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Global Accounting Policy & Advisory Manager



Accounting & Finance
Multiple locations
Posted on Tuesday, May 7, 2024

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Job Summary

This manager will be joining our newly created Global Accounting Policy & Advisory team. This role is a member of the team responsible for providing technical accounting interpretation and advice for new and existing products along with contractual relationships with our brand partners, merger and acquisition structuring, accounting and integration, accounting policy documentation and compliance. This position is also involved in training, monitoring, and implementing emerging US GAAP and regulatory standards. The role partners across Finance and various other groups across the Company providing subject matter expertise and influence in the direction of our business.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Leadership: Provide technical accounting interpretation and advice for new and existing products and contractual relationships with our brand partners, merger and acquisition structuring, accounting and integration, accounting policy documentation and compliance. Supply training, monitoring, and implementation of emerging US GAAP and regulatory standards. Provide training across Finance on technical accounting topics relevant to the Company’s strategies and objectives, and colleagues’ growth and development.

  • Process and Policy: Monitor emerging US GAAP and regulatory developments, communicating internally, those emerging standards and their potential impacts on the Company. Participate, as relevant, in comment letters on exposure drafts and ultimately lead the implementation of newly issued accounting standards. Update existing accounting policies and develop new accounting policies relevant for the Company’s key business objectives and risks.

  • Business Relationships: Develop a network of accounting policy resources outside of the Company in order to maintain an external perspective of accounting policy advisory and participate in external forums periodically to influence and grow expertise. Provide insights around the technical accounting and economic impacts associated with M&A targets; partnering with other teams across the Company to integrate newly acquired companies and loan portfolios.

Reports To: Vice President, Head of Global Accounting Policy & Advisory

Direct Reports: None

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

  • This position is hybrid with an onsite schedule of 4 - 5 days per month.

  • In-office requirements are subject to change based on business needs. This position is currently available to candidates that reside within 60 miles of Columbus, OH or Plano, TX.

  • Hybrid role, work in corporate office as required.

  • Some limited travel may be required.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting or related field of study.

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

  • 8+ years of experience with public accounting and/or accounting policy.

  • 3+ years of experience leading teams of people in a professional setting.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of experience with public accounting and/or accounting policy.

  • Experience with complex accounting topics, including related to revenue recognition, consolidation and derecognition, financial instruments, current expected credit losses, derivatives, and hedging.

  • Experience in a national office or technical/on-call group within a public accounting organization.

  • Experience presenting to and communicating with executive leaders.

  • Experience collaborating cross-functionally and building strong partnerships.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to establish credibility with executives and key stakeholders.

  • Ability to explain complex concepts concisely and simply.

  • Written and verbal communication skills.

  • Emotional intelligence and executive presence.

  • Ability to operate successfully in a highly matrixed, rapidly evolving environment; can effectively prioritize shifting responsibilities and changing processes.

  • Collaboration, consultation, and advisory skills.

  • Ability to influence and guide executive-level leaders and provide guidance and support on strategic plans and initiatives.

  • Relationship management, ability to build and nurture relationships with stakeholders, exert influence throughout the organization.

  • Organizational skills and strong attention to detail.

  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.

  • Knowledge of industry and best practices.

  • Ability to work independently, while also being intrinsically motivated to collaborate across teams and support the workflow of others across our global team.

  • Ability to exercise problem-solving techniques.

  • Ability to operate as a critical and adaptive thinker.

  • Growth mindset, passion, humility, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed.

Other Duties

This job description is illustrative of the types of duties typically performed by this job. It is not intended to be an exhaustive listing of each and every essential function of the job. Because job content may change from time to time, the Company reserves the right to add and/or delete essential functions from this job at any time.

Typical Starting Range:

$97,900.00 - $177,400.00

Full Salary Range for position:

California: $112,600.00 - $221,800.00

Colorado: $97,900.00 - $186,300.00

New York: $107,700.00 - $221,800.00

Washington: $102,800.00 - $204,000.00

The actual base pay within this range may be dependent upon many factors, which may include, but are not limited to, work location, education, experience, and skills.

Bread Financial offers medical, prescription drug, dental, vision, and other voluntary benefits (including basic and optional life insurance, supplemental medical plans, and short and long-term disability) to eligible associates (regular full-time associates scheduled to work 30 hours per week or more) and their spouses/domestic partners, and child(ren) under the age of 26. New associate elected coverage begins on date of hire (with the exception of disability coverage which has a 6-month waiting period). Six weeks of 100% paid parental leave for eligible parents is available after a 180-day waiting period. Hired associates can immediately enroll in Bread Financial’s 401(k) plan.

All associates receive 11 paid holidays. Associates have discretion in managing their time away from work through the Flexible Time Off (FTO) program and may need to notify and receive approval from their manager prior to taking the time off. Associates (except those located in Illinois) receive 80 hours of Paid Sick and Safe Time (“PSST”) upon hire and at the beginning of each subsequent calendar year. Illinois associates receive 40 hours of Illinois PSST upon hire and at the beginning of each subsequent calendar year and 40 hours of Illinois Paid Leave upon hire and at the beginning of each subsequent calendar year. Illinois Paid Leave must be used before associates in Illinois will be approved to take FTO.

Hired associates will be able to elect the purchase company stock during offering periods in June and December. You will be eligible for an annual incentive bonus based on individual and company performance.

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About Bread Financial

At Bread Financial, you’ll have the opportunity to grow your career, give back to your community, and be part of our award-winning culture. We’ve been consistently recognized as a best place to work nationally and in many markets and we’re proud to promote an environment where you feel appreciated, accepted, valued, and fulfilled—both personally and professionally. Bread Financial supports the overall wellness of our associates with a diverse suite of benefits and offers boundless opportunities for career development and non-traditional career progression.

Bread FinancialTM is a tech-forward financial services company providing simple, personalized payment, lending and saving solutions. The company creates opportunities for its customers and partners through digitally enabled choices that offer ease, empowerment, financial flexibility and exceptional customer experiences. Driven by a digital-first approach, data insights and white-label technology, Bread Financial delivers growth for its partners through a comprehensive suite of payment solutions that includes private label and co-brand credit cards and Bread Pay™ buy now, pay later products. Bread Financial also offers direct-to-consumer products that give customers more access, choice and freedom through its branded Bread CashbackTM American Express® Credit Card and Bread SavingsTM products.

Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Bread Financial is powered by its approximately 7,000 global associates and is committed to sustainable business practices.

  • Bread Financial offers competitive pay, a comprehensive selection of benefit options including 401(k).
  • The Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
  • Any applicant offered employment will be required to establish that they are legally authorized to work in the United States for the Company.
  • The Company participates in E-Verify.
  • The Company will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with a criminal history, in a manner consistent with the requirements of all applicable federal, state, and local laws, including the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance, the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, and the New York City Fair Chance Act. Applicants with criminal histories are encouraged to apply.
  • The Company complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as amended, and all applicable state/local laws. The Company will provide accommodations to applicants needing accommodations to complete the application process. Applicants with disabilities may contact the Company to request and arrange for accommodations. If you need assistance to accommodate a disability, you may request an accommodation at any time. Please contact the Recruiting Team at TaOps@breadfinancial.com.

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Accounting / Finance

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