Accounting Policy and Corporate Accounting Manager

| Chicago

Donnelley Financial Solutions (DFIN) is a leader in risk and compliance solutions, providing insightful technology, industry expertise and data insights to clients across the globe. We’re here to help you make smarter decisions with insightful technology, industry expertise and data insights at every stage of your business and investment lifecycles. As markets fluctuate, regulations evolve and technology advances, we’re there. And through it all, we deliver confidence with the right solutions in moments that matter. 

Summary

A manager career opportunity in the Corporate Controller’s Group of a large, dynamic international organization. Donnelley Financial Solutions (DFIN) is a leader in risk and compliance solutions, providing insightful technology, industry expertise and data insights to clients across the globe. 


The Corporate Controller’s Group is responsible for establishing the Company’s accounting policies and leading the coordination of all accounting functions, including the consolidation of financial results and preparation and issuance of the Form 10-Q, Form 10-K and other filings with the SEC. The manager is a key member of the Corporate Controller’s Group and will have responsibilities for certain key accounting areas, consolidation and SEC reporting activities, as well as ownership of certain complex technical accounting areas.
 

Responsibilities
  • Key leader on certain complex technical accounting areas, including revenue and others
  • Work closely with the Controller, Assistant Controllers and the shared services and corporate accounting teams to ensure revenue recognition policies, processes and controls are in sync with ongoing changes as a result of the Company’s transformation strategy, rapidly shifting IPO and M&A environments and regulatory changes
  • Manage the financial policy database and assist in developing, implementing, revising and updating the Company’s accounting policies
  • Provide analysis and insight for other assignments and ad hoc projects as needed, including special projects, impairment analysis, and other requests from senior management
  • Research accounting guidance associated with complex transactions and technical accounting issues and document conclusions
  • Responsible for overseeing certain corporate accounting areas such as debt, pension or deferred compensation and ensuring that transactions associated with these areas are recorded completely and accurately 
  • Assist in developing and enhancing various Corporate control activities and processes
  • Assist in the review of information included in Form 10-K, Form 10-Q and other SEC filings, including reviewing supporting documentation, XBRL tagging and disclosure requirements
  • Work closely with business units finance staff, internal audit, corporate finance departments (Tax, Treasury, Investor Relations, FPA, etc.), regional accounting departments, external auditors, and other key members of the Corporate Controller’s group
     
Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting
  • Minimum 6-7 years of relevant work experience at a public accounting firm (Big 4 firm experience preferred)
  • Knowledge of US GAAP 
  • Experience with ASC 606 is required
  • CPA required
  • Strong technical accounting and analytical skills, experience with preparing and reviewing accounting research and accounting memorandums
  • Excellent problem solving, communication, interpersonal, analytical and time management skills required
  • Ability to multi-task and manage shifting priorities and deadlines, with attention to detail and an ability to work both independently and in a team environment
  • Ability to see the “big picture” and lead a project (with senior management oversight) by developing a project plan, collaborating with relevant stakeholders and performing activities necessary for successful completion of a project
  • Proficiency in MS Office products – intermediate knowledge of MS Excel
  • Aptitude and willingness to learn new software and systems instrumental to accounting, consolidation and financial reporting (ActiveDisclosure, BPC, SAP, etc.)

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
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Location

Located in the heart of downtown Chicago’s financial district, we are steps from all Metra stations, good eats and entertainment.

An Insider's view of DFIN

What projects are you most excited about?

In transforming and improving FinTech products, excitement comes from the challenge of knowing that the problems are complex, yet the solutions must be easy to use. When we start a new project, I can't wait to sink my teeth into understanding the problem space, talking to users, designing the solution, and seeing it through to release.

Dan

Principal Product Designer

What makes someone successful on your team?

Active and honest listening – Contrary to the stereotypical, extroverted sales rep, some of my most effective and insightful client interactions are when I do the least amount of talking, and the most active listening. Client insight is exponentially easier to excavate when you stop “pitching” – and start listening.

Carey

Senior Sales Representative

What is your vision for the company?

Our business plan reflects the change in products DFIN is selling today versus what we sell in five years. DFIN today is a company that offers a lot of professional services that we added software to, but the goal is to become a SaaS company that has services to support it.

Stephen

SVP, Global Head of Engineering

What does your typical day look like?

The role of a software engineer is really about creating computational systems and ensuring they behave as designed. My day-to-day is focused mostly on writing code that provides new functionality within our products that we see a need for in the market—and providing quality control to be certain it works properly.

Herve

Senior Software Engineer

What are DFIN Perks + Benefits

DFIN Benefits Overview

The world continues to change in ways we never expected, but there is one constant: your safety and well-being is a top priority, and DFIN has you covered with our benefits.

Culture
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
We value a work / life balance at DFIN.
Remote Work Program
We have partial and fully remote opportunities at DFIN.
Family Medical Leave
Family Medical Leave granted under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Happy Hours
Parking
Employee parking available
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
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