DST Systems Senior Fund Accountant 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: Job Description
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.
Acting as a leader within the group, Senior Fund Accountants work to support the fund accounting job function under limited supervision, reviewing and preparing a variety of fund reports for clients including: cash forecasts, Net Assets Values (NAVs), yields, distributions, reconciliation, and other fund accounting output.
As a senior member of the team you will update and review trading, general ledger activity and pricing of complex funds and assist in reviewing complex investments and/or funds which may include international, fixed income, or derivatives securities. Senior Fund Accountants will eventually assist with training new and less experienced associates.
Calculation of NAV:
Complete Net Asset Value calculation ensuring accuracy and timeliness on assigned funds
Update and review daily trading, income, general ledger activity, and pricing of funds
Review and prepare a variety of fund reports for clients including cash forecasts, yields, distributions, reconciliation and other fund accounting output
Ensure timelines are adhered to
Complete fund accountant daily checklist in accordance with procedures
Fund Accountants prepare and reconcile trial balances for assigned funds and prepare reconciliation of fund records to custodians and transfer agents.
Compare and confirm account balances and research any discrepancies
Maybe required to review fund evaluation components
Involvement in departmental ad-hoc projects
Involvement in the training and development of other team members as necessary
Resolve review points noted by senior fund accountants and team supervisor and ensure they are kept informed of individual progress
Establish and maintain good working relationships with internal clients and colleagues
Ensure proper housekeeping duties with regards to fund information, filing, archiving, etc
Bachelor’s degree and 2 years of work-related experience or 4 years equivalent work-related experience
Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or Economics preferred
Experience with mutual fund accounting software a plus
1+ year of accounting experience, mutual fund accounting experience preferred
Experience with mutual fund accounting software
Excellent analytical and organizational skills
Ability to learn quickly and work in a team environment
Computer literate: Microsoft Office especially Excel
Ability to work with tight deadlines
Strong numerical skills
Quick thinking, reflection & execution
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.