Buckingham Search

Fund Accounting Manager

Buckingham Search - Chicago, IL

The Manager is an important addition to the Fund Accounting Department as it seeks to support a growing firm, build a world class, customer focused, finance team and drive operational excellence. This individual will have primary responsibility for the accounting and reporting for one or more funds and provide support to various other funds, new initiatives and ad-hoc requests. The Manager will focus on finding and implementing process improvement efficiencies and employing best practices.


  • Lead the accounting and reporting for one or more of the company’s various investment funds and vehicles, ensuring processes and output are consistent with US GAAP and specific partnership agreements
  • Assist in the launch of new funds which includes reviewing legal documents, implementation of month end close processes and collaboration with the Technology Solutions Team to ensure proprietary systems are developed to support fund mechanics
  • Operationalize complex partnership agreements and account for investments, incentive fee arrangements and partner allocations
  • Lead the calculation and booking of fund level expenses such as management fees, incentive fees and accruals in accordance with GAAP and applicable legal documents
  • Review the preparation of one or more Private Fund’s balance sheet, income statement and monthly reporting package
  • Assist the Investor Communications Team in meeting regular, periodic investor reporting requirements and respond to various investor requests through the preparation of quarterly statements
  • Drive 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
  • Provide timely, accurate and meaningful fund and general business reporting and analysis to Firm leadership
  • Support the preparation of the financial statements and provide information and support to the Firm’s independent auditors
  • Assist in various ad-hoc projects and requests
  • Promote the implementation of process improvement opportunities
  • Collaborate and partner closely with Fund Accounting Team members as well as other Shared Services Teams (e.g., Investor Communications, Treasury, Operations and Tax)


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting is required
  • CPA is strongly encouraged
  • At least 8 years of accounting experience in the financial services industry (e.g., private equity / leveraged finance / hedge fund or similar)
  • A mix of public accounting and industry experience is a plus
  • Experience and familiarity with IFRS and Lux GAAP is a plus
  • Strong accounting skills and instincts
  • Proficiency in Excel required
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Results oriented, strong project management skills including the ability to drive people and projects to completion
  • Proficiency in Workday, Wall Street Office and similar packages is a strong plus
  • Exceptional team orientation and collaboration skills
  • Comfort working in a fluid environment under the direction of various Controllers depending on the task at hand
  • Comfort with a steep learning curve and seeking assistance from a strong and committed peer group
  • Strong problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Capacity and passion for being part of a fast-growing team and environment
  • Ability to learn and excel at day-to-day responsibilities and contribute to driving process improvement, standardization and automation

Posted On: Wednesday, November 22, 2023

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