Legg Mason

Senior Specialist

US-CT-Stamford
Req. #
2017-2470
Division
Global Fiduciary Platform
Position Type
Regular

Position Overview

Our Global Fiduciary Platform department is seeking a Junior Specialist - Finance and Accounting to join the Product Support Team based in Stamford, CT.  The team is responsible for the monthly accounting close, management reporting, expenses and budgeting as well as the validation and payment of all intermediary payments.

Key Responsibilities & Duties Include, but not Limited to

  • Preparation of monthly and quarterly reporting and related analysis for both corporate and mutual fund expenses related to money market funds, long term funds and ETFs.
  • Fulfillment of month-end close process, within corporate deadlines, related to intermediary & dealer payments and accruals related to ETFs.
  • Partner with technology team to implement enhancements or changes to a month-end database, as necessary.
  • Perform monthly financial analysis, balance sheet reconciliations as well as review and research of invoice discrepancies.
  • Collaborate with Legal and Transfer Agent teams for contract review and implementation of fees in Transfer Agent system.
  • Provide support to several Affiliates and provide monthly reporting and ad-hoc analysis.
  • Assist Product Support team with monthly metrics reporting, provided to senior management.
  • Collaborate with various teams within GFP on ad hoc projects, as needed
  • Assist with the preparation, review and administration of the ETF budgets
  • Invoice validation, review and coding in Workday

This position requires regular interaction with the various intermediaries and several internal groups including; Finance, Business Development Team, Legal, Affiliates, Technology and Dealer Services.

Ideal Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance or business-related field
  • 3-5 years’ experience in Corporate Accounting/Finance, Mutual Fund Accounting or Mutual Fund Expenses and Budgeting
  • Good MS Office skills including Excel and PowerPoint
  • Detail-oriented and organized
  • Great analytical, research and problem-solving skills 
  • Ability to work independently
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Business Objects and Database experience a plus

Company Overview

Legg Mason is a leading global asset management firm that offers rewarding career opportunities for individuals who share our core values: integrity, collaboration, passion for results, empowerment, and a commitment to our profession. We have a presence in every major financial center across the globe, and we look for exceptional professionals who want to shape a rewarding career through intellectual curiosity, leadership, and team-oriented approach. If you are passionate about the investment business and about building your future with one of the industry's premier firms, consider the opportunities at Legg Mason today.

Benefits

Legg Mason offers a competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, 401(k), paid time off, employee stock purchase plan, tuition reimbursement, and much more.

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