Buckingham Search

Staff Accountant-Growing Investment Firm

Buckingham Search - Chicago, IL

Our client is a growing investment firm in Chicago and they are seeking a Staff Accountant to join their growing team! The team is fast-paced and thrives on collaboration. As a Staff Accountant, you will be a master at routing items and information to the right processes. You will be exposed to a variety of different areas where you can develop and hone your skills, from investment administration, to tax and compliance, to performance reporting, to project management, and much more!

This is a new role that provides the opportunity to work directly with senior management and be in an environment where direct input is encouraged. Having an interest in coding/visualization is a plus because there is an opportunity to be involved in a ground-up data build!


  • Responsible for and assisting cash flow reporting, forecasting and cash reconciliations.
  • Manage incoming communications from investment managers and streamline communications between office and third parties
  • Receive, archive, and process monthly and quarterly investment statements and maintain shared mailbox
  • Maintain accurate and complete investment files/records in existing CRM, database, and excel models
  • Preparation of subscription documents and collection and submission of backup as required
  • Maintenance of corporate data records and preparation and filing of regulatory reports
  • Maintain detailed records on and reconcile stock purchases and transfers
  • Support investment team with quarterly valuation process, monitoring of individual investment performance, calculation of total returns, and ensuring timely delivery of investment treasury requests
  • Support accounting team with banking compliance and new account creation, reconciliation of custodial and investment statements to accounting records, and month end securities reconciliation
  • Assistance with preparation of management fees, carried interest, expense forecasts, waterfalls as needed
  • Manage multiple requests simultaneously, ensuring that deadlines are met, and perform various ad-hoc and long-term projects as assigned
  • Routinely handle confidential information and apply strict confidentiality and sensitivity in the dissemination of this information


  • 0-2 years of experience corporate accounting/fund accounting
  • Bachelors degree in accounting or related field
  • Knowledge of or experience in the investment management space is preferred
  • Must be highly detail oriented, concern for the quality and accuracy of final work products is critical
  • Experience in coding (SQL and Python), visualization products (advanced Power BI, Tableau, or Sisense) or public data extraction are all a plus

Send your resume to ally.mccormick@buckinghamsearch.com or apply directly here!


Posted On: Monday, May 22, 2023

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