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Accountant (Analyst, Technology Controllership)



IT, Accounting & Finance
O'Fallon, MO, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Our Purpose

We work to connect and power an inclusive, digital economy that benefits everyone, everywhere by making transactions safe, simple, smart and accessible. Using secure data and networks, partnerships and passion, our innovations and solutions help individuals, financial institutions, governments and businesses realize their greatest potential. Our decency quotient, or DQ, drives our culture and everything we do inside and outside of our company. We cultivate a culture of inclusion for all employees that respects their individual strengths, views, and experiences. We believe that our differences enable us to be a better team – one that makes better decisions, drives innovation and delivers better business results.

Title and Summary

Accountant (Analyst, Technology Controllership)

The Finance Accountant/Analyst will support the Technology business unit by providing oversight to financial reporting, ensuring integrity and accuracy of financial statements, and ensuring compliance with accounting requirements. The position will build and foster relationships across the organization and with the shared service center managing monthly close process. The ideal candidate will demonstrate the ability to pivot between multiple requests, meet critical deadlines, strong knowledge of U.S. GAAP and current accounting concepts, proficient in Microsoft Excel, eager to learn and a collaborator.

• Monitors month-end close activity and acts as liaison with the shared service center to drive accuracy of results and provide open communication link between the groups.
• Guides financial decisions related to business transactions by providing accounting/regulatory advice and by monitoring and enforcing policies and procedures.
• Ensures a strong control environment by supporting, monitoring, and enforcing operational and SOX financial controls.
• Demonstrates appropriate understanding and working knowledge of accounting principles and internal controls.
• Monitors month-end close activity to drive accuracy of results and provide open communication link between groups.
• Completes monthly and quarterly deliverables to assist in analysis of actuals and forecast.
• Prepares monthly reporting and analysis of financial results and proactively research and resolve financial inquiries and issues.
• Support various financial business cases, models, and standard templates ensuring quality, accuracy, and focused analytic review.
• Contributes to special projects and perform various ad-hoc reporting or analysis as needed with a strong customer service focus.
• Participates in development and implementation of process improvements to improve operational controls/efficiency and quality of output.

All About You
• Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance required.
• Prior experience in a related field.
• Strong knowledge of U.S. GAAP and current accounting concepts.
• Demonstrate business acumen, with strong organization skills and strategic orientation.
• Elevated level of ownership, business acumen, and entrepreneurship.
• Effective communication, analytical and critical thinking skills.
• Resourceful, continuous improvement mindset and flexible.
• Demonstrate experience in data analytics and using insights to drive impact.
• Ability to follow up and follow through on time sensitive issues.
• Desire to collaborate with the team and build working relationships across teams and all levels of management.
• Ability to communicate effectively (both oral and written) and develop solid working relationships across multiple levels and organization boundaries.
• Previous experience in significant process improvements, with ability to prioritize and meet concurrent project deliverables.
• Advanced MS Office skills (primarily Excel, Word, PowerPoint) and working knowledge of enterprise financial systems (e.g., Oracle/Hyperion, SAP).
• Experience with automation tools (Alteryx, Power Query, Advanced Excel) would be a plus.

Mastercard is an inclusive equal opportunity employer that considers applicants without regard to gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, disabled or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. In the US or Canada, if you require accommodations or assistance to complete the online application process or during the recruitment process, please contact reasonable_accommodation@mastercard.com and identify the type of accommodation or assistance you are requesting. Do not include any medical or health information in this email. The Reasonable Accommodations team will respond to your email promptly.

Corporate Security Responsibility

All activities involving access to Mastercard assets, information, and networks comes with an inherent risk to the organization and, therefore, it is expected that every person working for, or on behalf of, Mastercard is responsible for information security and must:

  • Abide by Mastercard’s security policies and practices;

  • Ensure the confidentiality and integrity of the information being accessed;

  • Report any suspected information security violation or breach, and

  • Complete all periodic mandatory security trainings in accordance with Mastercard’s guidelines.

In line with Mastercard’s total compensation philosophy and assuming that the job will be performed in the US, the successful candidate will be offered a competitive base salary based on location, experience and other qualifications for the role and may be eligible for an annual bonus or commissions depending on the role. Mastercard benefits for full time (and certain part time) employees generally include: insurance (including medical, prescription drug, dental, vision, disability, life insurance), flexible spending account and health savings account, paid leaves (including 16 weeks new parent leave, up to 20 paid days bereavement leave), 10 annual paid sick days, 10 or more annual paid vacation days based on level, 5 personal days, 10 annual paid U.S. observed holidays, 401k with a best-in-class company match, deferred compensation for eligible roles, fitness reimbursement or on-site fitness facilities, eligibility for tuition reimbursement, gender-inclusive benefits and many more.