AVP, Controllership – Governance Lead

  • Alpharetta, GA, US
  • Draper, UT, US
  • Kettering, OH, US
  • Stamford, CT, US

Job ID: 1900002539

Role Summary/Purpose:

This position is responsible for executing a strategy for monitoring activities that are critical for meeting Controllership objectives.  The role focuses on driving efficiency and consistency in how the organization performs essential responsibilities and analyzing the root cause of issues identified to craft comprehensive solutions.  The position involves transforming observations and conclusions from periodic reviews into recommendations for process improvements and actions that will address all Controllership risk exposure.  The position requires extensive interaction and communication with senior leadership to articulate observations and support recommendations.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Account Reconciliation Oversight and Review
  • Assist with implementation of a consistent and risk-based approach to performing account reconciliations across the organization.  Enforce documentation and support standards that maximize efficiency and minimize review time.
  • Contribute to maintaining the SYF Account Reconciliation procedure, ensuring that established criteria for completed reconciliations are appropriate to provide reasonable assurance that material misstatements can be identified in a timely manner.
  • Assist in developing enhanced training for account reconciliations for all groups that perform reconciliations, monitor and report on failure trends and areas where non-conformance persists.
  • Execute secondary reviews of account reconciliations that ensure financial reporting risk is appropriately mitigated Client Contracts
  • Perform the assessment of client contracts and related calculations for consistency and accuracy in implementation Policies, Procedures, & Job Aids
  • Complete reviews of Policies, Procedures and Job Aids used in critical processes throughout Controllership to ensure compliance and completeness Issue Management
  • Process the input and track the resolution of all issues that are identified in Controllership, isolating control breakdowns and root causes to draw connections for comprehensive solutions
  • Evaluate interrelated risks and controls throughout various processes to assess the severity of breakdowns and effectiveness of solutions Manual Journal Entries
  • Execute a risk-based strategy for the review of Manual Journal Entries that targets entries most susceptible to material error Governance
  • Engage with leaders across all lines of defense in executing monitoring activities and resolution plans that consider various perspectives and areas of emphasis
  • Assist with all other Controllership Governance initiatives and related tasks and responsibilities as assigned
  • Contribute to the compilation and presentation of governance activity results as part of regular Controllership update meetings and reporting
  • Project confidence in articulating detailed observations and recommendations to senior leadership
  • Perform other duties and/or special projects as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance or in lieu of degree, 5 years equivalent experience
  • 1 years of Audit, Testing, Internal Control, Quality or other Assurance function
  • Exposure to consumer banking laws and regulations

Desired Characteristics:

  • Master’s degree in Accounting or Finance or equivalent experience
  • Experience in financial services industry
  • Experience in controllership or financial analysis
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills
  • Strong project management skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to manage multiple & varied priorities
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated team player with ability to use personal influence and credibility to achieve results through cross-functional collaboration
  • Experience applying analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Proven ability to work independently and meet deadlines
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, changing environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Eligibility Requirements:

  • You must be 18 years or older
  • You must have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • You must be willing to take a drug test, submit to a background investigation and submit fingerprints as part of the onboarding process
  • You must be able to satisfy the requirements of Section 19 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act.
  • New hires (Level 4-7) must have 9 months of continuous service with the company before they are eligible to post on other roles.  Once this new hire time in position requirement is met, the associate will have a minimum 6 months’ time in position before they can post for future non-exempt roles.  Employees, level 8 or greater, must have at least 24 months’ time in position before they can post.  All internal employees must have at least a “consistently meets expectations” performance rating and have approval from your manager to post (or the approval of your manager and HR if you don’t meet the time in position or performance requirement).

Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required.  We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening. 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status. 

Reasonable Accommodation Notice:

  • Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.
  • If you need special accommodations, please call our Career Support Line so that we can discuss your specific situation. We can be reached at 1-866-301-5627.   Representatives are available from 8am – 5pm Monday to Friday, Central Standard Time.

The salary range for this position is 60,000.00 – 130,000.00 USD Annual

Salaries are adjusted according to market in CA and Metro NY and some positions are bonus eligible.

Grade/Level: 10

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