The Funds Treasurer’s Office supports the Fund Business group and Operations teams that are responsible for operating and overseeing the company’s global public and private fund complexes and separate accounts. This position represents an opportunity to learn from, and contribute to management and oversight of these Funds.
The Mutual Fund Assistant Treasurer role primarily focuses on accounting policies and internal controls over financial reporting and assisting in management reporting and oversight that is used to administer and oversee funds. Additionally, special projects will be assigned that will provide a broad array of exposure to the global fund administration business.
Key requirements of the position include: attention to detail; ability to distill, analyze, and summarize data for consumption by senior management and the Board of Trustees; ability to manage multiple and competing priorities; ability to understand workflows and have a natural inclination to streamline and automate such processes; and excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Oversee and manage a risk focused oversight model that addresses all aspects of the Funds’ operations and SOX disclosure controls and internal controls over financial reporting.
- Implement, document, and ensure adherence to accounting policies, including security and transaction policy and procedures.
- Coordinate with the financial reporting team to review financial statements and regulatory filings, including oversight of fund prospectus documents.
- Assist in coordination all audit efforts with service providers and external auditors.
- Assist in coordination of Audit Committee materials.
- Oversee and manage fund expenses, including managing budgets, performing fee reviews, and all other components of the funds’ expense ratio
- Lead/participate in various fund-related initiatives and events
- Coordinate and prepare quarterly Board Reporting materials and appropriate Management Reporting
- Establish and maintain key relationships with internal groups (legal, compliance, product management, etc.) and external vendors
- BA/BS degree in Finance or Accounting — MBA, CPA, or CFA a plus
- 5-10 years of financial reporting or Big 4 audit experience within investment management
- Aptitude for framing business questions in analytic terms and translating business requirements into useful analysis
- Effective, clear, and concise communication skills, written and verbal
- Intellectually curious, solutions-oriented, controls-minded, and possess a process-improvement mindset
- Self-motivated with strong project management and organizational skills
- Adaptable to fast-paced environment and ability to multi-task competing priorities
- A solid team player able to work effectively with other team members and to develop strong consultative relationships throughout the business