Assistant Fund Controller/Lead Senior Accountant
Capital Group Companies - Irvine, CA

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The Capital Group Companies, Inc. is a global leader in investment management. Our businesses encompass The American Funds, one of the largest mutual fund groups in the U.S., and a globally diverse institutional investment group managing large pools of capital such as pensions and endowments. The companies within our organization independently manage more than $1 trillion in assets.

Our Global Portfolio Accounting group (“GPA”) provides superior accounting and operational services to our investors and Capital Group business partners. As an Assistant Fund Controller/Lead Senior Accountant, you will assist with the review and coverage for daily and periodic accounting responsibilities, including determining the daily net asset value of one or more mutual funds in the American Funds family.

Our environment is collaborative. As well as working with your own team, you can also expect to work with other groups to enhance work processes and improve overall service delivered to our internal and external client groups. In addition, you'll be a resource to your team, to peers and to other business groups by answering questions, sharing opinions and perspectives, and leading or participating on project teams. Other responsibilities include:

Analyze accounting and investment impacts to general ledger and tax reporting

Review bank reconciliations, as well as cash and income projections

Review fund financial reports, including annual and semi-annual reports, SEC filings and Board of Directors’ reports

Assist in assessing, training, and developing associates

Hiring Criteria
The qualified candidate will have:

Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or related degree is required. CPA or MBA is a plus, but not required

Minimum of 5 years of experience in related field

General knowledge of mutual funds or experience in the investment management industry is a plus, but not required

Derivatives experience is a plus, but not required

GAAP accounting and regulatory reporting experience is a plus, but not required

Demonstrate an exceptional standard of quality: this involves accuracy, attention to detail, organization and self review skills, thoughtful analysis and problem-solving, and accountability for excellent results

Ability to achieve results individually and as part of a team in a fast paced, dynamic environment

Strong written and verbal communication skills

Strong computer skills, especially in Excel

Flexibility to work additional hours as needed during peak business periods

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The Capital Group Companies, founded in 1931, has built a business being a steady Eddy for its clients. As a rule, the investment firm...