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Fund Business Associate

Funds Group | Rochester, NY | Full-Time

Manning & Napier is headquartered in Fairport, NY with additional offices in St. Petersburg, FL and Columbus, OH. Founded in 1970, we provide a broad range of investment solutions, as well as a variety of consultative services that complement our investment process. We serve a diversified client base of high-net-worth individuals and institutions, including 401(k) plans, pension plans, Taft-Hartley plans, endowments and foundations. For many of these clients, the relationship goes beyond investment management, and includes customized solutions that address key issues and solve client-specific problems. We are currently recruiting for an individual to join our Funds Group.


This position is part of the Fund Business and Administration Team within the Funds Group of Manning & Napier.  The team is responsible for fund product development, data architecture, intermediary support and operations, accounting oversight, financial statements and reporting, audit, and tax for the mutual funds and collective trust funds offered by Manning & Napier Advisors.

The Fund Business Associate (FBA) position is an analytical and financial role.  The FBA will be responsible for various activities including financial reporting, compliance, tax and other regulatory filings. The FBA will also support data integrity across multiple systems used within the firm, as well as analyzing and reporting on fund business activity. This position requires strong organizational, analytical, and communication skills, as well as a high attention to detail.

Manning & Napier provides an environment where performance is rewarded and recognized.  Your ability to progress within the department and potentially throughout the firm is based on your own abilities.


  • Monitor compliance with prospectus restrictions, SEC regulations and IRS rules, both daily and monthly. Communicate any compliance issues contained in the reports and the resolution of such issues
  • Perform review of financial statements and quarterly investment portfolios of the mutual funds and collective investment trusts
  • Assist with the audits for three different year-end cycles
  • Assist with the coordination of expense payments and accruals for the mutual funds
  • Support mutual fund tax processes. This includes review of quarterly distributions, annual excise calculations, annual book/tax calculations, annual tax returns, and 1099’s
  • Support data integration across multiple systems, including MARS, GIM II and Salesforce
  • Perform monthly and quarterly data maintenance and integrity analyses to ensure accuracy of data across multiple systems
  • Analyze asset and cash flow data to support reporting to various stakeholders in the organization to inform strategic initiatives
  • Other ad hoc projects and tasks as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or related discipline with a strong record of academic achievement.
  • Knowledge of investment industry or prior related experience a plus
  • Proficient in Word, PowerPoint, and Excel with strong data manipulation skills required
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills, and high attention to detail
  • Comfortable working with and prioritizing multiple demands
  • Strong communications skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as in group settings 

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