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Fund Financial Reporting Associate

Employer
MFS Investment Management
Location
Boston, USA
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Dec 7, 2023

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Job Function
Banking
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
At MFS, you will find a culture that supports you in doing what you do best. Our employees work together to reach better outcomes, favoring the strongest idea over the strongest individual. We put people first and demonstrate care and compassion for our community and each other. Because what we do matters - to us as valued professionals and to the millions of people and institutions who rely on us to help them build more secure and prosperous futures.

THE ROLE

Under the direction of a Financial Reporting Supervisor and Manager, perform financial reporting work with respect to an assigned number of mutual funds. Reviews the financial reporting audit proofs provided by the custodian and incorporates such information into the financial statements of the funds. Prepares financial statements for shareholder reports in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. Prepares and/or reviews other required shareholder communications such as prospectus and SAI as well as regulatory reports such as Form 24f-2.

WHAT YOU WILL DO
  • Applies basic and some specialized knowledge with respect to assigned mutual funds.
  • Receives limited supervision on day-to-day activities and more direct supervision on projects and special assignments.
  • Participates in departmental projects.
  • Follows standard procedures requiring some interpretation. Complies with departmental/company policies.
  • Resolves day-to-day problems within established guidelines.
  • Ensures assigned funds' deadlines are met and issues are elevated to Supervisor or Manager in a timely manner.
  • Provides coverage for absent team members and during busy periods.
  • Prepares drafts of the portfolio of investments, financial statements, and footnotes included in shareholder reports for selected mutual funds accurately and completely. Reviews proofs of financial reports prior to release for printing.
  • Prepares the financial reporting information for the prospectus and SAI accurately and completely and reviews the documents.
  • Prepares Form 24f-2 filings accurately and completely.
  • Helps facilitate responses to auditor questions, comments and audit issues to assure that fund audits are completed on time. Helps facilitate responses to questions and comments from the Treasurer, Assistant Treasurer, Financial Reporting Manager, and other interested parties to assure certification of the funds.
WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
  • Bachelor's degree in business or equivalent experience in the mutual fund or securities industry.
  • Minimum of 0-1+ years related experience preferred.
  • Experience working in an environment where production, controls, and daily deadlines are required.
  • Familiarity with generally accepted accounting principles is desirable.
  • Strong attention to detail. Solid analytical, organizational, interpersonal, and time management skills.
  • Ability to take initiative/self-starter.
  • Demonstrated computer proficiency. Experience using Microsoft Office software applications is preferred.


At MFS, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace. If you are excited about this role but your past experience doesn't align perfectly, we encourage you to apply - you might be just the right candidate for this role or others.

What we offer:
  • Generous time-off provided: including "Responsible time off" for many roles, paid company holidays when the US Stock Exchange is closed, plus paid volunteer time
  • Family Focus: Up to 20 weeks of paid leave for new parents, back-up care program, dependent care flexible spending account, adoption assistance, generous caregiver leave
  • Health and Welfare: Competitive medical, vision and dental plans, plus tax-free health savings accounts with company contributions
  • Wellness Programs: Robust wellness webinars, employee assistance program, gym reimbursement through our medical plans, fitness center discounts and more
  • Life & Disability Benefits: Company-paid basic life insurance and short-term disability
  • Financial Benefits: 401(k) savings plan, Defined Contribution plan- 15% of base salary invested into the Plan, competitive total compensation programs
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. This position is not eligible for sponsorship.

MFS is a hybrid work environment (remote/onsite) unless otherwise stated in the job posting .

If any applicant is unable to complete an application or respond to a job opening because of a disability, please contact MFS at 617-954-5000 or email talent_acquisition@mfs.com for assistance.

MFS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and it is our policy to not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state or local laws. Employees and applicants of MFS will not be subject to harassment on the basis of their status. Additionally, retaliation, including intimidation, threats, or coercion, because an employee or applicant has objected to discrimination, engaged or may engage in filing a complaint, assisted in a review, investigation, or hearing or have otherwise sought to obtain their legal rights under any Federal, State, or local EEO law is prohibited. Please see the Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal document and Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision , linked for your reference.

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