Senior Financial Controller / Senior Accountant

Location CONNECTICUT, UNITED STATES
Experience level Expérimentés
Job details sector Gestion d’Actifs

Job Purpose

AXA IM Americas is looking for a senior accountant and controller, overseeing the books of a large legal entity, supporting the investment teams for new product launches and ongoing client interactions, coordinating cash management and corporate restructuring initiatives, and acting as an interface with the central AXA IM Finance Teams based in Europe.

Key Accountabilities

Accounts receivable: coordinating the billing of US-based clients and products (AXA insurance companies, third parties), leveraging the documentation produced by central teams and adapting it to the local context, in coordination with the operations and client support teams, and maintaining related accounting entries

Accounts payable: managing specific high impact vendors, ensuring timely payment and maintaining related journal entries

Audit: managing the annual financial audit by a Big 4 audit firm, preparing financial statements, following up on requests

Product support: supporting the launch and ongoing management of US-based products on behalf of the finance team (CLOs, Fixed Income High Yield funds, Hedge funds...)

Compliance: implement and enforce financial controls, document exceptions, coordinate the US control framework with the central finance teams

Treasury: cash management, monitor operational bank account, coordinate funding and cash optimization with the legal, risk and central finance teams

Technical accounting: prepare complex accounting entries in IFRS and US GAAP (e.g. real estate lease under IFRS 16)

Corporate structuring: contribute to a large corporate restructuring project involving the merger of several legal entities. Lead the related finance workstreams (accounting consolidation, banking consolidation, vendor and client management)

Ad hoc projects: participate in high impact ad hoc projects, with strong exposure to the top management of the company, in Europe and in the US

Role Requirements

Education/Qualifications

Bachelor degree in Accounting and/or Finance

CPA preferred

Experience

5-10 years of experience in accounting, preferrably in the Asset Management, Insurance or Banking industries

Knowledge and Skills

Strong interest for asset management and financial markets

IFRS and US GAAP technical accounting

Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel

In depth knowledge of an accounting platform (knowledge of CODA is a plus)

Proven track record of delivery in a fast-paced, delivery oriented environment with immovable deadlines and high quality standards

Proactive self starter who can take the initiative and work independently

Competencies

High integrity and trustworthiness with confidential financial information

Great organization skills and high attention to detail

Ability to meet tight deadlines and adapt to changing priorities

Capacity to interact at any level of the organization from operational to top management

Analysis and judgment, planning and organization, business acumen and results driven

Ability to work independently and as part of team

Would you like to wake up every day driven and inspired by our noble mission and to work together as one global team to empower people to live a better life? Here at AXA we strive to lead the transformation of our industry. We are looking for talented individuals who come from varied backgrounds, think differently and want to be part of this exciting transformation by challenging the status quo so we can push AXA - a leading global brand and one of the most innovative companies in our industry - onto even greater things.

In a fast-evolving world and with a presence in 64 countries, our 166,000 employees and exclusive distributors anticipate change to offer services and solutions tailored to the current and future needs of our 103 million customers

We are an active, long-term, global, multi-asset investor focused on enabling more people to harness the power of investing to meet their financial goals. By combining investment insight and innovation with robust risk management we have become one of the largest asset managers in Europe, managing €746bn in assets as of the end of 2017. We employ about 2,400 people around the world and operate out of 21 countries.

We are proud to foster a high-performance culture, which means that we seek to recruit and retain people who are not only technically-skilled but also globally-minded, innovative and able to leverage their unique perspectives and life experiences to support our success as a company.

AXA IM is committed to building an inclusive culture, valuing diversity and supporting the career progression of all employees.