Staff Accountant

Washington, DC
Jan 18, 2022
Jan 28, 2022
Full Time
Description:We are currently hiring for a Fund Accountant staff member to join our team, supporting one of our private equity clients. This individual will be responsible for handling the following tasks for multiple funds and affiliated entities.Responsibilities:Responsible for the daily monitoring of cash reconciliations prepared by the Operations Team, reviewing the portfolio activity and resolving fund expenses and capital activity for designated fundsPreparation and posting of journal entries to third party middle office platformMonitoring, analyzing, and reconciling accounting data produced by third party administrator (ie monthly/quarterly/yearly deliverables such as investor statements, performance reports, financial statements, risk reporting, notices of capital activities, budgeting etc.)Responsible for the preparation and initial review of monthly/quarterly fund financial reporting packages approved by Director of Accounting and CFOResponsible for reconciling accounting data for regulatory compliance filings to fund reporting records for designated funds (for example, Form PF, Form PQR, AIFMD - Annex 4, etc.)Perform investor capital roll forward analytics for various funds, breaking out all capital activity and performance numbersPrepare ad-hoc investor requests including but not limited to investor performance summaries, capital activity summaries, and audit confirmationsResponsible for frequent communication with various internal departments as well as third party middle office and administratorBasic Qualifications:Minimum knowledge, skills, abilities neededBS in Finance or Accounting is required1-3 years of relevant accounting experienceIndustry experience preferred; private equity funds, hedge funds, and financial instrumentsAdvanced computer skills on MS Office (in particular Excel) a requirement; basic understanding with Microsoft SQL a plusMust have high attention to detail and accuracy, with ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environmentMust be self-motivated and able to maintain an organized and appropriately prioritized workload; must be able to manage towards both recurring and ad hoc deadlinesShould have superior analytical skills and have an ability to engage in critical thought with a mindset of continuous process improvement and enhancementOutstanding communication skills - written and verbalPreferred Qualifications:Candidates with these skills will be given preferential considerationCertified Public Accountant (CPA) license is a plus