Senior Investment Accountant
Location:
Charlotte , North Carolina
Posted:
November 24, 2017
Reference:
1711073
Job Description

COMPANY OVERVIEW:

 

Since 1918, it has been TIAA’s mission to serve, our ability to perform and the values we embrace that make us a different kind of financial services organization. We’re dedicated to serving the financial needs of those in the academic, medical, cultural, governmental and research fields, and committed to helping make lifetime financial well-being possible for them.

 

By building a culture that allows all employees to contribute their unique talents and skills, we’re able to provide our customers with fresh ideas and distinct perspectives to help them achieve their goals.  We believe a diverse and inclusive workforce is one of our greatest strengths and a key measure of our success*.

 

For more information about TIAA, visit our website.

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

 

TIAA’s Corporate Controller group is looking for a Sr. Investment Accountant for the Investment Reporting team.  The Investment Reporting team is responsible for data governance and controls as well as reporting and analytics for the Company’s general and separate accounts.  The primary function of this position is to support strategic initiatives, evolve governance practices and drive continuous improvements within the team for key stakeholders including senior management, external auditors and regulators.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
 

o Provide oversight of data being validated and signed-off on by source systems.
o Lead implementation of new data sources into the IRW and enhancements to current data and functionality.
o Train/Develop new staff in using the OBIEE reporting tool and IRW.
o Lead training sessions for new users to the OBIEE tool and the IRW.
o Drive remediation of any system or process issues business partners may have or encounter with keeping the system operating smoothly.
o Perform root cause analysis of data issues, identify viable solutions working with IT and perform UAT testing to validate solutions prior to implementation into production.
o Utilize OBIEE to run/create queries, build dashboards, produce metrics reporting and perform investment analysis.
o Analyze business needs and document requirements for projects and future enhancements.  
o Develop process efficiencies and implement controls to mitigate the risk of bad data.
o Perform monthly validations of the investment data not sourced from accounting in the IRW to ensure the accuracy and completeness of data.
o Identify variances and analyze implications to reporting.
o Document procedures and assist in maintaining documentation for the Data Catalogs, critical business terms and data quality rules.
o Networks with colleagues and senior personnel in Finance and Actuarial, Risk Management, Asset Management and IT.

 



QUALIFICATIONS:


Required Skills

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Information Technology

Advanced proficiency in Excel

Thorough analytical skills

Produces a work product that is clear, organized, accurate, and performed within often aggressive timelines

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written)

Desired Skills

Previous financial services experience with a strong knowledge of capital markets and investments

Understands accounting principles and financial statements

Prior Statutory (SSAP) knowledge

Experience in OBIEE

CPA/MBA Preferred



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This organization is an equal employment opportunity (EEO) employer, dedicated to maintaining a work environment free of bias, harassment, discrimination and retaliation. As an EEO employer, this organization expressly prohibits discrimination, harassment, and retaliation on the basis of race, creed, ethnicity, color, age, religion, sex, sex stereotype, pregnancy (including childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions where applicable), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender, marital status, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, requesting a reasonable accommodation based on mental or physical disability, medical condition (as defined by applicable law), genetic history and information, citizenship status, military or veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law or ordinance or regulation (collectively referred to here as “protected characteristics”).


*©2016 Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America (TIAA), 730 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10017


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