Investment Accounting Data Analytics Specialist

    • Mass Mutual Financial Group
  • Boston, MA
  • Posted 28 days ago | Updated 10 hours ago


On Site
USD 118,900.00 - 156,000.00 per year
Full Time


Lean Six Sigma
Data Analysis
Financial reporting
Corporate finance
Systems management
Wealth management
Process improvement
Business acumen
Problem solving
Big data
Fixed income
Alternative investments
Financial statements
Capital management
Continuous improvement
Employee engagement
Customer satisfaction
Financial services
Internal control
Mergers and acquisitions
Regulatory Compliance
General Ledger
Certified Public Accountant
Control flow analysis
Enterprise resource planning
Computer networking
Business Objects

Job Details

Investment Accounting Data Analytics Specialist

Investment Controllership


Boston, MA

About the Corporate Controller Organization:

The Controllers Organization is responsible for delivering on the foundation of credibility and control of the core financial information leveraged across Finance to communicate with leadership, key business partners and regulators on the enterprise's actual results, forecast implications and strategic decision making. This work considers legal entity structures, distribution channel, and product results as well as how these impact our capital optimization and operating liquidity.

We are a diverse group of professionals experienced in and responsible for accounting, financial reporting, tax, policy and controls, cash operations, corporate finance data and systems management as well as wealth management finance activities. We are seeking engaging professionals with strong communication skills and deep intellectual curiosity to ensure the timely and efficient reporting of results. We not only perform the required activities. We are looked to as business partners who add value by challenging existing operating practices strengthening controls and highlighting trends and insights.

The Opportunity

As an Investment Accounting Data Analytics Specialist in the Controllers Organization of Corporate Finance you will join us as we continue our progress towards becoming best in class financial stewards for MassMutual. We are forward-thinking and seek others who will leverage their curiosity and take initiative. Join us as a partner who will work collaboratively and with determination to leave the company in a better place than you found it.

You will be a key contributor on the team that manages and executes investment accounting and analysis, including oversight of financial reporting outcomes of all MassMutual investment products. You will thrive in a highly dynamic and agile accounting environment, where we are focused on both execution and improvement of outcomes. If you want to continue your career as a part of a diverse team of highly motivated professionals who are focused on driving process improvement, meaningful analysis and control execution for insurance accounting activities, this role is for you!

The Team

The Investment Controllership team is a high-profile team in the Controllers organization, comprised of accountants who oversee our various asset classes and investment activity. The team continues to grow in support of our growing level of assets, key initiatives, and special projects. Our team has high business acumen and is driven to provide timely and accurate financial information to our customers. We pride ourselves on working with agility and being a reliable source of information in the organization. We strive to continuously improve by working together as team to make each other and our processes better. Our culture thrives on inquisitive approaches to our work to help identify issues with specificity and demonstrate high levels of accountability to make things right.

The Impact

As a Investment Accounting Data Analytics Specialist in our Investments Accounting area, you will help in the accurate, timely completion of monthly, quarterly and annual accounting close cycles for complex investment accounting by effectively planning, monitoring, and problem solving. You will contribute to the completion of the investment accounting of financial transactions ensuring accuracy and compliance with accounting regulations. This includes working with big data, visualization, analytics, presentation and oversight of yield and performance across all asset types including, fixed income, alternative investment and subsidiaries. Your daily/monthly responsibilities will include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Develops comprehensive data analysis and expectation of investment return and performance by major and minor assets type and perform flux analysis and provide insight into to variance.
  • Analyze trends and results, use strong business acumen and communication skills collaborating with peers and the financial reporting team to draft and contribute to commentary which enables readers to quickly understand how performance is impacting financial results.
  • Supports the Controller & Financial Reporting team in providing accounting information such as financial statements, footnote schedules, regulatory reports and other management reports.
  • Effectively collaborates with accounting policy, the chief investment office, tax, financial reporting capital management and business unit controllers.
  • Lead the research and implementation of new GAAP investment accounting requirements and determines the accounting process for new investments and investment related transactions.
  • Uses professional insight to identify and implement accounting improvements that increase the business value and efficiency of the team. Initiates and/or leads increasingly complex projects and continuous improvement activities that may span beyond the scope of the team's responsibilities. Responsible for leading problem solving to improve quality, close cycle times, increase efficiencies, improve employee engagement and customer satisfaction.

The Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree
  • 6+ years of data analytics, or performance measurement, accounting or financial reporting experience in Assets Management or Financial Services industry

The Ideal Qualifications
  • Prior exposure to insurance company investment accounting, subsidiary ledger processing and related investment matters a plus!
  • CPA or CFA progress towards preferred.
  • Experience working on big data, logical analytics and ratio analysis and presentation in identifying internal control issues and remediation efforts.
  • Preferred experience working with and supporting several corporate units.
  • Preferred experience working in a Lean Six Sigma environment with strong root cause problem solving experience.
  • Ability to partner with and influence business leaders and peers in investment process resign and improvements.
  • Experience using investment data and information to analyze and communicate the implications of investment accounting and ERP tools (SAP, Hyperion, NetSuite, etc.).
  • Intellectual curiosity to continue learning and adding breadth and depth to understanding.

What to Expect as Part of MassMutual and the Team
  • Regular meetings with the Investments Accounting Team
  • Focused one-on-one meetings with your manager
  • Access to mentorship opportunities
  • Networking opportunities including access to Asian, Hispanic/Latinx, African American, women, LGBTQIA+, veteran and disability-focused Business Resource Groups
  • Access to learning content on Degreed and other informational platforms.
  • Your ethics and integrity will be valued by a company with a strong and stable ethical business with industry leading pay and benefits.

MassMutual is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer Minority/Female/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Individual with Disability/Protected Veteran. We welcome all persons to apply. Note: Veterans are welcome to apply, regardless of their discharge status.

If you need an accommodation to complete the application process, please contact us and share the specifics of the assistance you need.
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MassMutual will accept applications on an ongoing basis until such time as a candidate has been offered employment.

Salary Range: $118,900.00-$156,000.00