Vice President, Assistant Controller

Newport Beach, USA
Nov 15, 2022
Dec 15, 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
About Us:

We are PIMCO, a leading global asset management firm. We manage investments and develop solutions across the full spectrum of asset classes, strategies and vehicles: fixed income, equities, commodities, asset allocation, ETFs, hedge funds and private equity. PIMCO is one of the largest investment managers, actively managing more than $1.8 trillion in assets for clients around the world. PIMCO has over 3,070 employees in 22 offices globally. PIMCO is recognized as an innovator, industry thought leader and trusted advisor to our clients.

PIMCO is one of the world's premier fixed income investment managers with thousands of professionals around the world united in a single purpose: creating opportunities for our clients in every environment. Since 1971, we have brought innovation and expertise to our partnership with the institutions, financial advisors and millions of individual investors who entrust us with their assets. We aspire to cultivate performance and leadership through empowering our people, diversity of thought, and a commitment to an inclusive culture that engages in our global communities.

Position Description:

Position Overview:
The Assistant Controller is responsible for coordinating and supervising the monthly accounting close for multiple PIMCO global subsidiaries, PIMCO's broker-dealer, and PIMCO's parent company, AllianzAM, within a fast-paced, corporate accounting department. This position will supervise a team of accounting professionals and serve as a liaison to senior management and financial teams in various locations and bookkeepers around the world.

Essential Responsibilities: (including the following, other duties may be assigned)
  • Coordinate and supervise the monthly accounting close for multiple PIMCO global subsidiaries, PIMCO's broker-dealer, and PIMCO's parent company, AllianzAM
  • Financial reporting for global organization on a US GAAP, IFRS and local GAAP basis. This requires the knowledge and ability to research technical accounting guidance and document conclusions
  • Present analysis/conclusions regarding accounting issues and impact of new pronouncements
  • Manage and mentor an experienced and tenured team
  • Assist in the coordination of audits (internal and external) and review the audited financial statements and related regulatory reports for global subsidiaries, as well as the audited financial statements for AllianzAM and PIMCO's broker-dealer
  • Respond to and/or lead special projects and ad-hoc requests

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting from an accredited college/university
  • CPA and senior manager/director level experience within the Big Four Public Accounting firms
  • Highly experienced in US GAAP and working knowledge of IFRS
  • Strong commitment to accuracy and attention to detail to ensure quality work
  • Able to carefully manage multiple priorities as well as a strong sense of urgency towards meeting deadlines and resolving open issues
  • Thoughtful and demonstrates good judgement and strong decision-making skills; ethical
  • High quality written and verbal communications skills
  • Able to collaborate and develop/maintain positive working relationships within cross-cultural team setting and cross departments/entities
  • Experience working in an extremely dynamic, fast-paced and results oriented environment, prioritization, and ability to complete multiple projects simultaneously
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, strong client-support orientation, and the ability to work effectively with all levels of the organization
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills, including the ability to effectively problem solve and make decisions
  • Effective leadership capabilities including the ability to facilitate and lead meetings
  • Proven experience building strong business partnerships and executive presence
  • Experience responding effectively to inquiries from various levels of management
  • Looks to identify and implement efficiencies and process improvement

The following skills are preferred but not essential requirements:
  • Knowledge of Financial Services Industry, specifically asset management and broker-dealer
  • Regulatory experience
  • Working experience and/or knowledge of SAP


PIMCO is committed to offering a comprehensive portfolio of employee benefits designed to support the health and well-being of you and your family. Benefits vary by location but may include:
  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Life insurance and travel coverage
  • 401(k) (defined contribution) retirement savings, retirement plan, pension contribution from your first day of employment
  • Work/life programs such as flexible work arrangements, parental leave and support, employee assistance plan, commuter benefits, health club discounts, and educational/CFA certification reimbursement programs
  • Community involvement opportunities with The PIMCO Foundation in each PIMCO office