Financial Reporting Manager

Company: First Data ( Learn More )

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Job Description

First Data is a global leader in commerce-enabling technology solutions, serving more than six million business locations and 4,000 financial institutions in 118 countries around the world. Our 23,000 owner-associates are dedicated to helping companies, from start-ups to the world’s largest corporations, conduct commerce every day by securing and processing more than 2,300 transactions per second and $1.9 trillion per year. First Data is committed to staying at the forefront of our industry, and we are innovating a wide range of next-generation commerce technology solutions to help our clients better detect fraud, gain insights into consumer spending patterns and build customer loyalty. There are many exciting opportunities for talented individuals who would like to join our team and play a meaningful role in helping us shape the future of global commerce.

First Data’s Shared Services organization, which includes the Human Resources, Finance, Legal, Marketing, Communications, Finance, Strategy, Compliance, Legal, Security, Sourcing, and Properties functions, supports our mission to drive our clients’ success with industry-leading solutions, consultative advice and service. The Shared Services teams align with our customer-facing teams in a model that drives consistency, yet also provides the flexibility needed to meet unit-specific goals. Our Shared Services employees bring the domain expertise that helps First Data retain and grow our base of owner-associates, drive profitable growth, navigate complex channel partnerships, and build First Data’s brand equity.

Position Description Overview 

Financial Reporting Manager will be responsible for overseeing the financial reporting of our GAAP results to Accounting leaders, senior management and up to the SEC. Responsibilities include planning and executing the timeline and tasks associated with the company's 10-Q/K filings, BAMS F/S, IPS F/S, employee benefit plan F/S, U.S. Census filings, and other financial reports.

Job Responsibilities

  • Responsible for managing general Accounting functions and/or Accounting Policy functions. 
  • Executes divisional activities related to general accounting functions including the establishment and maintenance of a complete set of books and records for an FDC business unit; closing and reconciliation of the General Ledger and all financial systems; and reports and analysis related to the Balance Sheet. 
  • Provides technical accounting expertise and policy interpretation for complex transactions. 
  • May be responsible for technical accounting research and writing accounting memos to support the Company’s positions and conclusions.
  • Reviews proposed contracts and other potential transactions and advises finance and business leaders of the accounting implications. 
  • Maintains existing accounting policies and creates new policies as needed. 
  • Monitors the activities of accounting standard setting bodies and evaluates the impact on the Company's policies and financial statements in compliance with Company and/or GAAP standards. 
  • May ensure the propriety of accounting for financial transactions in accordance with GAAP and/or established policies and ensure internal controls are in place. Ensures that risks, exposure and key business issues are identified, properly accounted for and resolved. 
  • Directs the accounting process for business unit acquisitions. 
  • May perform all duties inherent in a managerial role. Provides guidance, planning, and direction for functional units they support.

  • Job Requirements

    Job Requirements

    • Bachelors degree in Accounting/Finance or equivalent work experience.
    • 4-7+ years financial accounting experience, including public accounting and SEC Reporting.
    • CPA strongly preferred.
    • Strong technical knowledge and skills, to include SEC regulations, US GAAP, etc.
    • People Manager / Leadership experience preferred.
    • Experience with Hyperion Financial Management or an equivalent software.
    • Strong abilities in Microsoft Excel.
    • Ability to build and improve processes. Ability to execute on organizational vision and plans.
    • Strong problem solving and communication skills.

    First Data is an Affirmative Action – Equal Opportunity Employer (Minorities/Females/Vets/Disabled/LGBT)

    First Data provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity/expression), disability, veteran status and military status, pregnancy or pregnancy-related medical conditions, or any other factor that may be protected by law.