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Internal Management Reporting
Title: Associate Director Internal Accounting
Department: Global Controller's Group
Location: Charlotte, NC
Barings is a $303+ billion* global asset management firm dedicated to meeting the evolving investment and capital needs of our clients. We build lasting partnerships that leverage our distinctive expertise across traditional and alternative asset classes to deliver innovative solutions and exceptional service. Part of MassMutual, Barings maintains a strong global presence with over 1,800 associates and offices in 16 countries. Learn more at www.barings.com.
1as of December 31, 2018
This position is responsible for assisting with the company's monthly close and maintaining adequate controls in the recording of entries and the reporting of financial information during the close process. In addition, the position interacts with all levels of the organization, including the firm's parent (MassMutual) to obtain data and provide management with the relevant accounting information. The position will reside in our corporate headquarters in Charlotte, NC, reporting to the Direct of Internal Accounting.
Provide primary support and review of the monthly consolidated results for the Director of Internal Accounting
Work with the Director of Internal Accounting to ensure certain accounting activities are executed, such as: monthly accruals, fixed asset work, GL account reconciliations, intercompany postings, documentation/evidence of control precision, SOX testing compilation, auditor support compilation, etc.
Review internal monthly income statement and balance sheets prepared for management
Ensure intercompany eliminations are properly in balance for the monthly close
In charge of reviewing and approving general ledger accruals for the monthly close process
Resolve monthly close action items as assigned by the Director of Internal Accounting
Review and report on expense analysis performed by internal accounting team
Review monthly reconciliations of general ledger account balances for approval and signoff
Support the Director of Internal Accounting by establishing sound internal financial statement controls and lead the control documentation process and maintenance of the control precision of the company
Provide support to the Company's Risk Team for periodic SOX controls test work
Provide support to the Company's auditors for interim and annual results.
Proactively search out ways to improve and streamline processes.
Lead special projects, as assigned
5-7 years relevant accounting experience
Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance
CPA with public accounting experience preferred
Basic knowledge of GAAP accounting
Experience with Workday a plus
Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, with emphasis on Excel
Strong interpersonal and communication skills used for the collection and communication of information
Strong organizational, staff management, analytical, and time management skills
Self-motivated; able to work independently and communicate effectively across company locations and organizational lines
Be open to change, and when required, embrace change
Demonstrated success in implementing accounting and financial review process improvement
Barings is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer; Minority/Female/Age/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Individual with Disability/Protected Veteran. We welcome all persons to apply.