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VP, Senior Accounting & Financial Reporting SpecialisT

Jersey City, NJ, USA | SMBC Group

  • Industry:
    Financial Services
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    Accounting / Control
    Finance (Internal)
  • Experience:
    15-20 years
Job Description:
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SMBC Capital Markets is an interest rates derivatives trading company based in New York City, with offices in London and Hong Kong. We are a subsidiary of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC), one of the leading global banks in Japan.Our Capital Markets business is an established derivatives dealer with a broad product portfolio, with specific emphasis on interest rates and foreign exchange.We have been in operation for more than 30 years and is a leading market-maker in several markets.

Reporting to the Director of Accounting Group - Capital Markets, the VP role will provide accounting support to financial accounting areas including account analysis and reconciliation, managerial and financial reporting.

The position is located in our Harborside, Jersey City office in New Jersey. 


Primarily responsible for performing the day- to-day general ledger accounting operations. Manage month-end, quarter-end and year-end general ledger close. Coordinate, analyze and resolve various issues and daily reconciliations.

Data Integrity – Ensure completeness and accuracy of legal entity books; perform and review trial balance validations. Identify and recommend procedural improvements.

Reporting – Prepare monthly management reports and accompanying schedules, and narratives, including budget vs. actual expense variance reports.

Audits – Conduct annual external audit. Prepare financial statements, footnotes and analytics. Liaison with external audits and remediate issues encountered.

Projects - Assist in the design and implementation of Oracle GL. Test new products and system changes; ensure new products are compliant with USGAAP. Other various accounting projects as needed.

Internal Controls – Ensure consistent effectiveness of COSO 2013 and Data Governance Controls. Working closely with COSO team, document policies & procedures, and workflow for assigned areas of responsibility.


Bachelor degree in Accounting required. CPA required.

15+ years of accounting experience combination of public and financial services industry; product knowledge on derivatives

Experience in the preparation and analysis of financial and managerial reports with experience in accounting processes, procedures and internal controls.

Experience in applying USGAAP accounting rules that are reflective of the financial services industry with a primary focus on derivatives, as well as experience in budgeting, and cost control principles.

Project experience in systems enhancement (ie implementing a General Leger or other major financial systems.

Experience with data mining and business intelligence in a datawarehouse environment

Proficiency in Microsoft applications including Word and Excel.Advanced knowledge of Excel formulas and some knowledge of macros. Knowledge of Oracle General Ledger System a plus.

High level of attention to detail and quality assurance.

Motivated, self-starter who can independently handle tasks with little oversight.

Strong organizational and communication skills. Ability to work independently and as a team member with excellent interpersonal skills.

Good time management skills. Must be able to work well under pressure and manage multiple projects at a time in a fast-paced professional office environment. 

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