Senior Accountant

Our client is looking for a Senior Accountant.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage and review fund valuations, partnership allocations, and performance calculations for U.S., international, equity and fixed income portfolios
  • Prepare/Review partnership allocations
  • Prepare/Review revenue accruals and monthly/quarterly AUM
  • Evaluate any investment and/or operation-related errors. Analyze materiality to the portfolio and work on solution
  • Review monthly wire process
  • Manage and review quarterly fee reimbursement/revenue payments
  • Research accounting, audit, and tax related issues or requirements
  • Liaise and coordinate with tax preparers in preparing and reviewing the tax work papers and tax returns including but not limited to k-1s and PFICs
  • Plan, prepare and manage interim and year-end audit process
  • Manage, prepare and review investor ad-hoc inquiries and or annual confirmations
  • Liaise internally with various departments i.e. Trade-ops, Client Services, and Compliance with various projects and mandates
  • Liaise externally with external service providers e.g. PBs, Custodians, legal counsels on related fund day-to-day tasks
  • Function as a team lead for projects and departmental processes

ADDITIONAL DUTIES:

  • Identify areas of operation risk, propose process improvements and system enhancements. Work with key people to develop and implement.
  • Present Symphony’s portfolio accounting processes in client and prospect due diligence meetings.
  • Assist in the implementation of various firm initiatives (related to Accounting function) i.e. Datawarehouse, SharePoint, Portfolio system upgrade etc.,

KEY SKILLS:

  • Ability to handle multi-tasks in a dynamic environment
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently, hands-on, self-starter and meet tight deadlines
  • Superior analytical, numeric and problem-solving skills
  • Strong project management skills
  • Ability to prioritize and organize
  • Detail oriented, reliable and strong work ethic
  • Ability to readily cope with changing priorities
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team-oriented environment, team builder, motivate subordinates and maintain good reports internally and externally
  • Understanding and experience planning and coordinating the stages to perform an audit and AUP work of a private company engagement
  • Demonstrate knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and financial statement presentation
  • Demonstrated ability to perform research and analyze financial statements and audit-related issues
  • Demonstrated knowledge of partnership taxation, book to tax differences, wash sales analyses, qualified dividends, PFICs, and experience reviewing Schedule K-1, Form 1065, and CA 565.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance tax or related field.
  • CPA, Partnership, and investment industry tax knowledge a plus
  • 5 years experience in financial services industry with similar duties.
  • 1-2 years of private/public experience emphasis on tax.
  • 2-3 years of public emphasis on audit.
  • Excellent communication skills and attention to detail.
  • Proficiency in Excel and Word. Knowledge of Microsoft Access, Advent Geneva and WSO desired; as well as SharePoint and data warehouse systems.