International Fund Services (Ireland) Ltd, A State Street Company
IFS NAV Supervisor, Senior Associate
July 2011 — Present
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IFS NAV Supervisor, Senior Associate at International Fund Services (Ireland) Ltd, A State Street Company
Manage three Senior Fund Accountants, who cover 4 mutual funds.
Supervise daily operations and processes, including cash projections, cash settlements, and trade processing.
Define and manage successful completion of ad hoc client requests.
Identify and resolve issues pertaining to custody and auditing issues in timely manner.
Train and develop staff on funds of varying complexity, such as Master-Feeder, foreign, and open and closed-end mutual funds.
Maintain strong relationships with custodians, State Street support units, supervisors, managers, and our client BlackRock.
Perform monthly income reconciliations, reporting and past due packages, and check month-end checklists to ensure that any errors are caught in a timely manner.
Strong knowledge of funds that invest in domestic equity, international equity, and fixed income securities. Well versed in options, futures, reverse repurchase agreements, swaps, swaptions, and foreign exchange transactions.
Covered both Global Unit Floater and Supervisor roles from September 2009 to February 2010. During that time frame, supervised 6 accountants in daily operations of funds, including foreign, Master/Feeder, Open and Closed-End mutual funds.
Strong knowledge of details of each fund from both the accountant and supervisor perspectives.
Trained and cross-trained accountants by matching funds to accountants to minimize coverage issues and maximize efficiency within unit.
Encouraged accountants to learn other complex funds by teaching them tasks that they may be unfamiliar with, such as paydowns in bond funds, or settling foreign cash transactions.
Worked with new staff members by providing them with fund accounting fundamentals necessary to be successful.
Fostered collaboration and teamwork to ensure that unit works together.
Coordinated vacation time, set up weekly coverage schedules, and update unit due date calendar.
Assisted with providing support to ensure smooth transition of transferring the 529 fund business to Bank of America.
Accounted for all daily activity of equity and fixed income funds in timely manner.
Reviewed securities pricing information for accuracy and completion.
Maintained monthly supporting schedules for all outstanding items, such as month-end checklists and reporting packages.
Reconciled foreign and domestic cash, fund share transactions, futures, and swap positions.
Prepared calculation of daily cash projections to client by morning deadline.
Interacted with custodian banks to aid in research and resolution of outstanding issues, such as past due dividends and overdue settlement of trades.
Trained new accountants on domestic and 529 portfolios.
Collected information regarding patents, trademarks, and intellectual properties that is used by consultants and corporate leaders for business purposes, and to evaluate firm's portfolio value based on patent data.
Member of three-person team participating in consulting project for Curious Parents Magazine, who desired to launch a television channel.
Conducted literature searches, analyze and interpret data, and assisted in preparing manuscripts and presentations for conferences.
Collaborated with Certification Specialist to process hundreds of New Jersey State Teacher Certification applications for graduating students.
Maintained and updated certification database, and department's website, recommending students to the State of New Jersey to facilitate certification, and processing of payments for application fees.