MassMutual Financial Group Asset Management Controller in Boston, Massachusetts

Since 1851, MassMutual’s commitment has always been to help people protect their families, support their communities, and help one another. This is why we want to inspire people to Live Mutual. We at MassMutual value diversity and inclusion. We’re people helping people.

A career with us means you will work alongside exceptional people and be empowered to reach your professional and personal goals. Our employees are the foundation of what makes MassMutual a strong, stable and ethical business. We seek and value unique and varied perspectives and experiences because we believe we are stronger when all voices are heard. We invite you to bring your bright, innovative ideas to MassMutual as we continue to help millions of Americans rely on each other.

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Description

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SUMMARY:

Highly seasoned professional with specialized skills/knowledge that is recognized across the organization for their expertise. Demonstrated potential to take on expanded responsibilities. Influences and makes decisions with significant impact on the organization and/or company. Influences the development of functional strategy. Establish medium to long term work plans for the function and contributes to the development of financial and resource planning needed to achieve department business objectives. Has an established track record of success for driving and accomplishing critical business objectives. Value of the job will be related to the nature of work found in the market.

DESRCIPTION:

This position is a key individual contributor role whose focus, representing the Controllers Organization, will be on the Company’s asset management activities (primarily Barings and Oppenheimer and related legal entities) as follows:

  • Provide sound financial advice to the asset managers, anticipating the financial statement impact of changes in the business environment and making recommendations to ensure appropriate and beneficial accounting treatment

  • Proactively identify financial reporting risks and opportunities within the asset managers and translate that into decision-useful improvement recommendations.

  • Use increasing insight to identify and implement improvements that increase the business value and efficiency of the work performed. Initiate and/or oversee increasingly complex projects and continuous improvement activities.

  • Understand how data flow through the financial systems to the accounting function, planning appropriately for changes and prioritizing and implementing enhancements.

In collaboration with the other teams in the Controllers Organization:

  • Collaborate with accounting operations to ensure the accurate, timely completion of monthly, quarterly and annual book close cycles for a complex accounting function by effective planning, monitoring, and problem solving.

  • Communicate the financial reports and information to key stakeholders

  • Guide stakeholders in working on highly complex accounting matters, including new standard implementation, and developing processes to address them, ensuring any issues are communicated appropriately to senior management.

  • Develop, document, and assure adherence to an internal control framework that ensures accurate and timely financial reporting. Make recommendations to continuously improve the overall control environment.

The asset management controller will be responsible for oversight over and communication of the financial reporting and controls residing within the asset management business units and related legal entities. They will be responsible for reviewing the sign off on the financial reporting results by the business units/legal entities, understanding those results, ensuring that all reporting is accurate and reliable for use in the Company’s broader financial reporting process.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must have broad financial acumen, and familiarity with investment management topics as well as a strong control orientation.

  • Must be able to easily navigate between accounting and reporting topics, while seamlessly communicating those to business leaders and others within finance to provide efficient decision-useful information and analysis.

  • Must be comfortable working within a highly collaborative broader functional team where not all accounting and reporting activities reside with their direct daily supervision and management and with senior business unit personnel

  • Ability to travel between Boston and Springfield occasionally

  • Authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship now or in the future

Ranked No. 77 in the annual FORTUNE ® 500 Ranking (FORTUNE ® Magazine, June 2017) and recognized as a World’s Most Ethical Company by Ethisphere, MassMutual is guided by a single purpose: We help people secure their future and protect the ones they love. As a company owned by our policyowners, we are defined by mutuality and our vision to put customers first. It’s more than our company structure – it’s our way of life. We are a company of people protecting people. Our company exists because people are willing to share risk and resources, and rely on each other when it counts. At MassMutual, we Live Mutual.

CORE VALUES

Focus on the Customer: We understand our customers well and look for every opportunity to deliver an experience that is clear, easy, personal, human, empowering and trustworthy.

Act with Integrity: We deliver on our promises by being open, honest and humble and by adhering to the letter and spirit of applicable laws, rules, regulations and company policies.

Value People: We respect and learn from each other’s diverse backgrounds, experiences and ideas. We engage and develop people to their greatest potential.

Work Collaboratively: We work together to achieve results by actively listening, seeking, understanding and creating solutions as a unified team driving toward one company, one culture, one brand.

Achieve Results: We focus on winning by exceeding expectations and getting better – everyone, every day.

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MassMutual is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer Minority/Female/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Individual with Disability/Protected Veteran. We welcome all persons to apply.

At MassMutual, we’re fostering an inclusive and dynamic environment where our employees are valued for who they are and can build successful careers. For us, diversity and inclusion is more than a goal, it’s the only way forward.

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• National Association for Female Executives Top Company for Executive Women (2017)

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• Disability Equality Index® (DEI) Best Place to Work for Disability inclusion (2017)

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