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AVP, Assistant Controller - SFS



1mo ago

  • Job
    Senior & Expert Level
  • Accounting & Tax
  • $120K - $140K
  • New York City
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AI generated summary

  • You need a Bachelor's degree, CPA certification, 8+ years of Controllership experience, strong analytical skills, financial services industry experience, excel/PowerPoint proficiency, and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced work environment.
  • You will support SFS in monthly, quarterly, and annual book close, budgeting, and forecasting. Ensure accurate transactions, review department spend, reconcile accounts, and lead audit coordination.


  • A bachelor's degree in accounting, finance or similar
  • CPA or Chartered Accountant certification required
  • 8+ years’ experience of Controllership and/or Accounting
  • Strong logical and analytical skills,
  • Experience with financial services or lending industries a plus
  • Solid communication skills
  • Ability to think creatively and critically and thrive in a fast-paced dynamic
  • work environment.
  • Excellent excel + PowerPoint skills strongly preferred with exposure to Tableau, SAP and HFM a plus
  • Intelligence + Humility


  • Support SFS to provide an accounting and financing function including leading the SFS monthly, quarterly and annual book close, as well as consolidating budgeting and forecasting provided by SFS into the broader Company consolidated reporting by working closely with the SFS finance team, divisions leaders, and relevant stakeholders.
  • Oversee and support the processing of routine transactions, ensuring accuracy and compliance with Company journal entry policy.
  • Facilitate the review of department spend with relevant SFS Department heads.
  • Oversee completion and review of all SFS balance sheet account reconciliations in order to support complete and accurate balance sheet and income statement reported results.
  • Lead the audit coordination with respect to Sotheby’s Financial Services.


What are the main responsibilities of the AVP, Assistant Controller - SFS position?

The main responsibilities include leading the controllership function for Sotheby’s Financial Services, overseeing P&L and balance sheet management, managing ledger accounts, bank reconciliations, cash flow analysis, and ensuring accurate balance sheet and P&L reporting.

What skills are required for this role?

The ideal candidate should have strong analytical skills, the ability to build narratives, synthesize quantitative and qualitative findings, and be comfortable working with Executive Leadership and collaborating cross functionally.

What kind of reporting will the AVP, Assistant Controller be responsible for?

The AVP will be responsible for developing and reviewing systematic reporting on financial results, including monthly, quarterly, and annual balance sheet and P&L reporting for Sotheby’s Financial Services.

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