About the Role
Participates in supporting all accounting or mortgage investor-related projects, analysis and conversions for Banking Services. Maintains those aspects of Bank loan systems supporting accounting functions, including but not limited to, consumer, commercial and residential mortgage loan systems. Establishes and maintains the coding for accounting interfaces and output reporting to support accurate and timely posting of transactions to general ledger and DDA accounts. Supports internal and external reporting of financial information and regulatory reporting. Independently leads projects within or across COEs (Centers of Expertise) in Banking Services, representing the COE in enterprise-wide projects and/or supporting all of the systems.
Oversee design and support from an accounting or investor reporting standpoint for loan and/or deposit conversions and upgrades for all lending and deposit systems, which may include general ledger interfaces and automated balancing functions.
Using technical solutions, spearhead the improvement and implementation of existing and new processes related to accounting for various lending and/or deposit products that enhance Department, Division and Bank efficiency and effectiveness.
Oversee support for the creation of business requirements documents, functional requirements and the testing and implementation of those new requirements.
May support the monthly closing of the general ledger by analyzing and interpreting account fluctuations and monthly/quarterly reporting. May process manual functions in the absence of an automated solution.
Champion monthly variance analyses, reconciliations, tests of accounting data integrity, and work paper review.
Review the Bank's accounting transaction documentation for completeness and accuracy; identify and work to resolve accounting issues and variances.
Provide guidance and mentoring to less experienced personnel, including providing input to the annual review process for them.
Support the integration of acquired portfolios to the Bank's systems.
Understand and adhere to the Company's risk and regulatory standards, policies and controls in accordance with the Company's Risk Appetite. Identify risk-related issues needing escalation to management.
Promote an environment that supports diversity and reflects the M&T Bank brand.
Maintain M&T internal control standards, including timely implementation of internal and external audit points together with any issues raised by external regulators as applicable.
Complete other related duties as assigned.
SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITIES:
The position works independently under general supervision as well as a member/leader of a project team. The job holder interacts with internal business partners as well as internal and external auditors and assists less experienced personnel on more complex issues. Products supported by the position could include all of the following: Consumer Lending, Commercial and Business Banking Lending including Leasing, Auto Floor Plan and Residential Mortgage Lending.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
Bachelors degree and a minimum of 5 years; accounting, audit and/or financial institution experience, or in lieu of a degree, a combined minimum of 9 years higher education and/or work experience, including a minimum of 5 years accounting, audit and/or financial institution experience.
Strong analytical skills.
Excellent personal computer skills with a thorough knowledge pertinent spreadsheet, word processing and database software.
Experience working under critical time constraints.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Excellent organizational skills.
Creative problem-solving skills to evaluate alternative solutions to issues and determine the most appropriate solution.
Experience working independently and functioning as a member of a project team.
Strong knowledge of process improvement methodology and business process management techniques.
Experience interacting effectively with all levels within and outside of organization.