Manager, Financial Reporting - Western Union

Does playing a critical role in protecting customers sound exciting to you? How about working for a global fintech company on an advanced team that is passionate about preventing money laundering and other illegal financial transactions?

We’re seeking an Financial Reporting Manager, based in our Denver, Colorado office (global headquarters).


Sound interesting? This person will manage the planning and direction of departmental activities related to general accounting functions and preparation of financial and regulatory reports. You will be responsible for the maintenance and accuracy of the ledger accounts and financial statements in compliance with Company and GAAP standards. As a leader, you will oversee the efficient operation and cost-effectiveness of operating systems and programs supporting the Finance organization, and participate in the most complex accounting projects.


Here are some specifics:

  • Review month end topside journal entries.
  • Review and analyze month end and quarterly reporting schedules and financial statements.
  • Prepare standalone financial statements according to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), IFRS and state specific requirements, supporting schedules and coordinate audit.
  • Analyze complex balance sheet accounts and portfolio reporting.
  • Timely response to the company’s licensing and examination financial requests.
  • Communicate with various regulatory agencies regarding required filings and related issues.
  • Work with Business Partners, including both the VP and the Senior Manager of Financial Reporting, compliance, legal and treasury, to analyze, monitor, interpret, implement, and resolve new and proposed regulatory reporting issues.
  • Design and develop ad hoc reporting and regulatory reporting databases.
  • Manage and mentor Senior Accountant(s).
  • Assist with special projects as they arise.
  • Perform leadership role in initiating and implementing process improvements.

What you will need to succeed:

  • 5+ years of accounting experience with experience in the technical accounting field
  • Advanced problem solving, technical, decision-making, communication and diplomacy.
  • Strong knowledge of financial systems.
  • Advanced system skills including MS Excel, Word and Access.
  • Ability to design and analyze working processes for potential efficiencies and help implement automated solutions to achieve greater efficiencies.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability.
  • Experience working with multiple departments and multiple management levels.
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills
  • Strong communication skills, including ability to influence others and work effectively across geographies and functions in a matrix organization as well as to clearly and concisely present findings at all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to effectively set priorities, manage multiple staff, manage multiple tasks and deadlines, and produce quality work while dealing with interruptions. 

What will make you stand out:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field
  • CPA Required
  • Big 4 public accounting experience preferred
  • HFM experience preferred
  • Fluency in more than one language (English required)

What’s in it for you?

  • • Competitive global pay and benefits
  • • Unparalleled experience as part of one of the most advanced compliance teams in the world, with opportunities to build valuable skills and grow your career
  • • Diverse, global team with colleagues in over 50 countries

What it’s like here:

Western Union (WU) is a company on the move! We believe that when money moves, better things can happen. From small businesses and global corporations, to families near and far, or NGO’s in the most remote communities on Earth, WU helps people and business move money globally. We have a rich legacy of innovation and are continuing to develop new and more convenient ways for our customers to send and receive money through digital, mobile and retail channels. We have a combined digital and retail network that spans over 200 countries and territories. Some companies specialize in cash-based retail money transfer and others play only in digital. We are leaders in both!  

Being on the Western Union team means being tenacious and goal-oriented. It means taking risks and quickly finding the path to success. It means having integrity and finding ways to make things work. It means thriving as part of a diverse, global team of over 10,000 people who are committed to moving money for better. It means being driven to win, and to do work that makes a difference… on a global stage. Sound like you? Apply now!

Inclusion and diversity are fundamental to our culture and success. Achieving our common vision depends on people with diverse backgrounds working together. Who knows; your unique point of view could be the key to our next groundbreaking idea. We’d love to explore that possibility!

Western Union is proud to be an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer. The company will provide accommodation to applicants, including applicants with disabilities, during the recruitment process, in accordance with applicable laws. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy or related medical conditions), national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, marital status or another protected category.


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