Overview: Within the Finance Department, the Financial Review is a dedicated and independent function in charge of permanent controls on accounting and financial information. The Financial Review is a key component of the Enterprise Risk Management framework. As part of the second line of defense, it consists of control oversight that ensures properly designed processes and controls are in place and operating effectively. The function conducts its own controls in accordance with the annual Review plan. Its main assignment is to strengthen the quality of the accounting control framework in order to ensure reliable financial and accounting information. The candidate will be responsible for conducting a walkthrough of accounting processes to assess risk and compliance with accounting standards and Company rules, as well as performing quarterly reviews on the balance sheet and income statement in accordance with a yearly Review plan. The position will report to the Head of Financial Review of Natixis IM, located in Paris. Such a position requires a great deal of autonomy and the ability to propose process improvement and effective controls enhancements. This is a hybrid position working out of our Boston, MA office.
What you will do: • Performing risk assessment of the accounting production process (risk mapping) for identifying significant accounts and risks • Drawing up a yearly Review Plan based on risk-approach and work programs • Conducting quarterly Balance Sheet and Income statement review to ensure all items are current and reflective of actual practices. Deliver a report to Natixis IM management with well-documented findings and effective recommendations/ effective control enhancements • Supervise the accounting permanent control framework at the affiliates level in order to strengthen the internal control and reduce risk (if needed) • Perform walkthroughs of significant accounting process to make sure that accountants operate in line with accounting principles, company standards. Highlight control breakdowns, inadequate process and propose corrective actions to address process and control deficiencies
What you will bring: • Master’s degree in Accounting or Finance required • 7-8 years work experience with audit and/or accounting firm • Experience at Big 4 firm preferred • Strong knowledge of US GAAP, IFRS, and financial accounting processes • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills for interacting with team members and senior management • Working knowledge of Microsoft pack office • Experience in SOX controls for financial reporting required
Who we are: We put the best interests of our clients, employees, communities, and environment first in everything we do. We’re dedicated to fostering a culture of collaboration, diversity, and inclusion that supports employee growth. We believe this creates equal opportunities for our employees — and better outcomes for our clients and communities. We offer a robust benefits package designed to integrate life and work and to support our employees. Benefits include, but are not limited to; comprehensive medical, dental and vision insurance, paid time off, 401k plan, tuition reimbursement, student loan repayment program, wellness benefits and volunteer programs*.
Natixis Investment Managers is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in recruiting, hiring, training, promotion or other terms, conditions and privileges of employment on the basis of race, color, age, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military or veteran status, physical or mental disability, or any other status protected by law.
*Benefits eligibility is for permanent employees of Natixis Investment Managers. Interns, contractors and temporary workers are not eligible for benefits.
At Natixis Investment Managers, our multi-affiliate approach connects you to the independent thinking and focused expertise of more than 15 active managers. Ranked among the world’s largest asset managers*, we deliver a diverse range of solutions across asset classes, styles, and vehicles. We’re dedicated to advancing sustainable finance and developing innovative ESG products. We consult and partner with our clients, and continually evaluate markets and assumptions to ensure their strategy delivers on long-term goals
*Cerulli Quantitative Update: Global Markets 2022 ranked Natixis Investment Managers as the 18th largest asset manager in the world based on assets under management as of December 31, 2021.