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Senior Associate Fund Accountant

Company: SS&C Technologies
Location: Hamel
Posted on: April 11, 2021

Job Description:

SS&C is a global provider of investment and financial services and software for the financial services and healthcare industries. Named to Fortune 1000 list as top U.S. company based on revenue, SS&C is headquartered in Windsor, Connecticut and has 20,000+ employees in over 90 offices in 35 countries. Some 18,000 financial services and healthcare organizations, from the world's largest institutions to local firms, manage and account for their investments using SS&C's products and services.

Job Summary

Job Description

The Senior Fund Accountant is responsible for managing the accounting books of an assigned fund. Also ensuring that the balance sheet and profit and loss account are accurately reported on a timely basis within tight deadlines, and makes certain strong internal controls are maintained in accordance with financial policies.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Handle accounting for assigned complex funds, including review of daily price control checks, P&L reasonableness, inter system reconciliations, ensuring that reconciling items are investigated and resolved, or escalated in a timely manner.
  • Ensure controls are in place and accounts are accurate on a daily basis, providing clear and accurate management information to support decision-making.
  • Fully reconcile the month end trial balance to independent support for the assigned complex funds.
  • Prepare month end balance sheet reconciliation ("ME pack") fully supported with source documentation.
  • Provide insightful commentary for balance sheet and P&L movements.
  • Ensure balance sheet is reported in accordance with relevant accounting standards, Investment Company Audit Guide and accounting policies as appropriate.
  • Review internal dashboards/control reports to ensure SSAE16 items are signed off appropriately.
  • Daily and monthly product pricing for assigned funds.
  • Understanding the pricing methodology and valuation models for applicable products in sufficient detail to be able to ensure absolute accuracy.
  • Identify and implement work process improvements with regards to efficiency and ensuring that strong internal controls are maintained.
  • Manage and monitor the timing and quality of deliverable packages to internal stakeholders.
  • Cross-train and coach junior team members
  • Review yearend audit packs prepared by team
  • Answer ad hoc questions from various groups including auditors (internal and external), and the global peer group.
  • Work with portfolio manager and traders for the assigned fund to improve knowledge of financial products and trading strategies.
  • Work with team members in Operations, Risk and Credit departments as necessary.

    Qualifications
    • Degree in Accounting/Finance or equivalent experience
    • 5+ years' experience in financial services, mutual funds or related field
    • Strong analytical skills and business acumen
    • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail with proven ability to manage and prioritize work to meet deadlines despite frequent interruptions
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills
    • Strong dispute resolution and effective problem solving skills
    • Proven teamwork skills; able to recognize where you can help the team complete all daily and monthly tasks.
    • Demonstrated customer service and continuous improvement focus
    • Knowledge of US GAAP and IFRS
    • Audit/Control Minded
    • Ability to work in changing, fast-paced work environment
    • Knowledge, experience and skills in the use of PC-based systems, including advanced skill in MS Excel.

      Preferred Skills
      • Experience with hedge fund and private equity accounting experience desired
      • CMA, CPA, CFA level 1 or local equivalent desired

        Unless explicitly requested or approached by SS&C Technologies, Inc. or any of its affiliated companies, the company will not accept unsolicited resumes from headhunters, recruitment agencies, or fee-based recruitment services. SS&C offers excellent benefits including health, dental, 401k plan, tuition and professional development reimbursement plan. SS&C Technologies is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant for employment or employee on the basis of race, color, religious creed, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other classification protected by applicable discrimination laws.

Keywords: SS&C Technologies, Minneapolis , Senior Associate Fund Accountant, Accounting, Auditing , Hamel, Minnesota

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