DESCRIPTION / RESPONSIBILITIES : This senior managerial position is within the Private Equity Fund Services Business Unit of the State Street Alternative Investment Solutions Group.
The position interacts with all levels of professionals both internally and externally. Therefore, exceptional interpersonal and communication skills are required.
Candidates must demonstrate initiative, be able to perform well under pressure and simultaneously handle multiple assignments.
The position is responsible for managing client relationships and managing and directing the overall accounting and administration for several client sponsored
Manage day-to-day communications with contacts of one or more clients, including investment professionals, client personnel, investors, attorneys, auditors, bankers, etc
Direct and / or indirect management and supervision of all subordinate staff levels
Coordinate discussion and documentation of portfolio investment valuations with clients, as necessary
Full review of accounting and tax work paper packages, financial statements and other reports and communications for one or more clients
Coordinate and manage annual audit and tax return preparation with Big 4 accounting firms, including negotiation or review of fees, as necessary
Thorough review and understanding of investment fund legal documents, including complete understanding of partnership allocations and distribution waterfalls
Ensure the development and implementation of training for all levels of accounting staff and management
Coordinate and liaise with other operating groups (investor communications, financial reporting, tax, etc) to ensure effective communication among operating groups
Assist with development and implementation of SSPEFS accounting policies and procedures
Review and approve all transactions (money movement, trades, etc.) in accordance with established guidelines
Assist with execution and implementation of FASB and other technical accounting pronouncements, as necessary
Represent SSPEFS at periodic client meetings, present and discuss business results and initiatives
Participate in industry sponsored trade shows, seminars and other events.
Meet all requirements for the performance planning process including goal setting, regular and immediate feedback and submission of formalized performance appraisals
Coordinate and manage special client and corporate projects Knowledge, Skills & Experience Required
Candidates must have a college degree (accounting degree strongly preferred; business, mathematics, finance or economics degree required)
Knowledge of private equity and real estate funds
Substantial previous fund accounting experience, including managerial experience
Excellent administrative, organisational and business support skills, with the ability to multi-task and to work calmly under pressure.
Excellent working knowledge of MS Office suite including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Strong written & verbal communication skills
Possess excellent organisational, planning and co-ordination skills.
Ability to work accurately to tight deadlines
Proactive and able to work independently and as part of a team Core Competencies
Accurate and Precise