Fund Accounting & Administration, VP

Employer
State Street Corporation
Location
Singapore, Singapore
Salary
Competitive
Posted
20 May 2022
Closes
21 May 2022
Ref
14974502
Job Function
Accounting/Audit/Tax
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
JOB DESCRIPTION
We are seeking an experienced Vice President to join our Real Asset Fund Administration team within the Alternative Investment Solutions (AIS) division in Singapore. This is an opportunity to join a global leader organization in financial services providing services to some of the world's most sophisticated institutions.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Provide overall direction to department managers and subordinate staff to assure synchronized teamwork that accomplishes daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and yearly deliverables.
  • Maintain and develop strong relationships with clients at appropriate levels to ensure continued confidence in State Street and ensuring expectations.
  • Work closely with senior management in APAC and Globally to achieve business and operational goals.
  • Participate in new business pitches including requests for proposals, prospect presentations, staffing allocations, fee proposals, etc.
  • Demonstrate deep knowledge of private market fund structures and show proficiency in accounting for complex transactions, understanding investment fund legal documents and guiding your teams in implementing standard methodologies.
  • Prepare / Review deliverables for clients in a timely manner (as stipulated by the SLA).
  • Supervise staff and foster a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Work with our investor services team regarding client deliverables such as financial statements, capital calls and distribution notices
  • Work with other home site and hub locations on productivity, quality improvement, KPI and efficiency projects.
  • Lead and participate in projects across the alternatives department, in particular those which look to mitigate risk, improve operational efficiency and deliver outstanding client service.
  • Be a source of technical support and guidance to the offshore teams including becoming a mentor, conducting regular training to upskill the offshore teams, and travelling to the offshore location in Asia to provide advanced training.
  • Model professionalism and ethical behaviors in all interactions, both internal and external.
  • Develop and execute business plans both internally and in partnership with clients.
  • Ensure process and procedures are adequate to meet quality standards and are consistently applied and regularly reviewed within department.
  • Review limited partnership agreements and offering memorandums and ensure compliance with operational and accounting procedures.
  • Support new business integration and ensure operating models are designed to deliver best of breed service to clients bringing to bear our global footprint.
  • Ensure all corporate policies and procedures are followed.
  • Meet all requirements for the performance planning process including goal setting, regular and immediate feedback and submission of formalized performance appraisals.
  • Spearhead special projects and serve on committees and taskforce assignments that could be in non-APAC time zones.

QUALIFICATIONS / EXPERIENCE
  • Minimum 10 years relevant experience in Real Estate or Private Equity Fund Accounting.
  • Experience in the real estate alternative asset industry is preferred.
  • Fluent in English & Mandarin is a plus.
  • CPA or actively pursuing CPA certification is preferred.
  • Knowledge of Oracle Financials and/or Investran is preferred.
  • Advanced knowledge in MS Excel is a plus.

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • High integrity with attention to detail.
  • Strong organization skills and the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
  • Flexibility to "think outside the box" and embrace different work methodologies.
  • Team player with a proactive and positive approach to your work.
  • Willing to take up challenges in new areas.

Candidate must have a college degree (business, mathematics, finance or economics preferred, accounting concentration a plus) and at least 10 years of accounting experience, including 2 to 3 years of supervisory and financial reporting experience is required. Specific experience in the private equity/real estate industry is a must. Strong interpersonal skills, positive, can-do attitude, meticulous are essential. Strong computer skills are required.

OUR COMPANY
State Street Corporation is the world's leading provider of financial services to institutional investors including investment servicing, investment management and investment research and trading. For more information, visit State Street's website at www.statestreet.com .
PROMOTING A CULTURE OF EXCELLENCE
With more than 39,000 employees across 100 geographic markets, at State Street, our people are our greatest asset. We recognize that highly skilled, engaged and productive employees are essential to our success. Our company values reflect our commitment to employee engagement, Global Inclusion and corporate social responsibility - to help you build a fulfilling career. Around the world, we aim to be an employer of choice by offering competitive compensation and benefits, personal and professional development opportunities, and a work environment that promotes a diverse array of people, ideas and skills.
We're a company that insists on, and rewards, performance excellence. We know our success hinges on attracting the best people to join us - people like you.
We encourage you to explore the possibilities that a career at State Street can offer you.
State Street is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination against applicants or employees on the basis of any legally protected characteristic.

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