Financial Controls and Governance Analyst

| Greater Boston Area

The Corporate Finance Organization, as a trusted partner, has the mission of maximizing our potential to deliver policyowner value through financially based solutions and guidance. We are striving towards creating optimal organizational effectiveness, optimizing transactions, supporting a platform for innovative insights and are looking for people that will embrace our agile and diverse learning culture. We support our employees by providing resources, training, tools and a culture that values their contributions. We also provide many options to help employees find balance in their daily lives. We have been around for a very long time because we prioritize our customers, invest in our employees and make sure that we are at the forefront of industry innovation. Your work will help our customers secure their future and protect the ones they love- we all play our part.

To help us achieve our mission, we are hiring a Financial Controls and Governance Analyst to join our team!

What great looks like in this role

Our ideal Financial Controls and Governance Analyst candidate is someone who has knowledge of internal control oversight, can analyze and solve problems efficiently and has experience with financial and operational process documentation. You’ll use your skills to support the financial controls and related monitoring of governance of the CFO organization. You’ll also have had experience being hands on with identifying control deficiencies and reporting considerations.

Your experience with the economics and management of an external audit process will also be a plus as external audit oversight is a large part of this role!

This position will be an individual contributor role, who will have the ability to work independently and with management on highly visible, divisional/cross-divisional complex projects and will report directly to the Head of Business Unit Controllership. This individual will be critical in supporting the financial controls and related monitoring and governance of the CFO organization.

Objectives of this role

  • The team’s focus is legal entity and business unit results, as well as legal entity and business financial reporting accuracy controls and oversight.
  • External audit oversight and economics
  • Identify financial reporting risk issues, evaluate for deficiency considerations and consult with control owners with remediation plans
  • Co-develop a comprehensive structure to oversee and evaluate the control activities within Controllers
  • Co-develop and oversee a quality review of internal control testing performed within Controllers

Responsibilities

Support the team to:

  • Improve the standardization of control deficiency assessment and remediation plan development
  • Improve the effectiveness of control execution by performing targeted quality review testing
  • Timely review of subsidiary control reports for evaluation of deficiencies impacting Controllers
  • Improved timing and coordination of the external audit to remove activities out of the year end
  • Partner with KPMG to develop an efficient and timely audit plan

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Business Administration, or equivalent
  • 5+ years of audit or relevant business experience are required
  • Intermediate knowledge of internal control oversight, and financial and operational process documentation
  • Demonstrated ability to evaluate internal controls, analyze and solve problems, and express ideas clearly and concisely both verbally and in writing
  • Demonstrates a strong understanding of business ethics
  • The candidate must be comfortable working within a highly collaborative broader functional team across Controllers and business unit personnel
  • Must be authorized to work in the US without sponsorship both now or in the future

     

Preferred Qualifications

  • Recent public accounting experience is a plus!
  • Professional certifications such as a CPA

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We currently have two Boston office locations at both 470 Atlantic Ave and One Marina Park.

An Insider's view of MassMutual

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

As a Product Owner, I spend most of my time collaborating with others across different business units. On any given day, I could be spending time brainstorming design concepts of upcoming features with our design team or assisting them with presenting these concepts to outside users as part of our user testing process.

Ryan

Digital Product Owner

What makes someone successful on your team?

Successful people on my team are: passionate, curious, receptive, and engaged. Each team member is expected to be passionate about the work that they do, and the domains in which they practice. They are always solving unique problems and must be curious about finding new solutions.

David

Digital Lead

What’s the vibe like in the office?

We work in an open floor plan, so there is a lot of opportunity for networking across roles, teams and levels. Everyone is very friendly and welcomes the opportunity to get to know other people on the floor.

Kristina

Digital Product Manager

What are MassMutual Perks + Benefits

MassMutual Benefits Overview

At MassMutual, employees have the opportunity to earn a competitive salary and bonus, enroll in an
array of benefits, and participate in programs and services that support healthy lifestyles, assist them
in building financial security for themselves and their families and help them live well-balanced lives.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Every action supporting a common cause is meaningful, and our employees make a difference in their own communities through our Matching Gift, Matching Time and Volunteer Time Off Programs.
Partners with Nonprofits
Every year, MassMutual and the MassMutual Foundation invest more than $20 million focused on advancing economic opportunity.
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Team owned deliverables
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
More than half of our Board of Directors are comprised of women and people of color, making it one of the most diverse groups in the industry.
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company's diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
A health care flexible spending account (FSA) allows employees to save money on a before-tax basis for eligible medical, dental and vision expenses, subject to IRS limits.
Disability Insurance
For details on short term and long term disability insurance please visit https://www.massmutual.com/-/media/files/employee_benefits.pdf
Dental Benefits
Basic Dental covers preventive and basic restorative care; Major Dental covers all that Basic covers, plus restorations and orthodontia (limits apply).
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
To learn more about our Health and Welfare Benefits please visit: https://www.massmutual.com/-/media/files/employee_benefits.pdf
Life Insurance
For more information about our Life Insurance Benefits please visit: https://www.massmutual.com/-/media/files/employee_benefits.pdf
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
In addition to our 401(k), MassMutual a cash balance plan that provides an account-based pension benefit based on accruals of pay credits and interest credits.
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Every action supporting a common cause is meaningful, and our employees make a difference in their own communities through our Matching Gift and Matching Time Programs.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Dependent care flexible spending account to allow you to set aside before tax dollars to pay for certain eligible child care expenses.
Generous Parental Leave
Leave for birth mothers of 18 weeks of fully paid leave. Non-birth mothers, fathers and adoptive parents eight weeks of fully paid parental leave.
Flexible Work Schedule
Flexible work arrangements, including telecommuting, are available in many departments across the company.
Family Medical Leave
Caregiver leave: Up to two weeks paid leave to care for a loved one. Bereavement Leave: 15 days of paid time off to grieve the loss of a loved one with the employee defining who the loved one is.
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid holidays: 9 fixed and 1 floating. Vacation: starts at 19 vacation and personal days per calendar year, with increases at 5-year service intervals.
Paid Volunteer Time
Three days of paid time off is available to employees annually to give back to their communities, by sharing their time and talent with a cause close to their heart.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Occasional illness: up to 5 days per calendar year.
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Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
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Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

To learn more about our comprehensive benefits please visit: https://www.massmutual.com/-/media/files/employee_benefits.pdf

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