Assistant Vice President - Fund Accounting

  • Location
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Category:
    Accounting & Finance - Accountant - Financial
  • Job Type:
    Direct Hire
  • Job reference:

To apply to this position you must email your resume directly to Andria Kozak at In the subject line of your email type “AVP, Fund Accounting”


Our client is one of the world's leading asset managers. Building on more than 50 years of experience and a reputation for excellence across Europe, the firm has come to be recognized by clients globally as a trusted source for integrated investment solutions, stability and innovation across a full spectrum of investment disciplines.

They are seeking to hire an Assistant Vice President, Fund Accounting. This position is within a real estate investment advisor which is a wholly owned subsidiary of the company.  The position acts as primary support to Fund Administration Oversight team members who oversee the out-sourced fund administration functions including asset management accounting, fund finance, client reporting and performance measurement, for all real estate vehicles in the U.S. This position will help ensure the timely and accurate receipt of financial deliverables from fund administrators to clients and various teams including Portfolio Management, Asset Management, Transactions, Client Advisory Group, Capital Markets and Compliance.


Maintains strong cross-functional relationships, consistent communication and cooperation with the team and other groups at the company to support department and company initiatives


Review and reconciliation of financial statements and footnotes and monthly, quarterly, and annual reporting packages for multiple real estate vehicles including REITs, commingled funds and separate accounts


Interacts with external contacts including the Fund Administrator, auditors, tax advisors, and other third party service providers


Performs review and analysis of accounting methodology for complex and unique transactions, joint venture structures (including minority interest and equity method accounting) and real estate transactions to ensure proper application for the funds


Prepares REIT Audit Committee presentations and other management presentations


Completes ad hoc projects and tasks to improve efficiency and processes


Stays educated on real estate and accounting industry updates and trainings including new accounting literature and NCREIF PREA Reporting Standards


Assists in tracking/management of annual tax returns/1099s/K-1’s/regulatory reporting and loan compliance, including review of quarterly debt compliance calculations and reporting packages


Four-year college degree required with a concentration in accounting or related business field


Minimum 3-4 years experience in accounting and/or financial services position


Real estate accounting and SEC experience strongly preferred


CPA or CPA track preferred