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Senior Accountant - Securities in Mill Valley, CA at Nelson

Date Posted: 6/12/2018

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Job Description

Job Number: 2120985

Our client is a successful specialty finance company located in Southern Marin, and they are looking for a talented Senior Accountant to oversee full cycle activity of their investment securities and derivatives portfolios, including daily transaction processing, month-end close activities, and quarterly reporting. This is a great opportunity for an experienced accountant to gain exposure to investment accounting (including valuations), to 10-Q and 10-K SEC reporting, participate in internal audits, and lead process improvement initiatives. This is also a chance to work in a great culture, with fun, social colleagues. Our client offers an exceptional compensation and benefits package.


  • Process transactions in the sub-ledgers and prepare journal entries and month-end reconciliations
  • Perform bank account and other operation accounts reconciliations
  • Perform data analyses to ensure completeness and accuracy of data in the GL and sub-ledgers
  • Review monthly and quarterly valuations
  • Create month-end and quarter-end internal and external reporting files to be included in earnings release and regulatory filings
  • Participate in internal control reviews and other risk assessments
  • Lead process improvement initiatives related to securities and derivatives portfolio accounting
  • Manage implementation of various other projects having critical impact on the group
  • Partner with internal audit group and external audit teams during quarterly reviews and annual audits


  • 4-year degree in Accounting, Business or Finance
  • 4+ years of accounting experience
  • Ability to work independently in a dynamic and fast paced environment
  • General understanding/exposure to securities and derivatives products
  • Advanced Excel skills


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