Legg Mason

  • Staff Accountant

    Job Locations US-MD-Baltimore
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  • Position Overview

    If you have an Accounting Degree with strong Excel skills, this is for you! Our corporate Finance department is hiring a motivated Staff Accountant to join the Financial Accounting team. This is an entry-level Accounting position, ideal for Accountants seeking to grow their career with one of the industry's premier firms. This position includes preparing account reconciliations, monthly accruals and allocations, and analyzing P&L accounts for management.

    Key Responsibilities & Duties Include, but not Limited to

    • Preparing journal entries
    • Accruals and allocations
    • P&L analysis
    • Account reconciliations
    • Assist with special projects and analyses
    • Other duties as assigned

    Ideal Qualifications and Experience

    • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance
    • 1-4 years’ previous accounting experience
    • Advanced MS Excel proficiency required
    • Familiarity with Workday a strong plus
    • Proven analytical skills
    • Attention to detail
    • Excellent communications & client service skills
    • Highly motivated with excellent technical, problem solving and analytical skills


    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    • Able to interact in a professional manner with employees and colleagues at all levels across the organization
    • Clear and effective communicator
    • Able to work independently
    • Detail oriented and organized
    • Able to work well with ever changing priorities and/or situations
    • Able to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment that experiences a lot of change/heavy volume
    • Able to work on multiple projects (with various departments and components) at the same time
    • Able to focus for extended periods of time with specific attention to detail
    • Strong technical skills and/or application knowledge. Knowledge of Microsoft Office financial systems/applications

    What’s in it for you: 

    • A comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance (click here to learn more)
    • Extensive paid time off, including extensive paid parental leave for all full-time regular employees with one year of services
    • A culture where continuous improvement, innovation, and growth are top of mind
    • Working for a Company that believes diversity and inclusion is paramount
    • Learning and development: our learning culture encourages and supports learning and development, both on a professional and personal level
    • Working alongside the industry’s best and brightest; we hire people just like you every day!
    • Company-provided Care.com membership
    • Discounts to area fitness centers, large retail chains, cell phone providers, tickets, and more
    • Dress for your Day dress code --  jeans and sneakers are acceptable if your day permits it

    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.





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