Buckingham Search

Staff & Senior Fund Accountants

Buckingham Search - Chicago, IL


Our client, a well-known asset manager with $60 billion in assets under management, is seeking to hire at the Staff and Senior level for their fund accounting department. 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.

Their leadership team of this asset management firm is dedicated to providing opportunities for growth and development to their employees, while also offering a great deal of autonomy in their job responsibilities. We are proud to work with such a reputable and successful organization and encourage qualified candidates to apply for these exciting positions.

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: Monday, April 3, 2023

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