Brown Brothers Harriman (BBH) is a privately-held financial institution and has been a thought leader and solutions provider for almost 200 years. We serve the most sophisticated individuals and institutions with award-winning expertise in Investment Management, Private Banking, and Investor Services. Our 5,000 colleagues operate from 17 cities throughout North America, Europe and Asia..
BBH is committed to diversity, innovation and globalization. Our culture is driven by our goal to provide the best solutions and services to our clients and each other. Our Partnership structure creates a flat organization that promotes collaboration across all business lines. We believe that diverse ideas and the ability to come together globally across groups and borders are a competitive advantage. In order for all our teams to excel, members must trust each other and feel comfortable providing honest input from all perspectives.
As a BBH professional, your career path is yours to define. We take pride in our ability to retain our best employees. We help them manage their careers by moving top performers to new areas of BBH where their talents will make the greatest contribution. As soon as you walk through the doors at BBH, we provide you with the tools to help you succeed and grow your career.
Brown Brothers Harriman, we believe no job is too big or small for any of us to handle if it helps our clients. We value passionate, committed people who enjoy collaborating with others to find new solutions to complex business challenges. We are looking for the type of person who speaks their mind, truly listens and steps outside their role to add value wherever they can. Someone who is driven to get things done and views obstacles as an exciting challenge, that demands a creative solution. Above all, we seek someone who takes great pride in their work and is inspired and motivated by their role in protecting and enhancing our client’s financial well-being. If you are looking for an entrepreneurial environment where you can learn and thrive, Brown Brothers Harriman is the right place for you.
Join us as a Fund Accounting Supervisor
The Fund Accounting Supervisor is responsible for effective direction and supervision of specialized processing, exception resolution, and reconciliation activities for a team of typically 3 to 7 direct reports. The Supervisor will manage client account activity in one of the business line's net asset value (NAV) components which may include: transactions, capital stock, expenses, corporate actions, cash, special handling and ledger/sub-ledger reconciliations. The Supervisor is responsible for ensuring department procedures are followed and standards of quality and control are met. The Supervisor also provides staff training, constructive feedback, and is a point of escalation to address complex issues.
Some of your key responsibilities include:
- Supervise a specialized accounting group;
- Communicate professionally and constructively to effectively resolve issues in order to minimize risk and NAV exposure;
- Understand competencies required for successful job performance and use knowledge to coach and develop team members as well as to identify training needs;
- Energize and inspire team by generating excitement, a sense of pride, and a drive to excel;
- Ensure employees have the information and tools necessary to progress.Communicate a clear career path;
- Assign responsibility effectively based on expertise and strengths of team members;
- Ensure adherence to all established best practice policies, procedures and controls;
- Assist management in the implementation of policies, procedures and controls;
- Monitor volume, workflows and overtime of team;
- Review error and omission situations and look for corrective action;
- Assist in the development and production of management reporting;
- Help to enhance the productivity of the unit by identifying opportunities to increase output/capacity through workflow improvements;
- Challenge all processes, procedures and practices and constantly look for a better way to meet deliverables;
- BS/BA degree or equivalent work experience;
- 2 to 3 years of fund accounting, custody, securities processing or other industry experience;
- At least 1 year supervisory experience;
- Highly developed interpersonal skills;
- Ability to communicate professionally with others;
- An aptitude for analytical and problem resolution;
- Self Starter, proactive, and objective oriented;
- Enthusiastic leadership skills and ability to engage others;
- Fluency in English.
What We Offer:
- A collaborative environment that enables you to step outside your role to add value wherever you can
- Direct access to clients, information and experts across all business areas around the world
- Opportunities to grow your expertise, take on new challenges, and reinvent yourself—without leaving the firm
- A culture of inclusion that values each employee’s unique perspective
- High-quality benefits program emphasizing good health, financial security, and peace of mind
- Rewarding work with the flexibility to enjoy personal and family experiences at every career stage
- Volunteer opportunities to give back to your community and help transform the lives of others.