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Finance Manager I - Accounting Policy (Buffalo, NY or Remote)

Company: M&T Bank
Location: Buffalo
Posted on: May 17, 2022

Job Description:

Overview:As a manager in the Accounting Policy group, you will serve in a visible role as part of the Controller's Team overseeing Corporate and Business Line Accounting in areas such as Mortgage Banking and Loan Accounting, Human Resources, CRA related Investments as well as bank acquisition work as it arises. As part of the Controller's Department, you will participate in the financial reporting activities of a multi-entity, publicly traded company and will supervise and assist in both monthly and quarterly accounting and reporting tasks. The role will also include training of less experienced staff, reviewing the work of staff members and participating in staff evaluation and development.Primary Responsibilities:

  • Supervise and lead bank-wide projects/programs and/or direct reports in all work activities. Possess ability to direct/persuade/influence peers and manager.
  • Lead problem resolution and data interpretation efforts, perform or review variance analysis, and ensure timely submission of reports. Participate in the development and implementation of Finance department goals.
  • Manage preparation/analysis/review of financial schedules, reconciliations and reports for the Corporation, which could include bank regulatory reports, SEC reporting, reports to shareholders and the Board of Directors, as well as internal management reports. Strong knowledge of various tax regulations as applicable.
  • Requires complex judgment based on advanced analytical thought.
  • Other functions include data integrity testing, general ledger entries, adherence to generally accepted accounting principles, SEC disclosure requirements, and bank regulatory requirements. Lead special projects, improve existing processes, interact with business line personal and communicate those results to senior management.
  • Exercise usual authority of a manager concerning staffing, performance appraisals, promotions, salary recommendations, performance management and terminations.
  • Understand and adhere to the Company's risk and regulatory standards, policies and controls in accordance with the Company's Risk Appetite. Design, implement, maintain and enhance internal controls to mitigate risk on an ongoing basis. Identify risk-related issues needing escalation to management.
  • Promote an environment that supports diversity and reflects the M&T Bank brand.
  • Maintain M&T internal control standards, including timely implementation of internal and external audit points together with any issues raised by external regulators as applicable.
  • Complete other related duties as assigned.Supervisory/ Managerial Responsibilities:May have direct and/or indirect reportsEducation and Experience Required:
    • Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 5 years' experience OR Associate's degree and a minimum of 7 years' experience in accounting, auditing, operations or financial institutions
    • Minimum 1 year of leadership experience required
    • Comprehensive understanding of concepts and principles in multiple disciplines including finance, accounting and/or regulatory reporting, business operations, bank products and knowledge of banking industry
    • High level of PC competencies (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Access. Data visualization or data querying applications are a plus.)
    • Detail oriented, with advanced problem-solving skills
    • Good verbal and written communication skills
    • Demonstrated ability to multi task while prioritizing workloadEducation and Experience Preferred:
      • Advanced degree or professional certification (i.e. CPA, CFA, etc.)LocationBuffalo, New York, United States of America

Keywords: M&T Bank, Buffalo , Finance Manager I - Accounting Policy (Buffalo, NY or Remote), Executive , Buffalo, New York

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