Assistant Controller - Chicago

  • Posting Date: 03-04-2019
  • Vacancy number: 21366

ABN AMRO Clearing Chicago (AACC) is a subsidiary of ABN AMRO Bank N.V.  We are a global clearing firm that provides an integrated suite of financial services to professional trading participants in the global financial market. The core service offering consists of execution, clearing, financing, stock borrowing and lending, settlement and custody. Today we clear and finance over 16 million trades per day and cover 90 of the world’s leading exchanges across Europe, the Americas, and Asia Pacific. Our international network provides comprehensive market access to exchange-listed instruments such as stocks, futures and options. It also covers non-exchange listed investment instruments and alternative products including bonds, OTC derivatives, warrants, forex, forwards, and energy and commodities. ABN AMRO Clearing consistently ranks among the top 3 clearers in every time zone, based on turnover and market share.Responsibilities:

  • Oversee month-end GAAP accounting processes, including financial review and analysis, preparing account reconciliations and accruals and overall maintenance of the Company's accounting records
  • Responsible for overseeing futures and equities financial regulatory reporting: including monthly FOCUS report, daily capital computation, daily segregation and secured reporting, weekly customer reserve and PAB computations
  • Maintain financial regulatory reporting calendar and ensure all required internal and external reporting deadlines are met
  • Reconcile financial discrepancies by investigating account information and taking ownership to confirm financial reconciliations assigned to others are timely and accurate
  • Work closely with other departments to assess downstream impact of their processes on the financial and regulatory reporting, including investigating fluctuations in daily reporting
  • Ensure that open items are resolved in a timely manner and have strong balance sheet account knowledge to assess discrepancies and causes
  • Drive process documentation and enhancement reviews including writing, reviewing and maintaining relevant standard operating procedures
  • Coordinate with tax consultants regarding annual federal and state tax returns for the partnership as well as the US corporate returns for parent company, including calculating quarterly estimated tax payment provisions
  • Lead annual financial, regulatory and internal audit processes entailing coordinating with the auditors, and preparing lead schedules analytics and footnotes for consolidated financial statements
  • Maintain and validate accuracy and mapping of financial data imported from back office subsystems and investigate breaks
  • Lead accounting team members by providing subject matter expertise, coordinating special projects, cross training and other areas as needed

Education and Experience: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, CPA preferred
  • Knowledge of GAAP requirements and broker-dealer public auditing experience preferred
  • Minimum of 7-10 years of experience in financial services industry, at least 5 years at big 4 accounting firm
  • Microsoft Dynamics GP experience a plus
  • Basic understanding of regulatory rules and regulations
  • Knowledge of 17a-5 compliance requirements and broker-dealer auditing experience preferred
  • Series 27 a plus

Key Competencies:

  • Innate leadership skills and motivated to cultivate a cohesive team
  • Detail oriented and able to work both in a team setting and independently
  • Must have strong Excel skills, including VBA and Pivot Tables
  • Impeccable level of integrity and ethical mindset

Indication of Application Process

Step 1: Application

Fill out the information on the application form and upload your motivation letter and resume

Step 2: First interview

You will receive a confirmation of your application by e-mail. Within two weeks you will hear if you are invited for an interview

Step 3: Online assessment

You make an online cognitive test or an online assessment

Step 4: Second interview

You are invited for a second interview

Step 5: Job offer

You receive your job offer, once you have accepted it is time to start!

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