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STRAIT Overview

Dallas, TX
51 to 200 employees
2006
Company - Private
Accounting
Unknown / Non-Applicable
STRAIT is a fund services company providing comprehensive and tailored fund solutions for hedge funds, private equity firms, family offices, and alternative investment management companies. Our experienced team utilizes best-in-class technology to provide our clients with full ... Read more

Mission: Our mission at STRAIT is to protect investors and reduce risk in the global finance system by equipping our team with the technology and process efficiency tools needed to provide an exceptional client experience for our clients and investors.

STRAIT – Why Work With Us?


STRAIT was founded in December 2006 to revolutionize fund administration by creating a platform that is superior for both the investor and the fund manager. Accuracy is king, but we strive to go beyond the numbers to provide more insightful financial reporting. Staying true to our Texas roots, we not only deliver the numbers, but also provide a consultative, boutique-style level of service that is rare in an industry often known for providing a commodity-style of service.

 

 

OUR VALUES

Our Values are an integral part of everyday life at STRAIT.  We hire professionals who reflect these values and hold ourselves responsible for upholding them on a daily basis. In our firm meetings, we recognize individuals who have portrayed our values, awarding one outstanding individual with the honor of signing our Values Cube and bestowing it upon the next recipient. 

ETHICS ABOVE ALL ELSE 

Always act in the highest ethical manner with uncompromising integrity and accountability.  Trust takes a lifetime to build and a moment to lose.

OWN THE BUSINESS 

Build the company as though it is your own business.  Don’t just complete the job; pursue bold ideas and innovative approaches to improve our processes and deliverables.

PURSUE MASTERY 

Raise the performance bar by continuously learning, growing and applying knowledge.  Hire and develop the very best people.  Hold yourself and others around you to the highest standards. 

RELATIONSHIPS MATTER 

Treat everyone with respect and dignity.  Build relationships with both team members and clients and work together as an effective team.

GIVE BACK 

Better Ourselves, Our Clients, and our Community.  Be Conscious Capitalists, giving generously of our time, expertise, and resources.

 

LIFE AT STRAIT


Our People
Smart, ambitious, and focused - our people are the best.  We hire the smartest and most ambitious professionals, give them the tools and autonomy to succeed and reward them in more than just compensation.  If you are an “achiever” who takes great pride in your work and likes tackling challenges and learning advanced concepts, you’ll enjoy working with our team.   

Owning the Business
Owning the business is one of our core values.  We translate that into every aspect of our firm. Whether you’ve been at the firm for years or only a few weeks, everyone is encouraged to provide ideas on how we can improve and make our firm great.  We have a Suggestion Box, Committees led by team members at all levels of the firm, and semi-annual meetings with our top Partner to ensure that your voice is always heard.

Work/Life Integration
We believe in working smart and being efficient, so that our team members enjoy a full life both inside and outside of the office.  To encourage work/life integration, we offer a generous PTO and firm holiday schedule and a culture that trusts our professionals to get their jobs done. In addition to internal team events, we have semi-annual events for our team members’ families. 

Relationships Matter
“Relationships matter” is one of our core values.  We believe in celebrations, whether it is for a professional achievement such as passing an exam or a personal milestone such as a birthday, wedding shower, or baby shower, we believe that celebrations are great opportunities for team bonding.  We also have company events such as family picnics, parties, bowling, and annual trips to the state fair and our lake house to make sure we are taking time invest in the STRAIT team. 

Office Environment
Our office is modern and open to encourage collaboration.  We have sit/stand desks, a relaxation and meditation room, TVs and games. In addition to the standard refreshments like coffee and tea, our kitchen is stocked with snacks such as oatmeal, trail mix, nuts and popcorn.  Just as our firm’s culture feels different, so does our office.  Our team members are our greatest stakeholders and it shows.

We are a firm of Achievers and Over Achievers

We take great pride in hiring only the best, the ones who thrive on growth and aren't satisfied with the status quo or simply punching the clock every day.  The ones who don't mind going the extra mile, who like tackling challenges, and don't accept less than the best from themselves and their colleagues.  

We know that smart driven professionals are always wanting to take the next step and we encourage and support that at all levels.  From technical training to CPA preparation and CPE, we believe knowledge is power.  Our tool chest includes software training courses, audio books on both technical topics and leadership techniques, conference attendance, and an internal knowledge bank called STRAIT University( SU).  SU is an online platform comprising industry, firm and division level training, and client-specific material.  If you want to learn, we’re here to help.

We understand that early in your career, your focus is often on technical training, but as you advance and assume leadership responsibilities, your needs change.  Therefore, our leaders participate in advanced leadership courses through organizations like Stagen.

CONSCIOUS CAPITALISM

Below are a few things that differentiate us from the “run-of-the-mill” firm.  Should you have any questions, please feel free to reach out!

 

Conscious Capitalism

More than just capitalism, our firm exists to be a force of good for all of our stakeholders including team members, their families, our clients, and our community. We participate in the Dallas chapter of Conscious Capitalism, provide firm-sponsored opportunities to volunteer and give back during work hours, and extra PTO for you to spend time giving back to the organizations you are most passionate about.

Volunteer Events

STRAIT has partnered with The Birthday Party Project, by carrying out a birthday bash for homeless children in the DFW area. This project hosts monthly birthday celebrations at homeless and transitional living facilities, with the goal of bringing glee and hope to these children. This party was special for the children, as we got to care for and show them how much they matter!

STRAIT has also had the opportunity to volunteer with Feed My Starving Children. This organization is a nonprofit which dedicates its time and resources to provide children with necessary nutrients. As a team, STRAIT volunteered to hand-pack meals that were able to feed children around the world. Our time spent volunteering brought us immense joy, knowing that the food was bringing growth and development to children in need.

Junior Achievement of Dallas strives to inspire and prepare children and teenagers to prosper in a global economy. At STRAIT, we understand the significance of helping develop young people into successful adults. We have volunteered with Junior Achievement of Dallas to help these students make gains towards accomplishing their life goals.

STRAIT Reviews

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    "Amazing company with great culture and opportunity!"

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    Pros

    STRAIT is a fast-growing company and an amazing place to work. The awesome culture sets STRAIT apart from other companies and accounting firms. The company offers great opportunities for career development, excellent benefits, and constantly looks for ways to improve. Management truly cares about each individual, as they value your input and continually encourage growth, both personally and professionally. Overall, I'm very proud to be part of the STRAIT team!

    Cons

    I don't have any cons, as I genuinely enjoy working at STRAIT.

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STRAIT Photos

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STRAIT Interviews

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    Senior Fund Accountant Interview

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    Application

    The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at STRAIT in March 2020.

    Interview

    During this unusual time, Strait did an excellent job keeping me updated and feeling valued. I cannot speak highly enough about the HR director and everyone who interviewed me. I had 1 phone interview and 3 video interviews.

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STRAIT Awards & Accolades

  • SMU Cox Dallas 100™, SMU Cox School of Business, 2018
  • LSU 100: 7th Fastest Growing Tiger Businesses, LSU 100, 2019
  • Inc. 5000: The most successful companies in America, Inc. 5000, 2019
  • Women in Business, Dallas Business Journal, 2018
  • Phenomenal Women in Business, Texas Wall Street Women, 2018
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Pledges & Certifications

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

Pledge to Thrive

Taking steps to prioritize employee well-being

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

First Job Programs

Maintain entry-level hiring and career development programs to give people career starts

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