Lead Accountant - Accounting Theory and Practices

Location NC, United States
Experience level Experienced Hire
Job details sector Finance, Control and Strategy
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AXA Charlotte, NC Office Address: 8501 IBM Drive; Charlotte, NC


The Accounting Practices team brings technical accounting expertise to our business partners and finance colleagues by assessing and advising how new and modified standards may impact our current accounting and reporting practices under IFRS, US GAAP, and Statutory. Our work includes analysis of proposed transactions to ensure an understanding of accounting and reporting implications of significant business decisions.   


Responsibilities include:

- Assist in analysis and implementation of new/modified accounting/disclosure standards for all accounting bases (US GAAP, IFRS & STAT) with primary emphasis on US GAAP
- Assist in transaction analysis to determine/advise on expected accounting/reporting impacts for all accounting basis, emphasis on GAAP
- Assist in review of AllianceBernstein financial statements and accounting policies including impacts on all consolidated and separate company financial statements
- Support the preparation of accounting policy memorandums, annual CAO report to Audit Committee and other management presentations as needed
- Prepare and support various BAU processes and SOX controls including consolidation assessments, embedded derivatives analysis and goodwill recoverability testing
- Participate in liaison relationships with external auditors (PWC), AXA Group, AllianceBernstein and third-party consultants such as benefit plan actuaries


Qualifications:

  • CPA a requirement; 7+ years accounting experience with 2+ years public accounting (auditing or "National Office" theory group) or US GAAP accounting policy experience.
  • Strong understanding of US GAAP accounting literature/concepts and some familiarity with IFRS/STAT accounting.
  • Life Insurance industry and asset management industry experience in a plus.
  • Excellent written/verbal communication skills to facilitate implementations of new accounting standards, transaction analysis, crafting technical memos and participation in project teams with individuals from various areas of the Company.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and set priorities to manage demands and meet project deadlines within a fast-paced, team-driven environment.
  • MS office skills (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
About AXA
We have been providing stability and reliability to our clients since 1859 to help them live their lives with confidence, to give them peace of mind, and enable them to realize their dreams for their loved ones and their legacy.
 
As an employer AXA is committed to creating an environment where everyone feels completely comfortable bringing their true selves to work every day. AXA US has been recognized and certified as a great place to work by the Great Place to Work Institute.
 
We provide our employees opportunities to move within our organization so they can grow their career and skills without ever having to leave AXA. Almost 40% of our open jobs are filled with current employees.

NOTE: AXA participates in the E-Verify program.
 
In addition to competitive compensation and an outstanding benefits package including 401 (k) and medical programs, we offer the opportunity for continued professional development in a congenial corporate environment.
 
AXA is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to our employees, applicants and candidates based on individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, mental or physical disabilities, sexual orientation, veteran status, genetic information or any other class protected by federal, state and local laws.

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Would you like to wake up every day driven and inspired by our noble mission and to work together as one global team to empower people to live a better life? Here at AXA we strive to lead the transformation of our industry. We are looking for talented individuals who come from varied backgrounds, think differently and want to be part of this exciting transformation by challenging the status quo so we can push AXA - a leading global brand and one of the most innovative companies in our industry - onto even greater things.
 
In a fast-evolving world and with a presence in 64 countries, our 166,000 employees and exclusive distributors anticipate change to offer services and solutions tailored to the current and future needs of our 103 million customers.

We have been providing stability and reliability to our clients since 1859 to help them live their lives with confidence, to give them peace of mind, and enable them to realize their dreams for their loved ones and their legacy.
 
As an employer AXA is committed to creating an environment where everyone feels completely comfortable bringing their true selves to work every day. AXA US has been recognized and certified as a great place to work by the Great Place to Work Institute.
 
We provide our employees opportunities to move within our organization so they can grow their career and skills without ever having to leave AXA.  Almost 40% of our open jobs are filled with current employees.


NOTE: AXA participates in the E-Verify program.

In addition to competitive compensation and an outstanding benefits package including 401 (k) and medical programs, we offer the opportunity for continued professional development in a congenial corporate environment.

AXA is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to our employees, applicants and candidates based on individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, mental or physical disabilities, sexual orientation, veteran status, genetic information or any other class protected by federal, state and local laws.

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