Consultant - Performance Services

Location: 
Chattanooga, TN
Division/Department: 
APS

ACA Compliance Group, a global regulatory compliance consulting firm (www.acacompliancegroup.com), is seeking to hire an energetic, talented full-time Consultant to join our team in our Chattanooga, TN office. The position offers interesting work and regular and reasonable hours in a friendly, dynamic, and casual work environment.

Firm Description:

ACA Compliance Group (“ACA”) is a leading provider of regulatory compliance products and solutions, cybersecurity and risk assessments, performance services, and technology solutions to regional, national, and global firms in the financial services industry. ACA clients include leading investment advisers, private fund managers, commodity trading advisors, investment companies, and broker-dealers. ACA currently has offices in New York, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, London, and elsewhere. ACA is well known in the financial services industry as a leading compliance consultancy.

Position Objective:

The Consultant serves as part of a team delivering performance consulting and GIPS verification services to a variety of investment management firms. The position requires assisting in the completion of periodic verifications of an investment manager’s capacity to claim compliance with the Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS®). In addition, the Consultant may be asked to participate in certain internal strategic initiatives.

Summary of Responsibilities:

•Execute all verification procedures from start to finish.

•Research, interpret, and apply guidance to determine applicability within each client’s framework and investment structure as it pertains to the GIPS standards.

•Participate in verbal and written communications with clients and proactively alert team members to situations that need support during the course of the verification.

•Monitor and meet target completion dates to ensure client expectations are met.

•Document all verification procedures and any unique issues that may arise during the course of the verification.

•Perform detailed analysis of composite membership, firm assets under management, and composite and portfolio accounting data. also, recalculate performance statistics in accordance with the GIPS standards, and confirm data is accurately recorded and disclosed in marketing/advertising materials.

•Assist in the preparation of verification reports, performance examination reports, and recommendation letters.

•Provide timely advice to clients in response to questions on the GIPS standards, regulatory requirements, best practices, and other related issues.

•Stay abreast of all changes and updates to the GIPS standards and participate in continuing education (CIPM, CFA Institute meetings, webcasts, current events, etc.).

•Perform ad-hoc work/special projects as necessary to support ACA on various client and internal initiatives

Qualifications: 

Summary of Minimum Qualifications and Knowledge Requirements:

•Bachelor’s Degree required – concentration or previous work experience in business, accounting, finance, or economics required

•2 years of previous work experience in investment management, accounting, or financial services is preferred

•Demonstrated professional integrity

•Dependable, flexible, and adaptable to new ACA initiatives and changing client needs

•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, Adobe Acrobat, and the Internet

•Willing to travel — up to 25 percent

•Available for client work and/or travel Monday through Friday on a general basis, including some nights and occasional weekends

Compensation and Benefits: 

Compensation, which will be competitive and commensurate with experience, will include a base salary plus incentive based commissions, and may include a discretionary bonus. ACA offers a comprehensive benefits package.

Application: 

Interested candidates should direct their resume to the ACA ADP Workforce Now Careers Page

ACA is an equal opportunity employer and does not unlawfully discriminate against current or prospective employees on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, pregnancy, familial status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, citizenship, ancestry, genetic information, or any other characteristics prohibited by law.