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Accounting Manager

Londonderry, New Hampshire, United States
September 11, 2018

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Gerald F. Croke

** ****** **** *** ***********, NH 03053 508-***-****


State Street Corporation Boston, MA

Assistant Vice President NAV accounting September 2013- Present

Rejoined the Alternative Investment Services group to manage an onboarding of very large high profile client

Instrumental in providing on time deliverables, with limited resources, while achieving aggressive conversion KPIs

Play a crucial role in identifying, consulting and implementing crucial new technology enhancements strictly for newly acquired client, while also benefitting existing clients

Responsible for selection of well qualified candidates and advising staff on their on career development

Successfully work remotely on occasion, while effectively managing a team of 10, who can also be remote

Continually seek out personal and professional development opportunities. Completed Strategic Change Management & Advanced Leadership programs

JPMorgan Chase Boston, MA

Officer, Hedge Fund Accounting Mgr October 2011- September 2013

Review fund NAVs, P&L share class allocations and communicate the status of each fund to internal and external parties throughout the NAV process to ensure highest level of client service and timeliness

Create, maintain and update procedures as needed, and ensure staff is properly trained and in full compliance to company policy as to mitigate fiduciary and reputational risk to the bank

Interview, hire and coordinate the training and developing of staff including objective setting, performance reviews and provide ongoing and regular feedback

Provide direction and be a mentor for newer employees and lead through example and act as a global resource for staff in Bangalore and Manila for those tasks recently moved offshore

Assess operational effectiveness and implement the streamlining of functions as required

State Street Corporation (acquired IBT June ’07) Boston, MA

Senior Associate > Officer July 2007- September 2011

Supervise and delegate the daily accounting operations and processes of five Fund Accountants and Associates across two complex Goldman Sachs fixed income hedge funds

Assist management in the execution of new policies, procedures and guidelines prior to, throughout and in the wake of the IBT/State Street/IFS conversion process

Review IFS system requirements of my team and of our client and work with iGLS development teams to ensure a seamless system and procedural migration

Work seamlessly with conversion teams in Boston, New York and Ireland during the transition onto the new daily platform

Managed workflow efficiencies to meet client deliverables and to ensure timely and precise calculation of Net Asset Values of four apportioned hedge funds with two funds upwards of $2 billion in net assets.

Oversaw the daily operations of six fund accountants and responsible for their performance reviews

Played integral role in monthly and year end internal and external audits

Successfully completed special projects as requested by clients and management

Worked closely with client asset management team during the monthly portfolio pricing analysis

Investors Bank & Trust (IBT) Boston, MA

Fund Accountant >Senior Fund Accountant Fund >Accounting Manager September 2004- July 2007

Confirmed that each funds’ holdings and portfolio activity are accurate in order to deliver precise Net Asset Value of each hedge fund to the client for their authorization

Enforced my teams’ adherence to company policies and procedures. Also provided training and guidance to all new staff

Analyzed and reviewed trades and accounting transactions on four complex multi-strategy hedge funds composted of emerging market, corp, gov, muni debt, various derivative products, fx forwards, repos and assorted option types

Organized and dispersed to the group incoming trades, cash, corporate actions received from clients on complex hedge funds

Verified & processed various statements presented by the client and counterparties of global fixed income hedge funds

Examined and validated manual and automated accounting system entries to ensure accurate general ledger balances across the four funds. Performed reconnaissance and reconciliation for cash and position discrepancies with client.


Boston College Chestnut Hill, MA

Bachelor of Arts and Science Degree in Sociology May 2004


Strong organizational skills, Global Communication & Management skills, proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, Windows, Outlook, PowerPoint, IE, BB, Reuters, DTC, Euroclear, DACE, FACTS, Repo and Derivative Processing Applications

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