Buckingham Search

Financial Reporting Accountant-Award Winning Asset Manager in Chicago!

Buckingham Search - Chicago, IL

Our client is a well-known, award-winning, market-leading asset manager with $60 billion in AUM in Downtown Chicago. They are currently looking for a Financial Reporting Accountant to join their team. They have earned several international awards for their exceptional services, and they continue to grow at a rapid pace with no signs of slowing down.

They continually attract top talent because of the growth opportunities, excellent leadership, and flexible working environment they have created. They offer customized career growth plans to get YOU where YOU want to go. That's right, they give you the paths and you make the call. Their leadership team is dedicated to providing opportunities for growth and development to their employees, while also offering a great deal of autonomy in their job responsibilities. Lastly, they have an extremely flexible working schedule, only asking employees to come in a few times a month. 

We are proud to work with such a reputable and successful organization and encourage qualified candidates to apply for these exciting positions.

Position Responsibilities

The Financial Reporting Accountant is an important role within the Fund Accounting Department as they seek to support the financial reporting demands of a growing Firm, build a best-in-class finance organization and drive operational excellence. This role’s primary responsibility is to work with leadership on organizing, streamlining, executing and optimizing GAAP financial reporting processes.

− Work closely with team leadership to establish processes and the annual calendar associated with Quarterly and Year End financial statement preparation and issuance

− Coordinate closely with external auditors on efficient and accelerated financial statement preparation and issuance

− Help drive consistency in Private Funds GAAP reporting (including verbiage, classification and mapping, look and feel as well as definitions and disclosures)

− Continue to streamline and operationalize key audit and financial reporting processes

− Assist in the monitoring, assessing and implementation of new technical accounting guidelines

− Coordinate with the BDC Fund Accounting Team on reporting and disclosure consistency when appropriate

− Bring a process improvement eye and mindset to our current practices

− Coordinate with the Investor Communications (“IC”) Team on the distribution of quarterly unaudited and annual audited financial statements to investors

− Coordinate with Treasury on the timely completion and distribution of financial reporting materials associated with lender compliance

− Take a controls-based audit approach to work


Qualifications & Experience:

− Bachelor’s degree with a relevant major (accounting or finance preferred)

− At least 2 years of relevant experience in similar business is strongly desired (private equity / leveraged finance / hedge fund or similar)

− Passion for GAAP financial reporting and the external audit process

− Proficiency in Microsoft Office products, specifically Excel and PowerPoint (expert level in Excel preferred)

− Meticulous attention to detail and accuracy with strong organizational and communication skills

− Proactive self-starter with a positive can-do and ‘no job too small’ attitude

− High level of intellectual curiosity with a desire to develop and implement innovative solutions to complex business obstacles

− Ability to take initiative and work independently while demonstrating strong teamwork

− Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, prioritize work under pressure and meet deadlines

− Comfortable with a steep learning curve and seeking assistance from a supportive peer group

− Proficiency in Workday, Adaptive, Wall Street Office, Data-Warehouse and similar packages is a plus

Posted On: Tuesday, September 19, 2023

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