State Street

Real Assets Fund Accounting & Administration, Officer (Hybrid)

State Street
Atlanta, Georgia, Princeton, New Jersey, Clifton, New Jersey, Boston/Hybrid
Not disclosed
05 Feb 2024
01 Mar 2024
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

What you will be responsible for

The Fund Controller Group (FCG) is responsible for the preparation, analysis and reporting of performance investment data for global real estate funds and affiliated entities. FCG is part of the Real Assets Fund Administration Services team within the State Street Global Services’ Alternative Investment Solutions division. The department is located in the Atlanta office.

FCG is responsible for providing our clients and their investors with annual and quarterly financial reports, management, acquisition and other fee calculations, investor capital notices, fund, investor, and investment return calculations as well as various other investor reports requested. The team has an in-depth knowledge of the various fund structures, investor LP agreements, financial reporting, investment make-up, and investor base of our clients’ real estate funds

FCG is part of a growing and innovative group within State Street. Third party administration, while standard practice in the PE/Hedge industry, is just taking off in the real estate industry. Through continuous interaction with client executive management and the IT department, our goal is to develop systems and business processes to prepare and fund administration services in an accurate, quality, and timely manner.

This role is responsible for maintaining direct client relationships and the day-to-day accounting and administration for investment funds and affiliated entities.

What we value

  • Supervising all lower level staff (including Associate 1, Associate 2 and Senior Staff).
  • Manage client relationships with both client personnel and fund investors.
  • Review quarterly and annual financial work paper packages including portfolio schedules, accruals and PCAP allocations.
  • Review quarterly and annual financial statements and footnotes.
  • Review and/or preparation of annual tax work paper packages.
  • Review and/or preparation of capital calls and distributions, including notices and release merged documents.
  • Review monthly bank reconciliations and post journal entries.
  • Review quarterly management fee calculations.
  • Review and/or preparation of various client related correspondence.
  • Work with database team regarding client deliverables such as financial statements, capital calls and distribution notices.
  • Heavy client interaction on a daily basis.
  • Coordination of annual audit and tax return preparation with Big 4 accounting firms.
  • Review and/or preparation of waterfall and capital account allocations.
  • Understand how to navigate through limited partnership agreement.
  • Review and/or preparation of estimated tax workpapers.
  • Maintain working relationship with all client contacts, including investment professionals, investors, auditors, lawyers and banking personnel.
  • Ensure compliance with investment fund legal documents, i.e. partnership agreement.
  • Assist accounting managers to ensure compliance with investment fund agreements and other legal documents.
  • Special client projects.
  • Manage internal workflow and client deadlines.
  • During the course of normal day to day operation, be responsible for identifying any unusual or potentially suspicious transaction activity and must report and/or escalate in accordance with corporate policy and guidelines detailed in relevant operating procedures.

Education Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 5+ years of general ledger accounting or audit experience
  • 1 year of leadership experience
  • Previous Financial reporting experience
  • Advanced Excel skills (advanced formulas, pivot tables, vlookup)

Education & Preferred Qualifications:

  • Accounting Degree
  • Real Estate, Fund, or Private Equity accounting experience
  • CPA or CPA Candidate
  • Exceptional interpersonal & communication skills

The ideal candidate will be a well-organized detailed oriented, analytical individual with exceptional interpersonal and communication skills. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to simultaneously handle multiple assignments and pressure while delivering the highest quality work product.

Onsite Requirements

  • May be required to work onsite at a State Street location twice a week, if located within a commutable distance.

About State Street

What we do. State Street is one of the largest custodian banks, asset managers and asset intelligence companies in the world. From technology to product innovation we’re making our mark on the financial services industry. For more than two centuries, we’ve been helping our clients safeguard and steward the investments of millions of people. We provide investment servicing, data & analytics, investment research & trading and investment management to institutional clients.

Work, Live and Grow. We make all efforts to create a great work environment. Our benefits packages are competitive and comprehensive. Details vary in locations, but you may expect generous medical care, insurance and savings plans among other perks. You’ll have access to flexible Work Program to help you match your needs. And our wealth of development programs and educational support will help you reach your full potential.

Inclusion, Diversity and Social Responsibility. We truly believe our employees’ diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspective are a powerful contributor to creating an inclusive environment where everyone can thrive and reach their maximum potential while adding value to both our organization and our clients. We warmly welcome the candidates of diverse origin, background, ability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and personality. Another fundamental value at State Street is active engagement with our communities around the world, both as a partner and a leader. You will have tools to help balance your professional and personal life, paid volunteer days, matching gift program and access to employee networks that help you stay connected to what matters to you.

State Street is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

Salary Range:

$60,000 - $90,000 Annual

The range quoted above applies to the role in the primary location specified. If the candidate would ultimately work outside of the primary location above, the applicable range could differ.

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