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DST Systems Alternative Investments Fund Accountant - Kansas City in Kansas City, Missouri

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

ALPS Alternative Investment Services is seeking an entry level Fund Accountant to join our rapidly growing Alternative Asset group. This group of driven professionals provides fund administration services including tasks such as fund start-up, book accounting, valuation services and investor accounting to our private equity and hedge fund clients. This is a phenomenal opportunity for someone looking to start their career in finance.

Location

  • Kansas City, MO

Responsibilities

  • Maintain the books of record for private equity, venture capital, loan, real estate and other types of closed-end funds

  • Maintain investor capital account records by recording capital activity and allocating fund profit and loss

  • Record general ledger entries and investment activity to support fund transaction activity

  • Reconcile transaction details and balances from the general ledger to third party supporting documentation

  • Record capital closing activities and calculate investor allocations for subsequent closings

  • Prepare and distribute capital call and capital distribution notices to fund investors

  • Prepare monthly, quarterly or annual audit ready work papers to support fund accounting records

  • Prepare monthly, quarterly or annual unaudited financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principals or the federal income tax basis method of accounting

  • Communicate with and manage client relationships

  • Provide assistance towards year-end fund financial statement audit and tax preparation services

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or 2 years equivalent work-related experience within financial services industry

  • General understanding of financial securities and markets, real estate operations and accounting

  • Strong inter-personal, organizational, and communication skills

  • Strong desire to learn and excel in a fast paced team based environment; career minded

  • Strong computer skills; Microsoft Excel, a must

  • Able to effectively communicate and manage client relationships

  • Knowledge of PEO, Advent Geneva, a plus

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Location:

Kansas City Missouri

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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