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SFS Accounting Analyst



22d ago

  • Job
    Junior & Mid Level
  • Accounting & Tax
  • $65K - $75K
  • New York City
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  • You need a degree in accounting, 2+ years experience, CPA preferred, excel in communication and teamwork, organized, confident, and driven. Experience in Excel, SAP, HFM, and Tableau is a plus.
  • You will be responsible for preparing financial statements, analyzing variances, posting expenses, reconciling accounts, and providing ad-hoc analysis at Sotheby's SFS department.


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, or similar
  • CPA candidate preferred
  • Excellent communicator and team player
  • Organized, confident and driven to achieve
  • 2+ years of accounting or finance experience
  • Prior knowledge and experience in Excel, SAP, HFM, and Tableau a plus.


  • Responsibility for the preparation of monthly results, variance analysis and commentary in accordance with the agreed corporate timetable for senior management review
  • Posting and accruing expenses
  • Liaising with SFS for application of third-party cash and sale proceeds to client accounts
  • Responsible for the account control and analysis of designated profit & loss and balance sheet accounts related to SFS
  • Assist with consolidation of financial statement results, including forecasts and plans to support variance analysis and statement commentary in a timely manner
  • Reconciliation and postings to bank accounts, client accounts, and related general ledger accounts
  • Preparing invoices for client billing
  • Providing various ad-hoc analysis as required within Global Finance and SFS


What are the main responsibilities of an SFS Accounting Analyst?

The main responsibilities include supporting the controllership function for Sotheby’s Financial Services, preparing routine journal entries, processing cash transactions, preparing balance sheet reconciliations, contributing to balance sheet and P&L reporting, and assisting with other accounting matters related to the SFS business.

What skills are required to be successful in the role of SFS Accounting Analyst?

The ideal candidate should have analytical thinking skills, the ability to build narrative, and synthesize quantitative and qualitative findings. Collaboration with cross-functional teams is also key to success in this role.

What makes Sotheby’s Financial Services unique in the art financing industry?

Sotheby’s Financial Services is the only full-service art financing company that enables clients to unlock liquidity in their fine art and collectible assets through technology and innovation. With a fintech startup spirit, the stability of a large established organization, and its position at the center of the art ecosystem, SFS is leading the future of art financial services.

Is this role remote or in-office?

This role is a hybrid role, with 2-3 days in the office and the remaining days remote.

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Established in 1744, Sotheby’s is the world’s premier destination for art and luxury. Sotheby’s promotes access, connoisseurship and preservation of fine art and rare objects through auctions and buy-now channels including private sales, e-commerce and retail. Our trusted global marketplace is supported by an industry-leading technology platform and a network of specialists spanning 40 countries and 50 categories, which include Contemporary Art, Modern and Impressionist Art, Old Masters, Chinese Works of Art, Jewelry, Watches, Wine and Spirits, and Interiors, among many others.