DESCRIPTION / RESPONSIBILITIES : This senior managerialposition is within the Private Equity Fund Services Business Unitof the State Street Alternative Investment Solutions Group.
Theposition interacts with all levels of professionals both internallyand externally. Therefore, exceptional interpersonal andcommunication skills are required.
Candidates must demonstrateinitiative, be able to perform well under pressure andsimultaneously handle multiple assignments.
The position isresponsible for managing client relationships and managing anddirecting the overall accounting and administration for severalclient sponsored
Manage day-to-day communications with contactsof one or more clients, including investment professionals, clientpersonnel, investors, attorneys, auditors, bankers, etc
Directand / or indirect management and supervision of all subordinate stafflevels
Coordinate discussion and documentation of portfolioinvestment valuations with clients, as necessary
Full review ofaccounting and tax work paper packages, financial statements andother reports and communications for one or more clients
Coordinate and manage annual audit and tax return preparation withBig 4 accounting firms, including negotiation or review of fees, asnecessary
Thorough review and understanding of investment fundlegal documents, including complete understanding of partnershipallocations and distribution waterfalls
Ensure the developmentand implementation of training for all levels of accounting staffand management
Coordinate and liaise with other operating groups(investor communications, financial reporting, tax, etc) to ensureeffective communication among operating groups
Assist withdevelopment and implementation of SSPEFS accounting policies andprocedures
Review and approve all transactions (money movement,trades, etc.) in accordance with established guidelines
Assistwith execution and implementation of FASB and other technicalaccounting pronouncements, as necessary
Represent SSPEFS atperiodic client meetings, present and discuss business results andinitiatives
Participate in industry sponsored trade shows,seminars and other events.
Meet all requirements for theperformance planning process including goal setting, regular andimmediate feedback and submission of formalized performanceappraisals
Coordinate and manage special client and corporateprojects Knowledge, Skills & Experience Required
Candidatesmust have a college degree (accounting degree strongly preferred;business, mathematics, finance or economics degree required)
Knowledge of private equity and real estate funds
Substantialprevious fund accounting experience, including managerialexperience
Excellent administrative, organisational and businesssupport skills, with the ability to multi-task and to work calmlyunder pressure.
Excellent working knowledge of MS Office suiteincluding Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Strong written & verbalcommunication skills
Possess excellent organisational, planningand co-ordination skills.
Ability to work accurately to tightdeadlines
Proactive and able to work independently and as part ofa team Core Competencies
Accurate and Precise