About Bridgewater

Bridgewater Associates is a premier asset management firm, focused on delivering unique insight and partnership for the most sophisticated global institutional investors.

Our investment process is driven by a tireless pursuit to understand how the world’s markets and economies work — using cutting edge technology to validate and execute on timeless and universal investment principles.

Founded in 1975, we are a community of independent thinkers who share a commitment for excellence. By fostering a culture of openness, transparency, and inclusion, we strive to unlock the most complex questions in investment strategy, management, and corporate culture.

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Our Culture

Bridgewater’s unique success is the direct result of our unique way of being. We want an idea meritocracy in which meaningful work and meaningful relationships are pursued through radical truth and radical transparency. We require people to be extremely open, air disagreements, test each other’s logic, and view discovering mistakes and weaknesses as a good thing that leads to improvement and innovation. It is by continually striving together for the highest levels of truth and excellence that we create meaningful work and meaningful relationships. Within this culture, Diversity and Inclusion is a top priority because it is essential to finding the best talent in the world, enabling our idea meritocracy, and creating an environment where all types of people can thrive. We have a full-time team as well as affinity networks that work on these issues - If you would like to learn more, please let your Bridgewater recruiter know.

Explore more information about Bridgewater’s culture on our website here.

About the Finance Department:

Finance is the guardian of Bridgewater’s financial resources. We seek to drive sustainable shareholder value by controlling, safeguarding, and optimizing use of the firm’s financial resources. This responsibility is fulfilled by providing strategic partnership, insights and independent challenge along with the delivery of high-quality financial reporting, forecasting and analysis while maintaining effective and efficient operational control. To further Finance’s impact, the department has launched an aggressive transformation platform to enrich insights, improve reporting, risk and control operations and ultimately develop more intimate, influential relationships with business leaders.

About the Role:

Finance Associate, Accounting (Financial Reporting & Policy), you will be a member of Bridgewater’s Corporate Accounting team responsible for the various responsibilities outlined below. You will develop a diversified skill set and breadth of knowledge that are highly valued across the Finance Department. We are seeking an individual with a solid background in Accounting that is keen to advance their skills and develop in the profession by working across our Corporate Accounting Policy and Reporting teams. 

You will drive the following responsibilities:

  • Partner with the Director, Accounting Policy and Reporting, to produce timely and reliable financial statements in accordance with US GAAP, statutory/regulatory and management reporting requirements
  • Continuously think of improving operational processes so that they achieve the intended outcomes more effectively and efficiently
  • Execute on critical judgement-based activities and processes
  • Support the Corporate Accounting team with technical accounting research
  • Support various aspects of the financial audit, which will involve direct interaction with the external auditors as well as with other areas within the Bridgewater organization
  • Support ad hoc requests as necessary

You will be a click for the role if you:

  • Possess an exceptional ownership mentality; willing to roll up your sleeves to problem-solve and improve processes
  • Show strong, independent critical thinking skills, with the ability to make lateral connections and have the natural curiosity to ask “why”
  • Approach ambiguity analytically and logically while being able to clearly communicate your thought process
  • Can quickly iterate in a fast-paced environment and high-performance culture
  •  Are highly organized, reliable and detail oriented

We are looking for candidates with the following minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Accounting, with a strong academic track record
  • CPA with 3-5 years of experience, highly preferred is experience at a Big 4 accounting firm
  • Proficient technical accounting writing skills
  • Advanced Excel skills

Physical Requirements

For most of our roles, Bridgewater offers remote work flexibility, with most employees required to work on campus as their principal work location, a minimum of two days (and in some cases three days) per week with the option to work offsite on other days.

Compensation

The wage range for this role is $120,000 - $165,000 inclusive of base salary and discretionary target bonus. The expected base salary for this role is between 80% - 90% of this wage range.

Why Choose Bridgewater?

It takes all types to make Bridgewater great. We seek a diverse group of innovative thinkers and push them to engage in rigorous and thoughtful inquiry. We develop people through an honest examination of their abilities and performance, enabling personal growth and professional development. We strive to provide you opportunities that will challenge you and unlock your potential.

One of our core priorities at Bridgewater is to enable our employees to build a great life and career, and we believe our benefits are an important extension of that philosophy. As such, currently Bridgewater offers a competitive suite of benefits including:

  • Health insurance with 100% premium covered and access to additional concierge medical services
  • 401(k) plan with generous employer match
  • Paid time off, including fully paid parental leave and a competitive PTO package
  • Workplace flexibility and access to back up childcare
  • Financial assistance for family building support, including adoption and egg freezing
  • Workplace wellness, including on-site gyms, free meals and healthy snacks , and meditation rooms
  • An engaged and active community that includes many company events, affinity networks, and extracurricular interest groups · For a full list of Bridgewater benefits, click here.

Bridgewater reserves the right to change its current benefits program at any time, in a manner that is consistent with applicable federal and state regulations

This job description is not a contract and confers no contractual rights, privileges, or benefits on any applicant or potential applicant. Bridgewater has the right to change any and all terms of this job description, including, but not limited to, job responsibilities, qualifications and benefits. Nothing in this job description constitutes an offer or guarantee of employment. Please note that we do not provide immigration sponsorship for this position.

Bridgewater Associates, LP is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

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