Consultant, Investor Accounting, Hedge Fund Services

Location
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Salary
Unspecified
Posted
27 Apr 2021
Closes
27 May 2021
Ref
85750
Contract type
Permanent
Hours
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

Job Description: Investor Accounting, Consultant

Department: Financial Control

Summary: Northern Trust Hedge Fund Services is a global fund administrator, specializing in administering assets of complex hedge and private equity funds. The successful candidate will be an ambitious self-starter who has demonstrated the ability to function in a dynamic, fast-paced and demanding environment. This individual will have a strong technical accounting background and experience working within the financial services industry.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and review monthly/quarterly fund investor allocations
  • Review fund documents in order to interpret and execute allocation requirements
  • Work with hedge fund controllers and CFOs to explain processes and address issues
  • Interact with clients and other Hedge Fund Services teams to obtain understanding of funds’ activities and troubleshoot issues
  • Work directly with new clients for coordination of system preparations during implementations
  • Prepare and review year end financial highlights and share capital disclosures for financial statements
  • Collaborate with other team members to build scalable operations to meet the service needs of a large portfolio of clients
  • Work closely with allocation vendor and internal technology resources to troubleshoot issues and scope new or desired functionality
  • Consistently look to streamline and automate the reporting/analytical process with the use of technology

Requirements:

  • Detail-oriented and accurate in a fast-paced environment;
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal with internal and external parties;
  • Proven ability to organize a demanding workload;
  • Excellent analytical, organizational and problem-solving skills;
  • Self-motivation and an ability to work with minimum supervision in a demanding and progressive environment meeting deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently and cooperatively within a team environment;
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and with accuracy

Qualifications (Education, Experience, Skills):

  • A minimum of 2 years accounting experience
  • Experience with hedge funds, private equity funds, investment management and/or financial services strongly preferred
  • CPA preferred
  • Bachelors degree with emphasis in Accounting
  • Big 4 public accounting experience preferred
  • Excellent Excel and MS Office skills
  • Excellent English, grammar, written and oral communication skills

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