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  • Location: Pasadena/San Gabriel Valley, California
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #565
Leading investment management firm in the Pasadena/San Gabriel Valley area is looking for an Alternative Fund Accountant to assist in the overall financial accounting and control, tax structuring and oversight of custodians, fund accounting agents and investor servicing providers. This role will work collaboratively across multiple business divisions including Investment Management, Client Service and Legal & Compliance and act as the firm's Fund Controller for alternative investment strategies and complex fund structures.
Responsibilities:
  • Work on complex financing transactions such as securitization for our more complex funds.
  • Manage complete financial accounting, reporting and operational facilitation for a sub-set of complex funds.
  • Oversee and review NAV reconciliations, subscriptions and redemption instructions, NAV review and approval and distributions. 
  • Oversee the monthly NAV close process performed by the Fund Accountant focused on complex/illiquid assets accounting and valuation, fee and expense review and performance reporting. 
  • Compute and review hedge ratios for hedged share classes for compliance and investment management. 
  • Participate and coordinate the fund launches and liquidations which also requires analyzing complex fund structures to set-up with our third-party administrator. 
  • Review the key financial information for investor deliverables (investor reports, capital account statements and annual audited financial statements). 
  • Prepare / draft / review fixed deposit and spot fx transactions to facilitate cash management related targets. 
  • Contribute to the management and oversight the funds' administrator through SLAs/critical metrics and due diligence visits.
  • Lead the coordination and project management of various team projects and initiatives.
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree with a major in Accounting or Finance
  • Active or Desired CPA license
  • A depth of experience in financial accounting, audit or finance function for an alternative investment manager
  • Experience with alternative fund structures, external audit processes and procedures
  • Ability to implement accounting and reporting for investment structures for different asset classes
  • Desire to understand transaction process flows and requirements and develop processes to solve complexities as they arise
  • Knowledge of accounting principles including US GAAP and Investment Company Accounting
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