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Senior Associate, Corporate Accounting at Ares Management

Senior Associate, Corporate Accounting

Ares Management Culver City, CA (Onsite) Full-Time
Over the last 20 years, Ares' success has been driven by our people and our culture. Today, our team is guided by our core values - Collaborative, Responsible, Entrepreneurial, Self-Aware, Trustworthy - and our purpose to be a catalyst for shared prosperity and a better future. Through our recruitment, career development and employee-focused programming, we are committed to fostering a welcoming and inclusive work environment where high-performance talent of diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives can build careers within this exciting and growing industry.

Job Description

Ares Management Corporation is seeking an experienced Senior Associate to join our Corporate Accounting team focused on operating expenses, including accruals, monthly expense analyses and management reporting.

The Ares Corporate Accounting Department oversees and manages the financial statement close process and internal and external financial reporting for the public management company. Under the leadership of the Chief Accounting Officer, the Corporate Accounting Department is comprised of functional teams that operate collaboratively to oversee operating expenses, revenues, consolidation and SEC reporting. The Corporate Accounting team has close working relationships with external service providers and internal stakeholders to ensure the reporting of accurate results both internally and externally.

This role will require a dynamic, adaptive and agile hands-on professional who will be capable of ensuring optimal processes in a fast-paced rapidly growing environment.

The new Senior Associate will be primarily responsible for the following tasks:
  • Liaise with external professional service firms and internal stakeholders to gather relevant information and prepare professional service and marketing accruals and related analyses
  • Review journal entries and cash reconciliations prepared by third party cash reconciliation team
  • Perform monthly and quarterly analyses of operating expenses for Senior Management
  • Prepare departmental operating expense analyses and review with Department Heads
  • Complete monthly balance sheet account reconciliations
  • Partner with internal and external auditors and internal legal, tax and relationship management groups to provide ongoing support and resolve issues
  • Collaborate with peers in Accounting and other departments in various locations across the globe to implement best practices and drive process improvements
  • Assist in completing ad-hoc requests and special projects
  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance required
  • Master's Degree in Accounting considered a plus
  • CPA preferred
Experience Required:
  • Minimum 4+ years of relevant professional experience in public accounting and/or industry experience
  • Strong understanding of U.S. GAAP
  • Proficiency in Excel, Word and Outlook
  • Experience with Power BI or other business intelligence tools a plus
  • Experience with Oracle Fusion a plus
General Requirements:
  • Dependable, great attitude, highly motivated and a team player
  • Ability and desire to work in a fast pace and dynamic environment often requiring fast solutions to complex problems
  • A self-directed individual with a can-do attitude, willing to work in an energetic, collaborative, and fast-paced environment, proactive in nature, and a proven ability to learn quickly, display flexibility and adaptability while resolving issues with minimal supervision
  • Flexibility regarding role profile and willingness to take on new projects and learn new skills
  • Outstanding communication (written and verbal), presentation, documentation, and interpersonal skills; strong customer focus
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple priorities and competing demands, strong time management and prioritization skills
  • High accuracy and detail orientation; confident decision-making skills
  • Ability to extract meaningful information from extensive research and analysis to effectively present facts and findings in a digestible format, a keen eye for attention to detail
  • Good judgment in terms of escalating issues vs. solving problems independently
  • An analytical mind and a passion/interest in bringing new ideas to increase efficiency of existing processes
  • Comfort in dealing with ambiguity and uncertainty in a dynamic and fast-paced environment
  • Ability to be flexible in terms of hours in order to coordinate with team members across various time zones
  • Willingness to take on new projects and learn new skills
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The anticipated range for this position is $120,000- $130,000 annual base salary plus annual discretionary performance-based bonus. Actual pay may be adjusted based on experience and performance. Benefits would include:
  • /Rx, dental, vision, flexible spending accounts, Health Savings Account, company paid short-term and long-term disability, company paid and voluntary life insurance, parental leave, etc.
  • 401k plan with company match

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