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 investment funds
Job Duties and Responsibilities Manage day-to-day communications with contacts of one or more clients, including investment professionals, client personnel, investors, attorneys, auditors, bankers, etcDirect and/or indirect management and supervision of all subordinate staff levelsCoordinate discussion and documentation of portfolio investment valuations with clients, as necessaryFull review of accounting and tax work paper packages, financial statements and other reports and communications for one or more clientsCoordinate and manage annual audit and tax return preparation with Big 4 accounting firms, including negotiation or review of fees, as necessaryThorough review and understanding of investment fund legal documents, including complete understanding of partnership allocations and distribution waterfallsEnsure the development and implementation of training for all levels of accounting staff and managementCoordinate and liaise with other operating groups (investor communications, financial reporting, tax, etc) to ensure effective communication among operating groupsAssist with development and implementation of SSPEFS accounting policies and proceduresReview and approve all transactions (money movement, trades, etc.) in accordance with established guidelinesAssist with execution and implementation of FASB and other technical accounting pronouncements, as necessaryRepresent SSPEFS at periodic client meetings, present and discuss business results and initiativesParticipate 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 appraisalsCoordinate 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)Substantial previous 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 PowerPointStrong written & verbal communication skillsPossess excellent organisational, planning and co-ordination skills.Ability to work accurately to tight deadlinesProactive and able to work independently and as part of a team
Core Competencies Accurate and PreciseTeam OrientedOrganisedPersonableFlexibleSelf-reliantEnthusiasticExcellent communications skills
Previous Private and Infrastructure Debt Experience Essential
Investran Experience Essential
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