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Senior Tax Accountant II in Wilmington, DE at M&T Bank

Date Posted: 11/16/2018

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Senior Accountant II

Family Wealth Office

Wilmington Trust

Wilmington, DE.



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/or supporting other systems.


Oversee support for 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).

Oversee or coordinate 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 more complex accounting issues and variances.

Provide guidance and mentoring to less experienced personnel, including providing input to the annual review process for them.

Spearhead 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.

Coordinate the integration of acquired portfolios to the Bank’s general ledger.

Oversee support for the creation of Business requirements documents and functional requirements as well as the testing and implementation of 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 5 years' accounting, audit and/or financial institution experience, or in lieu of a degree, a combined minimum of 9 years’ higher education and/or work experience, including a minimum of 5 years’ accounting, audit and/or financial institution experience

Excellent personal computer skills with a thorough knowledge of pertinent spreadsheet, word processing and database software

Excellent knowledge and application of GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting) principles

Strong interpersonal skills

Prior experience setting an example for and providing direction to others

Strong 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 4 years’ bank operations accounting experience

About M&T

At M&T, we strive to be the best place our employees ever work, the best bank our customers ever do business with and the best investment our shareholders ever make. So when looking to advance your career, look to M&T.  As a top 20 US bank holding company and one of the best performing regional banks in the country, we offer a wide range of performance based career development opportunities for talented professionals. And through our longstanding tradition of careful, conservative and consistent management and a strong commitment to the communities we serve, we continue to grow with a focus on the future. 


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.