Hedge Fund Accountant (Chicago Loop) - Prestigious Firm Job in Chicago, IL - Parker Lynch

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Hedge Fund Accountant (Chicago Loop) - Prestigious Firm
Location: Chicago, IL Category: Accounting & Finance
Job Type: Direct Hire Reference: US_EN_8_22812_31304540
Posted: September 12,2016 Salary: N/A

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To apply to this position you must email your resume directly to sarah.ayala@parkerlynch.com “sarah.ayala AT parkerlynch.com” and type “Fund Accountant” in the subject line 
 
 
Our client, a prestigious hedge fund in Chicago, is seeking a fund accountant. This is an exciting opportunity to work at a firm that is growing and doing well financially. The firm offers excellent benefits including tuition reimbursement at 100% and bonus based on performance, and total work life balance.
 
Job Description:
Member of the Fund Accounting department reporting to the Associate Director and Senior Accountant..  Primary duties include:
·         Reviews monthly financial statements for a large platform of hedge funds and fund of funds to ensure accuracy of information produced by the Administrator.  Recalculates fee accruals and Series NAVs. 
·         Calculates, reviews, and analyzes performance for the funds daily/weekly/monthly utilizing multiple proprietary software systems and Excel. 
·         Key participant in the planning and coordination of the year end audits and tax return preparation.    
·         Prepares and assists with foreign tax and regulatory filings, quarterly fee sweeps, currency hedging, and bank account reconciliations.     
·         Manages key relationships with the Administrator, Trading Managers, Auditors and Tax Preparers of the Funds. Maintain contact with all parties to ensure daily processes are operating efficiently. 
·         Cross departmental exposure and projects with Operations and Risk departments. 
·         Involvement with special projects including special client reporting, tax analysis of fund products, performance audits, new product design and structuring, etc. as directed.  
·         Work with systems support on programming enhancements. 
·         Any special projects and additional duties as assigned by supervisor or leadership.
·         Adheres to all company procedures and policies. 
·         Represents the company’s best interests in their individual actions. 
 
Job Requirements: 
 
·         2-5 years accounting/audit/tax experience with exposure to hedge funds or other alternative investments. 
·         Undergraduate degree in accounting or finance.   
·         Fund administration experience required. 
·         Portfolio accounting software experience (such as Advent Geneva, Isis, Princeton, etc.) required 
·         CPA is a plus. 
·         Knowledge in SQL a plus. 
·         Skilled at manipulating data utilizing tools such as Excel. 
·         Programming experience is a plus. 
·         Able to work independently and with minimal direction.  
·         Strong written and oral communications skills.  
·         Strong organizational skills with a strong attention to detail. 
 
 




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