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MassMutual Data Specialist - Corporate Finance (Hybrid) in Springfield, Massachusetts

Data Specialist - Corporate Finance

CFO Data Management Team


Boston, MA or Springfield, MA

The Team

The Finance Data Management team, within Controller’s group, manages financial data domains used by MassMutual. The team take the lead in three areas: data innovation & efficiency, data governance, and connecting business and technology. The data team supports data sourced from multiple financial applications including general ledger, sub-ledgers, planning, reporting, and treasury tools. Our vision is to be the expert data management function to champion and democratize optimized financial data, in turn enabling self-service across Corporate Finance to be a best-in-class strategic finance team.

The Impact:

We are looking for a data management professional who can deliver business value by supporting financial data enablement, governance, and consumption.

The key responsibilities:

Data Operations:

  • Ensures data pipelines in assigned domain deliver accurate, complete, and reliable data

  • Communicates to stakeholders when there are data issues

  • First line of defense for production issues identified by business users – validate issue and resolve (working with IT as necessary)

  • Learn the data flow including the technical specifications for the data, transformation rules, and workflow 

  • Assesses the data controls, checks for completeness, and reconciliations and defines & drives enhancements if needed

  • Consultant to business teams with regard to data tools, processes (including access), and locating data.

Data Governance:

  • Data Quality:  identifies and corrects data quality issues to ensure normalization and creation of clean, reliable data

  • Identifies critical data elements (CDEs) and documents their metadata and lineage

  • Generally understands the business processes that create the CDEs and may impact data quality

  • Monitors issues during daily data loads and works with IT to improve data quality

  • Documents data quality and transformation rules appropriately

  • Maintains MassMutual internal control standards

Data Stewardship:

  • Works with data owners to translate business requirements to data requirements

  • Provides updates on domain initiatives at monthly or quarterly data owner/data steward meetings/forums

  • Builds a strong engagement with IT organization to manage data on-boarding to the finance schema within the Enterprise data lake

  • Provides support to data projects to ensure deliverables meet data governance standards

The Minimum Qualifications

  • 4+ years of work experience in the financial data management role and a bachelor’s degree in computer science, data science/engineering, statistics, finance, or accounting

  • 2+ years’ experience in data governance

  • Innate desire to provide excellent service to clients

  • Advanced SQL knowledge/experience

  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple deliverables and stakeholders

  • Troubleshooting: Experience with troubleshooting and root cause analysis to determine and remediate potential issues

  • Reporting: Experience with data reporting (e.g. Microstrategy, Tableau) and data cataloging tools (e.g. Alation)

  • Ability to think critically and demonstrate good judgment

  • Excellent interpersonal and verbal skills

  • Organized and detail-oriented

The Ideal Qualifications

  • 5+ years of work experience in the financial data management role

  • Experience in data domain management of financial data for financial shared services, financial or regulatory reporting

  • Lead role in data governance

  • Mastery SQL knowledge/experience

  • Experience in a Corporate Finance function

  • Data domain owner for finance data (e.g. Capital, Invested Assets, Expenses)

  • Excellent relationship building, influencing, and communication skills

  • Ability to think critically and apply good judgment

  • Ability to work well under pressure and manage multiple deliverables

  • MBA, CDMP (or similar) certification

What to Expect as Part of MassMutual and the Team

  • Regular meetings with the Finance Data Operations & IT teams

  • Focused one-on-one meetings with your manager

  • Access to mentorship opportunities

  • Networking opportunities including access to Asian, Hispanic/Latinx, African American, women, LGBTQ, veteran and disability-focused Business Resource Groups

  • Access to learning content on Degreed and other informational platforms

  • Your ethics and integrity will be valued by a company with a strong and stable ethical business with industry leading pay and benefits


MassMutual is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer Minority/Female/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Individual with Disability/Protected Veteran. We welcome all persons to apply. Note: Veterans are welcome to apply, regardless of their discharge status.

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At MassMutual, we focus on ensuring fair, equitable pay by providing competitive salaries, along with incentive and bonus opportunities for all employees. Your total compensation package includes either a bonus target or in a sales-focused role a Variable Incentive Compensation component. For more information about our extensive benefits offerings please check out our Total Rewards at a Glance. (