including US GAAP/IFRS and regulatory reporting standards.
      Ability to lead, influence and direct peers, subordinates and management.
      Ability to make effective decision making on complex matters.
      Ability to convey a sense or urgency and drive
      Ability to multi-task and meet strict deadlines.
      Ability to handle conflict resolution with other groups (e.g. business units) outside of Corporate Accounting to ensure appropriate accounting guidance is followed.
      Ability to adjust to new developments/changing circumstances.

      Diversity & EEO Statements: At Santander, we value and respect differences in our workforce and strive to increase the diversity of our teams. We actively encourage everyone to apply.

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

      Working Conditions: Frequent Minimal physical effort such as sitting, standing and walking. Occasional moving and lifting equipment and furniture is required to support onsite and offsite meeting setup and teardown.

      Employer Rights: Employer Rights: This job description does not list all of the job duties of the job. You may be asked by your supervisors or managers to perform other duties. You may be evaluated in part based upon your performance of the tasks listed in this job description. The employer has the right to revise this job description at any time. This job description is not a contract for employment and either you or the employer may terminate at any time for any reason.

      Masters of Science (MS) English

      Primary Location: Dallas, Texas, United States of America

      Other Locations: Texas-Dallas

      Organization: Santander Consumer USA Inc.

Keywords: Santander Holdings USA Inc, Bedford , Sr. Associate, Controllership- Financial Analytics, Accounting, Auditing , Bedford, Texas

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