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Senior Fund Accountant - Financial Reporting

Overview of JNAM

Jackson National Life Insurance Company (Jackson) offers products, tools, and support designed to help Americans plan for a retirement with purpose.  Jackson National Asset Management, LLC (JNAM) is the investment manager responsible for selecting and monitoring the asset managers of the JNL Funds – a series of proprietary mutual funds that facilitates investment freedom for contract owners within the Jackson variable annuity platform. JNAM  is also responsible for providing accounting and administrative services for the Funds. In addition, JNAM directly manages several risk-based multi-strategy fund-of-fund offerings available exclusively through Jackson products.

Working in JNAM Operations

At JNAM, we pursue individuals who exhibit dedication and willingness to learn in a high performing culture.  We encourage collaboration and give our associates and leaders the freedom to speak openly and share new ideas. Our values guide our internal conduct and help define meaningful internal and external relationships.  We attract and retain talent who believe in our culture and take ownership in delivering results.

As one of Chicago’s largest money managers, and a top 15 mutual fund complex in the US, working at JNAM provides the opportunity to work with complex investment offerings and well-known investment management firms.  Our investment partners are selected and monitored through a rigorous due diligence process focused on performance, repeatability, operations, oversight, and fit.

Job Purpose

Performs activities to calculate net asset valuations (NAV's) for mutual fund transactions on larger and/or more complex funds, researching and resolving discrepancies, and performing reconciliations. Prepares month-end and year-end reports, and assists in the preparation of various internal and external reports. Reviews work of less experienced mutual fund accountants. Works closely with supervisor to mentor, train, and guide new hires.

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