Senior Accounting Policy Specialist

  • Company: Comerica
  • Location: Dallas, Texas
  • Posted: September 27, 2017
  • Reference ID: 5000262044806

Accounting Policy Senior Specialist

The Accounting Policy Senior Specialist is responsible primarily for evaluating, interpreting and assessing the impact of all new accounting and reporting issues on the agendas of regulatory agencies and standard setting boards (FASB and IASB). This includes summarizing the accounting and reporting guidance and providing recommendations on how to implement the new standards. This position also determines the appropriate accounting treatment for significant and/or complex transactions.

Reporting Information/Location

This position is located at 1717 W Main Street, Dallas, TX, and reports to the Assistant Controller.

Position Responsibilities

* Ensure that new pronouncements by regulatory agencies and standard setting boards (FASB and IASB) on accounting and reporting matters assigned to this role are identified, assessed and implemented properly. Coordinate with external auditors to facilitate audit of implementation of new applicable accounting pronouncements. * Perform research, prepare proper documentation and provide recommendations for the appropriate accounting treatment for assigned significant and/or complex transactions. Review work performed by more junior staff for less significant transactions. Support Assistant Controller in discussions with external auditors. * Ensure changes in accounting treatment resulting from new applicable accounting guidance, new product lines, or vendor arrangements is properly understood by impacted areas. * Maintain the Accounting Policy Manual by identifying areas of improvement, recommending changes and preparing draft of proposed policy updates. Includes coordination with other groups in the bank to identify areas needing clarification/improvement, as well as to ensure that updates are appropriately understood and implemented within the organization. * Prepare and/or assist in the preparation of educational materials for formal and informal CPE courses, including annual educational session of the Audit Committee. * Assist with quarterly and annual tasks (e.g. goodwill impairment analysis, review investor relations slide decks, peer review analysis, preparation of selected footnote disclosures, etc.). * As needed, assist with the preparation of comment letters and other filings (e.g. S-K's, 8-K's, etc.) with the SEC or other regulatory bodies. * Assist with various ad hoc projects as requested by senior management.

Travel No Travel is required for this position.

Relocation Relocation assistance is not available.


* Bachelor's degree in Accounting from an accredited university * Certified Public Accountant * 7 years of relevant Accounting experience * 4 years of public audit experience or technical accounting role * 2 years of banking or financial services experience

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled

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