Great-West Financial Empower Retirement

  • Manager of Fund Accounting

    Location US-CO-Denver (DTC)
    Posted Date 2 months ago(4/26/2018 2:53 PM)
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  • Position Highlights

    This Fund Accounting position would be responsible for oversight and performing critical functions aligned with the affiliated funds transfer agent administration business as well as the Fund of Funds’ underlying fund trading.  This includes oversight of key fund vendors along with establishing/maintaining relationships, coordination of new business with the vendors, managing day to day operations including reconciliations of bank accounts and shares as well as issue resolution,

    negotiating contracts, due diligence and billing review.  The role would include notifications to subadvisers of anticipated large shareholder activity and management of glide path/underlying fund allocation changes, working with the Product area and transfer agent to ensure accurate implementation.  The role would include providing business & operational support to fund accounting, product development, portfolio managers and internal management.   The position would also support a variety of legal, regulatory and compliance activities, including frequent trading surveillance, cost basis reporting, blue sky compliance, audit and regulatory filing support and maintenance of fund policies and procedures.

    Primary Responsibilities

    1. (45%) Responsible for the completion of daily and monthly accounting controls for the Funds; including the completion of control documents such as cash & asset reconciliations, journal entry approvals, legal and regulatory compliance testing and sub-advisor reporting.  Working with product and transfer agent to set up new funds and trading accounts. Oversight of key fund vendors, notifications to subadvisers of anticipated large shareholder activity, due diligence, billing review and negotiating contracts.
    2. (15%) Oversees daily valuation process ensuring accurate NAV calculations, including reviewing portfolio returns to benchmark expectations and when necessary, substantiating securities pricing. Also includes ensuring that NAV calculations are completed by deadlines and redirecting processes to meet deadlines when necessary.
    3. (10%) Monitors department workflow and accounting system processes to ensure they are effective and efficient in meeting deadlines. Responsible for making changes to or redirecting processes as necessary to meet deadlines.
    4. (10%) Researches and resolves issues affecting the portfolios relating to cash match, income variance, corporate actions and pricing. 5-10% Assists the management in analyzing and researching proper accounting valuation and reporting issues.  Assists with audit requests and communication with auditors as needed.  Assists with department initiatives to meet annual bonus goals.
    5. (5%)  Serves as liaison to Team Lead at Great West Global for Investment Operations functions.
    6. (5%) Other duties as assigned.


    • Bachelor’s Degree required, prefer Accounting, Finance, Business, Economics, or related field.
    • 6-8 years experience within the Financial Services industry and 2-3 years experience within Operations, Mutual Funds or Transfer Agency preferred.
    • 2-3 years of supervisory or management experience preferred.
    • Excellent analytical and communication skills.
    • Strong organizational skills with the ability to balance competing priorities in adherence to strict timeframes and deadlines.
    • Demonstrated problem solving skills.
    • Attention to detail, accuracy and timeliness.
    • Experience with various on-line information resources, such as Bloomberg, preferred.
    • Proficiency in MS Office (Excel).


    Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:  Normal Office Working Conditions.

    About Great-West Financial

    At Great-West Financial® and Empower Retirement, our more than 5,700 global associates are dedicated to helping customers secure their financial futures. We offer a range of retirement savings products, life insurance, annuities and investment services from offices across the country. If you’re interested in joining a company that enjoys a record of strong performance and is rich in history yet innovative, bold and transformative, then our organization is an outstanding place for you to grow and succeed. We’re an equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. We’re also committed to providing a drug-free workplace.


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