Accountant – Corporate Accounting

June 7, 2019|Malvern, PA, US
Job Requisition #124157

Step forward with a global market leader

At Vanguard we’ve built up over $5 trillion in assets by doing what’s right for investors. As a Corporate Accountant, you’ll help safeguard those assets. Using the highest levels of integrity, you’ll collect and maintain the accurate information we need for financial, regulatory and tax reporting. And whether you’re working with our business units inside or outside the U.S., you’ll improve efficiency and minimize risk so we can continue to deliver extraordinary value. Make it count.

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.
  • Prepare general ledger account reconciliations and reviews as well as prepare and post journal entries. You will provide coding for purchase orders and accounts payable invoices.
  • Analyze U.S. and non-U.S. Business operations, trends, costs, revenues, financial commitments and obligations to ensure accurate recording of financial positions. Assist in the preparation and communication of monthly financial results senior accountant and management.

How you’ll spend your days

  • Identify issues independently. Work with internal business contacts to research issues, develop recommendations, and resolve routine issues.
  • Identify risk and assist in updating internal control procedures that ensure proper recording and reporting of financial position and prevent significant errors in accounting records.
  • Build and develop strong working relationships both locally and globally to ensure mutually beneficial outcomes.
  • Work with external auditors during the annual financial statement audit. Analyze and prepare documents/information with the auditors. Answer all auditor inquires.

What it takes

  • Undergraduate degree (in accounting or finance preferred). CPA or MBA preferred or equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication/presentation skills.
  • Ability to work effectively and independently.
  • Excellent computer skills including Accounting software, Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint.
  • Ability to develop and maintain relationships with internal and external partners and clients.
  • One to two years general experience in an accounting and financial reporting environment preferred.
  • Working knowledge of financial and operational controls.
  • Working knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and International Accounting Standards (IAS) preferred.

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.

June 7, 2019|Malvern, PA, US
Job Requisition #124157

Step forward with a global market leader

At Vanguard we’ve built up over $5 trillion in assets by doing what’s right for investors. As a Corporate Accountant, you’ll help safeguard those assets. Using the highest levels of integrity, you’ll collect and maintain the accurate information we need for financial, regulatory and tax reporting. And whether you’re working with our business units inside or outside the U.S., you’ll improve efficiency and minimize risk so we can continue to deliver extraordinary value. Make it count.

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.
  • Prepare general ledger account reconciliations and reviews as well as prepare and post journal entries. You will provide coding for purchase orders and accounts payable invoices.
  • Analyze U.S. and non-U.S. Business operations, trends, costs, revenues, financial commitments and obligations to ensure accurate recording of financial positions. Assist in the preparation and communication of monthly financial results senior accountant and management.

How you’ll spend your days

  • Identify issues independently. Work with internal business contacts to research issues, develop recommendations, and resolve routine issues.
  • Identify risk and assist in updating internal control procedures that ensure proper recording and reporting of financial position and prevent significant errors in accounting records.
  • Build and develop strong working relationships both locally and globally to ensure mutually beneficial outcomes.
  • Work with external auditors during the annual financial statement audit. Analyze and prepare documents/information with the auditors. Answer all auditor inquires.

What it takes

  • Undergraduate degree (in accounting or finance preferred). CPA or MBA preferred or equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication/presentation skills.
  • Ability to work effectively and independently.
  • Excellent computer skills including Accounting software, Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint.
  • Ability to develop and maintain relationships with internal and external partners and clients.
  • One to two years general experience in an accounting and financial reporting environment preferred.
  • Working knowledge of financial and operational controls.
  • Working knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and International Accounting Standards (IAS) preferred.

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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