Corporate Accountant II

B21010 - Finance

Summary description:

An exciting opportunity to be a member of the Finance team with responsibility for financial reporting within the Corporate Accounting operations of the Company. Responsibilities include formulating balance sheets, income statements and cash flow statements that are subject to independent audit for the consolidated Company and its subsidiaries, and related supporting documents, and certain functions related to the month-end close process, including account reconciliations. In addition, responsibilities also include monthly reporting to the Parent Company, reporting to regulatory bodies (foreign and domestic) and monitoring minimum regulatory capital requirements for certain subsidiaries. The role includes interaction with members of Corporate Accounting, Corporate Finance, Legal and Compliance, and Operations. In addition, the role will assist the Managers and Controller in various projects received from the CFO and the business units. This is a detail-heavy position with exacting target due dates where time management, prioritization and multi-tasking is essential. A Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting is required.

Primary duties and responsibilities:

Preparation of financial statements and analyses for the Company and Subsidiaries on a monthly and quarterly basis to be reported promptly to the Parent and other Shareholders. On an annual basis these statements are subject to audit. For the subsidiaries that require it, calculation and reporting of net capital to certain regulatory bodies and filing of Bureau of Economic Analysis surveys.

Maintain supporting documentation and work papers for financial reporting deliverables.

Complete work associated with the month-end close process. Ensure that all items are entered into SAP in a reasonable timeframe. Review for any unusual fluctuations and investigate and explain these fluctuations and perform account reconciliations.

Provide assistance with any ad-hoc projects, information requests, external year-end and interim audits requests that are received by the business units, and CFO.

Minimum educational requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting

Minimum prior related work experience typically required:

  • 1-2 years

Essential skills required:

  • Strong technical skills (i.e., Excel, SAP)
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills, strong attention to detail, ability to prioritize tasks, and the ability to work in a deadline-oriented environment.
  • Technical accounting knowledge (US GAAP and IFRS), ability to determine appropriate accounting treatment of new transaction types; financial services industry experience a plus.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills; ability to effectively interact with all levels of management, as well as being proactive with responsibilities and issues.
  • Strong project management skills. Experience handling a quick turn around time and ability to take complete ownership of assigned tasks.
  • Strong work ethic, must be a phenomenal teammate, and willing to help with any type of task as needed.
  • Helpful, positive demeanor

Available skills set training:

  • Investment Management Series
  • Business Education

Management and Professional Skills

  • Solving Business Problems
  • Project Management

PC/Technical Skills

  • MS Office (i.e., Word, Excel, etc.) Functional/Business Unit applications

At Putnam, we are committed to a diverse workforce and take positive steps to ensure equal opportunity in our recruitment process. We ensure that individuals with different abilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job applicant process. We strive to hire, develop and retain the most hardworking individuals by valuing the multifaceted skills that they bring!

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