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The Operations and Technology AVP will join a growing Accounting Center of Excellence team in Phoenix, within the Controllers & Tax Services (CTS) group. CTS reports to the CFO.
With roles tailored to rising professionals, MUFG focuses on building dynamic teams operating in a continuously improving environment. Many opportunities are available as you seek to develop practical skills, access training to remain apprised of current industry standards / knowledge / trends, and connect with colleagues in other departments. You will be focused primarily on accounting and reporting processes for the operations and technology group and also provide administrative support to the growing Center of Excellence Team.
You will develop into a subject matter expert on the underlying accounting for the operations and technology group by participating in training sessions, departmental meetings, and by demonstrating initiative to improve accounting processes. You will handle the internally developed software capitalization and expensing processes, which will afford visibility into enterprise projects and require strong decision-making capabilities. You will develop partnerships within the lines of business and enhance their accounting and reporting processes.
You will also assist the Director of the Accounting Center of Excellence with administrative duties and may provide supervision to others, as needed. To be successful supporting the administrative duties, you will be able to demonstrate strong leadership skills and a desire to help build a culture on a newly forming team.
You will build relationships with mentors and other colleagues within CTS. Colleagues regard AVPs as vital resources for decision-making and improving processes. In time, AVPs will enjoy opportunities to explore other roles and build a broad knowledge of many different products and businesses.
Month-End / Quarter-End Close and Financial Reporting
Conduct research, provide explanations, and prepare roll-forward analyses
Prepare and/or review reporting information requests
Generate insightful information for internal and external partners (which include auditors and regulators)
Perform control reviews
Business Advisory Projects
Advise businesses and controllers staff on software development t(capitalization and expensing) accounting and reporting matters
Partner with technology and controllers teams to maintain and enhance the accounting for internally developed software
Develop process enhancement recommendations, and updates to policies and procedures
Build and maintain strong partnerships
Proven leadership abilities
Education: Accounting/Finance/Economics degree (BA, BS, and/or Masters)
CPAs (or CPA-eligible) preferred, but not required
Experience: 4 or more years, which may include accounting and/or financial services prior full-time work experience
General ledger experience
Month-end / quarter-end close
Journal entry preparation
Financial and regulatory reporting
Internal control frameworks
Bring a positive, collaborative attitude, in order to:
Build cross-functional partnerships
Communicate effectively (both verbally and in writing) with various levels of management
Contribute constructively to the development of the group's culture
Improve processes by applying practical judgment
Create solutions when requirements are ambiguous or change
Work independently, with strong attention to detail, in order to:
Prepare various monthly, quarterly, and annual deliverables
Demonstrate an ownership mentality by being responsible and accountable for the quality and timeliness of assigned tasks
Prior experience using Microsoft Office products including Excel, Access, Word, and PowerPoint
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.
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