Core Operations Analyst - Private Debt Investments

StepStone, Dublin | Zurich

Solutions that span Private Markets

StepStone is a rapidly growing Global Private Markets firm who provides customized investment and advisory solutions to some of the most sophisticated investors in the world. With $570 billion of total capital allocations, including $134 billion in AUM, we are highly diversified in the private markets across the globe and provide creative solutions to solve for the objectives of any investment program.  With a culture built on entrepreneurialism, partnership and being a team within teams, our firm offers joiners the opportunity to think out loud, collaboratively.

Business Overview

StepStone Private Debt (“SPD”) is a global private debt investor with over $43bn in AUM/AUA including $22 billion of assets under management as of December 2021. SPD covers the breadth of the private debt market and constructs bespoke portfolios on a primary, secondary and co-investment basis. SPD focuses on two areas of the market: performing and non-performing debt across the corporate, real estate, and infrastructure sectors. SPD is a subsidiary of the StepStone Group, a global private markets firm specializing in Private Equity, Infrastructure, Private Credit and Real Estate.

Position Overview

The Analyst will work as part of the SPAR team and is expected to perform Fundamental Core Responsibilities described below. The Analyst will work closely within the Core Processes on the Private Debt side as well as with other teams like Fund Accounting and may support the Client Leads in their work to support client deliverables and provide analytical support to the Firm’s Investment team.

Fundamental Core Responsibilities

  • Processes data from private markets general partners, including entry, review, and reconciliation of private debt assets, capital account statements, cashflows, financial statements and report operating metrics
  • Will complete daily assigned work that support team wide goals
  • 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
  • Develops cumulative Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities to successfully complete all Fundamental Core responsibilities
  • Brings up ideas / processes that would qualify for improvement

Education and/or Work Experience Requirements

  • Possesses a bachelor’s degree (Finance, Economics, Accounting, Business preferred)
  • Working knowledge of financial accounting and demonstrated ability to learn new performance and portfolio reporting systems
  • Significant experience with Microsoft Excel

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 us

Working out of 23 offices in 14 countries, StepStone has a truly global viewpoint.  As people are our biggest asset, we offer resources to help our employees reach their full potential.  Our principles are based on integrity, transparency, respect and creativity, which together define how we do business.  

Join us

When you choose to work at StepStone, you'll find a group of professionals who are passionate about anticipating changes, solving problems and working together to make it all happen. Our integrated global team shares insights into how managers think and operate, as well as how they might perform.  

Disclaimer / Policy Statements

At StepStone, diversity, equity and inclusion are an integral part of our culture. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to create an inclusive environment that empowers our employees and allows them to be heard, regardless of title or tenure.  Our organizational community features multiple Employment Resource Groups representing our dedication to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.  

Developing People at StepStone

Your employment will also be subject to various firm policies and guidelines, including return to workplace guidelines for your office (which require, where legally permitted, all U.S. employees to have their vaccinations against COVID-19 up to date in order to enter one of our offices or attend a firm-sponsored event).


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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