MSCI is a leading provider of critical decision support tools and services for the global investment community. With over 45 years of expertise in research, data and technology, we power better investment decisions by enabling clients to understand and analyze key drivers of risk and return and confidently build more effective portfolios. We create industry-leading, research-enhanced solutions that clients use to gain insight into and improve transparency across the investment process.
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Are you passionate about driving impact towards goals? Would you like to work in a collaborative environment where your contributions are recognized and rewarded? Are you driven to work for an industry-leading, fast-growing Fintech company? Are you a professional with a demonstrated ability to work well in teams and solve problems? If so, opportunities for professional and personal fulfillment in a dynamic, progressive organization await you at MSCI!
MSCI is seeking an ambitious professional to join the Finance organization as Associate of US GAAP Accounting and Financial Analysis supporting MSCI's growing subscription-based fees business. Subscription revenue represents the largest revenue stream at MSCI, at $1.1B+ for fiscal year 2019. Our Chicago office represents one of the key locations for US GAAP Center of Excellence at MSCI. This role will be responsible for performing various aspects of the financial and management accounting, technical accounting guidance, analytics and reporting related to Subscription Revenues arising from various contracts with clients. This position will also provide operational accounting, reporting and forecasting support to the Business and Sales teams, as well as provide accounting guidance for revenue recognition and reporting matters pertaining to customer contract arrangements. This role will be responsible for supporting a fast-growing global organization through partnering with key business stakeholders to deliver critical business initiatives and closely collaborate with business partners on financial analysis and forecasting. This position will also support special projects as they arise, including process improvement initiatives, system implementations and developing processes to account for new revenue contracts.
This position will have exciting and unique opportunities to be a key contributor in a high growth and collaborative environment, while continuing to advance his/her career at MSCI's Finance Controllers organization.
Collaborate closely with key business partners, for example, Product Finance, Sales, Run Rate, and Billing to deliver critical business initiatives and identify value opportunities
Exhibit strong US GAAP technical accounting knowledge, particularly related to revenue recognition
Support review and analysis of MSCI's client transactions to ensure appropriate revenue recognition treatment, perform relevant research, and document conclusions to be in compliance with US GAAP
Operate as a key team member of the subscription revenue team with responsibility for the accuracy and completeness of revenue recognition in accordance with US GAAP
Perform and support contract reviews and ensure proper revenue recognition in accordance with MSCI's policies and revenue recognition standards for multiple revenue streams, including partnership agreements
Perform and support revenue operations, which includes execution of monthly revenue close, variance analysis, reporting, and account reconciliations for revenue and related accounts agreements
Support financial reporting including key performance indicators (KPI) and variance analysis
Document procedures and policies governing existing and future revenue accounting processes
Maintain controls and support audits performed by internal audit, external audit, legal entity, and SOX teams
Contribute and support special projects as assigned, including mergers and acquisitions accounting considerations and drive finance functional transformation projects
Minimum 2 years in Accounting or Finance related field
Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance
Public accounting and/or industry accounting experience with multi-national public companies which comply with U.S. GAAP
· Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or actively pursuing a certification
Public accounting experience with a Big 4 accounting firm
Strong knowledge in US GAAP and SEC reporting requirements, including some experience in ASC 606, preferably in a subscription-based business or technology industry
Strong verbal and written communication skills to explain complex accounting concepts in terms understood by team members with non-financial backgrounds
Passion for building relationship with business partners to accomplish critical goals
Passion for strong problem solving and analytic skills
Team player and desire to work effectively with diverse cultures in a global organization.
Strong work ethic with a proactive approach
Proficient in Microsoft Office suite of applications, particularly PowerPoint and Excel
We are open to flexible working environment.
Due to the great number of applications we receive for each of our open vacancies, we are unable to respond on an individual basis.
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MSCI Inc. is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversifying its workforce. It is the policy of the Firm to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, disability, marital and civil partnership/union status, pregnancy (including unlawful discrimination on the basis of a legally protected pregnancy/maternity leave), veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.