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Sr Specialist, Accounting - Financial Controller

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Job Description

Contributes to the accounting activities of multiple complex legal entities, lines of business, countries, regions or accounting processes, focusing primarily on revenue accounting and related matters. Manages numerous activities from start to close, including financial reporting of business outcomes to deliver useable, accurate and timely financial information and recommendations for the desired period (monthly, quarterly or annually). Completes other complex accounting activities and special projects, as needed. May include presentations, information and/or recommendations to senior management.


Independently supports end to end accounting processes and completes complex research required to transform data into information for reporting purposes. Completes accounting activities, including processing complex general ledger events and transactions, continuously improving exceptions identification and analysis activities, participating in audits, maintaining the control environment, fulfilling ad hoc requests in accordance with global, regional and country-specific process standards and identifying and completing process improvements. Delivers recommendations for use in accounting and financial reporting to senior management.


Responsible for posting journal entries to the general ledger accounts accurately, completely and in a timely manner. Independently performs reconciliations of financial data, identifies, addresses and/or escalates issues, as needed. Reviews and approves journal entries prepared by less experienced and/or offshore team members for accuracy and legibility and advises on improvements.


Participates in assignments across lines of business, legal entities and geographies that have an impact on internal and external reporting, accounting and accounting processes. Assignments include contributing to the design and 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. Provides accounting guidance to relevant stakeholders.


Responsible for identifying and reporting risks, patterns or recurring issues and working with all necessary parties and technical teams to reach a resolution. Recognizes significant risks and communicates these to management. Provides supervisory direction and technical guidance on risk identification to other analysts. 


Uses well developed written and oral communication skills to communicate complex financial data. Builds relationships to ensure questions from regulators/auditors, senior management and line of business are answered and needs are met.


No direct reports. Provides guidance to more junior staff. Reviews work completed by less experienced staff.


Contributes to the achievement of multiple complex legal entities, lines of business, countries, regions or accounting processes' objectives.


Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience required. Accounting concentration preferred. MBA or CPA/CA/local area equivalent certification preferred.


7-10 years of total work experience preferred; knowledge of GAAP accounting, finance concepts and analysis techniques preferred. Experience designing financial models and accounting processes and other experiences in Sox and ICFR (Internal Control Over Financial Reporting) would be helpful in this role.

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: 85085
Job: Finance/Accounting
Organization: Finance-HR06599
Requisition Number: 1811651