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Work Location(s)
500 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI
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Posted Date
Tuesday, June 7, 2022
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Ally and Your Career

Ally Financial only succeeds when its people do - and that’s more than some cliché people put on job postings. We live this stuff! We see our people as, well, people - with interests, families, friends, dreams, and causes that are all important to them. Our focus is on the health and safety of our teammates as well as work-life balance and diversity and inclusion. From generous benefits to a variety of employee resource groups, we strive to build paths that encourage employees to stretch themselves professionally. We want to help you grow, develop, and learn new things. You’re constantly evolving, so shouldn’t your opportunities be, too?

The Opportunity

The Accountant II - Compensation role will be a key member of Ally's Controller's Team. Reporting to the Manager of Compensation Accounting, the position will be responsible for assisting in the preparation of the consolidated financial statements of a public company and key responsibilities include gathering information from the various groups, recording monthly and quarterly journal entries, and working through the various levels of review from a number of business owners.

The Work Itself

  • Record compensation and incentive journal entries and perform month-end closing task
  • Assist in the preparation of the quarterly and year-end financial statements (10-Q/10-K) as it relates to compensation.
  • Coordinate with a number of groups across the enterprise in gathering all the necessary materials.
  • Assist in analytical accounting support to the internal business partners.
  • Assists in the resolution of accounting problems through the appropriate channels.
  • Manage and improve the processes around the assigned accounting activities.
  • Drive audit compliance within the areas for which you are responsible.
  • Contribute to ad hoc analytical projects as necessary both within and beyond your primary area of focus.

The Skills You Bring

  • Bachelor's degree preferred (Accounting major preferred) CPA (or equivalent) and /or MBA preferred.
  • 1+ years previous work experience in Accounting or related field and SAP experience preferred.
  • General accounting and/or functional skills for area of expertise.
  • Exhibit a strong work ethic and high degree of self-motivation.
  • Must possess good communication skills.
  • Ability to organize data, perform independent analysis, and provide explanations/conclusions to management.
  • Ability to work with limited supervision while applying previous experience to execute moderately complex tasks.
  • Ability to contribute meaningfully to projects.
  • Comfortable interacting with other personnel in group or support staff from other departments; may interact with other internal and external personnel (i.e., external auditors, regulators) on specific projects or routine matters, usually under supervision.
  • Advanced MS Excel (pivot tables, v-lookups, etc.) preferred.

How We'll Have Your Back

  • Ally's compensation program offers market-competitive base pay and pay-for-performance incentives (bonuses) based on achieving personal and company goals. But Ally’s total compensation – or total rewards – extends beyond your paycheck and is designed to support and enrich your personal and professional life, including:

    • Time Away: competitive holiday and flexible paid-time-off, including time off for volunteering and voting.
    • Planning for the Future: plan for the near and long term with an industry-leading 401K retirement savings plan with matching and company contributions, student loan and 529 educational assistance programs, tuition reimbursement, and other financial well-being programs.
    • Supporting your Health & Well-being: flexible health and insurance options including dental and vision, pre-tax Health Savings Account with employer contributions and a total well-being program that helps you and your family stay on track physically, socially, emotionally, and financially.
    • Building a Family: adoption, surrogacy, and fertility support as well as parental and caregiver leave, back-up child and adult/elder day care program and childcare discounts.
    • Work-Life Integration: other benefits including LifeMatters® Employee Assistance Program, subsidized and discounted Weight Watchers® program and other employee discount programs.

    Who We Are:


    Ally Financial is a customer-centric, leading digital financial services company with passionate customer service and innovative financial solutions. We are relentlessly focused on "Doing it Right" and being a trusted financial-services provider to our consumer, commercial, and corporate customers. For more information, visit


    Ally is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to 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.


    Where permitted by applicable law, must have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine by date of hire to be considered, if not currently employed by Ally.


    We are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to applicants with physical or mental disabilities. For accommodation requests, email us at Ally will not discriminate against any qualified individual who is capable of performing the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.