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  • Location: West LA
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #507

An SEC-Registered Investment Advisement firm in West LA is looking for a Fund Accountant who will be responsible for day-to-day fund accounting, financial reporting and portfolio analyses. The fund accountant will interact directly with the Firm’s operations and accounting, investor relations, trading, prime brokerage and fund administration personnel on a daily basis. In addition to fund accounting and analytical skills and substantive work experience, the ideal candidate must possess an optimistic attitude, a high degree of independence, good teamwork, an ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and a willingness to contribute however and wherever possible.

Responsibilities:

  • Perform daily, monthly and quarterly closing and reconciliation between the fund administrator, custodian, prime brokers and the Firm
  • Review and prepare full internal-shadow accounting: balance sheet, income statement and NAV calculation (income and expense accruals)
  • Review and reconcile NAV packages from the fund administrator, including management and performance fees, P&L, RORs and other performance metrics and monthly statements
  • Produce, review monthly reports to investors, and internal constituents (analysts, portfolio managers, investor relations)
  • Review of annual U.S GAAP financial statements, including audit support, analytical review, research and resolution of discrepancies
  • Review and prepare backup to regulatory reporting (Form PF, Form ADV, Form 13-F, etc.) and ad hoc reporting requests (e.g., monthly portfolio analyses, exposure, risk attribution analysis)
  • Prepare, monitor and analyze daily portfolio pricing, system uploads
  • Assist the Firm’s Valuation Committee with the monthly portfolio valuation process
Qualifications:
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of fund accounting experience with exposure to fund administrators
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or similar field
  • Experience with a variety of investment strategies and asset classes
  • Knowledge of credit asset classes, including bank loans, is a plus but not required
  • Preferred experience from a fund administrator; or a hedge fund or private equity manager
  • Strong analytical, critical thinking, quantitative and advanced Excel skills
  • Familiarity and ability to learn various accounting, related management systems, like Wall Street Office and thinkFolio, and fund administrator systems, like Aexeo Citco, US Bank or SS&C
  • Highly detail oriented with demonstrated accuracy in a deadline driven environment
  • Proactive and self-motivated with the desire to work within an integrated team to resolve time sensitive issues in a fast-paced environment
  • Must reside in the Los Angeles area
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