Senior Accountant – Asset Management - NYC Investment Banking & Advisory Firm

J Harlan Group, LLC - New York, NY

Senior Accountant – Asset Management

NYC Investment Banking & Advisory Firm

J Harlan Group is currently conducting a search for an experienced and highly motivated Senior Accountant – Asset Management at a prominent NYC Investment Banking & Advisory firm.

An exciting opportunity reporting directly to the Assistant Controller, the Senior Accountant will assist in driving the finance and accounting activities across their managed funds The main responsibilities will include portfolio accounting-related tasks and working closely with the funds’ administrator on a regular basis but will also include assisting across other entities within the group, including the broker/dealer.

This position requires an ability to work independently in a fast-paced, dynamic environment where attention to detail, analytical skills and strong communication skills are essential.

This individual will be a significant contributor in enabling their vision and helping the organization to grow and improve their businesses. To be successful in this role you must be highly detail oriented and organized, able to meet assigned deadlines and have first class communication and interpersonal skills.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the management of the accounting & finance function, including accounting, tax, financial reporting, data analysis
  • Prepare and calculate monthly interest accruals, management fees and other expenses
  • Reconcile cash and position balances
  • Assist in the month end close process and review of monthly/quarterly NAVs
  • Support the year-end audit process
  • Assist with the review of investor tax reporting, including K-1s.
  • Support Assistant Controller, CFO, and COO with ad hoc projects and analysis

The ideal candidate would have a background including:

  • CPA with 3 to 5 years of experience in a mix of public accounting and hedge fund/fund admin roles
  • Advanced Excel skills required
  • Proficient in Word and PowerPoint
  • Strong problem-solving skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently
  • Experience with Fund accounting/reporting required
  • Experience with portfolio accounting software is a plus
  • Very good understanding of GAAP (experience around CLOs a plus)
  • Familiarity with QuickBooks a plus
  • Strong Communication skills and ability to effectively interact with third-party administrators, business managers and senior partners on a day-to-day basis

Education / Certification:

  • Strong academic record and a bachelor’s or higher degree in Accounting, Finance or related field

An individual who loves solving deep and complex financial problems and wants to have an outsized impact with the products and solutions they deliver. An individual with a passion for investment accounting, high level of intellectual curiosity, a commitment to excellence and an unparalleled drive to deliver world-class services.

About the Client:

The firm is a global investment banking and advisory firm established in 2008 with the belief that there is an opportunity within the global capital markets for a firm to offer truly differentiated client service. Today the firm brings together seasoned leaders from a number of global investment banking and asset management businesses with vast experience in the structured finance and alternative investment marketplace. From their offices in New York, Hartford, London, Tokyo and Seoul their team of over 50 professionals serve a wide range of clients looking for advice on and assistance with their most important strategic issues.

They seek candidates who are high-energy self-starters who want to join an investment management firm on the leading edge of financial markets. The management team needs individuals of the highest professional caliber who are leaders, problem solvers, analytic, detail-oriented, and entrepreneurial. Everyone at the firm works side-by-side with the firm’s senior partners in a highly collaborative and charged investment environment.

Successful candidates are:

  • Analytic and relentless in pursuit of the right answer
  • Strong communicators who excel at rapid synthesis
  • Able to demonstrate sound business judgment
  • Able to digest complexity while maintaining an understanding of the “big picture” of business needs
  • Team players who are energized by a collaborative enterprise

The firm’s employees maintain the highest professional and ethical standards. The firm has earned a reputation for honesty, fair dealing, and transparency in a competitive industry. They believe that these standards are the foundation for superior investment performance and are critical to delivering performance to clients.

SALARY RANGE: The salary range is $110,000 - $130,000 plus employees may also be eligible for annual discretionary incentive compensation. Actual compensation within that range will be dependent upon the individual's skills, experience, qualifications, location, and applicable laws.

Posted On: Friday, March 10, 2023

Position Contact
Jerry Goldberg
Manager Director
(212) 792-0099

After years as a Senior Financial Services Executive, I have decided to make a career change and leverage my vast knowledge of the financial services and technology industry as an executive recruiter and have opened an executive search and recruiting firm "J Harlan Group, LLC' specializing in technology and financial services talent search.

Financial Services Executive with expansive Private Equity, Hedge Fund, Investment Banking, Asset Management, Securities Brokerage, Commercial Banking and Insurance experience. With combined expertise as a Chief Information Officer, Chief Administrative Officer and Principal/Consultant, my responsibilities have expanded a broad cross-section of business disciplines – technology, strategic planning, operations management, HR, administration, outsourcing, business development, strategic partnering, product development, financial operations and reporting, client relationship management.

Specialties: • Leadership authority for building and managing the technological, operational, and administrative platforms for financial services organizations.

• Contributed significantly to starting, developing and building a privately-held organization into a $1 billion market cap publicly traded company on the NYSE within five years of inception.

• Recognized achievements in building top-performing, best-in-class organizations capable of supporting corporate objectives.

Contact: – 212-792-0099 – 

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