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Investment Accounting Professional Services Consultant

Location: London , United Kingdom
Posted on: Feb 25, 2011
Closing date: Mar 25, 2011

Managing and growing the assets of their institutional and retail customers has become a challenging business for asset managers globally. In order to meet the growing demands of their customers and to cope with increasing market and regulatory complexity, asset managers are becoming more specialized in the front office and are optimizing their operations around costs and accuracy.

In more than 25 years of servicing the investment management industry, SunGard has developed a sophisticated set of tools that supports the largest and most complex asset managers worldwide. Recently SunGard introduced its new brand Asset Arena which consolidates all its solutions for asset managers and third party administrators. Today:

Asset Arena is used to process the assets of two thirds of the top 40 asset managers worldwide
Over $20 trillion in assets worldwide are processed on Asset Arena
Our customers run Asset Arena in over 30 countries
The Investment Accounting Consultant is responsible for fulfilling consulting services offered by the Professional Services organization in the Institutional Asset Management segment of SunGard. The Consultant will build in-depth knowledge in Asset Arena Investment Accounting, the industry’s leading investment accounting software, to successfully assist new and existing clients in maximizing their use of the product. The Consultant will use his / her experience in fund accounting to assist top global financial institutions in deploying and configuring the Asset Arena software. Working closely with the assigned team, the Consultant will ensure client engagements are successfully completed with high satisfaction.


• Responsible for the transfer of a client’s funds /accounts from one accounting software system to another.
• Hands-on fund conversion support including all aspects of loading balances, transactions and performing general ledger and holdings reconciliations.
• Work closely with a client to review fund conversion results and provide detailed analysis and resolution of discrepancies.
• Assist a client in the implementation of new system features.
• Conduct training & participate in operations analysis and workflow reviews.
• Work with Consulting Manager to provide subject matter expertise for prospective professional service opportunities.
• Extensive domestic travel required, up to 100%

Position Requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance or a related degree or the equivalent of education and experience
• Substantial mutual fund accounting experience, ideally using AAIA product suite
• Previous experience, as described above (i.e. business analysis, system implementations, fund conversions, operations analysis, etc.)
• Strong MS Excel skills and experience using data systems such as Bloomberg.
• Excellent communication skills (verbal / written).
• Comfortable interacting with clients.
• Individual must be hands-on and detailed oriented.
• Ability to travel, up to 100%


• Hedge fund accounting and processing a plus.
• Experience using AAIA product suite
• Visual Basic for Excel, SQL, Access a plus
• Knowledge of European accounting and regulatory standards – both Anglo and Continental

Position Attributes:
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