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Associate Manager, Accounting at Prudential

Posted in Finance 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Hartford, Connecticut

Job Description:

Associate Manager of Internal Controls and Financial Analysis

Job Description:

Prudential Retirement Controllers, located in Hartford, Connecticut, is responsible for accounting, financial reporting and controls of the Retirement business.


The Associate Manager within Retirement Controllers will report to the Manager of Financial Analysis while also supporting the Director of Internal Controls. This unique, challenging opportunity offers a diverse span of responsibility with opportunity for future advancement. The breadth of this role includes supporting internal control and risk management frameworks and verifying the integrity of financial reporting data through use of technology and insightful analysis, which should be approached with a process improvement mindset. This is a high exposure role with partnerships across the enterprise, to ultimately support the gathering, analysis and quality of our internal and external financial reporting deliverables.



Specific responsibilities of the position include:


  • Demonstrate a high digital IQ, continuously identifying efficiencies and leveraging existing and new technologies to improve processes and financial reporting outputs  

  • Responsible for the reporting accuracy of the Retirement Finance Reporting data warehouse: identify, research and resolve notable variances and unreconciled items

  • Prepare and analyze internal management financial reports for presentations to senior management 

  • Review and investigate actual results anomalies  

  • Provide insightful and actionable variance analysis for internal management reporting 

  • Manage monthly/quarterly close activity in accordance with GAAP and Statutory reporting 

  • Identify and analyze process errors through collaboration with business partners and recommend and implement control enhancements to mitigate risk 

  • Assist with the determination of financial accruals for risk events and complete FAS 5 reporting requirements for Corporate groups, working with Finance Shared Services, Operational Risk Management and business teams 

  • Support the SOX & MAR internal controls program administration through all phases, including scope and coverage, control assessment and documentation, walkthroughs, testing and assertions  

  • Support new transactions, initiatives and projects   


  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or Information Technology; Advanced degree, CPA or MBA preferred

  • 3 - 5 years of related work experience, including technology experience preferred

  • Knowledge of GAAP, STAT, Sarbanes Oxley and internal controls

  • Knowledge of Insurance industry financial reporting / Retirement products a plus

  • Excellent analytical skills with the ability to problem solve and drive for resolutions

  • Self-motivated and proactive with intellectual curiosity

  • Solid project management prioritization and organizational skills to prioritize multiple initiatives

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Able to collaborate with individuals from multiple groups and staff levels

  • Able to take intelligent risks and transform strategy into actions

  • Is attentive to details

  • Able to acquire deep knowledge of data and system flows, and drive efficient and effective changes for improved internal controls and financial reporting

  • Thrives in a fast-paced, challenging environment and able to work overtime during peak periods

  • Flexible for changing business demands