Analyst, Fund Accounting & Operations

Our client, a leading Global Asset Manager, is looking for an Analyst to join its Fund Accounting & Operations team

This position is within our client’s Fund Accounting & Operations Shared Services team, which works across all of the fund accounting teams to analyze, centralize and streamline fund data. Shared Services works in partnership with several other sub-departments to deliver standardized fund data, so strong communication and collaboration skills are critical to success in this position.
The senior analyst will help coordinate accounting-related responses to due diligence questions and client requests across several fund accounting strategies. This includes acting as a liaison between Fund Accounting and Marketing, Client Services and Diligence Services teams to serve clients and prospects. This role will also assist with several initiatives to improve the implementation and maintenance of standardized processes over financial and non-financial information across the Finance organization. 

Responsibilities include:
  • Manage communication across multiple departments to respond to due diligence requests from prospective clients effectively and efficiently.
  • Assist with investor performance requests from the Client Services team and Marketing representatives (i.e., investor-level management and incentive fee calculations, capital activities, preferred return calculations, waterfall schedules, additional payment calculations, special fee distributions and relationship summaries).
  • Prepare and process ad-hoc client inquiries related to fund reporting and partner activity (i.e., reconciling fund financial statements, queries on quarterly partner statements or ILPA templates).
  • Act as one of the primary contacts within the Fund Accounting & Operations organization for all client requests related to accounting data or reporting.  
  • Perform reviews in connection with the accounting process for consistency and accuracy, assist with projects related to process improvement and help implement best practices across the Fund Accounting teams.
  • Participate in ad hoc projects and analysis as needed.
  • 3-5 years of relevant accounting experience, preferably in the asset management industry
  • Knowledge of closed-end private investment funds and fund accounting strongly preferred
  • Experience with client relations preferred
  • Strong communication skills – proven ability to tailor communication to various audiences
  • Strong judgment and analytical skills – proven ability to communicate proactively, analyze issues and reach well-considered conclusions under tight time constraints
  • Ability to manage tasks with competing priorities and deadlines, independently determining order of priority
  • Proficiency with MS Office Excel as well as other financial applications
Personal Attributes
  • Independence & Collaboration; proficient at working both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment; self-motivated with excellent work ethic; able to drive work effectively with limited supervision (at times) with high attention-to-detail.
  • Intellectual Curiosity; energized by learning new things and engaging across a wide range of issues; must have strong problem-solving skills and adaptability; adept at conducting research into project-related issues and products; displays a technical aptitude that lends itself to learning and mastering new technologies.
  • Communication; strong interpersonal and verbal/written communication skills.
  • Relationship Building; works effectively with diverse teams of people with multiple perspectives, talents and backgrounds. Ability to elicit cooperation from and gain the confidence of a wide variety of participants including upper management, other departments and third-party service providers.
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or related field.