• Finance & Accounting
  • 60601 Chicago, Illinois
  • Salary: $70,000 - 89,999
  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree
  • Years of experience: 5-10
  • Skillset: Fund Administration/Financial Reporting
  • Licensures: Degree in accounting/finance or CPA Preferred
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The Financial Reporting group provides internal and external clients with assistance related to the annual audits and/or interim regulatory SEC filings across a diverse set of registered mutual funds and non-registered funds, including, but not limited to, common and collective trust funds, partnerships, and hedge funds that invest in a wide array of investment strategies and asset classes.

The group is responsible for the preparations and reviews of fund financial statements in a timely manner while also ensuring accuracy and quality of the reports.

The group provides assistance to audit firms in the processes and procedures associated with their annual fund audits for both the registered and non-registered fund base, as well as ensuring the timely and accurate filings of the SEC Forms N-CSR, N-MFP and N-PORT Part F for the registered mutual fund base.

The group is currently looking for a Team Leader who possesses experience and expertise in the matters of U.S. GAAP, SEC filings and has deep working knowledge of derivatives.

Knowledge/Skills:

Detailed knowledge of Mutual fund/non-registered fund financial statements, and prior experience in review thereof
Working knowledge of 1940 Act rules & regulations, forms N-CSR, N-MFP, N-PORT Part F & N-CEN
Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), including such topics as ASC 815 & 820
Knowledge and experience with DFIN Arc Reporting and Bloomberg are a plus.
Detail oriented with excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ability to manage the performance of a team towards deadlines
Ability to independently administer the performance management process for direct reports, including performance feedback, training and disciplinary actions
Ability to make difficult decisions and work with limited supervision
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage ambiguity and complexity
Strong performer with high standards of integrity & work ethic.
Major Duties:

Management of the day-to-day operations of the team consisting of 3-5 staff, allocation and organization of staff assignments, providing relevant feedback to staff, training and development of the staff.

Review of staff preparations of fund financial statements and schedules of investments as well as coordination and drafting of the notes to the financial statements for annual and semiannual shareholder reports for registered and non-registered funds.

Review of schedules of investments for registered funds N-PORT Part F filings.

Manage fund and audit/client cycle deadlines and staff workload to ensure deliverables are met and completing reviews to ensure accurate and timely filings.

Coordination of audits related to staff assignment of auditor open items and client questions and comments.

Technical resource for staff regarding questions related to new investment/derivative products, financial statement preparation questions and auditor questions.

Assist with the on-boarding of new clients

Conduct performance management for staff; participate in on-going discussions with staff related to performance and development within role.

Provide timely feedback to staff regarding performance and preparations or financial statements or other tasks.

Complete ad hoc duties and or projects as assigned.
About Our Bank: 

Our bank is a Fortune 500 company, is a globally recognized, award-winning financial institution that has been in continuous operation since 1889.

Our Trusted Bank is proud to provide innovative financial services and guidance to the world’s most successful individuals, families and institutions by remaining true to our enduring principles of service, expertise and integrity. With more than 130 years of financial experience and over 22,000 partners, we serve the world’s most sophisticated clients using leading technology and exceptional service.

Global Fund Services:
Global Fund Services (GFS) is a full-service provider of fund solutions to investment manager and fund company clients around the world.  North America GFS Operations provides Fund Accounting and Administration, Custody Servicing, Investment Outsourcing Operations, Transfer Agency, and Investor Servicing.

Our expert team of 900 partners across North America are solutions-oriented, innovative, and passionate about servicing clients and helping them execute their business strategies.  We commit ourselves to ensuring our partners reach their full potential.

Working with Us: 

As a working business partner, greater achievements await. You will be part of a flexible and collaborative work culture in an organization where financial strength and stability is an asset that emboldens us to explore new ideas. Movement within the organization is encouraged, senior leaders are accessible, and you can take pride in working for a company committed to assisting the communities we serve! Join a workplace with a greater purpose.

We’d love to learn more about how your interests and experience could be a fit with one of America’s best banks and most sustainable companies! Build your career with us and apply today.

Qualifications:

4 – 6 years of recent experience in Fund Administration/Financial Reporting industry or related relevant industry
2 years of supervisory or management experience.
Degree in accounting/finance or CPA preferred
Advanced knowledge of Microsoft products
Knowledge of Global InvestOne, Bloomberg and financial reporting systems a plus

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