• Director of Financial Reporting

    Location : Location US-TN-Nashville
    Finance (Treasury,Tax,Contoller, Financial Planning & Analysis)
    Position Type
  • Company Overview

    AllianceBernstein L.P. (“AB”) is a leading global investment-management and research firm with more than $550 billion in assets under management and more than $3 billion of annual revenues operating in 48 locations in 22 countries, with more than 3,400 employees worldwide. We serve clients ranging from institutions to individuals and private clients, and we offer independent research, portfolio strategy and brokerage-related services tailored to our clients’ unique needs. With forward-looking perspective and expertise in equities, fixed-income, alternatives and multi-asset strategies, more than 400 investment professionals collaborate to share ideas and make connections across disciplines, geographies, asset classes and sectors. These collective insights drive innovation and better solutions for our clients.


    AllianceBernstein is an equal opportunity employer.  We do not discriminate based race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or citizenship status.


    The Controller & Chief Accounting Officer of AB is in search of a Vice President, Director of Financial Reporting to join the Controller’s organization. The candidate will report to the Controller & Chief Accounting Officer and will be involved in the direct review and control of the timely and accurate analysis of financial results and the preparation and filing of multiple external and internal financial reports. These reports include the holding company's and operating partnership's Forms 10-K and 10-Q, various subsidiaries’ stand-alone annual audited financial statements, the defined benefit plan's and profit sharing plan's annual audited financial statements, monthly management reports and various governmental reports. Additional responsibilities include direct supervision of the Internal Financial Controls (SOX 404) department/function, the research and implementation of all technical accounting pronouncements, and establishing and ensuring compliance of all accounting policies. Lastly, the candidate will attend all Audit Committee meetings and monitor SEC compliance of audit, audit-related and tax services of our independent accountants. The Director supervises two Financial Reporting personnel and two SOX 404 personnel. This role works closely with Investor Relations, Legal, Accounting, Treasury, Tax, Financial Planning and Analysis, and other business units and International counterparts. The candidate should be able to work in a fast-paced environment while still ensuring accuracy and accountability across the team.


    Education and Experience

    • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Accounting, Finance or Economics
    • CPA required
    • Minimum of 15 years’ experience in accounting/finance role
    • Public (Big 4) and private accounting (preferably financial reporting) experience
    • Preparation of Forms 10-K and 10-Q
    • Interpretation and implementation of accounting standards
    • Experience with internal controls over financial reporting
    • Extensive knowledge of US GAAP
    • Exposure and knowledge of internal accounting standards

    Qualifications & Skills

    • Ability to multitask, execute and follow-through to completion
    • Well-organized with the ability to prioritize
    • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, collaborative by nature
    • Ability to generate & implement new ideas
    • Attention to detail and strong problem-solving abilities
    • Strong client focus with the ability to respond timely
    • Excellent supervisory/management skills
    • Can work independently
    • Review and preparation of the company’s 10-Q/K SEC filings, including coordinating with other departments to ensure accurate information is received in a timely manner and that all disclosures are prepared in accordance with US GAAP
    • Review quarterly disclosure checklist to ensure completeness of financial statements
    • Review XBRL tagging on a quarterly basis to ensure compliance with Edgar Filling Manual requirements
    • Assist Investor Relations with the preparation of quarterly earnings release and presentation
    • Coordinate communications with external auditors on financial statements to ensure auditor agreement with company decisions on disclosures and reporting issues
    • Responsible for the review and preparation of the audited financial statements for the Company’s broker-dealer (including 17-H filing), trust company, defined benefit and profit sharing plans (including Form 5500s)
    • Research, document and implement new regulations, accounting pronouncements and internal technical issues and assist in implementation of solutions
    • Manage department’s compliance with internal controls over financial reporting
    • Supervise the Internal Financial Controls department
    • Lead accounting decisions and oversee preparation of purchase price valuation (performed by third party) for company acquisitions

    Location: Nashville, Tennessee USA



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