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Fund Accountant

  • Job Ref: 10029
  • Dublin
  • Accounting and Finance

Company Overview:
Our client are a leading hedge fund firm founded in 1989, managing over $52 billion in assets. They work with over 260 entrepreneurial portfolio managers who invest in various strategies, to help their global investors achieve their long-term investment objectives with minimal risk. The firm has a culture that values the entrepreneurial drive of their people, and they seek to attract, develop, and retain the best talent in the industry.

Job Function Summary:
We are seeking a dynamic and detail-oriented individual to join our Fund Accounting team as an Accounting Analyst. In this role, you will work closely with the other members of the Fund Accounting team and the broader finance department to maintain the books and records. You will also calculate the official AUM and rates of return of the fund to provide highly accurate data that is used as the basis for our audited financial statements and investor reporting. This role demands excellent analytical and communication skills, a keen attention to detail, and the ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment.

Responsibilities:

  • Complete the month-end close process, produce journal entries, and various reconciliations for various legal entities related to expenses
  • Perform monthly/quarterly/annual account variance analyses
  • Perform reconciliations and analysis on the various products we trade, including equities, fixed income, commodities, and derivatives
  • Provide support to the fund administrator on a monthly basis and auditors on an annual basis
  • Interact with various groups within and outside of Finance, including Middle Office, Operations, and Investor Relations
  • Assist in management reporting and projects to improve overall processes and procedures

Qualifications/Skills Required:
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college with a 3.5+ GPA preferred
  • 3+ years of experience in a Finance or Accounting Role (e.g., preferably public or private accounting background with hedge funds or private equities)
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills (both oral and written) required
  • Ability to multitask as well as meet timelines in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong interpersonal and client service skills; good team player
  • Proven analytical skills and judgment – strong attention to detail