SPAR - StepStone Portfolio Analytics & Reporting Analyst

StepStone, La Jolla, Cleveland, Dublin

Solutions that span Private Markets

Job Description - 

The SPAR Analyst is a member of the Analyst Program and is expected to perform the Fundamental Core Responsibilities described below. The Analyst will work closely with the Functional Team Captains in performing their Fundamental Core Responsibilities. Analysts will participate in Expanded Scope Opportunities on a progressive basis as they maintain accurate, reliable, and consistent results across their Fundamental Core responsibilities.

Fundamental Core Responsibilities:

  • Contributes to the overall success of SPAR private markets data universe (Cashflows; NAV Reconciliations; Portfolio Company Metrics), an important competitive differentiator for StepStone
  • Processes data from private markets general partners, including entry, review, and reconciliation of capital account statements, cashflows, financial statements and report operating metrics
  • While performing Fundamental Core data processing responsibilities, is accountable for maintaining quality standards and prioritizing tasks to ensure deadlines are met. Any concerns that a deadline may not be met are escalated in advance to Functional Team Captains and client teams
  • While processing private markets data, identifies areas of concern due to insufficient or inaccurate information and escalate to appropriate Functional Team Captains and client teams
  • Follows SPAR Department and Functional Team Captain protocols to contact GPs as necessary to clarify any data that is unclear and request supplemental information – professional standards must be maintained at all times
  • Develops cumulative Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities to successfully complete all Fundamental Core responsibilities and qualify for Expanded Scope Opportunities

Expanded Scope Opportunities may include:

  • Volunteers to assist on client‐related requests made available after coordinated communication between SPAR Functional Team Captains and client teams
  • Assists with research and analysis for underlying fund amendments or extensions
  • Seeks out and qualifies for opportunities to progress into permanent roles beyond the Analyst Program. This involves interaction with SPAR client and sector teams over time to learn about scope of client service, sector/thematic‐specific coverage, and general client relationship management
  • Performs other duties as requested or as responsibilities dictate

 Education and/or Work Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, economics or business preferred
  • Significant experience with Microsoft Excel
  • Working knowledge of financial accounting

Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Team‐oriented
  • Follow up skills and acute attention to accuracy and detail are essential
  • Strong ability to multi‐task and manage time in a detail‐oriented environment
  • Self‐starter with the ability to identify and investigate issues or inconsistencies with data
  • Highly motivated individual with demonstrated initiative, independence and adaptability
  • Strong work ethic
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Interest in global financial markets

About StepStone

StepStone is a global private markets firm providing customized investment and advisroy solutions to some of the most sophisticated investors in the world. With more than $230 billion of total capital allocations, including over $35 billion in assets under management, we cover the spectrum of opportunities in private markets across the globe. We prudently integrate fund investments, secondaries and co-investments across private equity, real estate, infrastructure and private debt to create solutions that are customized according to the objectives of any private markets investment program.


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