Legg Mason

  • Product Specialist

    Job Locations US-CT-Stamford
    Req. #
    2018-2973
    Division
    Global Fiduciary Platform
    Position Type
    Regular
  • Position 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.

     

    Our Global Fiduciary Platform department is seeking a Specialist 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:

    • Analyze expenses and investigate variances; preparation of monthly reports and decks for presentation to affiliates, distribution and senior management
    • Preparation of monthly and quarterly reporting and related analysis for both corporate and mutual fund expenses related to money market funds and long-term funds.
    • Execution of month end close process, within corporate deadlines, related to intermediary & dealer payments and accruals related to revenue sharing.
    • Liaise with technology to implement enhancements or changes to the month end database, as necessary.
    • Perform monthly financial analysis, balance sheet reconciliations as well as review and research of invoice discrepancies.
    • Liaise 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
    • 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 and Dealer Services.

    Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or business-related field
    • 0-2 years’ experience in Corporate Accounting/Finance, or Data Mining/Analytics
    • Excellent analytical, research and problem-solving skills 
    • Good communication skills, both verbal and written
    • Detail-oriented and organized
    • Alteryx, Business Objects, Database or development of data workflows experience a plus

    Company Overview

    About Legg Mason

     

    Since its founding in 1899 in Baltimore, Maryland, Legg Mason has evolved into one of the largest asset management firms in the world, serving individual and institutional investors.  Today's Legg Mason is a diversified group of global asset management firms ("affiliates") who are recognized for their proven investment expertise and long-term performance. The distinctive Legg Mason “multi-affiliate” business model provides clients with a broad spectrum of Equity, Fixed Income, Liquidity and Alternatives solutions, from mutual funds to US college savings plans to variable annuities to separately managed accounts.

    Legg Mason has approximately 3,100 employees with 31 offices globally.  Acting through its affiliates, Legg Mason provides investment management and related services to institutional and individual clients, company-sponsored mutual funds and other investment vehicles. These products and services are offered directly and through global distribution capabilities established with leading partners, including banks, brokerage firms, insurance companies and independent advisors.

    Benefits

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

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