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DST Systems Relationship and Financial Controller in Denver, Colorado

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

That's where you'll find SS&C, 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

SS&C ALPS is a leading Registered Fund Services provider in the financial services industry. Founded in 1985, Denver-based SS&C ALPS, with offices in Boston, Dallas, Miami, New York, San Francisco, Seattle, and Toronto also delivers asset management and asset servicing solutions through ALPS Advisors, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of SS&C Technologies, Inc.

Job Description Summary

Oversees all financial aspects of fund complexes and has ultimate accountability for strategic client relationship management, managing client expectations, developing client solutions, and ensuring the work performed meets or exceeds contract and service level obligations. Develops business and service standards, and negotiates service level agreements/contracts. Leads and/or participates in projects related to, but not limited to, new lines of business, business process improvement, risk reduction, and best practice identification for both the company and clients. Communicates at a broad level and interacts with senior management and customers and becomes involved in matters between functional areas and/or business units. Attends, and is a company liaison, at Board of Director meetings for various fund complexes. Reviews new and existing accounting pronouncements to ensure financial statement compliance with GAAP and is ultimately responsible for the review and sign off of all financial statements and operating budgets. Leads and manages any and all special projects for clients and keeps abreast of industry regulations to ensure implementation/compliance with the changes.

Role Overview

ALPS offers a full-service partnership approach to a select group of clients (including mutual funds, closed-end funds, ETFs and alternative investment funds) looking for truly customized service. We offer turn-key capabilities that anchor all of the diverse resources needed to run a full-service mutual fund complex.

The Relationship and Financial Controller will be part of the Fund Administration team and will oversee all administration services and act as a primary client contact for a group of clients. Relationship and Financial Controllers perform in a high-level contributor role demonstrating expertise in the mutual fund industry, multiple lines of business, business processes and the customers’ business.

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for overall management of the financial reporting process, including coordination of annual audits with independent accountants. Review annual and semi-annual reports and ensure compliance with GAAP reporting requirements. Review and/or prepare supporting information for SEC filings (e.g., N-PORT, N-CSR, 24F-2, N1-A, N-2)

  • Prepare and/or review Board reports and assist in the renewal of client’s Fidelity and E&O insurance policies. May attend Board of Director meetings for fund clients as a representative of ALPS

  • Review and approve annual operating expense budgets, monthly expense payments (including 12b-1payments from the Funds) and monitor budgeted verses actual expenses

  • Monitor fund expense ratios and make sure they are in line with the projected budget

  • Coordinate with internal teams at ALPS to facilitate implementation of new industry regulations or special projects for client initiatives and provide general assistance to clients on accounting and reporting matters

  • May

  • Managerial duties such as ensuring accurate client billing, internal management reporting, enforcing company policies and procedures, and recommending enhancements to internal business processes, policies & procedures.

  • Prepare profitability analysis for assigned clients and negotiate service level agreements/contracts.

  • Promote and educate clients on other SS&C ALPS services and products to facilitate cross-selling efforts.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business Management or equivalent business experience

  • 8+ years accounting and/or business experience in registered investment company industry

  • 5+ years’ experience in a staff management, project management, and/or customer relationship management position with related strategic client relationship management experience

  • CPA a plus

  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong multi-tasking and organizational skills

  • Computer experience (Word, Excel, Microsoft Outlook)

  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment

Location:

Denver Colorado

SS&C 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. SS&C 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.

SS&C is a global provider of investment and financial services and software for the financial services and healthcare industries. Named to Fortune 1000 list as top U.S. company based on revenue, SS&C is headquartered in Windsor, Connecticut and has 20,000+ employees in over 90 offices in 35 countries. Some 18,000 financial services and healthcare organizations, from the world's largest institutions to local firms, manage and account for their investments using SS&C's products and services.

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