Buckingham Search

Senior Accountant, Financial Reporting

Buckingham Search - Chicago, IL

Job Description

The Financial Reporting Senior Accountant will play a key role on the team, which provides internal and external clients with assistance related to the annual audits and/or interim regulatory SEC filings across a diverse set of registered mutual funds and non-registered funds, including, but not limited to, common and collective trust funds, partnerships, and hedge funds that invest in a wide array of investment strategies and asset classes. The group is responsible for the preparations and reviews of fund financial statements in a timely manner while also ensuring accuracy and quality of the reports. The group provides assistance to audit firms in the processes and procedures associated with their annual fund audits for both the registered and non-registered fund base as well as ensures the timely and accurate filings of the SEC Forms N-CSR, N-MFP and N-PORT for the registered mutual fund base.

Responsibilities:

  • Preparation of fund financial statements and schedules of investments as well as assisting team leader in drafting of the notes to the financial statements for annual and semiannual shareholder reports for registered and non-registered funds
  • Review of schedules of investments for registered funds on N-PORT Part F filings.
  • Review of staff prepared fund financial statements, schedules of investments, other supporting schedules as necessary
  • Assist team leader in coordination of audits, related auditor and clients open items, questions and comments
  • Train staff regarding the preparation of financial statements, schedules of investments
  • Technical resource for staff regarding questions related to new investment/derivative products, financial statement preparation questions and auditor questions
  • Assist with the on-boarding of new clients
  • Provide timely and relevant feedback regarding staff performance to team leader
  • Complete ad hoc duties and or projects as assigned

Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of experience with U.S. GAAP in the financial services, fund administration/reporting industry
  • A finance or accounting degree is not required but preferred
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word products
  • Detailed knowledge of Mutual fund/non-registered fund financial statements, and prior experience in review thereof
  • Working knowledge of 1940 Act rules & regulations, forms N-CSR, N-MFP, N-PORT Part F & N-CEN
  • Knowledge and experience with DFIN Arc Reporting and Bloomberg are a plus
  • Detail-oriented with excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage ambiguity and complexity
  • Strong performer with high standards of integrity & work ethic


Posted On: Friday, October 28, 2022



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