Audit Associate

Careers at Bloomberg

New York

Posted Sep 6, 2016 - Requisition No. 53930

Our Team:

Bloomberg’s Global Accounting Operations department provides a wide range of key business services at Bloomberg including all aspects of customer billings to cash collection, revenue recording, vendor invoice processing and payments, regional treasury and cash funding, indirect tax, capital planning and fixed assets Our department collaborates with many internal and external groups including Sales and Product, other Support Departments, CFOs, employees, customers, suppliers, tax departments and local bookkeepers. We ensure a high level of customer service while always looking for ways to strengthen our control environment, reduce risk for Bloomberg, improve processes and continue to add value for our internal and external stakeholders.

You’re one of those people who:

  • Are passionate about processes and controls
  • Can spot exceptions or unusual trends
  • Likes investigating and digging into details
  • Love coming up with innovative and viable suggestions for strengthening controls and improving processes
  • Likes working independently while interacting with a diverse group of people
  • Has the smarts and flexibility to help us define and evolve a newly created position

We'll trust you to:

  • Perform periodic deep dive process reviews to identify opportunities to optimize and strengthen controls and identify efficiencies, both in process and automation
  • Develop, prepare and monitor analytical reports to proactively identify areas where controls may not be working effectively
  • Develop and perform test plans to ensure that control self- assessments sign-offs are accurate – that controls are being performed and are working as designed
  • Collaborate with BLP’s SAP Solutions Controls Team to identify opportunities to improve controls monitoring using SAP GRC Process Controls “continuous” monitoring functionality
  • Issue reports to accounting management on a regular basis identifying control weaknesses found, key metrics around findings and recommendations for improvement
  • Follow-up with department heads and managers to develop action plans to ensure timely remediation of control weaknesses
  • Work with your colleagues to ensure process and controls documentation is periodically updated within our SAP GRC process controls system by the appropriate personnel within prescribed timeframes.
  • Assist with special projects or ad-hoc reviews as needed

You need to have:

  • BS/BA in or concentration in Accounting
  • 5+ years in external/internal audit, with a focus on operational reviews for controls and efficiency
  • Experience in reviewing system controls within business processes (application controls)
  • Strong writing, communication and presentations skills
  • Strong presence with ability to interact with all levels of our organization, from independent contributors to Senior Leaders
  • Ability to work as a team player in a fast-paced, dynamic goal oriented environment
  • Strong work ethic with a positive, can-do, roll-up your sleeves attitude
  • Excellent time/project management and multi-tasking skills
  • The ability to work independently, think analytically, with the ability to conduct research, document processes, analyze data and resolve problems
  • Strong knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and internal controls

We'd love to see:

  • A CPA
  • ERP experience, preferably SAP R3 or SAP HANA
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