DST Systems Senior Financial Reporting Analyst in Denver, Colorado

The speed of technology. The influx of data. Shifting regulations. Increased customer expectations.

That's where you'll find DST, helping clients find opportunity in ever-changing and complex customer, business, and regulatory requirements. Mastering complexity is a constantly changing and evolving challenge – one that only a few people can embrace and thrive upon.

If you see your opportunity in complexity, then we are the right fit for you.

Job Description:

Organizational Overview

Through its subsidiary companies, ALPS Holdings, Inc. is a leading provider of innovative investment products and customized servicing solutions to the financial services industry. Founded in 1985, Denver-based ALPS delivers its asset management and asset servicing solutions through offices in Boston, Dallas, Miami, New York, San Francisco, Seattle, and Toronto. ALPS is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kansas City-based DST Systems, Inc. For more information about ALPS and its services, visit www.alpsinc.com. Information about ALPS’ products is available at www.alpsfunds.com.

Role Overview:Senior Financial Reporting Analysts utilize a financial reporting system to produce and review semi-annual and annual financial statements, quarterly holdings reports and other required regulatory filings.

The Senior Analyst is assigned as the primary internal contact for funds and will assist with providing information to Fund Controllers and independent auditors as it relates to the annual financial statements.

As a senior member of the team, they assist in the development of analysts, aid supervisors with projects and deadline implementation and work on improving processes and procedures to streamline efficiency.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Utilizing various ALPS applications, prepare accurate and complete shareholder reports (quarterly, semi-annual and annual) for assigned Funds, including related footnote disclosures, utilizing information received from a variety of sources.

  • Prepare SEC & other regulatory reports such as Form 24f-2, Form N-1A, Form N-Q and Form N-SAR to ensure compliance with regulations and consistency among filings to ensure filings are free of material misstatements.

  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of the inter-relationship of the annual reports and the regulatory report requirements.

  • Prepare monthly and quarterly holdings reports to ensure accuracy of reporting and presentation in accordance with industry guidance and ALPS standards. Validate schedules and reconciliations received to support the holdings information and disclosures.

  • Calculating, reviewing and posting adjusting journal entries and annual tax entries for Funds.

  • Preparing and maintaining all supporting documentation and back-up for Shareholder Reports and SEC Filings for assigned Funds.

  • Provide on-going communication with the management team and follow up as assigned to ensure appropriate actions are taken.

  • Perform primary review of certain regulatory reports and internal reports prepared by Financial Reporting Analysts.

  • Assist Fund Reporting Analysts with questions as they arise.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting (or equivalent)

  • 3+ years of experience in mutual fund accounting or administration, or equivalent experience

  • Strong knowledge and understanding of legal, regulatory and accounting principles which directly affect the mutual fund industry and their clients

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines, to work independently and take ownership of responsibilities.

  • Detail-oriented, able to self-review work to a high standard.

  • Ability to work well in and contribute to a team environment.

  • Willingness to take on additional responsibilities as needed.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word and Excel)


Denver Colorado

DST is an equal opportunity employer and values a diverse and inclusive workplace. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For more information about Equal Opportunity in the Workplace please click here and here. DST is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to job applicants with disabilities. If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need an accommodation or accessibility assistance to complete the online application, please contact us at PeopleCenter@dstsystems.com for assistance.

DST Systems, Inc. is a leading provider of specialized technology, strategic advisory, and business operations outsourcing to the financial and healthcare industries. Combining unmatched industry knowledge, critical infrastructure and service excellence, DST helps companies master complexity in the world’s most demanding industries to ensure they continually stay ahead of and capitalize on ever-changing customer, business and regulatory requirements.

We work with companies in some of the world’s most demanding industries where rapid shifts in consumer, regulatory, and technology trends are increasingly affecting how our clients do business. For them, keeping up in a landscape of constant change is becoming more and more complex. Through our technology, strategic advisory, and business improvement solutions we work with clients to help them stay ahead of and capitalize on customer, business, and regulatory change.

Mastering complexity is not an end-state. It’s a constantly changing and evolving challenge – one that only a few people can embrace and thrive upon. If you see your opportunity in complexity, then we are the right fit for you.