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MassMutual Pension & Benefit Accounting in Boston, Massachusetts

The Opportunity

The Mastery level Accountant is a key contributor on the Corporate Subsidiaries Controllers team that manages and executes corporate finance initiatives, including benefits accounting and analysis, legal entity oversight, and other project-specific US GAAP accounting responsibilities. Benefits accounting includes ownership of the accounting and financial reporting outcomes of MassMutual’s pension, thrift and other benefit plans. This position resides within the Financial Controllership 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 seeking solid execution and improving outcomes. This is an opportunity for an accounting professional who wants to be part of a highly motivated team of professionals focused on proactively driving the development and execution of process improvement, meaningful analysis and control execution for corporate accounting activities.

The Team

The Financial Controllership team is a high-profile team in the controller’s organization which oversees our various legal entities, leads special projects, and maintains strong relationships across the organization. Our team has a high business acumen and is driven to provide timely and accurate financial information to our customers and be an agile and reliable source of information in the organization. We strive to continuously improve by working together as team to make each other and our processes better. The team continues to grow due to the growing level of subsidiaries and number of projects and initiatives that we lead.

The Impact

  • Analyze trends and results, use strong business acumen and communication skills collaborating with peers and the financial reporting team to draft and contribute to commentary which enables readers to quickly understand how performance is impacting financial results.

  • Contributes to the completion of expense projections, accounting memos and financial statements ensuring accuracy and compliance with the appropriate accounting regulations.

  • Develops, documents, and assures adherence to an internal control framework that ensures accurate and timely financial reporting. Makes recommendations to continuously improve the overall control environment. Monitors the control environment of benefits accounting, including accounting performed by vendors. Ensures policies and procedures are adhered to.

  • Effectively collaborates with human resources, accounting policy, close & consolidations, FP&A, expense management, financial reporting, and corporate shared services.

  • Uses professional insight to identify and implement accounting improvements that increase the business value and efficiency of the team. Initiates and/or leads increasingly complex projects and continuous improvement activities that may span beyond the scope of the team's responsibilities. Responsible for leading problem solving to improve quality, close cycle times, increase efficiencies, improve employee engagement and customer satisfaction.

The Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance

  • Minimum of 8 years’ experience working in a large, sophisticated corporate environment

  • Significant knowledge and experience with pension and benefit accounting

The Ideal Qualifications

  • CPA preferred

  • Strong multi-tasking skills and ability to adapt to change

  • Ability to proactively take ownership of projects and drive them through to completion

  • Experience in identifying internal control issues and remediation efforts

  • Preferred experience working with and supporting several corporate units

  • Ability to partner with and influence business leaders and peers in process design and improvements

  • Intellectual curiosity to continue learning and adding breadth and depth to understanding

  • Must be authorized to work in the United States, without requiring sponsorship, both now and in the future

What to Expect as Part of MassMutual and the Team

  • Regular meetings with the Financial 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, LGBTQ, 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 nosiness with industry leading pay and benefits

About MassMutual

We’ve been around since 1851. During our history, we’ve helped millions of people find financial freedom, offer financial protection, and plan for the future.

Today, we continue to develop meaningful relationships with our customers by building their trust, being knowledge problem solvers and always prioritizing their needs. 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.

MassMutual was recognized as an Ethisphere 2019 World’s Most Ethical Company, a Top Place to Work in 2019 according to The Boston Globe and named among America’s Best Employers for Diversity according to Forbes 2020. MassMutual ranks No. 84 on the Fortune 500 list of largest companies.

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.

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.