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Investment Accountant

Boston, Massachusetts; New York, New York

Thank you to our employees for voting us one of the top places to work in Massachusetts for five consecutive years!

Overview

Finance and Accounting is at MassMutual’s core, and our team is ushering in an era of growth. We are looking for bold ideas, creative solutions, and comfort embracing change. We strive to build a diverse team and leverage different points of view to optimize processes and build strong relationships.

Our team is motivated by challenging work that delivers substantial impact in a culture of accountability and collaboration. We treat policyowners and customers fairly and prioritize financial stability. Being part of a mutual company means that our teams can think long-term, and employees can dive deep into the complex structure of products and the organization.

Our finance teams are experts in their field and thrive in fast-paced environments. They balance the needs of the business and invest in the long term, while always putting the customer first. They align their work with our live mutual philosophy and strive to always make the right choice for our policyowners. We are building a team that truly embodies ‘together we move forward’.

What our employees say

Betsy Ward
Betsy WardChief Financial Officer
“Our finance team brings an incredible suite of skills to the table and they are applying that expertise to company-wide analysis and strategy. Right now, we have a lot of opportunities where people can make a difference. We’re looking for people who can help write our next chapter.”

Job Description

Investment Accountant

Investment Controllership

Full-Time

Boston, MA or Springfield, MA or New York, NY

The Team

This newly created team is responsible for the ensuring the integrity of the accounting information received from the Investment Operations securities system. This team will be highly focused on the control environment supporting this purpose. To this end, the team will work closely with its critical partner, Investment Operations and Securities Controllership.  The team will look to leverage technology and resource opportunities to ensure and efficient and effective approach to maintaining these processes.

About the Corporate Controller Organization:

The Controllers Organization is responsible for delivering on the foundation of credibility and control of the core financial information leveraged across Finance to communicate with leadership, key business partners and regulators on the enterprise’s actual results, forecast implications and strategic decision making. This work considers legal entity structures, distribution channel, and product results as well as how these impact our capital optimization and operating liquidity.

We are a diverse group of professionals experienced in and responsible for accounting, financial reporting, tax, policy and controls, cash operations, corporate finance data and systems management as well as wealth management finance activities. We are seeking engaging professionals with strong communication skills and deep intellectual curiosity to ensure the timely and efficient reporting of results. We not only perform the required activities. We are looked to as business partners who add value by challenging existing operating practices strengthening controls and highlighting trends and insights.

The Opportunity

This Investment Accountant role is a newly created position that will be a key addition to our Investment Controllership team. The position reports to the Director of Investment Operational Accounting Governance and Controllership and resides within the Financial Controllership team, a critical team within the Controllers Organization which aspires to be best in class financial stewards for MassMutual. This is an opportunity for an individual who thrives in a highly dynamic and agile accounting environment to collaborate across teams focused on solid execution and improving outcomes. We are seeking an accounting professional who wants to join a highly motivated team of professionals focused on proactively driving the development and execution of process improvements, meaningful analysis and improved coordination with the business partners for Investment activities.

The Impact

  • Thrives in an environment whereby the team is inspired, engaged and motivated by identifying opportunities to learn and grow.
  • Manages priorities effectively and adapt quickly to achieve goals while developing efficiencies and established methods in the process.
  • Thrives in a complex corporate structure and comfortably switch gears and alter course to adapt to changing circumstances.
  • Partner with teams, including but not limited to Securities Controllership, Investment Operations, Treasury, and ERM.
  • Actively participate in the implementation of the Company’s new ledger and other key projects.
  • Participates in creating or reviewing, analyzing, and presenting monthly financial analysis reports to senior management.
  • Conduct thorough research, analysis, and retrieval of data to ensure accurate and timely preparation, review and maintenance of complex account reconciliations.
  • Identify and reconcile differences within established investment and accounting systems using critical analysis skills.
  • Analyze and interpret financial information to ensure accuracy and compliance with company policy and regulations.
  • Prepare and maintain complex account records with meticulous attention to detail.
  • Collaborate with internal teams to resolve items and address investment-related issues.
  • Initiates and/or leads increasingly complex continuous improvement activities.
  • Participating in problem solving to improve quality, cycle times, increase efficiencies, improve employee engagement and customer satisfaction within the Investment Controllership team.
  • Makes recommendations to continuously improve the overall control environment.

The Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or related major
  • 6+ years of related work experience with a track record of increasing responsibility
  • Significant knowledge and experience of U.S. GAAP and STAT

The Ideal Qualifications

  • CPA or CFA preferred
  • Master’s degree preferred
  • Knowledge and experience of investments
  • Strong analytical skills: ability to analyze financial data sets and tell the story of the data
  • Proven ability to complete high quality work efficiently and increase autonomy over time
  • Able to build and maintain strong working relationships across cross-functional groups
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to express ideas in and articulate in an organized and persuasive manner to leadership, and staff, etc.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to express ideas in and articulate in an organized and persuasive manner to leadership, staff, regulatory bodies, etc.
  • Able to work well in a dynamic and agile environment while leading the team in execution of various priorities and related deliverables
  • Intellectual curiosity to continue learning and adding breadth and depth to understanding

What to Expect as Part of MassMutual and the Team

  • Regular meetings with the Investment Controllership team
  • Focused one-on-one meetings with your manager
  • Access to mentorship opportunities
  • Networking opportunities including access to Asian, Hispanic/Latinx, African American, women, LGBTQIA+, veteran and disability-focused Business Resource Groups
  • Access to learning content on Degreed and other informational platforms
  • Your ethics and integrity will be valued by a company with a strong and stable ethical business with industry leading pay and benefits 

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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. Note: Veterans are welcome to apply, regardless of their discharge status.

If you need an accommodation to complete the application process, please contact us and share the specifics of the assistance you need.
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MassMutual will accept applications on an ongoing basis until such time as a candidate has been offered employment.


Salary Range: $121,800.00-$159,800.00

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  • Interview

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  • Offer

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    If you accept the offer, we will be so excited to welcome you to the MassMutual community!

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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. Note: Veterans are welcome to apply, regardless of their discharge status.

EEO Statement

If you need an accommodation to complete the application process, please contact us and share the specifics of the assistance you need. MassMutual will accept applications on an ongoing basis until such time as a candidate has been offered employment.

Award-Winning Culture

MassMutual is guided by a single purpose: We help people secure their future and protect the ones they love. As a company operated for the benefit of our members and participating policyowners, we are defined by mutuality and our vision to provide financial well-being for all Americans. 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.

We strive to embrace diversity in every sense, focusing on building a thriving community where everyone is valued, included, and feels that they belong.

At MassMutual, we Live Mutual.

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Benefits for the whole you (and your loved ones)

There’s more to your life than your job and there’s more to your aspirations than a paycheck. We take a holistic view of compensation and benefits that provides the flexibility to create a healthy balance in your life for work, family, and community. We offer the benefits you’d expect, like medical, dental, 401(k), and generous vacation time, but we also offer ones you might not expect, like three paid days for volunteering, a $1250 annual wellness wallet, and up to 320 hours of caregiver leave.

Explore some of our offerings below. Full benefits details can be found here

  • In addition to generous vacation time, paid holidays, and flexible holidays, MassMutual offers 'take care' time to take care of yourself or someone you love—whether for physical illness or mental health.
  • Medical and dental insurance
  • Life, disability short-term and long-term insurance
  • Well-being wallet: $1,250 per year for a wide range of qualifying wellness expenses
  • Well-being support: Mindfulness, nutrition, fitness
  • Personalized mental health solutions
  • Adoption and surrogacy reimbursement programs
  • Competitive salary and bonuses
  • 401(k): Up to 10% total benefit, consisting of a 5% company match and a 5% annual contribution
  • Educational assistance program
  • Childcare support
  • Financial counseling
  • Caregiver Leave (up to 320 hours)
  • Maternity Leave (a total of 18 weeks, 10 maternity + 8 parental)
  • Parental Leave (8 weeks for all parents, birth or adoption, continuous or intermittent)
  • Bereavement Leave: Up to 15 days to mourn the loss of a loved one, and you define 'loved one'
  • Matching Gift: 100% match on employees’ charitable contributions to non-profits up to $5,000
  • Volunteering: Three paid days for employees to volunteer with eligible nonprofits of their choice
  • Matching time: MassMutual Foundation awards dollars to organizations for which employees volunteer
  • Qualified Commuter Program through which eligible employees can pay qualified workplace commuting expenses with before-tax dollars
  • Commuter wallet option for employees based at Boston and NYC campuses

How we work

MassMutual’s flexible workplace approach combines the importance of connecting in person and the flexibility of working remotely. Our hybrid model puts collaboration first with employees coming in at least three days per week to our spectacular campus settings and also enjoying the flexibility of remote Fridays, company-wide remote weeks, and a bank of flexible remote weeks to use throughout the year.

   

  

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Where we work

Springfield Office

1295 State Street,
Springfield, MA

Boston Office

10 Fan Pier Blvd,
Boston, MA

New York Office

2 Park Ave,
New York, NY

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