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MassMutual Audit and Controls Analyst (Hybrid) in Boston, Massachusetts

Audit and Controls Analyst

Financial Close, External Reporting and Controls Oversight Team

Controller Organization

Full-Time, Hybrid, Boston MA, Springfield MA

The Opportunity

We seek an energetic, motivated, and skilled accountant to join our Controls Oversight team in our Controller’s Organization. As a Lead Audit and Controls Analyst, you will be an experienced accounting professional who wants to work with a diverse team of highly motivated professionals focused on delivering high-quality of work in a timely and accurately manner. You will be responsible for supporting the financial controls processes and related monitoring and governance of deficiencies of the CFO organization, as well as overseeing the external audit engagement including review of firm fees, budget to actual reporting, audit status, and issue resolution. 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.

The Team

As part of the broader Financial Close, External Reporting and Control Oversight team in the Controllers Organization of Corporate Finance, this position is a key contributor on the Control Oversight team that monitors the health of our financial controls environment and oversees external audit progress and fees process. Our team is highly motivated by challenging work that delivers substantial impact in a culture of accountability and collaboration. Team members are energized to improve quality of our control environment and audit execution process by working closely with internal stakeholders and external auditors/project consultants. We strive to continuously improve by working together as team to make each other and our processes better.

The Impact:

As an Audit and Controls Analyst, you will work with Head of Financial Close, External Reporting and Controls Oversight and be a key team player owning oversight of the company’s financial internal control environment as well as the oversight of the external audit’s economics and coordination. You will be driving continuous improvements and efficiencies as those pertain to the execution of external audit processes continuously looking for additional improvements in the process and opportunities to manage external audit fees. Your responsibilities will include, among others, the following tasks:

  • Oversight of the external audit engagement and related economics, including review and appointment of firm fees, budget to actual reporting, audit status, and issue resolution

  • Monitoring control deficiencies impacting the Company’s financial statements, including partnering with process/deficiency owners to determine appropriate risk ranking of known and emerging control issues, design and deployment of effective remediation plans and seeing those issues through to timely closure

  • Developing a comprehensive structure to oversee and evaluate the control activities within Controllers Organization and broader CFO structure

  • Managing and reporting on the control issues trends

  • Supporting the broader Controller’s Organization to improve the standardization of control deficiency assessment and remediation plan development process

  • Improving effectiveness of control execution by performing targeted quality review procedures

  • Timely reviewing various subsidiary internal control reports and internal audit reports for evaluation of deficiencies impacting Controllers

  • Partnering with external audit leadership in order to develop an efficient and timely audit plan

  • Develop presentations focused on reporting control deficiencies as well as audit engagement and the associated fee approvals for the Audit Committee and senior management

  • Manage and report on the status of external audit and related support activities to senior leadership

The Minimum Qualifications

  • BS in accounting or finance

  • 5+ years of experience in financial analysis and reporting

  • Significant knowledge of and experience with US GAAP reporting

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Demonstrate strong accountability and commitment

  • Ability to perform independent research and serve as a key resource for the resolution of unique or complex business problems

  • Customer focus, change & innovation, strategic thinking, relationship building & influencing

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

  • Intellectual curiosity to continue learning and adding breadth and depth to understanding the tasks at hand

The Ideal Qualifications

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) qualification preferred

  • 6-10 years of experience in financial analysis and reporting

  • MBA or equivalent preferred

  • Experience with and knowledge of Statutory reporting

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

  • Experience working in a Finance transformational setting; driving continuous improvements and efficiencies beyond own scope of responsibility

  • Advanced knowledge of Excel and PowerPoint

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What to Expect as Part of MassMutual and the Team

  • Regular meetings with the the Financial Close, External Reporting and Controls Oversight 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 business with industry leading pay and benefits

At MassMutual, we focus on ensuring fair, equitable pay by providing competitive salaries, along with incentive and bonus opportunities for employees. Your total compensation package includes either a bonus target or in a sales-focused role a Variable Incentive Compensation component.

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 (talentacquisition@massmutual.com) and share the specifics of the assistance you need.

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