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Senior Accountant

Russell Investments

Russell Investments

Accounting & Finance
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Posted on Monday, January 15, 2024

Business Unit:

Office of the CFO

Reporting To:

Manager, Accounting

Shift:

EMEA/UK (Mar-Nov 1:30 pm – 10:30 pm IST / Nov-Mar 2:30 pm – 11:30 pm IST) (India)

About Russell Investments, Mumbai:

Russell Investments is a leading outsourced financial partner and global investment solutions firm providing a wide range of investment capabilities to institutional investors, financial intermediaries, and individual investors around the world. Building on an 87-year legacy of continuous innovation to deliver exceptional value to clients, Russell Investments works every day to improve the financial security of its clients. The firm is the world’s sixth-largest investment adviser, with $1 trillion in assets under advisement (as of June 30, 2022) and $288.3 billion in assets under management (as of March 31, 2023) for clients in 30 countries. Headquartered in Seattle, Washington in the United States, Russell Investments has offices around the world, including London, New York, Toronto, Sydney, Tokyo, Shanghai – and has opened a new office in Mumbai, India in June 2023.

Joining the new Mumbai office is an incredible opportunity to work closely with global stakeholders to support the technology and infrastructure that drives the investment and trading processes of a globally recognized asset management firm. Be one of the first to join this new team based out of Goregaon (East) in Mumbai and be a part of creating the foundation and culture for the firm’s growing operations in India. The Mumbai office operates 5-days a week from Monday to Friday with varying shifts to accommodate time zones around the world.

For more information, please visit https://www.russellinvestments.com.


Job Description:

Joining our Russell Investments Global Finance Department means you will be a part of a passionate and supportive team that believes what we do matters to our clients and investors. We rely on a meticulous financial operation to drive business forward. In this role, you will support the Global Accounting team by reviewing and approving a variety of journal entries and account reconciliations, providing analytic review of financial statement accounts, ensuring transactions are accounted for properly in the general ledger and subledger(s), assisting with finance projects as they occur, and assisting with internal and external audit requests. You will have both a day-to-day and ongoing impact on financial transactions, keeping us on track, on time, and on good terms with our valued partners.

This role offers you a unique development opportunity where you will be sought out as an experienced associate gaining exposure to a broad range of complex accounting functional areas such as investments, vendor accruals, allocations, intercompany transactions, multi-currency transactions, and more. We are proud to be an inclusive workplace that welcomes new ideas and perspectives and will encourage your thought leadership.

A key component of the Global Accounting team is continued focus on analyzing all functions for process improvement, service enhancement, quality, and efficiency. A successful candidate will be highly motivated and will have the ability to adapt to a transforming work environment while continuing to manage multiple requests with competing deadlines. This candidate will need to be detail-oriented, work quickly and efficiently, as well as conduct business in a professional and organized manner.

The responsibilities of the individual in this position include:

  • Provide support and analysis of transactions impacting the business by gaining a comprehensive understanding of transaction flow and dependencies; ensuring recordings are consistent with US GAAP.

  • Prepare journal entries and reconciliations across various accounting functions. This includes effective self-review of work performed, researching discrepancies, and ensuring deadlines are met. This may include the effective review of work performed by others.

  • Support the month-end close process by ensuring journal entries are recorded timely and accurately, analyzing account fluctuations, and performing key accounting task as required.

  • Prepare and/or process client and vendor invoices (payables and/or receivables) to ensure timely and accurate payment or cash receipt and recording in the general ledger. Identify outliers and proactively seek resolution.

  • Exercise integrity and confidentiality in financial reporting and comply with national and local finanical requirements.

  • Participate and lead accounting projects as needed.

  • Assist in organizing and providing key documents to internal and external auditors.

The successful candidate will have extensive demonstrable skills and experiences including the following:

  • 3+ years professional experience

  • Bachelor’s degree/or college courses and investment industry experience preferred

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • MS Office Suite skill set, with Intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Excel

  • Experience or familiarity with month-end close processes in order to understand key transactions and interactions

  • Familiarity with multi-currency transactions

  • Strong team player with willingness to assist others in the department as needed, including performing simple or manual, repetitive tasks

  • Excellent time management, prioritization, organizational, and leadership skills

  • Strong attention to detail; meticulous attention to quality of work product

  • Ability to work independently with little supervision on projects

  • Ability to work under pressure and to manage deadlines, without sacrificing quality

  • Proficient understanding of US GAAP, IFRS a plus

  • Basic knowledge of the Asset Management industry