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Manager, Alternative Investment Funds

United States, Pennsylvania, Oaks
1 Freedom Valley Drive (Show on map)
October 29, 2022
The Investment Manager Services Division (IMS) at SEI is growing rapidly and is seeking new members on our Alternative Investment Funds Fund Accountant Team. Our primary goal is to provide exceptional customer service and accounting and administration servicing for our clients' assigned hedge and private equity funds. As a fund accountant manager, you will oversee the accounting operations and resolution of accounting issues for clients.

What you'll do:

As the main contact for clients, we will need you to demonstrate your expertise in the area of offshore and domestic fund accounting and administration for alternative funds. You will manage the delegation of funds to your team, coordinate/onboard new fund set ups, serve as a liaison between clients and internals teams, and work closely with all parties to provide accurate and thorough accounting packages.
As the record keepers for the fund, you and your team will be involved in the coordination and support of various year-end audit engagements in accordance with GAAP accounting standards. We will need you to perform due-diligence to ensure clients are in compliance with government laws and regulations.
You will be required to adhere to our Anti-Money Laundering policies and procedures when reviewing all fund transactions. As a Fund Accountant Manager, you are responsible for ensuring your team is in compliance with our department's rules and regulations designed to stop the practice of generating income through illegal actions.
You and your team will generate and reconcile all accounting reporting, such as month-end valuation reports. You will review and approve month-end valuations prior to distribution to client with a goal of 100% accuracy. In addition, you will authorize wire payments from fund's escrow accounts.
You will correspond with investment managers and regarding day-to-day inquiries, including questions on transactions associated with the fund(s), administration servicing planning and reporting of funds and financial statements. Client engagement and a dedication to quality service is a must for success.
You will communicate with investment managers, transfer agents, and sales and service teams to resolve open issues and questions, reaching out to internal technology support and vendor support when necessary to resolve any production issues or system support queries.
You will conduct performance appraisals, monthly one-on-ones with your supervisors and analysts and provide career pathing and training. You will also ensure staffing requirements are met by assessing resource requirements, interviewing candidates and hiring employees. You will provide and foster a team environment to include individual development, promotions and disciplinary action.
You will support the new business development and relationship teams for prospect calls, client visits and presentations. You will facilitate the on-boarding of new and converted clients by gathering client requirements, submitting any custom requests and communicating key deliverables to your team members.
We want you to succeed and look for future solutions! Through attending and participating in various IMS and corporate professional development sessions, you will acquire the tools to identify processes across the division and organization. You will have the opportunity to partner with a diverse team and grow your career. What you bring to the table:
BA / BS in Business, Accounting, Finance, Economics, Mathematics or equivalent professional experience.
5 years experience in the fund services industry, alternatives experience required.
Minimum of 2 years' supervisory or management experience.
Intermediate skills in Microsoft Excel.
The self-motivation, organization and drive to complete multiple client deliverables in a timely manner without sacrificing excellence or quality.
Strong written and verbal communication skills as you will primarily support your clients through email and/or phone calls.
Strong customer service skills as you will be communicating daily with your clients and other service providers.

Attributes we value:

A drive to broaden one's knowledge of the financial services industry by learning new concepts and systems and taking the initiative to apply it to daily work assignments.
Attention-to-detail to ensure that all deliverables consistently meet the highest standard of quality and accuracy
Collaboration with internal and external stakeholders. As the needs of our clients change, we need to be flexible to change with them.
Positivity and collegial approach in assisting both colleagues and clients and the ability to work in team environment.
Curiosity, critical thinking and attention to detail: Whether it's to identify a solution to a problem or possibly help implement a more efficient process or procedure, your skills have a place in our business.

What you can expect from us:
We are a technology and asset management company delivering on our promise of building brave futuresSM-for our clients, our communities, and ourselves. Whether you're in one of our global offices or remotely contributing your talent, our culture encourages collaboration, spurs creativity, and inspires the courage to unlock opportunities that help us realize our fullest potential.
Without people, it's just work, so we take pride in caring for our employees and clients. We understand the importance of integrating work and life because finding harmony in your professional and personal activities is key to achieving fulfilment.
And inclusion isn't just a buzz word for us-it's at the core of our commitment to driving our collective success. We ask employees to bring their authentic selves to do their best work every day. It's the power of diverse perspectives, experiences, and ideas that help us deliver the solutions that solve for our clients' most complex challenges.
Six core values are the foundation of SEI's culture. Care for our clients, communities, investors, and each other drives our commitment to these values:

Courage: We think and act like owners, embracing risk to drive growth for our clients and company.
Integrity: We do what we say and act with transparency (because it's the right thing to do).
Collaboration: We work with each other, our clients, partners, and communities to solve problems that matter.
Inclusion: We nurture an environment of respect and belonging where people are empowered to be themselves.
Connection: We build lasting relationships through which we learn, grow, and succeed.
We have Fun.
Does your brave future include professional growth, mastering new skills, and cultivating meaningful connections? Come build it with us, and join our community.

SEI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and so much more...
After 50years in business, SEI is a leading global provider of investment processing, investment management, and investment operations solutions. Reflecting our experience within financial services and financial technology our Oaks, PA office encompasses an open floor plan and numerous art installations designed to encourage innovation and creativity in our workforce. We recognize that our people are our most valuable asset and that a healthy, happy, and motivated workforce is key to our continued growth. At SEI, we're (literally) invested in your success. We offer our employees paid parental leave, back-up childcare arrangements, paid volunteer days, education assistance, and access to thriving employee networks.
SEI is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.