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Senior Accountant

Apex Clearing Corporation
Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Apr 25, 2024

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Full Time
Apex Fintech Solutions (AFS) powers innovation and the future of digital wealth management by processing millions of transactions daily, to simplify, automate, and facilitate access to financial markets for all. Our robust suite of fintech solutions enables us to support clients such as Stash, Betterment, SoFi, and Webull, and more than 20 million of our clients customers.

Collectively, AFS creates an environment in which companies with the biggest ideas in fintech are empowered to change the world. We are based in Dallas, TX and also have offices in Austin, New York, Chicago, Portland, and Belfast.

If you are seeking a fast-paced and entrepreneurial environment where You'll have the opportunity to make an immediate impact, and you have the guts to change everything, this is the place for you.

AFS has received a number of prestigious industry awards, including:
  • 2021, 2020, 2019, and 2018 Best Wealth Management Company - presented by Fintech Breakthrough Awards
  • 2021 Most Innovative Companies - presented by Fast Company
  • 2021 Best API & Best Trading Technology - presented by Global Fintech Awards

About This Role

Senior Accountants on the Apex Finance team are responsible for handling month-end close duties and analysis of financial details for stand-alone legal entities. This role interacts with several Apex teams, including Billing, Treasury, Operations, Compliance, and Technology.

The Senior Accountant must be a critical thinker, analytical, energetic, and possess strong attention to detail. Specifically, the senior level individual is expected to manage larger and/or more complex daily tasks, independently solve complex problems on behalf of themselves and other team members, help recommend and implement ideas that improve the overall group performance, train other team members, and perform a supervisory review of internal control processes.

  • Perform assigned monthly, quarterly, and annual general ledger closing and reporting processes.
  • Estimate, analyze, and record month-end expense accruals.
  • Prepare reconciliations for assigned accounts. Proactively communicate daily status and escalate issues as needed.
  • Handle other accounting duties as assigned. Examples: revenue analysis, fixed asset management, intercompany expenses.
  • Handle audit requests for financial statement audits
  • Actively cross-train to provide back-up coverage for team members
  • Solve complex operational problems and proactively determine and implement improvements to workflows and controls, minimize risk and manual workflows and reduce inefficiencies
  • Actively participate in firmwide and departmental projects and initiatives, occasionally acting as the lead
  • Serve as a back-up and resource to department management and accounting staff for daily or ad-hoc tasks

Education and/or Experience
  • Bachelor of Science degree in accounting
  • Minimum of 3 - 5 years accounting experience, preferably in a similar role for a clearing or investment firm, proprietary trading firm, bank, or trust company
  • Public Accounting experience

Required Skills/Abilities
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) skills and the ability to communicate constructively within the department and the firm
  • Excellent attention to detail, an exceptionally high degree of initiative and adaptability, and the ability to multi-task
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment
  • Ability to work with numerous and conflicting deadlines
  • Ability to perform many complex and confidential tasks with speed and accuracy
  • Strong analytical skills to solve complex problems
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office 365

Other Preferred Qualifications
  • Chartered Accountant, Certified Public Accountant, or equivalent
  • Experience using NetSuite accounting system
  • Intermediate to Advanced Excel abilities

Work Environment:
  • This job operates in an office environment.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Our Rewards

We offer a robust package of employee perks and benefits, including healthcare benefits (medical, dental and vision, EAP), competitive PTO, 401k match, parental leave, and HSA contribution match. We also provide our employees with a paid subscription to the Calm app and offer generous external learning and tuition reimbursement benefits. At AFS, we offer a hybrid work schedule for most roles that allows employees to have the flexibility of working from home and one of our primary offices.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) Commitment

At Apex, we embrace diversity and are dedicated to creating an inclusive and equitable workplace. We value every team members unique perspective and are committed to fostering a culture where everyone belongs. Join us in our mission to empower and celebrate individual differences.

Apex is committed to being an equal opportunity employer. We ensure that qualified applicants receive fair consideration for employment without discrimination based on sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, race, color, natural or protective hairstyle, genetics, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. We stand by this commitment to promote a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce.

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