Careers/ Life at SDDco

SDDco is a great place to build your career.  When you work with us, you reap the many rewards that a small successful specialty firm can offer.  You get focused training in a sought after niche, satisfying work as our clients’ valued advocate, a competitive salary with a broad benefits package, and a friendly, cooperative work environment with open door access to all senior management.

 

The Mindset

Our staff attentive mindset is front and center.  SDDco knows that talent is retained by considering all that our people expect from the workplace.  Count on a manageable work schedule, quality company benefits, a pension plan for your future and grooming for your personal advancement.  As far as creature comforts go, enjoy a comfortable workplace, well stocked snack pantries, and monthly appreciation luncheons.  See Employee Benefits

The Workplace

The SDDco Group is situated at 485 Madison Avenue on Floor 15.  Our  atmosphere is professional and cooperative with frequent and effective communication between all employees.   Staff, seniors, managers and partners routinely interface via client service, company sponsored activites, and internal SDDco committees that plan and improve the functionality of the Firm.

Client Composition

SDDco is a New York firm with a global focus.  Our international, high profile client base includes registered investment advisers, US institutional broker/dealers, asset management companies, futures commodity brokers, privately managed funds and investment firm subsidiaries of foreign banks.

Your Growth

SDDco is expanding, and your path to success is clearly defined.  Promotions are based on technical competence, licensing, experience and people skills. See Career Path to learn the milestones required for promotions within our service areas.

Formal Training

SDDco coordinates and supports annual Continuing Professional Education (CPE), professional license exams and renewals and various industry conferences.  SDDco provides your study materials for the FINRA Series 27 Financial Operations Principal (FinOp) exam and the Certified Public Accounting exams.  We also reward your success and reimburse your sitting fees.

Onsite Training

Entry level professionals in accounting and regulatory compliance are trained on the job by SDDco mentors.  (Note: tax accountants are not hired at the entry level.)

As a staff accountant, you are trained in our software and accounting methods by more senior members at SDDco.  As you grow in experience, you’ll engage in the more complex aspects of our accounting service process, such as advsing our clients, facilitating their financial and regulatory obligations and supervising SDDco employees.  Over time, you’ll attain a deep understanding of various financial services firms and the activities that impact their businesses.  Periodic seminars are presented in-house on service topics specific to the financial services industry.

As a new compliance associate, you are exposed to all facets of our regulatory compliance support services.  This includes document preparation, registration filings, written regulatory responses, compliance program organization and maintenance, and FINRA  applications.  Once a base of knowledge is established in core areas,  you’ll accompany consultants on client visits, where you’ll develop a practical understanding of the consulting field.  Managers also engage associates in seminars and webinars to deepen their regulatory knowledge.

Compensation

SDDco salaries and benefits are highly competitive with other New York professional firms.  Raises and promotions are generally effective January 1st.

Time Off

SDDco affords you an escalating Paid Time Off program, Bonus Days, Holidays and Remote Time for a little bit of work-from-home flexibility.

Dress Code

Generally our dress code is business casual.  There are just a few exceptions.  A suit is expected when representing the Firm at a professional meeting or when attending a conference as an SDDco presenter.  We wear casual attire, jeans and sneakers included, when working a Saturday during Busy Season (February/March).

Green Initiatives

SDDco is committed to reducing our foot print on the environment.

Our efforts to conserve include the use of Energy Star labeled printer/copiers, reduction of print paper consumption by 3o%, nightly workstation shutdowns, the purchase of washable dining and flatware, the elimination of disposable plastic and Styrofoam from our kitchens, and the recycling of glass, plastics, tin, print materials, cardboard and toner cartridges.

Our efforts to raise awareness include the SDDco Sponsorship of A  Better World By Design: An annual symposium connecting college level students with professionals in a variety of disciplines to build a global community of socially conscious innovators.

Company Events

When our employees said they wanted more social events, we listened.  SDDco has participated in Yankee Game Days, Mets Game Days, summer Soft Ball Games, fall Golf Outing, Cards for a Cause nights, winter Holiday Dinner Dances, clothing drives for Bottomless Closet to help disadvantaged women, and City Harvest volunteer days.

SDDco E-cards

Take Time To Chill ~ SDDco E-card 2012

Cool Headed ~ SDDco E-card 2013

We Mean Business ~ SDDco E-card 2014

Show Some Holiday Spirit! ~  SDDco E-card 2015

BEFORE: Bored Room ~ SDDco E-card 2015

AFTER: Boardroom! ~ SDDco E-card 2015

FOCUSED SUPPORT

SDDco specializes
in two industries.

Our know-how and our network supports the financial services & tech industries.

We hold the right training and licensures to keep you in step and mitigate risk.

Our Credentials

SUCCESSFUL CLIENTS

SDDco supports
industry leaders.

We oversee back office functions so you can focus on your own clients.

Major banks, private funds, RIAs, BDs, and tech startups choose us.

Our Clients

TOP TALENT

SDDco is as good
as its great people.

Our CPAs, FinOps and
consultants are licensed,
experienced professionals.

Partner with us for start-ups and for ongoing accounting, compliance and tax work.

Our People

ONSITE OUTSOURCING

SDDco performs
services onsite.

Outsourced support with
SDDco isn’t out of sight.

We work in your space and for your team on a regular basis. Engage the expertise without the fulltime hire.

Our Praises

HIGH STANDARDS

SDDco observes
AICPA principles.

Our inaugural firm began
when two CPAs opened
a NYC office back in 1952.

We faithfully maintain the CPA standards: integrity, competency, confidentiality….

Our Group