DST Systems Fund 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

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

Financial Reporting Associates analyze trial balances and holdings data to produce and/or review semi-annual and annual financial statements, quarterly holdings reports and other required regulatory filings. The Financial Reporting Associate is required to use their knowledge and experience to assess and interpret financial information in order to ensure reports meet regulatory reporting standards. They are assigned as the primary internal contact for allocated funds and also assist with providing information to independent auditors as it relates to the annual financial statements.

Responsibilities

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

  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of the inter-relationship of the annual reports and the regulatory report requirements, including making determinations as to the correct accounting guidance to follow in areas of uncertainty.

  • 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.

  • Analyze and calculate post adjusting journal entries for Fund trial balances.

  • Prepare and maintain all supporting documentation and back-up for Shareholder Reports and SEC Filings for assigned Funds. Determine the appropriate support required based on the disclosures presented and the Filing.

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

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and 2 years of work-related experience or 4 years equivalent work-related experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting preferred

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

  • General 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.

  • 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)

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.