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Associate – Legal Entity Controller – 5 Month Contract

Written by Anton Murray Consulting on .

Location: Melbourne

Salary description: Circa $400 - $550 per day + super (dependent on experience)

  • $100-150k AUD Equivalent
  • Contract or Temporary
  • 7 to 10 years of experience

Our client is a global US investment bank seeking an Associate – Legal Entity Controller to join their Melbourne team.

A Legal Entity Controller is responsible for the financial and regulatory reporting functions for the firm’s various subsidiaries in Australia.

Key responsibilities:

  • Preparation of the daily, monthly and annual regulatory capital monitoring and reporting including understanding of the capital calculation rules
  • Maintain the books and records of the firms subsidiaries
  • Prepare consolidation reporting packages under US GAAP
  • Prepare financial statements under relevant local GAAP
  • Prepare regulatory and statistical returns to regulators and government agencies
  • Ensure that control standards are maintained and documented
  • Work closely with other areas within Controllers, both in Australia and globally, as well as other divisions
  • Participate in cross-divisional projects for new business initiatives
  • Develop a broad understanding of the securities business and financial products

Key skills/ qualifications required:                                      

  • Solid working knowledge of IFRS and/ or US GAAP qualifications
  • Qualified accountant designations
  • CPA/ CA required
  • Prior banking control experience required
  • Experience in using financial reporting tools eg. CaseWare

The ideal applicant will have a minimum of 5 years of professional accounting or relevant experience. This role will pay around $400 – $550 per day + super (dependant on experience).

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