Legg Mason

  • Senior Accountant (Accounting Policy & Valuation - CPA preferred)

    Job Locations US-MD-Baltimore
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  • Position Overview

    If you have 2-4 years’ public accounting experience and want to contribute towards meaningful projects while maintaining work/life balance, this is for you!


    Legg Mason’s Global Finance team is hiring an experienced Accountant to join the Financial Policy & Governance team in Downtown Baltimore. This position offers an excellent learning environment and opportunities to advance alongside highly technical, subject matter experts.

    Key Responsibilities:

    Accounting Policy:

    • Research and document accounting issues (US GAAP, SEC regulations, IFRS and foreign GAAP) that may arise due to the development of a new product, a transaction or the release of new authoritative pronouncements, including revenue recognition and lease accounting;
    • Perform quarterly variable interest entity consolidation analysis and compile related consolidation amounts;
    • Monitor all new accounting developments (including items issued by the FASB, SEC, IASB and PCAOB) and evaluate the effect they may have on Legg Mason and its financial statements;
    • Review SEC filings for Legg Mason, Inc. (10Qs and 10Ks) for adherence to proper disclosure guidance (SEC and US GAAP);
    • Perform technical accounting and SEC research, including peer filing reviews.


    • Assist with the preparation of detailed valuations, including projected discounted cash flow analyses and market-based valuation analyses;
    • Assist with purchase accounting analysis and periodic impairment testing.


    • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting
    • CPA or CPA candidacy required
    • 2-4 years of relevant accounting and/or auditing experience; should have experience at a large public accounting firm or within a public company's accounting department
    • Strong financial reporting knowledge
    • Excellent analytical and technical skills
    • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
    • Commitment to quality client service

    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 seeking a culture like no other and want to grow your future with one of the industry's premier firms, consider the opportunities at Legg Mason today.


    What’s in it for you:

    • Competitive pay and benefits, including medical insurance, 401K match, profit sharing and more (learn more)
    • A culture where continuous improvement, innovation, and growth are top of mind, and diversity & inclusion is paramount
    • Work-life balance and flexibility is supported and encouraged
    • Extensive paid time off along with 12 weeks' paid parental leave for all employees
    • A learning culture that promotes and supports learning and development; employees are allotted $8,000 per year to learn and grow via our SEED Program (skills, education, enrichment, and development). We'll also pair you with a New Hire Advocate upon hire.
    • Dress for your Day dress code (jeans and sneakers!)

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



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