Fund Controller (Fund Administration)

Wellington Management Company, LLP
Boston, USA
Jun 29, 2017
Jul 01, 2017
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time

Wellington Management offers comprehensive investment management capabilities that span nearly all segments of the global capital markets. Our investment solutions, tailored to the unique return and risk objectives of institutional clients in more than 50 countries, draw on a robust body of proprietary research and a collaborative culture that encourages independent thought and healthy debate. As a private partnership, we believe our ownership structure fosters a long-term view that aligns our perspectives with those of our clients.

Keys to the Position
We are seeking 2 to 5+  years of experience in Fund Administration/Reporting. Experience with Fund Reporting is required.  Multiple years of experience with the Financial Reporting cycle and annual/semi-annual Financial Statement review is also required. On a resume you should look for Full Fund US GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles) Financial Statement review.  This will include the review of financial statement footnotes and disclosures.  Excel and Access skills are highly desired. Regulatory reporting experience is a big plus.  Sources:  custodians such as State Street, JP Morgan, etc.  Other Asset Managers like Wellington.  Public accounting firms.
Job Summary
The Wellington Managed Funds US Fund Controller will report to the WMF-US Associate Director.  Wellington Managed Funds US (WMF-US) is responsible for the oversight and support of Operations, Accounting, and Administration for Wellington-sponsored commingled funds and limited partnerships. This role requires frequent collaboration with other Wellington teams and external service providers. 
Job Responsibilities
  • Assist with the annual audit process, working closely with fund auditors and service providers
  • Review financial statements, ensuring accordance with US GAAP; assist with crafting disclosures as needed   
  • Review fund expense budgets/analyses and prepare forecasts for internal departments and governance committees 
  • Assist with the preparation and review of regulatory filings including Form 5500, OCC Call Report, and Form PF
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders including internal parties and external service providers
  • Identify opportunities for efficiencies in oversight models, including automation of existing controls and procedures   
Job Qualifications                                                                   
  • College undergraduate degree in accounting, finance, or business (progress toward a graduate degree, CPA, or CFA qualification is a plus)
  • 2 to 5+ years of experience in the asset management industry in a fund administration, auditor, or related role that includes financial reporting experience with complex instruments, including derivatives
  • A self-starter with the ability to work independently and manage multiple assignments simultaneously
  • Ability to work effectively at a detailed level while maintaining a high-level perspective of the work being performed
  • A person who demonstrates appropriate judgment, professional skepticism, and the ability and willingness to challenge peers
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and ability to collaborate effectively with other individuals
  • Strong computer skills (e.g. Microsoft Excel/Word) required; experience with databases (e.g. Microsoft Access/Oracle) is a plus.              

Fund Controller (Fund Administration)

Wellington Funds Group

100 Federal Street

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