Staff Accountant
Wellington Management - Boston, MA

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The Company:
Tracing our roots to 1928, Wellington Management Company, LLP is one of the world’s largest independent investment management firms. With US$719 billion in assets under management as of 31 March 2012, we serve as a trusted adviser to institutional clients and mutual fund sponsors in over 50 countries. Our innovative investment solutions are built on the strength of proprietary, independent research and span nearly all segments of the global capital markets, including equity, fixed income, multi-asset, and alternative strategies. As a private partnership whose sole business is investment management, our long-term views and interests are aligned with those of our clients. We are committed to attracting a talented and diverse workforce, and to fostering an open, collaborative culture of inclusivity because we believe multiple perspectives lead to more informed investment and business decisions. We welcome people with diverse life experiences, fresh ideas, and specialized subject-matter expertise.

This staff accountant position supports the corporate accounting area of Wellington Management Company, LLP’s Finance department. The staff accountant is responsible for traditional accounting duties related to the monthly accounting close for Wellington’s legal entities. The position and related responsibilities are considered entry level.

Specific Responsibilities may include:
•Journal entry preparation, account reconciliation and work paper organization/filing for Wellington’s domestic and international legal entities
•Analysis of designated operating expense accounts. This includes variance analysis, forecast team support and potentially front office support.
•Preparation of monthly general ledger close processes including: transfer pricing, foreign currency revaluation, taxes, translation and elimination
•Fixed asset transaction processing, reconciliation and reporting
•Foreign currency exposure analysis and fx subsystem responsibilities
•External audit support including audit work papers and responding to auditor inquires
•Maintenance of procedure documentation for the area
•Preparation and/or first review of management and external financial reporting
•Preparation of filings and surveys for a variety of regulatory agencies (domestic and foreign) with adherence to strict deadlines
•Ad-hoc analysis and reporting

•Bachelor’s degree in accounting with a strong GPA required
•Internship in an accounting setting preferred
•0-2 years experience preferred
•Analytical aptitude with strong attention to detail
•Excel and system skills a plus
•Motivation, enthusiasm and initiative are highly valued attributes of Wellington Management Company, llp finance professionals

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