Fund Accounting & Administration PERA, Off

State Street
Naas, Kildare
Not disclosed
15 Sep 2021
28 Sep 2021
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

Who we are looking for:

The Officer position is within the Private Equity & Real Estate Fund Services (PERA) Fund Accounting Business Unit of the State Street Alternative Investment Services Group.

You will interact with all levels of professionals, internally and externally. Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills are required. Candidates must demonstrate initiative, be able to perform well under pressure and simultaneously handle multiple assignments

Responsible for ensuring team compliance with operating policies, procedures and guidelines in the completion of Net Asset Valuations (NAV) across our Private Equity/Debt Fund Structures.

The candidate will be responsible for team development, staff management and enhancing client satisfaction.

This position offers the successful candidate the opportunity to demonstrate leadership, communication and technical expertise. The successful candidate will be responsible for implementing company policy, overseeing client deliverables and contributing to the development of the team and the organization.

Why this role is important to us:

The team you will be joining is a part of State Street Global Services (SSGS). SSGS gives asset owners and managers access to the essential financial tools they need to deliver effective investment solutions. From core custody, accounting, fund administration and shareholder recordkeeping, to complete operations solutions and servicing for alternative assets like OTC derivatives, private equity and real estate, SSGS’ tools help our clients make better investment choices and act on growth opportunities.

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

What you will be responsible for:

As Private Equity and Real Assets, Officer you will:

  • Direct and indirect management/supervision of PERA Fund Accounting staff
  • Supervise and review the work performed in Ireland and other locations
  • Manage internal workflows to ensure internal and client deadlines are met and manage client expectations
  • Prepare and/or review all monthly, quarterly and annual financial documents including fee calcs
  • Review Fund governing documents
  • Establish and maintain working relationships with key client contacts, including investment professionals, investors, auditors, lawyers and banking personnel
  • Participate in the development, testing and implementation of new systems and products
  • Assist team in ensuring all accounting procedures and calculations are consistent with governing documents
  • Meet all requirements for the performance planning process including goal setting, regular and immediate feedback and submission of formalized performance appraisals. Ensure adherence to internal policies and procedures
  • Assist with planning and management of ah-hoc client and corporate project work
  • Provide coaching, guidance and support to staff on technical, professional and client issues

What we value:

These skills will help you succeed in this role:

  • 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:

  • Candidates must have a University degree (an Accounting degree strongly preferred; Business, Mathematics, Finance or Economics degree required)
  • Prior accounting system experience required.
  • iGLS/Geneva system experience desirable
  • ACA/ACCA qualification is desirable,
  • Private Equity, Private Debt, Hedge Fund or Real Estate experience desirable
  • Previous Fund Accounting or corporate accounting experience, including supervisory experience
  • Strong computer skills, especially MS Excel/MS Word/MS PowerPoint
  • Strong numerical, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong written & verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Demonstrated managerial and leadership skills

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.

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

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