Buckingham Search

Fund Accountant with Prestigious Credit Asset Management Company

Buckingham Search - Chicago, IL, United States

Our client is a privately held financial services company that specializes in delivering creative and compelling financing solutions to middle market companies backed by private equity sponsors. With over $55 billion of capital under management, they have lending offices in Chicago, New York, San Francisco, and London. Their mission is to nurture long-term, win-win partnerships that inspire repeat business from private equity sponsor clients and investors. They are currently seeking a Financial Accountant to join their Fund Accounting Department.

Department Overview:

The Fund Accounting Department is responsible for the financial and investor reporting associated with our client's private (e.g., non-Business Development Company) investment funds and vehicles. The team provides accounting and/or reporting for internal vehicles, limited partnerships, and separately managed accounts pursuant to the governing limited partnership and investment management agreements and, where appropriate, in accordance with United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.

Position Responsibilities:

This role is an important addition to the Fund Accounting Department as it seeks to support a growing firm, build a world-class, customer-focused, accounting team, and drive operational excellence. The Financial Accountant will have responsibility for assisting with the accounting and reporting for our client's separately managed accounts and/or private funds. In addition, the Financial Accountant will provide assistance, as warranted, in the support of various other funds, new initiatives, and ad-hoc requests.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Assisting in the accounting and reporting for our client's separately managed accounts and/or private funds, ensuring processes and reporting are consistent with specific management and partnership agreements.
  • Maintaining the general ledger, working with the Operations Department for automated entries as well as posting manual entries.
  • Assisting in the preparation of the financial statements and providing information and support for the Firm's independent auditors.
  • Providing timely, accurate, and meaningful fund and general business reporting and analysis to our client's leadership.
  • Helping the Fund Accounting Team drive operational efficiencies and process improvements.

Candidate Requirements:

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent education required.
  • CPA encouraged.
  • One to three years of meaningful, relevant experience (accounting/operations) in similar business (private equity/leveraged finance/hedge fund or similar) is strongly desired, public accounting background in financial services is helpful but not required.
  • High skill level in Excel a must, proficiency in Wall Street Office, Workday, or similar packages is a strong plus.
  • Capacity and passion for being part of a fast-growing environment - requiring outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, strong intellect, and appropriate self-confidence.

Gold Standards Model:

Our client's Gold Standards Model defines key behaviors and competencies across four dimensions: Leadership, Achieving Results, Personal Effectiveness, and Thinking Critically. These behaviors and competencies drive their ability to win together.

Leadership: Role models in this area consistently focus on the right goals and priorities and continually develop themselves and others. Always team players, they influence and engage with others to contribute to a great culture.

Achieving Results: Role models in this area are high achievers who develop careful plans and execute consistently and effectively. They hold themselves and others accountable for delivering high-quality results.

Thinking Critically: Role models in this area understand our client's business, rely on analytical reasoning to define and solve problems and make decisions effectively. They are forward-thinking, anticipating issues and addressing them in advance.

Personal Effectiveness: Role models in this area build strong relationships and communicate effectively. They are driven to exceed expectations and adaptable to changing circumstances.

If you are a driven, detail-oriented, and passionate Financial Accountant with the qualifications and experience described above, we encourage you to apply on behalf of our client. Our client is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion.

Posted On: Thursday, February 16, 2023

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