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Accounting Manager

Company: EDWARD JONES
Location: Springfield
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

At Edward Jones, we help clients achieve their serious, long-term financial goals by understanding their needs and implementing tailored solutions. To ensure a personal client experience, we have located our 15,000+ branch offices where our more than 7 million clients live and work.

In a typical branch office, a financial advisor meets with clients and receives branch office support, so they can focus on building deep relationships with clients. Headquarters associates in St. Louis, Tempe and Mississauga provide support and expertise to help U.S. and Canada branch teams deliver an ideal client experience. We continue to grow to meet the needs of long-term individual investors.
The External Reporting/Accounting Policy team provides regulators and the Partnership with high-quality reporting, accounting and technical expertise for compliance and provides guidance to assist business partners make informed business decisions. The Accounting Manager is primarily responsible for technical accounting research and analysis, including leading the Partnership's compliance with the SEC's proposed Environmental, Social and Governance ("ESG") external reporting regulations. Additionally, the Accounting Manager will assist with the management and evaluation of the Partnership's contracts to ensure complete and accurate accounting treatment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with cross-functional stakeholders to establish complete and accurate data, defined processes and controls and disclosures for compliance with the proposed SEC ESG rules
  • Draft accounting memos, primarily for ESG, that summarize relevant facts, accounting guidance, key business considerations and impacts and technical accounting conclusions
  • Assist with the enhancement of the Partnership's processes for the review and analysis of contracts to conclude on the accurate accounting treatment for leases, fixed assets, expense recognition, capitalization of software and cloud computing costs, revenue recognition, etc.
  • Help track the status of firm projects and evaluate contracts to ensure accurate and timely accounting for costs
  • Efficiently and effectively communicate accounting guidance and treatment to stakeholders at all levels
  • May assist with research and evaluation of GAAP accounting implications for new business strategies and new SEC reporting rules and regulations
  • Occasionally consult with departments within Finance to help support the accurate interpretation and application of the Partnership's accounting policy
    • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting
    • 6+ years of experience, preferably in public accounting
    • CPA required
    • Proficient knowledge of GAAP, SEC Reporting and internal controls (SOX)
    • Advanced verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to articulate complex accounting matters
    • Strong investigative, analytical and problem-solving skills
    • Ability to work in teams and independently
    • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple responsibilities simultaneously
    • Attentive to detail
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office
      • 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials in 2022, published Fortune July 2022, Great Places to Work data as of March 2022. Compensation provided for using, not obtaining, the rating.
        • Edward Jones was recognized as one of the Best Workplaces for Millennials by Great Places to Work and Fortune magazine. The privately held firm ranked No. 2 overall, in its fourth appearance on the list.
        • 2022 Fortune Best Workplaces for Women, published September 2022, research by Great Places to Work , data as of August 2021. Compensation provided for using, not obtaining, the rating.
          • Edward Jones has been named to the 2022 Best Workplaces for Women list by Great Places to Work and Fortune magazine, ranking No. 45.
          • 2022 Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For, published April 2022, research by Great Place to Work , data as of August 2021. Compensation provided for using, not obtaining, the rating.
            • For the 23rd time, Edward Jones has earned a spot on the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For ranking by Great Places to Work and Fortune magazine. Edward Jones ranked No. 35 on the prestigious 2022 list.
            • 2022 Best Places to Work For LGBTQ+ Equality, Great Place to Work in partnership with Human Rights Campaign Foundation, published Equity Magazine January 2022, data as of July 2021. Compensation provided for using, not obtaining, the rating.
              • Edward Jones scored 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's 2022 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) the nation's foremost benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ+ workplace equality. The ranking designated Jones as one of the best places to work for LGBTQ+Equality. Edward Jones does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, veteran status, genetic information or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.
                At Edward Jones, we value and respect our associates and their contributions, and we recognize individual efforts through a rewards program that promotes a long-term career, financial security and well-being. Visit our career site to learn more about our total compensation approach, which in addition to base salary, typically includes benefits, bonuses and profit sharing. The salary range for this role is based on national data and actual pay is based on skills, experience, education, and other relevant factors for a potential new associate:

                Salary: $76798 - $130764
                Category: Headquarters

Keywords: EDWARD JONES, Springfield , Accounting Manager, Executive , Springfield, Illinois

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