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Fund Financial Reporting Analyst

MFS Investment Management
Boston, USA
Closing date
Apr 24, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
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.


Using discretion and judgment and under the direction of a Financial Reporting Supervisor and Manager, participate in overseeing the quality, completeness and timeliness of shareholder report production. Prepares and/or reviews other required shareholder communications such as prospectus and SAI as well as regulatory reports such as Form N-CSR and Form 24f-2.

  • Applies specialized knowledge with respect to all mutual funds. Works on more complex funds.
  • Works independently on the core, routine day-to-day activities.
  • Assists management with review of Tailored Shareholder Reports and Financials & Other Information.
  • Assist in leading a small stream within a project and/or contribute to larger projects/cross functional teams
  • Updates and documents procedures as required. Interprets and executes departmental/company policies.
  • Solves recurring day-to-day problems with teams, processes or workflows.
  • Ensures 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.
  • Coordinates the production of the portfolio of investments, financial statements, and footnotes included in shareholder reports for selected mutual funds accurately and completely and ensures all reviewer comments are addressed and resolved.
  • Prepares the new tailored shareholder reports for up to 40 funds monthly.
  • Prepares Form N-CSR filings accurately and completely. Files both Form N-CSR and 24f-2 accurately and timely.
  • Facilitates responses to auditor questions, comments and audit issues to assure that fund audits are completed on time. Facilitates responses to questions and comments from the Treasurer, Assistant Treasurer, Financial Reporting Manager, and other interested parties to assure certification of the financial statements.
  • Assists with the certification process as necessary.

  • Bachelor's degree in business or equivalent experience in the mutual fund or securities industry.
  • Minimum of 0-2+ years related experience preferred.
  • Experience working in an environment where production, controls, and daily deadlines are required.
  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and Regulation S-X is desirable.
  • Strong attention to detail. Ability to multi-task. Solid analytical, organizational, interpersonal and time management skills. Proven ability to work well under pressure, manage a work stream spanning multiple business units.
  • Willingness to take initiative/self-starter.
  • Demonstrated computer proficiency, working knowledge of DFIN's Arc Suite and experience using Adobe is preferred.
  • Regulatory experience (i.e. SEC/EDGAR filings) a plus.
  • Minimum 2 to 4 years of project management or communications experience, financial services preferable.

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 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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