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Supervisor - Global Fund Accounting
The Vanguard Group, Inc. | Malvern, Pennsylvania
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Job Description

As a Supervisor within Global Fund Accounting, you will assume accountability and responsibility for the daily operations of a Fund Financial Service's unit(s), including responsibility for the daily operations and the crew of a Fund Financial Service's unit(s).

In this role, you will...

* Supervise and develop staff by providing guidance, training and motivation as necessary. Follow corporate disciplinary procedures per established Vanguard standards as required. Set performance standards, review performance, provide feedback, recommend wage increases in accordance with all applicable Human Resources policies and procedures.
* Ensure the accurate and timely resolution of cash and asset breaks by the predetermined service levels. Evaluate internal control environment and ensure key internal controls exist and operate effectively.
* Assess current department procedures and propose/implement changes to strengthen internal controls, enhance efficiency and maximize the usage of technology. Consider impact of procedural changes on Fund Accounting, custodian banks, vendors, as well as clients. Ensure smooth implementation of all new processes.
* Document and/or update existing documentation for all processes, procedures and work flows for systems-related tasks to ensure up-to-date and accurate resources are available to assist new and existing crew within the group.
* Gather, review and summarize key dashboard indicators. Identify trends and ensure appropriate linkage to business risks and process improvement projects.
* Oversee the day-to-day operations and administrative activities. Conduct audits of work performed and reviews errors with the crew (employees) as they arise.
* Promote a team atmosphere in the department and Vanguard as a whole. Foster a "one Vanguard" attitude. Encourage crew to provide ideas and feedback.
* Effectively communicate and present results to management.
* Participate in special projects and perform other duties as assigned.


* Undergraduate degree (Accounting, Finance or Business preferred) or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
* Minimum three years of business related experience. Prior supervisory experience is preferred.
* Proficiency in Fund Accounting procedures preferred.
* Strong organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills.
* Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills.
* Ability to work effectively in a team environment.

Special Factors

Access Person

Available to work beyond core hours in order to meet business needs.

Vanguard is not offering visa sponsorship for this position.

About The Vanguard Group, Inc.

Company Description

In 1975, a small but uniquely structured mutual fund company came into being. More than a quarter-century later, Vanguard is internationally known for exceptional client service and the highest-value products in the industry.

Most investment firms are publicly traded or privately owned. Vanguard is different. We're owned by the Vanguard funds, which are owned by our clients. Helping our investors achieve their goals is our sole reason for existence. With no other parties to answer to and no conflicting loyalties, we can keep investing costs as low as possible.

At Vanguard, you'll be part of a culture that calls for doing what is right in every situation, every day.

A Choice of Locations:

  • Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, and Sydney, Australia
  • Hong Kong
  • London, England
  • Paris, France
  • Singapore
  • Tokyo, Japan
  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Valley Forge, Pennsylvania; Charlotte, North Carolina; and Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
  • Zurich, Switzerland

Quick Facts:

  • Corporate headquarters: Valley Forge, Pennsylvania.
  • Founded: May 1, 1975.
  • Total assets: Approximately $1.7 trillion in U.S. mutual funds (as of December 31, 2011).
  • Number of funds: Approximately 170 U.S. funds (including variable annuity portfolios), plus additional funds in international markets.
  • Chairman and CEO: F. William McNabb III.
  • Number of employees (crew): Approximately 13,000 in U.S. and international locations (as of December 31, 2011).

Mission & Values

Our Mission:
Our mission is simple. We aim to help our clients—individuals, institutions, or financial advisors—reach their financial goals by being the world's highest-value provider of investment products and services. We accomplish this by offering a range of investment products, including low-cost mutual funds and exchange-traded funds, as well as investment-related services such as advice, brokerage, and retirement savings programs.

Our Ethics:
We pledge to adhere to the highest standard of ethical behavior and fiduciary responsibility in all that we do. We put our clients' interests first and we invest the majority of our assets alongside theirs. We communicate candidly about risks and costs, as well as rewards.

Our Investment Philosophy:
We believe that investing is a long-term proposition, not a matter of chasing short-term performance or investment fads. By focusing on low costs, diversification, and a long-term perspective, we can help position our clients for long-term investment success.

Working Here

As soon as you start working at Vanguard, you'll learn what's expected of you and what you need to do to achieve results. You'll have access to a wide variety of resources, receive support to help you succeed, and much more.

We continue to be recognized as a leader in the development of our crew. In fact, year after year, we rank high on Training magazine's "Training Top 125" list for our strong commitment to learning and professional career development.


Best-in-class health care coverage, a generous retirement and savings plan, and life insurance are all part of the Total Rewards package you'll receive as a crew member—along with your compensation, work-life offerings, and conveniences. Our Total Rewards package is a big reason Vanguard is an employer of choice.