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Specialist II, Financial Reporting (REMOTE)



Accounting & Finance
Washington, DC, USA · Remote
Posted on Friday, July 5, 2024

The Investment Manager Services Division (IMS) at SEI is growing rapidly and is seeking new members on our Financial Reporting team. Our primary goal is to provide exceptional administration services to our clients’ while interacting with Fund Accounting teams, auditors, printers, and other SEI personnel. As a financial reporting specialist, you will participate in the preparation of financial statements for various clients in accordance with the regulatory and /or client deliverables calendar.

What you will do:

  • In the financial reporting function, you will be responsible for drafting of the annual, quarterly and other financial statements as applicable for clients. In addition, you will support the internal and external review for these documents. To do this, you will prepare and provide the necessary documentation to clients and, where applicable, assist in filings with the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) in accordance to the regulatory deadlines.

  • You will assist in managing communications with the fund accounting teams and as necessary, with external auditors, on financial reporting issues to proper resolutions.

  • You will provide administrative support to the team by scheduling and facilitating kick-off meetings for each client deliverable prior to financial reporting period end. Additionally, for mutual funds, you will be asked to contribute to the preparation of Board related materials and to support the completion of the designated sections of the annual prospectus update for various clients in accordance with the regulatory calendar.

  • You will communicate with appropriate internal teams or client teams to resolve open issues and questions, reaching out to internal technology support and vendor support when necessary to resolve any production issues or system support queries.

  • We want you to succeed and look for future solutions! Through attending and participating in various IMS and corporate professional development sessions, you will acquire the tools to identify processes across the division and organization. You will have the opportunity to partner with a diverse team and grow your career.

What we need from you:

  • BA / BS in Business, Accounting, Finance, Economics, Mathematics or equivalent work experience.

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in mutual fund or alternative investment funds industry.

  • Experience with financial statement preparation preferred.

  • Strong accounting and financial reporting skills are preferred.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word.

  • The self-motivation and drive to handle multiple client deliverables without sacrificing excellence or quality.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills as you will primarily communicate with your clients and other contacts through email and/or phone calls.

  • Strong customer service skills as you will be communicating daily with internal and external clients.

What we would like from you:

  • A drive to broaden one’s knowledge of the financial services industry by learning new concepts and systems and taking the initiative to apply it to daily work assignments.

  • Collaboration with internal and external stakeholders. As the needs of our clients change, we need to be flexible to change with them.

  • Positivity and collegial “can do” type approach in assisting both colleagues and clients and the ability to work in team environment.

  • Curiosity, critical thinking and attention to detail: Whether it’s to identify a solution to a problem or possibly help implement a more efficient process or procedure, your skills have a place in our business.

  • Someone who will embody our SEI Values of courage, integrity, collaboration, inclusion, connection and fun. Please see our website for more information. https://www.seic.com/


  • The base salary for this position is $67,000/yr - $105,000/yr

SEI’s competitive advantage:

To help you stay energized, engaged and inspired, we offer a wide range of benefits including comprehensive care for your physical and mental well-being, a strong retirement plan, tuition reimbursement, a hybrid working environment for most roles, support for working parents and flexible Paid Time Off (PTO) so you can relax, recharge and be there for the people you care about.

Benefits include healthcare (medical, dental, vision, prescription, wellness, EAP, FSA), life and disability insurance (premiums paid for base coverage), 401(k) match, education assistance, commuter benefits, up to 11 paid holidays/year, 21 days PTO/year pro-rated for new hires which increases over time, paid parental leave, back-up childcare arrangements, paid volunteer days, a discounted stock purchase plan, investment options, access to thriving employee networks and more.

We are a technology and asset management company delivering on our promise of building brave futures (SM)—for our clients, our communities, and ourselves. Come build your brave future at SEI.

SEI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and so much more…

After over 50 years in business, SEI remains a leading global provider of investment processing, investment management, and investment operations solutions. Reflecting our experience within financial services and financial technology our offices encompass an open floor plan and numerous art installations designed to encourage innovation and creativity in our workforce. We recognize that our people are our most valuable asset and that a healthy, happy, and motivated workforce is key to our continued growth. At SEI, we’re (literally) invested in your success. We offer our employees paid parental leave, back-up childcare arrangements, paid volunteer days, education assistance and access to thriving employee networks.

SEI is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.