Senior Financial Accountant

  • Location
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Category:
    Accounting & Finance - Accountant - General
  • Job Type:
    Direct Hire
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To apply to this position you must email your resume directly to Andria Kozak at


In the subject line of your email type “Senior Accountant, Private Equity Firm”



Our client is a private equity firm with over $15 billion in capital under management for institutional investors and family wealth offices. Their more than 150 dedicated employees operate from lending offices in Chicago and New York and focus on several business lines and sophisticated investment vehicles as well as lending.


They are seeking to hire a Senior Accountant to join their team. They offer great work life balance, excellent benefits, and a team oriented and family friendly culture.





The Senior Accountant is an important addition to the Accounting department as it seeks to support a growing firm, build a world class, customer focused, finance team and drive operational excellence. The Senior Accountant will have primary responsibility for the accounting and reporting for one or more funds and provide assistance in the support of various other funds, new initiatives and ad hoc requests. Primary duties and responsibilities include:

Assisting in the accounting and reporting for the firms’ various investment funds and vehicles, ensuring processes and output are consistent with US GAAP and specific partnership agreements

Maintaining the general ledger; working with the operations group to optimize automated entries as well as controlling and minimizing manual entries.

Preparing and maintaining supporting schedules for partners’ capital allocations including complex incentive fee reallocations

Assisting the Investor Relations function in meeting regular periodic investor reporting requirements and responding to various investor requests through the preparation of quarterly statements

Driving analysis and support for capital calls and distributions – coordinating with Investor Relations, Treasury and Senior Leadership on the planning, preparation and execution of calls and distributions

Assisting in timely, accurate and meaningful fund and general business reporting and analysis to leadership

Supporting the preparation of the financial statements, providing information and support for the Firm’s independent auditors

Assisting in various ad hoc projects and requests

Helping the Fund Accounting team drive operational efficiencies and strong controllership throughout all processes


A successful candidate will possess the following:

Undergraduate degree in relevant subject (accounting or finance preferred)

CPA would be a plus

Meaningful relevant experience in similar business is strongly desired (private equity/leveraged finance/hedge fund or similar), public accounting background in financial services is helpful

High skill level in Excel a must, proficiency in Solomon, FRX, Access, Wall Street Office and similar packages is a strong plus

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