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Senior Fund Accountant

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

Senior Fund Accountant

Company:  Well established financial firm recognized as one of the best performing firm in the industry by Global Custodian Magazine in their annual survey of Private Equity Fund Administrators. Administering over $180B in assets.  Servicing nearly every significant investor in the asset class. The most experienced and best performing team in the industry.

Job Description:

Senior Fund Accountant will be responsible for providing accounting services including preparation and processing of transactions and financial statements with supporting schedules and work papers. 

Primary duties include:

  • Examine and analyze accounting records to assess accuracy, completeness, and conformance to reporting standards
  • Review work-papers, prepare call and distribution letters, calculate carried interest, and allocate profits and losses with special allocations for blocked or tax-exempt Partners
  • Prepare Consolidated Financial Statements with footnotes
  • Analyze investment documents and properly set up investment structures including holding companies, AIV’s and blockers
  • Calculate current and deferred tax expense/benefit and related deferred tax assets/liabilities
  • Train new employees and assist with new fund transition and/or set up

Job Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in Accountancy 
  • Working knowledge of consolidations with non-controlling interest 
  • Working knowledge of realized and unrealized waterfall allocations
  • At least two years of experience in private equity accounting position