DST Systems Fund Accounting Data 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

Since its inception in 1985, ALPS has evolved from its modest beginnings of servicing a single bank mutual fund client into a full-service provider to the investment management industry. Now, with more than 660 employees, over 400 clients, and an executive team that’s been in place for over 20 years, ALPS continues to actively promote all of its various business segments – from asset servicing through ALPS Fund Services to asset gathering through ALPS Distributors and ALPS Advisors. With a combination of expertise in a broad range of products and a culture built around the founders’ encouragement to “Do Things Right”, ALPS is uniquely positioned in the industry to help its clients’ structure, service and distribution of all product types.

Role Overview

On a daily basis you will retrieve and post data that includes prices and pricing files, security master information, dividends, variable rates, etc., and generate reports and data files for use within our Fund Accounting Team for internal and external clients. The types of data the Data Team Analyst is responsible for includes End-of-Day prices, Vendor and Client pricing files, various vendor and client security master information, Corporate action information including complex corporate actions, dividends, variable rates, paydowns, etc.

The ideal candidate will be proficient with software programs which facilitate the processing and distribution of data and works with various Fund Accounting systems/software to facilitate daily, weekly, and/or monthly downloads and/or upgrades.

Responsibilities

  • Retrieve and post data that include prices and pricing files, security master information, dividends, variable rates, etc.

  • Generate reports and data files for use within Fund Accounting for internal and external clients

  • Daily data reviews including:

  • Price and price tolerance validation

  • Stale or unchanged prices

  • Broker or vendor pricing comparisons

  • Fair Value Communication and periodic reporting

  • The Data Analyst will also be required to complete various daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly functions that impact the fund accounting department including data extraction and transmission to clients.

  • They will assist in various projects that impact fund accounting as well as other departments who rely on fund accounting data.

  • Assist with accounting data and/or performance-related auditor questions and provide support as necessary

  • Fund Accounting Data Team Analyst will be required to learn various software programs that help facilitate the processing and distribution of this data.

Qualifications

  • Has proficient knowledge of an investment firm's asset-gathering activities and decision-making processes and assists in establishing and maintaining policies and procedures

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or Economics; experience with mutual fund accounting software a preferred

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills and strong interpersonal skills

  • Working experience at a Mutual Fund or Asset Management firm

  • Working experience supporting Mutual Fund Accounting, Custodial Reconciliation and Familiarity with Investment Accounting applications and software (SunGard Asset Arena, XSP, Pricing Services, Confluence, Bloomberg,)

  • Familiarity with data vendors (ICE, Reuters, Bloomberg, Markit, ect.) a plus

  • Understanding of financial instruments and compliance with regulatory bodies

  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills

  • Ability to learn quickly and work in a team environment

  • Ability to work within tight deadlines

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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.