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Santander US

Controllership Equities & Entity support- VP

New York, NY

Controllership Equities & Entity support- VP

New York, United States of America

The Controllership function is responsible for the operations and controls surrounding accounting, and financial reporting of the institution. This function's responsibilities demonstrates expertise by being able to articulate transactions, recording accounting entries, managing the general ledger and reconciliations, and interpreting and complying with technical accounting matters and financial reporting disclosure requirements. Through the Controllership function, stakeholders receive relevant insight and commentary on transaction-level and financial results for analysis and decision making. The Equities role will support Principal Trading, Futures, Equity Capital Markets and Convertible transactions. The function will work on daily P&L reporting, researching variances, working with the business to implement controls, evaluating impacts of transactions, data integrity and balance sheet substantiation, work closely with IT, Risk Management, Sales and Trading, Operations. Work with other Finance teams including Tax, Head office reporting, Compliance and legal.

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Purpose Statement

The Sr. Associate-VP, Controllership manages and monitors large project or accounting processes within the accounting function. The incumbent provides subject matter expertise to leaders and business lines by providing guidance, interpretation, and communicating impact to business lines/accounting team. Will need to possess an expertise in Equities products.

Responsibility Statements

  • Manages and monitors any large project or process implementation within the accounting function.
  • Shares accounting expertise with leaders and business lines by providing guidance, interpretation, and communication of policy and/or procedural changes and impact.
  • Directs and guides accounting teams by reviewing financial information, reporting, and disclosures.
  • Ensures compliance and regulatory standards are met within the department.
  • Researches and analyzes new products, systems, and/or best practices within the accounting function; proposes findings to Accounting Director.
  • Monitors and analyzes department work to develop more efficient procedures and use of resources while maintaining a high level of accuracy.
  • Monitors and communicates accounting developments to the organization's operations, financials, and regulatory reporting to management.
  • Collaborates cross-functionally with all lines of businesses to facilitate and lead timely implementation and standardization of any new accounting requirements made to the existing accounting policies and procedures.
  • Collaborates with other finance department managers to support overall department goals and objectives.
  • Advises senior management on the best practices needed to meet defined goals and objectives.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Excellent analytical, organizational and project management skills.
  • Results oriented; ability to work efficiently and meet strict reporting deadlines.


CPA (Certified Public Accountant)


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Bachelor's Degree

Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or equivalent field.

Master's Degree

Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or equivalent field.

Work Experience

6+ Years, Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or similar field within the Banking or Financial Services Industry

Skills and Abilities

  • Advanced accounting practices and procedures, including US GAAP/IFRS and regulatory reporting standards.
  • Ability to lead, influence and direct peers, subordinates and management.
  • Ability to make effective decision making on complex matters.
  • Ability to convey a sense or urgency and drive
  • Ability to multi-task and meet strict deadlines.
  • Ability to handle conflict resolution with other groups (e.g. business units) outside of Corporate Accounting to ensure appropriate accounting guidance is followed.
  • Ability to adjust to new developments/changing circumstances.
  • Ability to interact with senior level management; experience interfacing with multiple levels of the organizational structure.
  • Ability to maintain and report on confidential information in an appropriate manner.
  • Strong interpersonal, supervisory, and customer service skills required.
  • Strong attention to details and can analyze information quickly.
  • Self-directed, self-motivated and demonstrated experience providing ideas and solutions to further business understanding.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent analytical, organizational and project management skills.
  • Results oriented; ability to work efficiently and meet strict reporting deadlines.

Diversity & EEO Statements: At Santander, we value and respect differences in our workforce and strive to increase the diversity of our teams. We actively encourage everyone to apply.

Santander is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Working Conditions: Frequent Minimal physical effort such as sitting, standing and walking. Occasional moving and lifting equipment and furniture is required to support onsite and offsite meeting setup and teardown. Physically capable of lifting up to fifty pounds, able to bend, kneel, climb ladders.

Employer Rights: This job description does not list all of the job duties of the job. You may be asked by your supervisors or managers to perform other duties. You may be evaluated in part based upon your performance of the tasks listed in this job description. The employer has the right to revise this job description at any time. This job description is not a contract for employment and either you or the employer may terminate at any time for any reason.

For NYC Job Applicants: The base annual salary range for this position is $115,000-$155,00 The exact compensation may vary based on skills, experience, training, licensure and certifications and location


Client-provided location(s): New York, NY, USA
Job ID: Santander_Bank-Req1270011
Employment Type: Other

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness

    • Health Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • HSA With Employer Contribution
    • Life Insurance
    • Short-Term Disability
    • Long-Term Disability
    • FSA
    • HSA
    • Pet Insurance
    • Mental Health Benefits
  • Parental Benefits

    • Non-Birth Parent or Paternity Leave
    • Birth Parent or Maternity Leave
    • Adoption Leave
    • Fertility Benefits
    • Adoption Assistance Program
    • Family Support Resources
  • Work Flexibility

    • Work-From-Home Stipend
    • Four-Day Work Week
  • Office Life and Perks

    • Commuter Benefits Program
    • Company Outings
    • Holiday Events
  • Vacation and Time Off

    • Personal/Sick Days
    • Volunteer Time Off
    • Paid Vacation
    • Paid Holidays
    • Leave of Absence
  • Financial and Retirement

    • 401(K)
    • 401(K) With Company Matching
    • Performance Bonus
    • Financial Counseling
  • Professional Development

    • Internship Program
    • Work Visa Sponsorship
    • Leadership Training Program
    • Associate or Rotational Training Program
    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • Promote From Within
    • Mentor Program
    • Shadowing Opportunities
    • Access to Online Courses
    • Lunch and Learns