Become a leader within the Fund Controller Group (FCG) that is a growing branch of the Real Estate Fund Administration Services team within State Street Global Services' Alternative Investment Solutions division. We are a team of dedicated accounting professionals who are passionate about delivering financial reporting and day-to-day accounting and administrative support to premier real estate fund clients.
As an AVP you will serve as the main contact for several real estate clients and will partner with both client personnel and fund investors to establish the internal workflow and client deadlines while coaching and mentoring staff. This role will serve as the first line of defense in surfacing any potentially risky activity, and will coordinate the annual audit and tax return preparation with Big 4 accounting firms.
Responsibilities include and are not limited to:
Reviewing and implementing month-end close processes to ensure timely and accurate financial reporting
Assisting with the compilation, review, and/or analysis of actuals and budgeted data based off firm expense allocation methodology
Preparing and/or supporting the preparation of annual consolidated financial statements and footnotes, and financials for regional/local audits
Liaise with external auditors regarding financial reporting and timely issuance of financial statements
Preparing monthly reporting deliverables including NAV files, investor statements, and special reports
Providing information to tax preparers as it relates to all tax matters, including planning, return preparation and compliance
Ensuring compliance with investment fund legal documents, i.e. partnership agreement.
Designing workflow process and implement process improvement.
Ad hoc assignments and special projects
What Do We Need From You?
Bachelor's and/or Master's Degree in Accounting and a minimum of 5-7 years of relevant work experience; CPA, MBA or previous public accounting experience preferred
Experience in effectively leading teams and driving operational efficiencies.
Understanding of GAAP and previous Financial reporting experience
Advanced Excel skills (advanced formulas, pivot tables, vlookup)
Preferred Knowledge, Skills & Experience:
Previous private equity or fund reporting and accounting experience
CPA or actively pursuing CPA certification
An understanding of how to navigate through limited partnership agreement
Past experience leading verbal and written communications at senior levels with internal and external clients
Accuracy and attention to detail while working at a fast pace and under tight deadlines