Jacksonville, Florida

Legal Entity Controller - Assistant Vice President

Job ID: 3191030

Full/Part-Time: Full-time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Listed: 2019-07-02

Location: Jacksonville, United States of America

Finance It is crucial for the bank to understand how profitable each businesses activity is and Finance has a responsibility to understand precisely the resource commitment the bank makes to any given client or transaction e.g. cost, capital, funding, liquidity and risk. Finance is playing a central role in keeping the bank focused on simplification and financial resource management. With our diverse teams in 47 countries, we offer a broad portfolio of capabilities. Our key functions range from Group Finance, Treasury, Planning and Performance Management, and Investor Relations to enabling functions such as Finance Change and Administration. These teams make sure we cover all Finance specific aspects for our internal and external stakeholders such as shareholder, employees, clients and regulators. Together, it is the role of Finance to oversee all financial details for Deutsche Bank globally. Sound financial principles are at the core of everything we do. That's why Finance is vital to the way we run our business. In a global marketplace that's constantly evolving, being adaptable, decisive and accurate is critical. Join us and you'll be able to make a real difference in a dynamic global team with multiple career opportunities.
Position Overview

Job Title: Legal Entity Controller

Corporate Title: Assistant Vice President

Location: Jacksonville, FL

Role Description

As a performance Legal Entity Controller on the finance team, you will partner with the Head of US Legal Entity and Financial Reporting and Disclosures team. You'll be responsible for accounting and reporting of the Bank's US legal entities under US GAAP. In addition, you will work closely with the Group Finance Accounting Close teams to report US results under IFRS and HGB (German GAAP). In this role, The Legal Entity teams are responsible for monthly legal entity analytics and to ensure that all transactions are properly recorded in the SAP ledger. The US financial reporting team is responsible for the Bank's US GAAP audited annual and quarterly financial statements and footnote disclosures as well as certain supplemental reports.

What We Offer You
  • We offer competitive health and wellness benefits, empowering you to value life in and out of the office
  • On-site gym, cafeteria, health center, and communal meeting areas
  • Active engagement with the local community through DB's specialized employee groups
  • An open seating environment that encourages networking and collaboration across functions and businesses

    Hear from our people and look inside our office: DB@The Muse

    How You'll Lead
    • Manage a team of accounting professionals in Jacksonville, FL
    • Oversee presentation of legal entity financial performance and metrics to the Board of Directors and other stakeholders
    • Monitor accounting policies, practices and systems to create a strong internal control environment
    • These positions are responsible for the oversight of the LE teams, ensuring excellence in all aspects of LE work. The LECs will work with Business Finance in order to keep all stakeholders apprised of the financial health of the US Legal Entities

      Your Role
      • You will work closely with the Global Head of Accounting Close to support accurate and timely reporting of US financial position including IFRS and HGB (German) financial reporting and related disclosure information
      • You will participate in implementation of new accounting standards
      • In this role, you will be a key US bank entity contact for accounting issues and transactions partnering with operations, COO, APAG, regulatory reporting and compliance and legal. These entities include the Broker dealer, Intermediate Holding Company (IHC), Bank entity, various holding companies and branches of DBAG
      • The LECs will manage teams responsible to ensure that all transactions are properly recorded for Deutsche Bank's US Legal entities
      • In this role, you will support the regulatory reporting function to meet heightened expectations and regulatory requirements (FRY9C and Call reports) including alignment of financial reporting chart of accounts with regulatory chart of accounts
      • Implement financial reporting and process enhancements as appropriate

        Skills You'll Need
        • Relevant work experience in a similar role within a global investment bank or broker dealer or several years of public accounting experience, "Big Four training"
        • Demonstrate working knowledge of US GAAP and IFRS
        • Experience directly working with external auditors
        • You will have a general understanding of bank capital regulations and their relevance to the accounting framework
        • BS Degree in Accounting, Finance or related fields
        • Experience with complex structured transactions and knowledge of all types of investment banking products

          Skills That Will Help You Excel
          • CPA a plus, but not required
          • An expert in US GAAP with knowledge of IFRS preferred
          • Ability to make strategic decisions, exercise sound judgment, and successfully implement change initiatives
          • Ability to resolve ambiguous, complex, and multivariable problems; organize/manage multiple projects; and prioritize competing needs

            About Deutsche Bank

            We are Germany's leading bank with strong positions in Europe and significant presence in the Americas and Asia Pacific. We're driving growth through our strong client franchise, investing heavily in digital technologies, prioritizing long-term success over short-term gains, and serving society with ambition and integrity. We serve our clients' real economic needs in commercial and investment banking, retail banking and transaction banking, and provide ground-breaking products and services in asset and wealth management. That means a career packed with opportunities to grow and the chance to shape the future of our clients.

            For candidates applying for positions in the US:

            Deutsche Bank is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories. Click these links to view the "EEO is the Law " poster and pay transparency statement.

Jacksonville, Florida

Our vision

We aspire to be the leading client-centric global universal bank

We serve shareholders best by putting our clients first and by building a global network of balanced businesses underpinned by strong capital and liquidity.

We value our German roots and remain dedicated to our global presence.

We commit to a culture that aligns risks and rewards, attracts and develops talented individuals, fosters teamwork and partnership and is sensitive to the society in which we operate.

Our values and beliefs


  • We live by the highest standards of integrity in everything we say and do
  • We will do what is right – not just what is allowed
  • We communicate openly; we invite, provide and respect challenging views

Sustainable Performance

  • We drive value for shareholders by putting long-term success over short-term gain
  • We encourage entrepreneurial spirit which responsibly balances risk and returns
  • We pursue lasting performance by developing, nurturing and investing in the best talent and by managing based on merit

Client Centricity

  • We earn our clients’ trust by placing them at the core of our organization
  • We deliver true value by understanding and serving our clients’ needs best
  • We strive to pursue mutually beneficial client relationships in which the value created is shared fairly


  • We foster innovation by valuing intellectual curiosity in our people
  • We enable our clients’ success by constantly seeking suitable solutions to their problems
  • We continuously improve our processes and platforms by embracing new and better ways of doing things


  • We protect the firm’s resources by always thinking and acting like owners
  • We live by the rules and hold ourselves accountable to deliver on our promises – no excuses
  • We achieve operational excellence by striving to ‘get it right the first time’


  • We build diverse teams to generate better ideas and reach more balanced decisions
  • We put the common goals of the firm before ‘silo’ loyalty by trusting, respecting and working with each other
  • We act as responsible partners with all our stakeholders and regulators, and in serving the wider interests of society

Our brand

Deutsche is clear: we are here to perform – in business and beyond. We do this with a unique mix of passion and precision. This measured approach gives us the confidence to enable agile minds to look beyond the obvious, gaining advantage for everyone we work with.