Adviser Compliance Associates LLC Consultant in New York, New York
The role of Consultant in ACA's Performance Services division is responsible for assisting with the completion of periodic verifications of a client's capacity to claim compliance with the Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS.) This position is essential to service and delivery and upholding ACA's high-quality standards and customer service focus.
ACA Performance Services provides GIPS standards verification and consulting services to investment managers around the globe. Our team - comprised of more than 60 professionals with extensive GIPS standards and performance experience - is the largest group of professionals in the world solely dedicated to GIPS standards verification and related services.
What you'll do:
Execute all verification and other engagement procedures from start to finish
Research, interpret, and apply GIPS guidance to determine applicability within each client's framework and investment structure
Participate in verbal and written communications with clients and proactively alert team members to situations that need support during the engagement
Monitor and meet target completion dates to ensure client expectations are met
Perform ad-hoc work/special projects as necessary to support ACA on various client and internal initiatives
To qualify for the role you must have:
Bachelor's Degree required - major or concentration in business, accounting, finance, or economics preferred
Two (2) years of previous work experience in investment management, accounting or financial services
Ideally, you'll also have:
Experience in areas such as: (i) knowledge of the requirements and recommendations of CFA Institute's GIPS standards (ii) understanding of policies and procedures for establishing and maintaining GIPS compliance (iii) providing GIPS and/or performance consulting services that assist with the maintenance of compliance or (iV) other experience with investment performance measurement.
Skills and attributes for success:
Demonstrated professional integrity
Dependable, flexible, and adaptable to new ACA initiatives and changing client needs
Ability to exercise discretion and make independent judgments on matters of significance
Ability to work well in a fast-paced, small-team environment
Ability to work independently, multi-task, and prioritize effectively
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues and clients
Highly motivated and goal oriented; proactive in one's own education and career progression; volunteers for and shows initiative on both internal and external projects and tasks
Dedicated to upholding ACA's high-quality standards and customer service focus
Strong organizational and problem-solving skills with attention to detail
Strong oral and written communication skills
Proficient with Microsoft Office applications and Adobe Acrobat
What working at ACA offers:
We offer a competitive compensation package where you'll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. Our Total Rewards package includes medical and dental coverage and 401(k) plans, and a wide range of paid time off options as well as a flexible work environment. You'll also be granted time off for designated ACA Paid Holidays, Summer Fridays, Personal/Family Care, and other leaves of absence when needed to support your physical, financial, and emotional well-being. We also offer unique benefits such as Student Debt Forgiveness and Pet Insurance.
ACA Group is the leading governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) advisor in financial services. We empower our clients to reimagine GRC and protect and grow their business. Our innovative approach integrates consulting, managed services, and our ComplianceAlphatechnology platform with the specialized expertise of former regulators and practitioners and our deep understanding of the global regulatory landscape.
What we commit to:
ACA is firmly committed to a policy of nondiscrimination, which applies to recruiting, hiring, placement, promotions, training, discipline, terminations, layoffs, transfers, leaves of absence, compensation and all other terms and conditions of employment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.
ACA is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity. We conduct our business without regard to actual or perceived age, race, color, religion, disability, caregiver, marital or partnership status, pregnancy (including childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), ancestry, national origin and citizenship, sex, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, sexual and reproductive health decisions, military or veteran status, creed, genetic predisposition, carrier status or any other category protected by federal, state and local law. ACA is firmly committed to a policy of non discrimination, which applies to recruiting, hiring, placement, promotions, training, discipline, terminations, layoffs, recall, transfers, leaves of absence, compensation and all other terms and conditions of employment. Here at ACA, we have created a variety of programs to promote ACA’s culture of inclusivity and work hard to ensure that all of our employees have an equal opportunity to contribute to ACA and feel that ACA is exactly where they belong.