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Work Location(s)
500 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI
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Posted Date
Friday, May 6, 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

This Senior Accountant will be a member of Ally's Controller Team supporting the Corporate Accounting and Shared Services Team. Reporting to the Manager, the Senior Accountant will be responsible for ensuring cash and clearing accounts are appropriate, developing analytics, creating efficiencies, assisting in the preparation of monthly journal entries and reconciliations, and serving as a relationship manager with various business partners. Ability to work in a fast-paced hybrid work environment with a talented team focused on working efficiently to promote work/life balance.

The Work Itself

  • Assist in the preparation of monthly, quarterly, and year-end external and internal financial reporting.  
  • Assist with the month-end accounting close process (e.g., ensure timely completion of recurring / non-recurring journal entries, review financial statement variances for reasonableness, etc.)
  • Complete special projects, ad hoc requests, and support enterprise-wide initiatives such as acquisitions, new systems, automation projects, etc.
  • Support and strengthen relationships with third party service providers and internal business partners.
  • Analyze and reconcile more complex cash and clearing accounts, researching discrepancies, and ensuring balances are properly supported.
  • Provide insight into potential process improvements.
  • Assess current accounting practice and ensure appropriate compliance and application of accounting policy.
  • May have supervision responsibility, which would include providing training and development to direct reports.

The Skills You Bring

  • 3+ years previous work experience in accounting or related field.
  • Undergraduate degree in accounting/finance – CPA preferred.
  • SAP experience preferred.
  • Advanced MS Excel (pivot tables, v-lookups, etc.)
  • General technical accounting and/or functional skills for area of expertise.
  • Exhibit a strong work ethic and high degree of self-motivation.
  • Sound oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to organize data, perform independent analysis, and provide and prepare explanations/conclusions to management.
  • Ability to work with limited supervision while applying previous experience to execute all but the most complex tasks.
  • Ability to lead small projects or contribute meaningfully to larger 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 more complex tasks, usually under supervision.

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.