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DST Systems Financial Reporting Project Specialist 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:

Financial Reporting Project Specialists are responsible for map construction, maintenance and controls related to holding and financial statement disclosures via financial reporting databases and systems. These are used to complete financial reporting filings as required by regulations established by the SEC, GAAP and ALPS.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead for map construction, ongoing maintenance and controls for databases and systems which are used to prepare and review information for shareholder reports and required filings for clients.

  • Lead for maintenance and controls related to databases and systems data load processes used in completing holdings, financial statements and other tables used in shareholder reports, filings and other reports for clients.

  • Lead for training staff on use of databases and systems, updating maps and financial statements and data load processes.

  • Maintain project plans for reporting periods and coordinate updates with Financial Reporting, Controllers and Creative Services groups at ALPS, for existing clients and client conversions.

  • Maintain user rights in the databases and systems.

  • Work with the vendor relationship manager to improve process’s and trouble shoot issues that arise during the reporting process.

  • Lead on databases and systems product implementations and upgrades along with participation in disaster recovery testing. This includes developing efficiencies within the reporting group along with other groups that rely on databases and systems information.

  • As needed, provide training to other groups that utilize maps and statements.

  • Work with supervisors and managers to implement new regulatory pronouncements related to the required disclosures for funds. This includes standardization of these policies for all clients in systems and databases.

  • Participate in the departmental special projects related to automation and improvements for systems and databases.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • 2 to 3 years of experience within investment company industry and general understanding of accounting principles. Previous experience in financial statement presentation and regulatory filings preferred.

  • Dynamic personality with project management, leadership, and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to solve problems and communicate them to management.

  • Advanced computer skills (i.e. Excel and Word).

  • Programming experience with a reporting data base (preferably Confluence Unity).

  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferable in Accounting or Finance.

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Location:

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.

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