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Accounting Center of Excellence, Assistant Vice President

Company: MUFG Union Bank
Location: Tempe
Posted on: February 22, 2021

Job Description:

MUFG is committed to the safety and well-being of our colleagues, clients, candidates, and the community as we manage the current COVID-19 pandemic. During this time, as we continue to recruit and hire exceptional talent to join our team, we are taking the necessary precautions to limit in-person contact, aligned with Federal, State, and local health recommendations and requirements. All interviews are being conducted remotely via Skype, FaceTime, or phone. Additionally, we have implemented remote on-boarding for new colleagues, as appropriate. Thank you for your interest in exploring career opportunities with MUFG. Accounting Center of Excellence, Assistant Vice President Do you want your voice heard and your actions to count? Discover your opportunity with Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG), the 5th largest financial group in the world (as ranked by S&P Global, April 2020). In the Americas, we're 13,000 colleagues, striving to make a difference for every client, organization, and community we serve. We stand for our values, developing positive relationships built on integrity and respect. It's part of our culture to put people first, listen to new and diverse ideas and collaborate toward greater innovation, speed and agility. We're a team that accepts responsibility for the future by asking the tough questions and owning the solutions. Join MUFG and be empowered to make your voice heard and your actions count. Job Summary The Accounting Center of Excellence (Accounting CoE) Assistant Vice President will assist with building a new team in the Phoenix area and will report to the Accounting CoE Director and Business Unit Controller, within the Controllers & Tax Services (CTS) group. CTS reports to the CFO. In the near term, the Assistant Vice President will create a program to identify the accounting processes across the institution to bring into the group including staffing needs to support. In the longer term, the Accounting CoE will implement accounting processes within enterprise-wide projects, which likely include new accounting standard implementation, new products & services, and audit and regulatory issue resolution. You will work in a dynamic environment, lead daily activities within the CoE and provide the CoE Director with accounting expertise and strong project management skills. This role will also allow you the ability to develop a team culture and a collaborative working environment. You will adeptly partner with internal (business lines, senior leadership, internal audit, etc.) and external (auditors, regulators, vendors, prospective employees) stakeholders, gain leadership experience and help develop staff so that they are able to act when requirements are ambiguous or evolving. Major Responsibilities Develop the Accounting Center of Excellence

  • Assist with recruiting, onboarding and training Accounting CoE staff
  • Develop Accounting CoE operational policies and procedures
  • Establish Accounting CoE processes to support primary business objectives
  • Assist with designing organizational roles to support processes
  • Develop key performance indicators and quality measures to evaluate process performance, risk-based process monitoring
  • Develop control framework to mitigate risks
  • Provide integrated accounting solutions, high-quality accounting advice
  • Embody the CTS cultural principles when interacting with partners
  • Develop and maintain relationships with external partners including auditors, regulators, vendors, contractors, etc.
  • Assist the institution with its professional development efforts, and inspire cross-functional training to cultivate client-centered process, products and services
  • Mentor CoE and other staff to support personal and professional development, community involvement
  • Become a trusted accounting advisor to implement integrated accounting solutions for organizational initiatives and support internal partners
  • Organizational initiatives are likely to include implementation of accounting processes for new products and services, acquisition accounting process integrations, support for organizational transformation programs, and other internal innovation projects
  • Education: Accounting or finance degree (BA, BS, and/or Masters)
    • CPAs (or CPA-eligible) preferred, but not required
    • You have 3+ years prior experience in financial services and/or accounting-related roles.
    • You bring a positive, collaborative attitude, in order to:
      • Drive implementation of the group's culture within the new team
      • Build cross-functional partnerships
      • You can communicate effectively (both verbally and in writing) with various levels of management
      • You seek opportunities to improve processes and the control framework
      • You create solutions when requirements are ambiguous or subject to change
      • You work independently, with strong attention to detail, in order to:
        • Prepare or review deliverables, process outputs, reconciliations, etc.
        • You confidently direct staff in the production and/or review of various monthly, quarterly, and annual deliverables
        • You demonstrate an ownership mentality by being responsible and accountable for the quality and timeliness of assigned deliverables and processes
        • You have prior experience using Microsoft Office products such as Excel, Access, Word, and PowerPoint (advanced use of Microsoft Office products and prior query writing experience is preferred) The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and committed to leveraging the diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experience of our workforce to create opportunities for our colleagues and our business. We do not discriminate in employment decisions on the basis of any protected category. A conviction is not an absolute bar to employment. Factors such as the age of the offense, evidence of rehabilitation, seriousness of violation, and job relatedness are considered in all employment decisions. Additionally, it's the bank's policy to only inquire into a candidate's criminal history after an offer has been made. Federal law prohibits banks from employing individuals who have been convicted of, or received a pretrial diversion for, certain offenses We are committed to ensuring that our online application process provides an equal employment opportunity to all applicants, including individuals with disabilities. If you are an applicant with a disability, or are assisting an applicant with a disability, and require accessibility assistance or an accommodation to apply for one of our jobs, please submit a request by telephone at 1-866-275-4717 or email us at AskHR@us.mufg.jp . Include your contact information and specific details about your requested accommodation. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and committed to leveraging the diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experience of our workforce to create opportunities for our colleagues and our business. We do not discriminate in employment decisions on the basis of any protected category.

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