Financial Accounting Senior Consultant
Wells Fargo
Mississauga, Ontario
3d ago

Job Description

Wells Fargo provides middle market, large corporate and financial institution customers with a range of financing solutions, including treasury management, credit, payments, financing, foreign exchange, and trade services.

Wells Fargo operates in 42 countries and territories outside of the U.S., including branches in Beijing, Cayman Islands, Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC), Hong Kong, London, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Taipei, Tokyo, and Toronto.

This role reports to the Controller of Wells Fargo Equipment Finance Canada (a division of Wells Fargo) and is part of the Accounting department (which includes approximately 10 resources, both onshore and offshore).

This role will support accounting activities including month end closing, journal entries, account reconciliations, financial reporting, project coordination on various system implementations and technical accounting matters.

It will also support specific accounting activities related to sales tax and income tax.

Equipment Finance is a provider of commercial / corporate leasing and financing products. Equipment Finance reaches small, middle-market and large corporate companies with equipment needs and provides term loans, equipment leases, vendor finance programs and manufacturer finance programs.

The role is located in Mississauga, Ontario.

Responsibilities :

  • Participate in monthly closing activities and, over time, become the reviewer and owner of specific month end activities
  • Perform and / or review monthly account reconciliations within the prescribed timelines and in compliance with the Wells Fargo Corporate Accounting Policy.
  • This includes ownership of certain complex account reconciliations

  • Develop knowledge and understanding of the sub-systems and become the point person from the Accounting team for sub-system accounting matters and for systems projects (enhancements, new implementations and transitions)
  • Participate in the completion and review of financial reporting deliverables for SEC and US Regulatory purposes
  • Assist the Controller in developing, maintaining and improving effective controls across various accounting processes to ensure compliance with all applicable company policies
  • Assist in technical accounting matters related to US GAAP and local Canadian requirements
  • Provide support for completion of roll-forwards and / or specific deferred tax calculations for income tax purposes
  • Provide support for the completion of monthly sales tax returns
  • Provide support for internal testing engagements and audits
  • Participate in various Accounting projects and initiatives
  • Collaborate with various North American stakeholders, both within the line of business and functionally. Also, work with offshore resources supporting the function.
  • Market Skills and Certifications

    Minimum qualifications :

  • Minimum of 8+ years of prior accounting experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, Business, Accounting or Finance
  • Prior experience in financial services or banking
  • Experience and familiarity with complex systems, sub-ledgers and tools used by Accounting departments in the financial services industry
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Process-oriented, with strong attention to detail and an analytical mindset
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong proficiency in MS excel and ability to work with large and complex data
  • Proactive, independent worker with a demonstrated ability to manage and execute multiple priorities in tight timelines
  • Ability to come up the learning curve fast and take initiative
  • Ability to work within cross-functional teams and interact with other groups to achieve company and Accounting department objectives
  • Preferred qualification :

  • Professional accounting designation (CPA or equivalent)
  • We Value Diversity

    At Wells Fargo, we believe in diversity and inclusion in the workplace; accordingly, we welcome applications for employment from all qualified candidates, regardless of race, color, gender, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other status protected by applicable law.

    We comply with all applicable laws in every jurisdiction in which we operate.

    Team members support our focus on building strong customer relationships balanced with a strong risk mitigating and compliance-driven culture which firmly establishes those disciplines as critical to the success of our customers and company.

    They are accountable for execution of all applicable risk programs (Credit, Market, Financial Crimes, Operational, Regulatory Compliance), which includes effectively following and adhering to applicable Wells Fargo policies and procedures, appropriately fulfilling risk and compliance obligations, timely and effective escalation and remediation of issues, and making sound risk decisions.

    There is emphasis on proactive monitoring, governance, risk identification and escalation, as well as making sound risk decisions commensurate with the business unit’s risk appetite and all risk and compliance program requirements.

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