Senior Accountant

September 11, 2019
September 11, 2019
Malvern, PA, US
Job Requisition #126699

Financial integrity from the inside out

Looking after the best interests of Vanguard investors starts with having a clear picture of our own business and financial situation. As a Senior Accountant on the IT and Facilities team you will be responsible for supporting and coordinating the monthly accounting cycle for these divisions. This includes understanding significant transactions, reviewing and approving the work of Accountants, and ensuring timely analysis of financial results. The role is a functional role with exposure to both domestic and international business units reporting under GAAP and IFRS. Areas of focus may include asset management, lease accounting, and accounting internally developed software.

Look to the future-ours and yours

Are you seeking to join a team of elite financial minds? This is a role that will foster your curiosity, nurture your thought leadership and strengthen your relationship management skills. Challenge yourself and grow your personal and professional skills.

In this role you will:

  • Execute a full range of monthly accounting responsibilities for assigned legal entities, divisions and/or functional areas, ensuring the proper recording of financial activities in accordance with U.S. and international accounting and reporting standards, statutory reporting requirements and corporate policies. Reviews and approves journal entries and account reconciliations of Accountants.
  • Review and approve operational deliverables prepared by Accountants, ensuring compliance with internal documentation standards.
  • Analyze U.S. and non-U.S. Business operations, trends, costs, revenues, financial commitments and obligations to ensure accuracy recording of financial positions. Prepares and communicates monthly financial results to management and other stakeholders.
  • Ensure compliance with existing controls and SOX reporting requirements. Identify and manage risk ensuring assigned legal entities, divisions and/or functional areas have established adequate internal controls to prevent/detect non-compliance in a timely manner.
  • Build and develop strong working relationships both locally and globally to optimize efficiency of accounting processes.
  • Work with external auditors during the annual financial statement audit. Analyze and prepare documents/information with the auditors. Answer all auditor inquiries.
  • Maintain an understanding of legal and accounting relationships between The Vanguard Group, Inc., subsidiaries and The Vanguard Group of Mutual Funds. Maintains an understanding of external financial reporting and disclosure requirements to ensure proper recording of business activities.
  • Participate in special projects and performs other duties as assigned.

What it takes:

  • Undergraduate degree (in accounting or finance preferred). CPA or MBA preferred or equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years related experience in an accounting and financial reporting environment.
  • Thorough understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and International Accounting Standards (IAS) preferred.
  • Strong technical accounting and analytical skills.
  • Strong understanding of financial and operational controls.
  • Ability to develop and maintain relationships with internal and external partners and clients.
  • Demonstrated ability to function in a high volume/fast paced environment working with multiple and diverse responsibilities.
  • Ability to work effectively and independently.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication/presentation skills.
  • Excellent computer skills including Accounting software, Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint.

    Special Factors

    Vanguard is not offering visa sponsorship for this position

About Vanguard

We are Vanguard. Together, we’re changing the way the world invests.

For us, investing doesn’t just end in value. It starts with values. Because when you invest with courage, when you invest with clarity, and when you invest with care, you can get so much more in return. We invest with purpose – and that’s how we’ve become a global market leader. Here, we grow by doing the right thing for the people we serve. And so can you.

We want to make success accessible to everyone. This is our opportunity. Let’s make it count.

Inclusion Statement

Vanguard’s continued commitment to diversity and inclusion is firmly rooted in our culture. Every decision we make to best serve our clients, crew (internally employees are referred to as crew), and communities is guided by one simple statement: ‘Do the right thing.’

We believe that a critical aspect of doing the right thing requires building diverse, inclusive, and highly effective teams of individuals who are as unique as the clients they serve. We empower our crew to contribute their distinct strengths to achieving Vanguard’s core purpose through our values.

When all crew members feel valued and included, our ability to collaborate and innovate is amplified, and we are united in delivering on Vanguard’s core purpose.

Our core purpose: To take a stand for all investors, to treat them fairly, and to give them the best chance for investment success.

September 11, 2019
September 11, 2019
Malvern, PA, US
Job Requisition #126699

Financial integrity from the inside out

Looking after the best interests of Vanguard investors starts with having a clear picture of our own business and financial situation. As a Senior Accountant on the IT and Facilities team you will be responsible for supporting and coordinating the monthly accounting cycle for these divisions. This includes understanding significant transactions, reviewing and approving the work of Accountants, and ensuring timely analysis of financial results. The role is a functional role with exposure to both domestic and international business units reporting under GAAP and IFRS. Areas of focus may include asset management, lease accounting, and accounting internally developed software.

Look to the future-ours and yours

Are you seeking to join a team of elite financial minds? This is a role that will foster your curiosity, nurture your thought leadership and strengthen your relationship management skills. Challenge yourself and grow your personal and professional skills.

In this role you will:

  • Execute a full range of monthly accounting responsibilities for assigned legal entities, divisions and/or functional areas, ensuring the proper recording of financial activities in accordance with U.S. and international accounting and reporting standards, statutory reporting requirements and corporate policies. Reviews and approves journal entries and account reconciliations of Accountants.
  • Review and approve operational deliverables prepared by Accountants, ensuring compliance with internal documentation standards.
  • Analyze U.S. and non-U.S. Business operations, trends, costs, revenues, financial commitments and obligations to ensure accuracy recording of financial positions. Prepares and communicates monthly financial results to management and other stakeholders.
  • Ensure compliance with existing controls and SOX reporting requirements. Identify and manage risk ensuring assigned legal entities, divisions and/or functional areas have established adequate internal controls to prevent/detect non-compliance in a timely manner.
  • Build and develop strong working relationships both locally and globally to optimize efficiency of accounting processes.
  • Work with external auditors during the annual financial statement audit. Analyze and prepare documents/information with the auditors. Answer all auditor inquiries.
  • Maintain an understanding of legal and accounting relationships between The Vanguard Group, Inc., subsidiaries and The Vanguard Group of Mutual Funds. Maintains an understanding of external financial reporting and disclosure requirements to ensure proper recording of business activities.
  • Participate in special projects and performs other duties as assigned.

What it takes:

  • Undergraduate degree (in accounting or finance preferred). CPA or MBA preferred or equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years related experience in an accounting and financial reporting environment.
  • Thorough understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and International Accounting Standards (IAS) preferred.
  • Strong technical accounting and analytical skills.
  • Strong understanding of financial and operational controls.
  • Ability to develop and maintain relationships with internal and external partners and clients.
  • Demonstrated ability to function in a high volume/fast paced environment working with multiple and diverse responsibilities.
  • Ability to work effectively and independently.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication/presentation skills.
  • Excellent computer skills including Accounting software, Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint.

    Special Factors

    Vanguard is not offering visa sponsorship for this position

About Vanguard

We are Vanguard. Together, we’re changing the way the world invests.

For us, investing doesn’t just end in value. It starts with values. Because when you invest with courage, when you invest with clarity, and when you invest with care, you can get so much more in return. We invest with purpose – and that’s how we’ve become a global market leader. Here, we grow by doing the right thing for the people we serve. And so can you.

We want to make success accessible to everyone. This is our opportunity. Let’s make it count.

Inclusion Statement

Vanguard’s continued commitment to diversity and inclusion is firmly rooted in our culture. Every decision we make to best serve our clients, crew (internally employees are referred to as crew), and communities is guided by one simple statement: ‘Do the right thing.’

We believe that a critical aspect of doing the right thing requires building diverse, inclusive, and highly effective teams of individuals who are as unique as the clients they serve. We empower our crew to contribute their distinct strengths to achieving Vanguard’s core purpose through our values.

When all crew members feel valued and included, our ability to collaborate and innovate is amplified, and we are united in delivering on Vanguard’s core purpose.

Our core purpose: To take a stand for all investors, to treat them fairly, and to give them the best chance for investment success.

Our commitment to equal employment opportunity

Vanguard is an equal opportunity employer. Vanguard is committed to providing all crew members a working environment that is free from discrimination, prejudice and bias. Through this Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy, Vanguard reaffirms its commitment to equal employment opportunity for all applicants and crew members without regard to race, color, national origin or ancestry, religion, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, marital status, veteran or military status. In addition, Vanguard prohibits discrimination based on genetic information, as well as any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state or local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done which will ensure an equal employment opportunity without imposing undue hardship on Vanguard. Please inform careers@vanguard.com if you need assistance completing this application or to otherwise participate in the application process.

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