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Ally Senior Accountant in Detroit, Michigan

Position Description

This role supports accounting and reporting for Ally's growing automotive insurance business and is instrumental in the month-end and quarter-end accounting close and reporting processes. Additionally, this position will participate in special projects, including new product and system implementations that will help shape the future of the business.

Job Responsibilities

  • Prepare monthly and quarterly journal entries and reports

  • Prepare monthly account reconciliations

  • Document policies and procedures surrounding the journal entries recorded

  • Work with FP&A to analyze results and provide explanations for variance analysis

  • Compile annual legal entity financial statement and work with external auditors

  • Work with operational/project teams on new product implementations and assess impact on accounting

  • Provide information for quarterly and annual SEC and statutory filings

  • Complete special projects and ad hoc requests

  • Work to continually improve efficiencies and controls of existing process


  • BS/BBA degree in Accounting/Finance

  • CPA preferred

  • Preferred 4+ years previous work experience in Accounting

  • Proven track record of driving results with minimal ongoing direction

  • Ability to independently initiate change and process improvements

  • Attention to detail, balanced with knowing the right level necessary to deliver on requirements

  • Energetic and inquisitive, quick learner, takes initiative

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both in written form and verbally

  • Ability to organize data, perform independent analysis, and provide explanations to management

  • Ability to influence others and work effectively in a cross-functional matrix environment

  • Insurance knowledge preferred, but not required

  • SAP experience preferred

  • Advanced MS Excel (pivot tables, v-lookups, ect.) preferred

Ally Overview

Ally Financial Inc. (NYSE: ALLY) is a leading digital financial services company and a top 25 U.S. financial holding company offering financial products for consumers, businesses, automotive dealers and corporate clients. Ally's legacy dates back to 1919, and the company was redesigned in 2009 with a distinctive brand, innovative approach and relentless focus on its customers. Ally has an award-winning online bank (member FDIC), one of the largest full service auto finance operations in the country, a complementary auto-focused insurance business, a growing digital wealth management and online brokerage platform, and a trusted corporate finance business offering capital for equity sponsors and middle-market companies.

Business Unit/Enterprise Function

Finance strives to be a trusted adviser to the enterprise and prides itself on maintaining the highest level of integrity and accountability. Finance is responsible for finance reporting, financial analysis, accounting, strategy and planning, tax and investor relations.

Total Rewards Information

Ally's compensation program offers market-competitive base pay and pay-for-performance incentives (bonuses) based on achieving personal and company goals. Plus, we have a flexible paid-time-off program including time off for volunteer opportunities. Ally's Total Rewards Program is designed to enrich your life at work -- and outside of it and includes:

  • Industry-leading 401K retirement savings plan with matching and company contributions

  • Wellness program encouraging healthy living with financial rewards

  • Flexible health insurance options including dental and vision

  • Pre-tax Health Savings Account with generous employer contributions

  • Pre-tax commuter benefits

  • Other work-life integration benefits including parental and caregiver leave, adoption assistance, backup child and adult/elder day care program, child care discounts, tuition reimbursement, LifeMatters® Employee Assistance Program, subsidized and discounted Weight Watchers® program and other employee discount programs

Ally is an Equal Opportunity Employer

We extend equal employment opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual's age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy status, marital status, military or veteran status, genetic disposition or any other reason protected by law.

Job Title: Senior Accountant

Company: Ally Financial Inc.

Category: Accounting

BU Function: Finance

Experience Level: Experienced

Requisition ID: 19-6961