Buckingham Search

Senior Fund Accountant

Buckingham Search - Chicago, IL

A well-known Asset Manager ($25B in AUM) in the Loop is looking to add Staff & Senior Accountants to their fund accounting department! 

This company has won numerous awards internationally for their services and is growing rapidly with no signs of slowing. The leadership on this team loves to grow and develop their employees, as well as allow you autonomy in your work!

  •  Location: Chicago, IL
  • Work Schedule: Hybrid (3 days in office)
  • Compensation: $85,000 - $110,000

Position Responsibilities:

  • Assisting in the accounting and reporting for various investment funds and vehicles, ensuring processes and output are consistent with US GAAP and specific partnership agreements
  • Maintaining the general ledger; working with the Operations Team to optimize automated entries as well as controlling and minimizing manual entries
  • Preparing and maintaining supporting schedules for partners’ capital allocations including complex incentive fee calculations
  • Driving analysis and support for capital calls and distributions – coordinating with Investor Communications, Treasury and Senior Leadership on the planning, preparation and execution of calls and distributions
  • Supporting the preparation of the financial statements, providing information and support for the Firm’s independent auditors

Candidate Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject (accounting or finance preferred)
  • CPA is strongly encouraged
  • 3 to 5 years of meaningful, relevant experience in similar business is strongly desired (private equity / leveraged finance / hedge fund or similar), public accounting background in financial services is helpful
  • Strong accounting skills and instincts
  • High skill level in Excel required
  • Proficiency in Workday, Access, Wall Street Office and similar packages is a strong plus
  • Comfortable working in a fluid environment under the direction of various Controllers depending on the task at hand
  • Comfortable with a steep learning curve and seeking assistance from a strong and committed peer group
  • Ability to learn and excel at day-to-day responsibilities and contribute to driving process improvement, standardization and automation
  • COVID vaccinations required, subject to applicable local, state and federal law

Benefits & Perks

  • Medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance.
  • Parental Leave for primary and secondary
  • 401(k) employer match
  • Commuter benefit programs
  • Paid time off in the form of APTO (e.g., vacation
    days), 2 floating holidays, 2 sick days and
    8 Firm holidays
  • Complimentary gym


Posted On: Tuesday, July 25, 2023

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