Job Description

Experience Level: Experienced Hire


  • Corporate Services


  • 7 World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich Street, New York, New York, 10007, US

At Moody's, we unite the brightest minds to turn today’s risks into tomorrow’s opportunities. We do this by striving to create an inclusive environment where everyone feels welcome to be who they are—with the freedom to exchange ideas, think innovatively, and listen to each other and customers in meaningful ways.

If you are excited about this opportunity but do not meet every single requirement, please apply! You still may be a great fit for this role or other open roles. We are seeking candidates who model our values: invest in every relationship, lead with curiosity, champion diverse perspectives, turn inputs into actions, and uphold trust through integrity.

Our Global Controllership team is seeking a highly motivated and experienced Senior Manager with a strong understanding of US GAAP, and emphasis on compensation / non-compensation accounting, software capitalization and financial statements analytics. The ideal candidate will focus on the Company’s continuous improvement and modernization initiatives, to ensure best in class accounting processes. The role requires an individual with excellent communication and interpersonal skills eager to join a collaborative finance environment and partner with stakeholders and functional teams across the organization.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
* Oversee the monthly close process for key areas within the general accounting group as it relates to the review of journal entries, reconciliations and financial statements review and analytics
* Manage the accounting process for the internal-use software capitalization ensuring the accurate tracking of internal and external costs and compliance with all related SOX controls
* Effectively collaborate with Moody’s internal and external auditors to ensure successful compliance with all internal controls, SOX requirements and quarterly/annual review and testing of financial statement transactions.
* Interacts heavily with FP&A and business stakeholders to deliver timely and accurate explanations of movement in financial statement account balances.
* Heavy focus on operational efficiencies and automation of business processes
* Participate in strategic finance projects and implementation of accounting tools and applications to streamline and automate accounting processes
* Provide strong oversight of certain offshore month-end close activities
* Prepare and review ad hoc account analyses for internal and external stakeholders

Key Competencies:
* Proactive approach in adapting to a dynamic, fast paced environment, while demonstrating a high level of ownership over designated responsibilities
* Keeping abreast of technical accounting updates and technological advancements and innovations
* Effectively handle multiple deliverables simultaneously in a deadline driven environment
* Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities and a keen attention to details
* Ability to lead and coordinate work across teams within the organization
* Excellent communication skills and the ability to develop collaborative relationships with cross-functional teams across the organization

* BA/BS accounting
* 6+ years of accounting experience
* CPA license is a must
* Knowledge of ASC 350-40 is a plus
* Experience with Blackline, Power BI and Alteryx is a plus

For US-based roles only: the anticipated hiring base salary range for this position is [[$110,900 - [[$156,150, depending on factors such as experience, education, level, skills, and location. This range is based on a full-time position. In addition to base salary, this role is eligible for incentive compensation. Moody’s also offers a competitive benefits package, including not but limited to medical, dental, vision, parental leave, paid time off, a 401(k) plan with employee and company contribution opportunities, life, disability, and accident insurance, a discounted employee stock purchase plan, and tuition reimbursement.

Moody’s is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender, age, religion, national origin, citizen status, marital status, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. Moody’s also provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities or based on a sincerely held religious belief in accordance with applicable laws. If you need to inquire about a reasonable accommodation, or need assistance with completing the application process, please email This contact information is for accommodation requests only, and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

For San Francisco positions, qualified applicants with criminal histories will be considered for employment consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

This position may be considered a promotional opportunity, pursuant to the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act.

Click here to view our full EEO policy statement. Click here for more information on your EEO rights under the law. Click here to view our Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination statement. Click here to view our Notice to New York City Applicants.
Candidates for Moody's Corporation may be asked to disclose securities holdings pursuant to Moody’s Policy for Securities Trading and the requirements of the position. Employment is contingent upon compliance with the Policy, including remediation of positions in those holdings as necessary.

For more information on the Securities Trading Program, please refer to the STP Quick Reference guide on ComplianceNet

Please note: STP categories are assigned by the hiring teams and are subject to change over the course of an employee’s tenure with Moody’s.

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