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Hedge Fund Accountant

Location: Chicago Region
Category: Finance & Accounting
Employment Type: Direct Hire

Hedge Fund Accountant 

Well established hedge fund client in downtown Chicago is hiring a Fund Accountant for their fast paced team.

Duties include:

  • Perform daily, monthly, quarterly and annual accounting and reporting functions
  • Prepare/review journal entries and cash reconciliations
  • Prepare financial statements for funds and liaise with clients and external auditors
  • Prepare investor capital calls, distributions, financial reports and capital statements
  • Address investor inquiries and correspondence
  • Assist/support the clients with special projects and requests
  • Identify any fund issues and escalate to Manager on a timely basis
  • Collaborate with various internal functional groups to support client relationships
  • Understand and analyze fund agreements in order to determine impact on financial reporting and partner capital accounting requirements



  • Minimum 3 years of accounting experience, preferably including Public Big 4 and partnership or private equity fund accounting
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting preferred
  • CPA a plus
  • Experience with various private equity legal and investment structures is beneficial
  • Experience using partnership accounting applications a plus
  • Must be innovative and analytical, with excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must have team player instincts with the ability to see a project to conclusion with little follow-up
  • Superb sense of client service with the ability to appropriately exercise professional skepticism and judgment
  • Proficient in Excel, PowerPoint and Word