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Senior Accountant in Wilmington, DE at M&T Bank

Date Posted: 12/6/2018

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Job Description

Supports all accounting-related projects, analyses and 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, including maintaining accounting entry flow process to support accurate and timely reconciliation of all general ledger accounts and internal and external reporting of financial information and regulatory reporting.  Independently leads projects within or across Departments, representing the Department in enterprise-wide projects and possibly supporting other systems.
Support the monthly closing of the general ledger for an assigned area outside Finance, including analyzing and interpreting account fluctuations and monthly/quarterly reporting (could include manual processing).
Champion monthly variance analyses, reconciliations, tests of accounting data integrity and work paper review.
Review accounting transaction documentation for completeness and accuracy; identify and work to resolve accounting issues and variances.
Provide guidance and mentoring to less experienced personnel, including providing input to the annual review process for them.
Champion 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/Division/Bank.
Support the integration of acquired portfolios to the Bank’s general ledger.
Support creation of business requirements documents and functional requirements as well as test and implement those new requirements.
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.
Nature & Scope:
The position works independently under general supervision as well as a member/leader of a project team.  This position has interaction with internal Bank business partners as well as internal and external auditors and assists less experienced personnel on more complex issues.
Required Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in Accounting, or related field with significant Accounting coursework, and a minimum of 3 years' accounting, audit and/or financial institution experience, or in lieu of a degree, a combined minimum of 7 years’ higher education and/or work experience, including a minimum of 3 years’ accounting, audit and/or financial institution experience
Excellent personal computer skills with a thorough knowledge of pertinent spreadsheet, word processing and database software as required by assigned area
Excellent knowledge and application of GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting) principles
Strong interpersonal skills
Prior experience setting an example for and providing direction to others
Some knowledge of process improvement methodology and business process management techniques            
Preferred Qualifications:
Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA)
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Minimum of 3 years’ bank operations accounting experience
M&T Bank Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. M&T Bank Corporation does not sponsor individuals for the purpose of obtaining H-1 Visas. M&T Bank Corporation has policies and procedures in place to promote a drug free workplace.