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Sr Accountant Financial Reporting

at Webster Bank

Posted: 9/30/2020
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 20-1358

Job Description

Date Active

Sep 2, 2020 12:00:00 AM

Requisition #

20-1358

Hours Per Week

40

Location

145 Bank Street-NH501

City

Waterbury

State

Connecticut

Job Description/ Requirements

If you're looking for a meaningful career, you'll find it here at Webster. Founded in 1935 by Harold Webster Smith, our focus has always been to put people first--doing whatever we can to help individuals, families and businesses achieve their financial goals. And while we've grown into a leading commercial bank, we remain passionate about serving our customers, supporting our communities, and making a difference in people's lives. We can make a difference in your life, too. By empowering you to build the meaningful career you've been looking for.

Responsibility, respect, trust, teamwork and citizenship are the values on which Webster was founded. Together we call them The Webster Way, and they are what set us apart as a bank and an employer. Guided by these values, we put people first - working hard to live up to our customers, and each other, every day.

Position Summary:

The Senior SEC Reporting Analyst is responsible for the preparation and review of external financial reporting for Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings (10-K, 10-Q, 11-K, etc.). The position is also responsible for providing technical accounting support on complex business transactions and financial statement disclosures in accordance with US GAAP and SEC reporting requirements. The ideal candidate should be digitally enabled and have experience working with automation, data workflow, and analytical tools.

Major Duties & Responsibilities:

  1. Responsible for the quarterly preparation, review, and filing of corporate financial statements with the Securities and Exchange Commission (10-Qs, 10-Ks, other SEC filings, etc.).
  2. Provide assistance on technical support to members of Finance, Accounting, and business unit constituents on the treatment of accounting issues in compliance with U.S. GAAP and SEC requirements.
  3. Research and document technical accounting issues for senior management and business unit constituents.
  4. Work with business units and support groups to develop and establish ownership of disclosures for newly adopted accounting standards.
  5. Work to continuously improve the quality of financial statement disclosures to benchmark disclosures against competitors.
  6. Communication with the Company's external auditors.
  7. Maintain the related SOX documentation for financial reporting.
  8. Network with other industry participants and regulators through conferences and forums to anticipate and communicate upcoming changes in financial reporting.
  9. Participate in special projects, such as due diligence for acquisition targets, integration of subsidiaries post acquisition, debt issuance, etc.
Education, Experience, & Skills
  • 4-6 years of related experience
  • Bachelor's degree in accounting.
  • Public Accounting / Audit experience is a plus.
  • Banking experience is a plus.
  • Strong analytical skills with preference to experience working with automation, data workflow, and analytical tools such as Workiva, Alteryx, Tableau, or UiPath.
  • Ability to contribute key role in a project including development and tracking of timelines/action plans.
  • Strong communication and relationship skills.
  • Strong analytical skills, written and verbal communication skills.
  • A willingness and awareness of the need to communicate outside of the division, educate constituents and enforce deadlines without direct reporting lines.
  • Ability to benchmark to the competition and seek continuous improvement in the company's reporting.
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