Fund Accounting & Administration, Officer - IFS, Dublin

Recruiter
State Street
Location
Dublin 2, Ireland
Salary
Not disclosed
Posted
28 Apr 2021
Closes
13 May 2021
Ref
R-664111
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Permanent
Hours
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

Who we are looking for

Reporting to an AVP, the Officer is responsible for ensuring team compliance with operating policies, procedures and guidelines in the timely completion of accurate Net Asset Valuations (NAV). They are also responsible for team development, staff management and enhancing client satisfaction.

Why this role is important to us

The team you will be joining is a part of International Fund Services (IFS), acquired by State Street in July 2002. IFS, also known as Alternative Investment Solutions is a recognized industry-leading provider of fund accounting, fund administration and risk services to hedge funds and private equity funds. These services are fully integrated to provide complete end-to-end solutions that span the front-, middle- and back-office requirements of institutional investors.

Join us if making your mark in the alternative investment industry from day one is a challenge you are up for.

What you will be responsible for

As Private Markets Fund Accounting - Officer you will

Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Take responsibility for the quality of service to assigned clients
  • Perform and/or monitor quality and internal controls for all team deliverables
  • Plan and manage the daily processes and the effective utilisation of resources with the support of the AVP
  • Identify issues and problems in service delivery and carry out necessary corrective action, keeping team and AVP informed of issue. Record the issue in an issues log and track progress
  • Ensure that Key Performance Indicators are produced and dispatched as required
  • Review corporate documentation on processes, procedures and controls and evaluate the continuing effectiveness of these and related systems, initiating remedial action as necessary. Ensure documentation exists for any client-specific procedures
  • Monitor errors, complaints and potential breaches. Record as appropriate in the Errors log
  • Ensure adherence to IFS internal policies and procedures
  • Manage absences, time keeping and holiday/cover arrangements within the teams
  • Ensure contingency plans exist for the work of the team and where necessary contribute to the business continuity plans and tests
  • Participate in the development, testing and implementation of new systems and products
  • Assist with planning and management of all relevant project work
  • Lead and motivate staff, particularly direct reports
  • Set and maintain standards of personal and professional performance/behaviour; ensuring staff accountability and adherence to company policies and procedures
  • Co-ordinate and implement training and development activities for individuals and the team
  • Provide coaching, guidance and support to staff on technical, professional and client issues
  • Agree goals, monitor and appraise the performance of team – providing regular formal and informal feedback ensuring the PPR system is updated within corporate deadlines
  • Assist with recruitment of new staff
  • Act as focal point for contacts and meetings with other departments and external contacts
  • Conduct regular and structured team meetings ensuring action points are followed up
  • Establish and maintain good working relationships with clients, third parties and colleagues, communicating effectively through formalised reporting and ad hoc liaison.
  • Manage the administration billing process
  • Manage and complete client initialization and transition

What we value

  • Set and maintain standards of personal and professional performance and behavior; ensuring staff accountability and adherence to company policies and procedures
  • Schedule and conduct team meetings
  • Provide coaching, guidance and support to staff on technical, professional and client issues
  • Manage the administration billing process
  • Review and delivery of client KPIs

Education & Preferred Qualifications

Requirements:

  • Equivalent to a minimum second class honours degree in Business, Accounting or related field. An accountancy qualification is preferred.
  • Related experience in a hedge fund accounting environment.
  • Strong numerical, analytical and problem resolution skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Highly computer literate
  • Excellent communicator with strong interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated managerial and leadership skills
  • Ability to build, train and manage effective teams

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 by location, but you may expect generous medical care, insurance and savings plans, among other perks. You’ll have access to flexible Work Programs 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 perspectives 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 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 programs 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.

For further information, and to apply, please visit our website via the “Apply” button below.

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