Senior Regulatory Accountant


(Chicago, Illinois)
Full Time
Job Posting Details
About Morningstar
Morningstar provides independent investment research to investors worldwide. It offers internet, software, and print-based products for individuals, financial advisors, and institutions. It also supplies asset-management services to advisors, institutions, and retirement-plan participants.
This is a mid-level role that will lead the accounting and analysis for Morningstar Investment Services, LLC (MIS) which is a broker dealer and a regulated entity with the SEC and FINRA. Additionally, this role will assist with the oversight of the Morningstar Fund Trust (the Fund) with the Principal Financial Officer.
* Preparation of monthly general ledger closing journal entries, including revenue accruals, revenue true-ups, and cash receipts. * Preparation of monthly general ledger account reconciliations, including Accounts Receivable, Deferred Revenue, and Unbilled Revenue. * Preparation of monthly financial statements for the stand-alone Broker Dealer registered entity with the FINRA. * Identify, analyze and research critical variances with Financial Analyst and management team (e.g. month over month comparisons and variances to forecast/budget). * Perform continuous monitoring of the open receivables, cash receipts, and revenue adjustments recorded for the difference between the accrual and the cash receipts. * Reconciliation of all intercompany transactions and due to /due from accounts for settlement * Build and develop strong working relationships with the MIS management and operations teams. * Direct interface with external auditor related to the annual FINRA required audit of the Broker Dealer. * Assist in continuing efforts to improve operational efficiency through the development of policies and procedures * Document all processes and policies for MIS accounting and financial reporting * Work with the Fund’s Principal Financial Officer to establish, maintain and oversee the Fund’s revenue and operating expense budgets. * Work with the Fund’s Principal Financial Officer to establish, maintain and oversee disclosure controls and internal control over financial reporting. * Understand the Fund’s procedures supporting the calculation and payment of periodic distributions; NAV and asset pricing procedures; daily fund expense payment authorizations; and preparation of financial statements and shareholder reports (including semi-annual and annual reports and related SEC filings). * Serve as a liaison between Funds Administrator and other service providers * Participates in special projects and performs other duties as assigned.
Ideal Candidate
* BS in Accounting or Finance * 4-6 years of experience in a public accounting firm or finance or accounting organization * Experience with broker dealer or fund accounting a plus


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