Legg Mason

Accountant / Financial Analyst

US-MD-Baltimore
Req. #
2017-2501
Division
Finance
Position Type
Regular

Position Overview

Legg Mason's corporate finance department is hiring an experienced accountant to join the Consolidation and Decision Support team within FP&A.  You will be responsible for consolidation and financial statement preparation as well as assisting in performing analysis and generating management reporting in support of the financial needs of Legg Mason's Executive Management team.  The position is based at the Legg Mason Baltimore headquarters in Harbor East. 

Key Responsibilities & Duties Include, but not Limited to

  • Assist in consolidation and financial statement preparation
  • Create various presentations for Legg Mason's Executive Management team
  • Prepare monthly and quarterly variance analysis versus prior period and budget
  • Performance of various 'ad hoc' analysis addressing issues or concerns regarding financial operating results
  • Maintenance and development of management reports focused on key operating metrics
  • Assist in the quarterly press release and investor deck presentation
  • Works closely with Legg Mason's shared service, distribution and investment management affiliates on all aspects of Financial Reporting
  • Completion of various industry surveys
  • Other duties as assigned

Ideal Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelors in Finance or Accounting
  • 2-5 years work experience in a corporate setting or public accounting firm, with emphasis on areas such as financial reporting and analysis
  • Possess strong understanding of accounting concepts with the ability to read and interpret financial statements
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to independently structure and develop PowerPoint presentations and other business documents (MS Excel) for executive audiences
  • Ability to think creatively and work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple priorities and maintains stability and composure to meet strict reporting deadlines
  • Experience with Workday and Hyperion's Financial Management a plus

Company Overview

As a leading global asset management firm, Legg Mason offers rewarding career opportunities for individuals who share our passion for investing and our commitment to putting clients first in everything we do. Whether you have industry experience and are seeking new challenges or are just beginning your career, we invite you to explore the many advantages of joining our global team.

With a presence in every major financial center across the globe, we are always looking for exceptional professionals who want to shape a rewarding career through intellectual curiosity, leadership, and collaboration. If you are passionate about investments and want to build your future with one of the industry's premier firms, consider the many opportunities at Legg Mason today.

 

Benefits

Legg Mason offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, 401(k) with company match, profit-sharing, extensive paid time off, employee stock purchase plan with company match, tuition reimbursement, paid parental leave, and much more.  Learn more about our amazing culture and our benefits package here.

 

Looking for work-life balance?  Legg Mason understands juggling work and home can be challenging, and that is why, where possible, we strive to offer employees a level of flexibility to help balance home life with work.  

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