Full Job Description
Schedule: M-F 8 AM – 4:30 PM
This position is remote to start and will transition to a hybrid model.
Supports all accounting-related activities, projects, analyses and/or conversions for an assigned area outside Finance. Responsible for development and management of operational accounting control functions in support of the Bank’s accounting systems for an assigned area, including maintaining accounting entry flow process to support accurate and timely reconciliation of all general ledger accounts and internal and/or external reporting of financial information and regulatory reporting.
Support the monthly closing of the general ledger for assigned area outside Finance, including analyzing and interpreting account fluctuations and monthly/quarterly reporting (could include manual processing).
Support monthly variance analyses, reconciliations, tests of accounting data integrity and work paper review.
Review accounting transaction documentation for completeness and accuracy; research account variances.
Work with more experienced personnel in supporting the improvement and implementation of existing processes and new processes related to the accounting for various products that enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the department.
May support integration of acquired portfolios to the Bank’s general ledger.
May support creation of business requirements documents and functional requirements as well as test and implement these new requirements.
Prepare accounting reports specific to assigned area in a timely and accurate manner.
Assist with problem resolution and data interpretation, complete mechanical review and variance analysis, and ensure timely submission of reports.
Complete accounting tasks in a manner compliant with applicable laws and regulations and/or that serve to help the Company be in compliance with laws and regulations that apply to the business line the position supports.
Participate in departmental task and project planning and other administrative duties.
Understand and adhere to the Company’s risk and regulatory standards, policies and controls in accordance with the Company’s Risk Appetite. Identify risk-related issues needing escalation to management.
Promote an environment that supports diversity and reflects the M&T Bank brand.
Maintain M&T internal control standards, including timely implementation of internal and external audit points together with any issues raised by external regulators as applicable.
Complete other related duties as assigned.
Scope of Responsibilities:
The position works independently under general supervision. This position has interaction with internal Bank business partners as well as internal and external auditors with support of more experienced personnel.
Education and Experience Required:
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, or related field with significant Accounting coursework, or in lieu of a degree, a combined minimum of 4 years higher education and/or work experience
Proficiency in pertinent spreadsheet software
Knowledge and application of GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting) Principles
Strong interpersonal skills
Education and Experience Preferred:
Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA)
Previous accounting work experience
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Buffalo, New York, United States of America