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Assistant Controller

New York, NY 10004

Posted: 08/16/2023 Employment Type: Direct Hire Industry: Financial Services Job Number: 40587 Pay Rate: 225,000

Job Description

Assistant Controller
The Company is seeking an Assistant Controller to join the Finance and Accounting team in New York. The individual will be responsible for assisting the Controller with managing day-to-day finance functions, including coordinating and supervising the monthly accounting close and processes related to the firm’s compliance with SEC Rules 15c3-1 (Net Capital) and 15c3-3 (Customer Reserve). This position will report to the Controller, supervise a team of accounting professionals and serve as a liaison to senior management and financial teams in various locations.
  • Assist Controller to ensure financial records are accurate and compliant with regulatory requirements and industry standards
  • Review the net capital and customer reserve computations and other required regulatory filings
  • Coordinate and supervise the monthly accounting close, including the performance of key accounting controls
  • Perform detailed review of monthly account reconciliations and variance analysis MTD/YTD on an account level basis and legal entity level
  • Oversee general ledger account maintenance and data entry ensuring records systems are maintained in accordance with GAAP
  • Assist in the coordination of audits (internal and external) and review the audited financial statements and related regulatory reports for various regions
  • Review A/P invoices; monitor expense allocation and postings to General Ledger
  • Collaborate with Operations, Information Technology and Compliance
  • Respond to and/or lead special projects and ad-hoc requests
  • Identify and implement efficiencies and process improvements

Qualifications and Experience Required
  • Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree in Accounting and 7+ years of financial services accounting experience
  • Experience in performing the net capital and customer reserve computations pursuant to SEC Rules 15c3-1 and 15c3-3
  • Previous experience in accounting function at a broker dealer, clearing firm, or financial services industry company
  • FINRA Series 27 preferred or ability to obtain series 27 within a reasonable amount of time after being hired.
  • CPA preferred
  • Outstanding project management, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Strong commitment to accuracy and attention to detail to ensure quality work
  • Able to carefully manage multiple priorities as well as possess a strong sense of urgency towards meeting deadlines and resolving open issues
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills, including the ability to effectively problem solve and make decisions
  • Experience working in an extremely dynamic, fast-paced and results oriented environment, prioritization, and ability to complete multiple projects simultaneously
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, specifically Excel
Base salary before bonus of $185K-$225K DOE

Meet Your Recruiter

Howard Ross

Howard Ross serves as the Senior Vice President of Panther New York. Howard focuses on developing relationships with new and existing clients while enhancing strategies to ensure successful delivery. Additionally, he sources, manages, and places candidates in their ideal new jobs. Howard brings 30 years of Staffing experience to The Panther Group as well as energy and enthusiasm for every relationship with clients and candidates.

Fun Fact: Howard is a passionate music fan across all genres but is a lifelong Deadhead at heart.

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