UBS Financial Services Accounting Policy Technical Specialist in New York, Connecticut

Accounting Policy Technical Specialist

United States - Connecticut, United States - New Jersey, United States - New York


Corporate Center

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New York, Stamford, Weehawken

Job Type:

Full Time

Your role:

Do you have a strong professional background in accounting policy? We’re looking for someone like this to:

• provide accounting policy advice in UBS’s multi-GAAP environment (including both IFRS and US GAAP) within Finance and to constituents across a number of business divisions; the IFRS/US accounting advice will cover a wide range of areas but in particular likely to include derecognition, consolidation, impairment and measurement of financial instruments

• maintain US GAAP, IFRS, and IFRS-US GAAP-comparison policies.

• have exposure across a wide range of products and transactions from our Investment Banking, Asset Management , and Wealth Management businesses

• assisting in the implementation of new accounting policy requirements through producing detailed technical analysis in this area and contributing to GAP discussions

• prepare and present training sessions to the Finance team

• work closely with the business, Finance colleagues and global GAP team members providing rigorous analyses of new and complex products and transactions, ensuring that the accounting policies are applied and decisions are appropriately documented

• interact and communicate effectively with senior management and staff from across the different areas within the Bank. Clients will be professionals in different functions and at different levels including senior management for high profile topics

• contribute to IFRS/US expertise of regional controlling functions

• represent UBS at industry accounting forums

Your team:

You’ll be a member of the global GAP team in Zurich/London/Stamford/APAC. GAP is a team of highly trained accounting subject matter experts that delivers against all the accounting policy needs of the Business Divisions and Corporate Center. As accounting standards are constantly changing, we stay at the forefront of those developments to ensure we provide appropriate accounting guidance that takes account of those developments and training for a sustainable control environment.

Your expertise:

You have:

  • higher Education (university degree) combined with one of internationally recognized accountancy qualifications (e.g. CPA)

  • 4 to 6 years in public accounting / audit,

  • a very good understanding of IFRS/USGAAP with ideally some experience of working in an accounting policy / accounting advisory capacity

  • experience within the financial services industry including ideally product knowledge

You are:

– an excellent communicator (both orally and in writing particularly in technical accounting arena) with ability to interact effectively with staff at all levels including senior management

– an individual with strong analytical skills

– methodical, concise and accurate, with strong attention to detail

– proactive, hands on solution oriented and flexible

– an individual who displays commitment and strong ownership of tasks and works consistently towards goals and resolutions

– able to cooperate and consult appropriately with a wide range of individuals both in GAP and the wider organization

– able to balance demands of a diverse client and project portfolio in a dynamic environment

– fluent in English (German an advantage)

– proficient user of MS Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)

About us:

Expert advice. Wealth management. Investment banking. Asset management. Retail banking in Switzerland. And all the support functions. That's what we do. And we do it for private and institutional clients as well as corporations around the world.

We are about 60,000 employees in all major financial centers, in more than 50 countries. Do you want to be one of us?

Join us:

We're a truly global, collaborative and friendly group of people. Having a diverse, inclusive and respectful workplace is important to us. And we support your career development, internal mobility and work-life balance. If this sounds interesting, apply now.

Disclaimer / Policy Statements:

UBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We respect and seek to empower each individual and support the diverse cultures, perspectives, skills and experiences within our workforce.