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PA2024447 Senior Fund Accountant

Employer
SS&C Technologies
Location
Newcastle, Australia
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Jul 17, 2024

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Job Function
Accounting/Audit/Tax
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
SS&C is a global provider of investment and financial services and software for the financial services and healthcare industries. Named to Fortune 1000 list as top U.S. company based on revenue, SS&C is headquartered in Windsor, Connecticut and has 20,000+ employees in over 90 offices in 35 countries. Some 18,000 financial services and healthcare organizations, from the world's largest institutions to local firms, manage and account for their investments using SS&C's products and services.

Job Description

The Fund Accountant role is responsible for supporting the Executive Manager, Fund Accounting on all aspects of the Fund's Accounting to enable successful reporting to all stakeholders.

This includes the following role responsibilities:

Reporting
  • Preparation of the Fund's monthly management 'Report on a Page' (RoaP) for key stakeholders
  • Preparation of the Fund's detailed monthly management reporting package for key stakeholders
  • Preparation of the Fund's statutory APRA reporting, quarterly, annual and ad-hoc
  • Preparation of the Fund's year end statutory financial and audit reporting
  • Preparation of monthly Administration Reserve reporting and forecasting
  • Ad-hoc reporting as requested by the Executive Manager, Fund Accounting

Taxation
  • Preparation of income tax calculations for monthly and annual management reports
  • Preparation and or review submission of the monthly BAS and PAYGi returns
  • Review the monthly BAS for the Fund under a reduced input tax credit ("RITC") framework
  • Ensure applicable RITC is remitted to the Custodian and transfers/ledger allocations occur in a timely manner after the monthly BAS has been lodged
  • Review annual PAYG withheld on Benefit payments to those reported in the Fund's monthly BAS
  • Liaison with external taxation advisors as required

Reconciliations
  • Review of all Fund GL bank reconciliations
  • Preparation and or review of all member' related reconciliations with the administration platform and the bank/GL including Contributions, Benefits, Fees, Tax, Insurance premiums, Insurance claims, PAYG withholding. This includes review and investigation to resolution.
  • Preparation and or review of monthly reconciliations unrelated to members including monthly accruals, Custodian investment movements, Reserve movements and Admin Fees to budget
  • Oversight of Fund's operational bank account and balances, including cashflow management for Fund expenses

Unit Pricing
  • Review of daily unit pricing capital files for the Fund, capital movements and units on issue reports in the member platform, reconciling daily unit movements
  • Review other unit pricing associated reporting for the Fund including price file, price file check, and backdating reports including monitoring of cumulative backdating impact on each investment option against tolerances
  • Liaison with the Mine investment team as required
  • Back-up for the Fund Accounts Officer on unit pricing preparation as required

Additional tasks
  • Review weekly, monthly and annual investment option returns using a macro-enabled Excel model and ensure accurate reporting on external website
  • Liaise with internal and external stakeholders on investment performance model changes on annual and ad-hoc basis
  • Prepare and or review of monthly and or quarterly Crediting Rate calculations for the defined benefit sub funds including circulation to internal teams
  • Prepare and or review accounting journals as required for the Mine ledger
  • Other procedures/projects as requested by the Executive Manager, Fund Accounting
  • Liaise and collaborate with internal business units for resolution of member enquiries
  • Identify and implement process improvements for Fund Accounting processes
  • Back up to the Fund Accounts Officer
  • Provide training and guidance to the Fund Accounts Officer
  • Identify and report internal risk related incidents and resolve through to resolution
  • Liaise with Mine's custodian, tax advisors, internal auditors and external auditors on Fund related matters/initiatives as required
  • Assist in preparing/providing documents for the interim and final audit
  • Participate in internal projects as required
  • UAT for Member Administration Platform updates as required

Procedures and documentation
  • Maintain and update Standard Operating Procedures across the Fund Accounting Team
  • Maintain and update finance related policies

Other
  • Collaborate with all members of the Fund Accounting Team and the broader business
  • Other duties as required

Unless explicitly requested or approached by SS&C Technologies, Inc. or any of its affiliated companies, the company will not accept unsolicited resumes from headhunters, recruitment agencies, or fee-based recruitment services. SS&C offers excellent benefits including health, dental, 401k plan, tuition and professional development reimbursement plan. SS&C Technologies is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant for employment or employee on the basis of race, color, religious creed, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other classification protected by applicable discrimination laws.

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