Buckingham Search

Operations Accountant - Prestigious Financial Services Firm

Buckingham Search - Chicago, IL

One of our favorite Financial Services clients is hiring to their Operations Accounting team! They are a prestigious Asset Manager with ~$30B in AUM - growing quickly with no signs of slowing down. This role is part of a critical team that supports the operations of the entire organization. 

The Operations Accountant will reconcile accounts from multiple institutions, identify and escalate reconciling items and will be a liaison between the Operations and Fund Accounting areas of the Firm. This position involves extensive coordination between Loan Closers, Portfolio Administrators and Fund Accountants.

Primary duties and responsibilities include:

  • Reconcile daily bank cash activity
  • Prepare, reconcile and book GL entries
  • Collaborate with Portfolio Administrators to manage accounting system entries
  • Prepare management reports as requested
  • Provide operational support to Managers, Analysts, and Fund Accountants as needed
  • Resource and implement “ad-hoc” and special client / business-driven projects such as directed by the team leader and firm management

Candidate Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required (accounting or finance degree preferred)
  • 2-3 years of relevant work experience in Financial Services or similar industry, operational accounting is a plus
  • High level of proficiency in Excel is a must
  • Proficiency in Wall Street Office, Workday, or similar applications is a strong plus


Posted On: Wednesday, November 23, 2022
Compensation: 75,000 - 85,000

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