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Principal, Accounting - Financial Controller

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Job Description

Leads the accounting activities of multiple legal entities, lines of business, countries, regions or accounting processes. Directs the completion of numerous activities from start to close, including consolidations and financial reporting of business outcomes to deliver useable, accurate and timely financial information and recommendations for the desired period (monthly, quarterly or annually). Leads more junior professionals, assigns tasks and reviews work completed. Performs advanced research and analyses to provide senior management with analytical/technical support and advice related to financial performance, and critical financial accounting issues. Frequently delivers presentations, information and/or recommendations to senior management, regulators and the internal board of directors. Provides leadership, direction and functional guidance to more junior analysts to ensure the delivery of performance metrics within assigned processes, geographies, lines of business, or legal entities. Leads the completion of end to end accounting processes, conducting technical review and sign-off before transforming data into information for reporting purposes. Completes advanced accounting activities, including highly complex general ledger events and transactions, continuously improving exceptions identification and analysis activities, directing audits, maintaining the control environment, fulfilling ad hoc requests in accordance with global, regional and country-specific process standards and identifying opportunities for process improvements. Uses professional judgement and considerable experience to deliver recommendations for use in accounting and financial reporting to senior management and the internal board of directors. Works closely with the regional or global leaders to review and vet any new proposed process enhancement documentation and training content. Provides statutory and regulatory guidance and support as requested for special projects and continuous improvement work efforts. Specializes in the accounting functions of a business, legal entity or geography and provides accounting guidance to relevant stakeholders. Activities include designing and leading the implementation of new or revised reporting, accounting and accounting process policies, procedures and reports which provide effective financial planning, accounting and reporting of financial information, and authorizing the recording of accounting entries to financial systems. Accountable for identifying and reporting risks, patterns or recurring issues and working with all necessary parties and technical teams to reach a resolution. Recognizes and independently addresses significant risks or communicates these to senior management, as appropriate. Provides leadership and technical guidance on risk identification to other analysts. Designs sophisticated analytical/computer methodologies and uses excellent communication skills to convey complex financial data, business process and systems information to legal entity controllers, reconciliation managers, local administrators, SOX personnel, internal auditors, Information Technology, and operations personnel. As needed, maintains relationships with senior management, the internal board of directors, lines of business and regulators to ensure their questions are answered and needs are met. No direct reports. Provides leadership to more junior staff. Reviews work completed by less experienced staff. Contributes to the achievement of multiple large, complex legal entities, lines of business, countries, regions or accounting processes' 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. 10-12 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.

For over 230 years, the people of BNY Mellon have been at the forefront of finance, expanding the financial markets while supporting investors throughout the investment lifecycle. BNY Mellon can act as a single point of contact for clients looking to create, trade, hold, manage, service, distribute or restructure investments & safeguards nearly one-fifth of the world's financial assets. BNY Mellon remains one of the safest, most trusted and admired companies. Every day our employees make their mark by helping clients better manage and service their financial assets around the world. Whether providing financial services for institutions, corporations or individual investors, clients count on the people of BNY Mellon across time zones and in 35 countries and more than 100 markets. It's the collective ambition, innovative thinking and exceptionally focused client service paired with a commitment to doing what is right that continues to set us apart. Make your mark:

Finance helps our internal clients outperform over time. At BNY Mellon, Finance serves our internal clients by providing world-class accounting operations and control and decision support while instituting world-class change management. Global Procurement is responsible for establishing the programs to acquire products and services for BNY Mellon by employing deep category knowledge and commodity expertise, coupled with an understanding of the needs of our businesses and business partner groups. The Corporate Treasury group is responsible for managing the investment portfolios and the liquidity and capital positions of the various subsidiary banks and of BNY Mellon.

BNY Mellon is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
Minorities/Females/Individuals With Disabilities/Protected Veterans.

Primary Location: United States-Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh
Internal Jobcode: 85086
Job: Finance/Accounting
Organization: Finance-HR06599
Requisition Number: 1807083