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Global Portfolio Accounting Analyst

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Date: Jul 15, 2017

Location: Irvine, CA, US, 92618

Company: Capital Group

Req ID:  9009
Experience Level: Professional 
Other Location(s): N/A  
Relocation offered: Yes
Travel required: None

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At Capital Group, how we work is defined by shared values that include absolute integrity, respect and collaboration. But it’s more than that. It’s smart and highly driven people united in purpose to serve our investors and one another.

Bring your energy and unique perspective to Capital and you’ll have the opportunity to grow with us professionally, personally, and financially. You’ll be part of a team that genuinely cares about helping you succeed. You’ll work alongside talented colleagues, many of whom build long careers while progressing through multiple roles, establishing lifelong friendships and making a difference in our communities. In return for your contributions, you’ll receive premier compensation and benefits, and a company-funded retirement plan that ranks among the most generous.

Global Portfolio Accounting is responsible for performing accounting and fund administration for the investment portfolios available to American Funds’ shareholders and clients. The work performed in this department is accounting at its core with a strong finance focus. Not only does this group calculate Net Asset Values, but they are involved with launching new funds, implementing new share classes, and establishing new systems to streamline and enhance the business. Global Portfolio Accounting is one of the largest departments in Investment Operations, consisting of 8 functional areas, each with unique capabilities and services: Portfolio Accounting Client Team, Accounting Control Team, Complex Accounting Team, Accounting Distribution and Pricing Team, Treasurer Office, Tax Team, Reporting Team, and Knowledge Management. Associates within Global Portfolio Accounting have the opportunity to rotate among the 8 functional areas over time according to business needs, individual interests, and technical skillsets. 

As an Analyst based in Irvine, CA you will be thoughtfully placed within one of the 8 functional areas listed above. You will play a key role as a technical subject matter expert and will provide guidance to others. You will be expected to answer questions, contribute to discussions, and encourage others to share their perspective. You will also review time critical production work to ensure quality and accuracy of the team deliverables including client records and month-end valuations. As well as working within your own team, you will lead and/or participate in projects to enhance work processes and improve overall service.

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare, review, approve information/entries and supporting documentation with increasing complexity
  • Monitor external service providers; assess and track vendor performance
  • Review monthly and quarterly client-facing reports
  • Participate in technical training for other associates; provide feedback to manager regarding associate performance and developmental needs
  • Interact and oversee relationships to ensure questions and issues are being addressed using the appropriate level of confidentiality

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, economics, or business is required; CPA or MBA is preferred
  • 3+ years progressive accounting experience leading people, processes, and/or projects
  • Strong technical systems skills, especially in Microsoft Excel
  • General knowledge of mutual funds or investment management and/or GAAP experience is a plus
  • Exceptional standard of quality involving accuracy, attention to detail, organization, self-review skills, thoughtful analysis, problem solving, and accountability  
  • Flexibility to work overtime as needed

Company Overview:
Founded in 1931, Capital Group is one of the world’s largest and most trusted investment management companies and home to the American Funds. We manage more than US$1.39 trillion in assets, and our 7,500 associates make our clients their first priority every day. When we do our job right, millions of investors around the world fulfill their dreams and financial goals, from home ownership and higher education, to a comfortable retirement. Our long-term investment results and outstanding service set us apart from our competitors, while our workplace sets us apart from other employers. 

 

We are an equal opportunity employer, which means we comply with all federal, state and local laws that prohibit discrimination when making all decisions about employment. As equal opportunity employers, our policies prohibit unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including gender and gender identity), pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, AIDS/HIV status, political activities or affiliations, military or veteran status, status as a victim of domestic violence, assault or stalking or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. 


Nearest Major Market: Irvine California
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

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