Financial Reporting Accountant

The Accountant position, within Fund Administration, will focus on the SEC's Investment Company Reporting Modernization initiative, specifically relating to the new Form N-PORT monthly mutual fund filing. This position will be part of a team, reporting to senior level team members, but may be expected to work independently, with little direction at times and will be actively involved in the training of, delegation to and review of offshore team members. With a compressed filing timeline within 30 days after each fund's month-end close, the accountant will be expected to deliver quality work in a timely manner, strive to build efficiencies into their daily work and know how to balance independent problem solving with when to escalate issues that may pose a risk to clients or the project. The accountant will also be expected to take on other ad-hoc tasks either related to modernization or other fund administration projects when not dedicated to Form N-PORT. Finally, the accountant may be expected to focus on maintenance and implementation of policies, controls and procedures within their operational scope, building towards becoming an area expert.
In order to meet the above objectives, the accountant should meet the following requirements:
1. Technically competent to act as first point of reference for day-to-day queries, and serves as a liaison to related areas.
2. Has both broad and in-depth knowledge of business fields relating to financial services fund administration and mutual funds.
3. Demonstrates excellent consultative, communication and judgment skills.
4. Detailed oriented and strong problem solving/analytical skills.
5. Drive in taking initiative and creating efficiency in their work.
6. Positive and enthusiastic attitude with a desire to learn.
7. A College or University degree and/or 1-2 years relevant work experience.

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