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Position Title: Staff Accountant
Job Code: 442798
Job Location: New Jersey-Newark

As part of the Corporate Controllers Department and the CFO Organization of PFI, the Finance Shared Services (FSS) organization is responsible for the controllership activities in support of the U.S. business units including the International activities performed domestically.  The Accounting & Analysis team is a multi-site team co-located in Hartford and Newark supporting monthly, quarterly and annual close processes covering GAAP and STAT, including reconciliations and analysis of balance sheet and income statement drivers such as product accounting, actuarial drivers, reinsurance and intercompany. The team provides subject matter expertise around accounting and GL structures to our business and corporate partners on new initiatives, strategies or accounting requirements. The role will support several businesses across the Asset Management segment including; real estate, fixed income, private placement loans, mortgages, international investments and Prudential Investments.

The primary responsibilities of the Financial Reporting Associate role are as follows:

  • Partner with Business Unit and Corporate areas in support of monthly, quarterly and annual general ledger close cycles
  • Provide support across the Accounting and Analysis team in support of various asset management business unit general ledger close activities, including analysis of BU results
  • Perform monthly, quarterly and annual close activities including preparing journal entries, reconciliations and supporting analysis for various balance sheet and income statement drivers
  • Identify, research and resolve notable variances and unreconciled items related to close responsibilities
  • Collaborate closely across FSS in support of Financial Reporting requirements, subsidiary financial statements and analysis
  • Support quarterly/annual internal and external audit requirements
  • Continuously identify process efficiencies and improve effectiveness
  • Cross-training within the team
  • Assist in special projects, initiatives and ad-hoc report and analysis requests 


  • Bachelor’s or Graduate degree in Accounting or Finance (CPA or MBA a plus)
  • A relevant internship or 1-3 years of accounting/financial reporting experience or related field.
  • Knowledge of GAAP accounting principles
  • Knowledge of Asset Management industry a plus
  • Highly motivated, proactive, detail oriented
  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal 
  •  Ability to work overtime during peak periods

Prudential is a multinational financial services leader with operations in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Leveraging its heritage of life insurance and asset management expertise, Prudential is focused on helping individual and institutional customers grow and protect their wealth. The company's well-known Rock symbol is an icon of strength, stability, expertise and innovation that has stood the test of time. Prudential's businesses offer a variety of products and services, including life insurance, annuities, retirement-related services, mutual funds, asset management, and real estate services.

We recognize that our strength and success are directly linked to the quality and skills of our diverse associates. We are proud to be a place where talented people who want to make a difference can grow as professionals, leaders, and as individuals. Visit to learn more about our values, our history and our brand.

Prudential is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Note that this posting is intended for individual applicants. Search firms or agencies should email Staffing at for more information about doing business with Prudential.
Job Function: General Accounting
Schedule: Full-time
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