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Accounting Trust Officer

Company: Brown Brothers Harriman
Location: Wilmington
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

At Brown Brothers Harriman, we believe no job is too big or small for any of us to handle if it helps our clients. We value passionate, committed people who enjoy collaborating with others to find new solutions to complex business challenges. We are looking for the type of person who speaks their mind, truly listens and steps outside their role to add value wherever they can. Someone who is driven to get things done and views obstacles as an exciting challenge that demands a creative solution. Above all, we seek someone who takes great pride in their work and is inspired and motivated by their role in protecting and enhancing our client's financial well-being. If you are looking for an entrepreneurial environment where you can learn and thrive, Brown Brothers Harriman is the right place for you.

Join us as a Accounting Trust Officer

Brown Brothers Harriman is currently recruiting a Accounting Officer to join our Trust Company. In this role you will coordinate and administer trust accounts for various clients, with a focus on reviewing financial statements in support of the trust. This position interacts with clients, accountants, attorneys and other intermediaries, as a point of contact for the book of business.

Some of your key responsibilities include:

  • Responsible for preparing and reviewing internal and external financial statements under IFRS and US GAAP, group consolidation and the annual report.
  • Operationalizing core finance processes, including both day-to-day and cyclical activities, such as financial accounting, billing, collections and supplier payments.
  • Strong communication, analytical and management skills
  • Coordinating activities of external auditors
  • Support the strategic development of the finance function by developing and implementing improvements to the broader organisational needs including in controls, policies, processes, systems, and reporting.
  • Developing and maintaining progressive finance and accounting solutions to support and enable the operations of the Oversight Board.
  • Design and implement strategic initiatives and projects across Finance in collaboration with senior stakeholders across the organization
  • Providing management with information vital to the decision-making process

Supporting the management of the budget process

  • Assessing current accounting operations, offering recommendations for improvement and implementing new processes
  • Evaluating accounting and internal control systems
  • Developing and monitoring business performance metrics
  • Overseeing regulatory reporting, frequently including tax compliance


  • Bachelor's degree in accounting
  • CPA license
  • 5+ years post qualified experience and start-up experience with 3+ years being in public accounting including provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act
  • Excellent knowledge of US GAAP and some IFRS.
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills, particularly Excel.
  • Experience in building sustainable and effective stakeholder relationships

What We Offer:

  • A collaborative environment that enables you to step outside your role to add value wherever you can
  • Direct access to clients, information and experts across all business areas around the world
  • Opportunities to grow your expertise, take on new challenges, and reinvent yourself-without leaving the firm
  • A culture of inclusion that values each employee's unique perspective
  • High-quality benefits program emphasizing good health, financial security, and peace of mind
  • Rewarding work with the flexibility to enjoy personal and family experiences at every career stage
  • Volunteer opportunities to give back to your community and help transform the lives of others

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, creed, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other protected status under federal, state or local law.

Full time


Keywords: Brown Brothers Harriman, Wilmington , Accounting Trust Officer, Other , Wilmington, North Carolina

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