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Americas Legal Entity Controller


MSCI is a leading provider of critical decision support tools and services for the global investment community.

Your team responsibilities

This role will participate in various aspects of financial accounting and reporting for MSCI’s Americas legal entities, including the US, Canada, Mexico and Brazil, and will play a significant role in MSCI’s financial reporting processes both at a regional and global level.

What we will offer you: Depending on your location of your role, you can expect

  • Competitive fixed and variable compensation, holiday/vacation allowance and retirement savings plans/pensions
  • A wide range of benefits including – healthcare, dental plans, risk insurances and (location dependent) – cycle-to-work schemes, gym benefits, retail discounts
  • A hybrid work environment, for the vast majority of employees, offering a more progressive way of working to give you the flexibility, accountability, and responsibility to empower you to perform at your very best. At the center of this way of working is a culture which is built on a strong foundation of trust. We trust our people and they trust our organization’s leaders to support them.
  • An inclusive and performance driven culture where you are empowered to maximize your potential in an environment where all individuals are respected and encouraged to bring their authentic selves to work
  • A purposeful approach to Wellbeing to provide you with all the resources you need to be your best at work and in your personal life. Our Here For You Employee Assistance Program provides confidential emotional support with local experts, financial and legal advice in a wide range of issues as well as access to online information, resources and tools. All the services are available for our employees free of charge.

Your key responsibilities

  • Prepare, review and/or enter journal entries into the company’s ERP, mainly related to prepaid expenses and accruals.
  • Participate in month-end, quarterly, annual closings for corporate reporting in line with the group and local timetables.
  • Assist in the preparation of the company’s subsidiary financial statements.
  • Support/coordinate internal and external audits.
  • Perform reconciliations of cash, payroll, prepaid expense, accrued expense and other balance sheet accounts and coordinate resolution of discrepancies.
  • Perform monthly and quarterly balance sheet and income statement variance analysis.
  • Participate in projects impacting legal entities, Controller processes or Finance systems with a view to transforming the Company’s Finance processes through technology automation (e.g., RPA).
  • Participate in forecasting of cash and benefits expense, professional fees, and transfer pricing.
  • Assist as necessary in the calculation and booking of the tax provision for certain non-US entities in the Americas region, as well as liaising with third party tax preparers on the preparation of tax returns for such entities.

Your skills and experience that will help you excel

  • 2 – 4 years of finance and accounting experience.
  • Understanding of operational accounting, including monthly close process

How we’ll support you

  • Coaching, support and encouragement from experts in your team
  • Access to a wide range of learning opportunities to support your growth and development
  • Customizable learning journeys to help you navigate your professional development
  • Transparent performance-based compensation schemes
  • Employee Resource Groups: MSCI Pride, Black Leadership Network, Women’s Leadership Forum, Women in Tech, Asian Support Network, All Abilities, Hola! MSCI and Climate Action Group.

About MSCI and our teams

MSCI is a leading provider of critical decision support tools and services for the global investment community. With over 50 years of expertise in research, data and technology, we power better investment decisions by enabling clients to understand and analyze key drivers of risk and return and confidently build more effective portfolios. We create industry-leading research-enhanced solutions that clients use to gain insight into and improve transparency across the investment process.

Our values define the working environment we strive to create. We are inclusive, we champion bold ideas, we always pursue excellence, and always act with integrity. Personal accountability and responsibility are key to success, and we always work as a team to remain client centric.

At MSCI diversity is at our core and inclusion defines our culture. Our people are empowered to maximize their potential in an environment where all individuals are respected and encouraged to bring their authentic selves to work. We work, learn and grow together and we are committed to hiring and promoting qualified women, ethnic minorities and members of the LGBT+ community candidates, who have historically been underrepresented in financial services.

To learn more about life at MSCI please visit https://careers.msci.com or follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Glassdoor.

To all recruitment agencies : MSCI does not accept unsolicited CVs/Resumes. Please do not forward CVs/Resumes to any MSCI employee, location or website. MSCI is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited CVs/Resumes.

MSCI Inc. is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversifying its workforce. It is the policy of the Firm to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, disability, marital and civil partnership/union status, pregnancy (including unlawful discrimination on the basis of a legally protected pregnancy/maternity leave), veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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MSCI is a leading provider of critical decision support tools and services for the global investment community.

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