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Senior Accountant - Hedge Fund - Private Equity

Chicago, IL 60606

Industry: Accounting / Finance Job Number: 3266

Job Description

Senior Accountant - Hedge Fund - Private Equity

We are currently seeking an experienced Senior Accountant to join our team in downtown Chicago, IL.  

About Us: 

We currently serve a wide variety of Hedge Funds, Commodity Pools, Private Investment Funds, Commodity Trading Advisors, Registered Investment Advisors, Broker-Dealers, Introducing Brokers and Futures Commission Merchants. 

Our staff has expertise in all areas of securities and futures accounting, tax, systems and regulatory matters. The firm combines a unique blend of experienced professionals with significant public accounting backgrounds as well as actual operational experience as former Chief Financial Officers or Controllers, regulatory auditors or senior accounting staff for futures, securities, and asset management firms.  

Our depth of experience allows us to provide a broad array of services from monthly net asset value accounting for funds, financial statement compilations and performance records to tax return preparation, due diligence procedures and certified audits. 

Job Responsibilities and Duties: 

• Prepare financial statements, including monthly compilations, for various hedge funds, commodity pools and fund of funds applying principles of accounting. 
• Generate NFA (“National Futures Association”) and GIPS (“Global Investment Performance Standards”) compliant performance tables and capsule reports for NFA, SEC (“Securities Exchange Commission”), and a variety of unregistered hedge fund groups. 
• Perform daily net asset calculation of various hedge funds having $10 million to $100 million under management using portfolio management software. 
• Assemble annual audit packages for independent auditors, the SEC and the NFA. 
• Assist and consult portfolio managers in annual tax planning for partnership and individual tax return. 
• Prepare quarterly as well as annual tax estimates, year-end final Federal and State tax returns for individuals, partnerships, management companies and trusts. 
• Assist and act as a liaison for the partnership during Internal Revenue Service audit. 

Job Skills and Qualifications: 

• Must have Master’s degree in Accounting or MBA with concentration in Accounting and/or Finance and must have six months of experience in the job offered. 
• CPA a plus.  
• Other Special Requirements--Experience must include preparation of financial statements for hedge funds, commodity pools and fund of funds and also preparation of year-end Federal and State Tax Returns for partnerships and management companies.  


We value our employees’ time and efforts.  Our commitment to your success is enhanced by our competitive salary depending on experience and an extensive benefits package including paid time off, medical, dental and vision benefits and future growth opportunities within the company.  Plus, we work to maintain the best possible environment for our employees, where people can learn and grow with the company.  We strive to provide a collaborative, creative environment where each person feels encouraged to contribute to our processes, decisions, planning and culture. 


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