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Associate Manager, Financial Reporting & Accounting

About the position

The Retirement Finance department, located in Newark New Jersey, Hartford Connecticut and Scranton Pennsylvania, is responsible for accounting controls, financial reporting, planning and analysis as well as financial system and product development support for the Retirement business. Our Retirement Controllers unit, located in Hartford, Connecticut, which is responsible for accounting, financial reporting and controls of the Retirement business, has a challenging and rewarding opportunity for a finance professional, with opportunity for future advancement. The Associate Manager within Retirement Controllers will partner across corporate groups, control groups and other business partners to support the internal controls framework, compile financial information, perform analysis and financial reporting. Specific responsibilities of the position include:
  • Prepare and analyze internal management financial reports for presentations to senior management
  • Provide insightful and actionable monthly variance analysis and reporting
  • Manage monthly close activity in accordance with GAAP
  • Identify, research and resolve notable variances and unreconciled items
  • Partner with various business contacts including Actuarial, Operations, and Finance Shared Services
  • Continuously identify efficiencies and improve effectiveness by determining best practices related to internal management reporting
  • Responsible for the reporting accuracy of the Retirement Finance Reporting data warehouse
  • Research and analysis for adhoc reporting
  • Support new initiatives and projects as needed
  • Identify and analyze process errors through collaboration with business partners and recommend and implement control enhancements to mitigate risk
  • Assist with the determination of financial accruals for risk events and complete FAS 5 reporting requirements for Corporate groups, working with Finance Shared Services, Operational Risk Management and business teams
  • Support the SOX & MAR internal controls program administration through all phases, including scope and coverage, control assessment and documentation, walkthroughs, testing and assertions
Qualifications Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting / Finance; Advanced degree, CPA or MBA preferred
  • 3 - 5 years of Accounting / Financial Reporting experience
  • Knowledge of Insurance / Retirement products a plus
  • Excellent analytical skills with the ability to problem solve
  • Strong attention to detail and research and analytical skills
  • Self-motivated and proactive with ability to work independently
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Solid organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple tasks
  • Able to proactively identify, analyze, and improve upon existing processes for optimization. This includes identifying opportunities to better leverage technology to complete deliverables more effectively.
  • Understands financial and non-financial information sources and interdependencies.
  • Understands basic GAAP/STAT concepts, Sarbanes Oxley and internal controls
  • Strong interpersonal, partnering and communication skills
  • Strong computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Excel (e.g., pivot tables) and creativity using technology
  • Able to acquire deep knowledge of data and system flows, and drive efficient and effective changes for better controls and reporting
  • Able to work in a fast-paced, challenging environment and work overtime during peak periods

Prudential is a multinational financial services leader with operations in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Leveraging its heritage of life insurance and asset management expertise, Prudential is focused on helping individual and institutional customers grow and protect their wealth. The company's well-known Rock symbol is an icon of strength, stability, expertise and innovation that has stood the test of time. Prudential's businesses offer a variety of products and services, including life insurance, annuities, retirement-related services, mutual funds, asset management, and real estate services.

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Prudential is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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