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Accounting Policy Lead Consultant

Company: Wells Fargo
Location: Charlotte
Posted on: October 19, 2019

Job Description:

Job DescriptionImportant Note: During the application process, ensure your contact information (email and phone number) is up to date and upload your current resume prior to submitting your application for consideration. To participate in some selection activities you will need to respond to an invitation. The invitation can be sent by both email and text message. In order to receive text message invitations, your profile must include a mobile phone number designated as Personal Cell or Cellular in the contact information of your application.

At Wells Fargo, we want to satisfy our customers financial needs and help them succeed financially. Were looking for talented people who will put our customers at the center of everything we do. Join our diverse and inclusive team where youll feel valued and inspired to contribute your unique skills and experience.

Help us build a better Wells Fargo. It all begins with outstanding talent. It all begins with you.

Enterprise Finance drives financial management for the company and maintains and enhances risk and financial controls. Key functions within Enterprise Finance include finance and accounting; Treasury; corporate development, mergers, and acquisitions; Data Management and Insights, the Customer Remediation Center of Excellence, Enterprise Shared Services, Business Process Management, and Corporate Strategy. Enterprise Finance informs shareholders, regulators, taxing authorities, team members, and leaders of the companys financial performance through earnings releases, investor meetings and conferences, and meetings with regulators and credit rating agencies, following appropriate reporting guidelines. They also maintain and enhance risk and financial controls and lead many of the companys shared services functions including corporate properties, security, and global services.

The Accounting Policy Lead Consultant role is a senior level policy consultant on the Enterprise Accounting Policy team responsible for consulting and liaising with executive and business unit management, accounting support groups, and functional partners.

Responsibilities include:


  • Managing the implementation of accounting projects and standards
  • Providing accounting consultation on complex, large or proposed transactions
  • Developing, implementing, maintaining and communicating accounting policies, practices and procedures
  • Reviewing and providing input on quarterly and annual financial data for SEC and regulatory reports
  • Staying current with current accounting developments and standard setting of SEC, FASB, IASB and other standard setters
  • Educating corporate and business unit executive management on current accounting issues
  • Serving as a liaison for accounting issues with both internal and external audit staffs
  • Providing accounting training and awareness around the company
  • Participating in industry groups to influence the standard setting process
  • Participating in any written correspondence with standard setters or regulators
  • Position will have defined areas of responsibility depending upon areas of expertise


    Required Qualifications


    • 7+ years of experience in one or a combination of the following: finance, accounting, analytics or reporting




      Desired Qualifications


      • 10+ years of accounting experience
      • Big four public accounting experience
      • Ability to manage complex initiatives
      • Ability to prepare and present senior level communications
      • Ability to present complex concepts to senior management
      • Ability to present results of analyses and recommendations to senior leaders
      • Ability to prioritize work, meet deadlines, achieve goals, and work under pressure in a dynamic and complex environment
      • Ability to take on a high level of responsibility, initiative, and accountability
      • Ability to translate and summarize complex data into understandable, actionable information and recommendations
      • Ability to work effectively in a team environment and across all organizational levels, where flexibility, collaboration, and adaptability are important
      • Advanced Microsoft Office skills
      • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
      • Knowledge and understanding of accounting principles: in the capital markets industry
      • Knowledge and understanding of accounting principles: statutory and GAAP
      • Knowledge and understanding of US GAAP financial statements or components preparation
      • Outstanding problem solving and decision making skills
      • Strong analytical skills with high attention to detail and accuracy
      • Superior project management skills including the ability to handle multiple projects concurrently
      • An active Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation
      • Experience presenting technical concepts to senior leaders
      • Ability to successfully operate in a complex and matrixed environment
      • A BS/BA degree or higher in one or a combination of the following: Finance, Accounting, Analytics, or Reporting




        Other Desired Qualifications


        • Demonstrated ability to routinely make judgment calls on applicability/impact of emerging issues to our businesses;
        • Interpretation of very subjective and complex financial accounting matters and applicability to our business;
        • The assessment of alternative implementation methodologies and implications from a cost/benefit perspective and impact to our internal control environment, etc.
        • Capital markets experience related to derivatives & hedge accounting, investments, financial asset transfers (including securitizations), fair value, broker/dealer accounting, and consolidation assessments


          DisclaimerAll offers for employment with Wells Fargo are contingent upon the candidate having successfully completed a criminal background check. Wells Fargo will consider qualified candidates with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable local, state and Federal law, including Section 19 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act.



          Relevant military experience is considered for veterans and transitioning service men and women.

          Wells Fargo is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation.

Keywords: Wells Fargo, Columbia , Accounting Policy Lead Consultant, Professions , Charlotte, South Carolina

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