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Responsible for managing all phases of accounting and financial reporting the firms funds and syndicates. Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. 6+ years professional accounting experience, in the fund investment securities related field.
The Senior Fund Accountant position is a high growth position that will be responsible for managing all phases of accounting and financial reporting the firms funds and syndicates.
Essential Job Functions:
The Senior Fund Accountant will support the accounting and reporting for client investment partnerships. Specific activities include:
Tracking and reconciliation of investment cash flow activity
Reconciling cash and investment accounts with General Partner reports
Inputting and reconciliation of partner capital account activity
Assisting in the preparation of quarterly financial statements
Prepare financial statements and footnotes
Coordinate and facilitate independent audits and assist with year-end fund audit and tax preparation by external accounting firms
Prepare quarterly and annual reports, variance analyses, and property/fund projections
Calculate waterfalls and prepare Investor Capital Calls and Distributions
Assist with development of, documentation, and maintenance of necessary internal controls, policies and procedures regarding corporate and fund accounting
Provide ad hoc analysis, reporting, and special projects, as needed
Ensure that accurate and timely accounting records are maintained.
Middle and Back Office Functions:
Ensure that the monthly partner allocation is allocating the correct profit and loss based on results and fund documents.
Ensure that management fees and performance fees are calculated according to the limited partnership agreements.
Ensure that all expenses are accrued, and all income and expense items are recognized in the appropriate period for accounting and tax purposes.
Ensure the accuracy of monthly, quarterly and year to date returns for limited partners.
Prepare the reporting package for next level review.
Prepare year end schedules for independent auditors including all PBC schedules, financial statements and footnotes.
Education and/or Work Experience Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree (BA/BS) from a four-year college or university
A Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting with 6-8 years’ professional accounting experience, in the fund investment securities related field.
Experience with QuickBooks and adaptability to using various accounting software.
Experience in the reconciliation of cash activity
Familiarity with investment partnership reporting
Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and financial reporting concepts
Other Desired Skills/Attributes:
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Ability to maintain strict confidentiality of client, investment and company information
Ability to prioritize activities while working on multiple projects and achieve target deadlines
Ability to problem solve with team members
Acute attention to accuracy and detail
Professional demeanor and an ability to work well in a team environment
Highly proficient in using Excel, Word, and other Microsoft office programs
Willingness and ability to learn and implement new programs and processes
CPA a plus
Understanding of and experience in consolidation and fund accounting concepts and principle, including variable interest entities.
Understanding of GAAP and tax accounting relating to residential real estate properties
Excellent people skills, with a service-minded, willing-to-help, and proactive attitude
Strong desire to improve processes and provide better accounting services
Exceptional organizational skills
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