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Date Added: Wed 26/05/2021

Portfolio Accountant

Boston, MA, US
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Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Job Description

A premier  investment firm in Boston is looking for a Portfolio Accountant to join their team!  

This is an excellent opportunity for someone with 2+ years of big 4 public accounting experience  or someone from another hedge fund, PE or VC firm with fund accounting experience.

Our client is a world class organization that will offer a strong career  path and the chance to work for one of the most successful investment firms in the industry. 


2+ years experience either from public accounting with investment/fund/financial service clients and/or industry experience as a fund accountant from another hedge fund/PE/VC firm
Polished, well presented, articulate 

Big 4 experience
buy side experience 

Job Description:


The ideal candidate for the role should possess the following characteristics and qualifications: 

  Strong critical thinking and problem solving ability 

  Commitment to excellence and pride in work product 

  Ability to perform technical research and writing and to implement those ideas into actionable processes that are  both scalable and repeatable 

  Strong computer skills, particularly Excel; familiarity with programming languages or ability to create macros is a  plus 

  Experience in accounting for or auditing investment companies, familiarity with complex portfolios holding  diverse asset types is a plus 

  Ability to work both independently and in a team environment with personnel throughout every level of the  company 

  Desire to work in the details while also understanding a more macro perspective 

  Ability to multitask and prioritize work assignments effectively 

  Excellent verbal and written communication skills, interpersonal skills, and documentation skills 

This position will be a member a  28-person team which is responsible  for investment valuations, accounting, NAV calculations, and partner income allocations for eleven partnerships. 

Essential functions of this position will include, but are not limited to: 

  Understand both the U.S. tax and GAAP treatments of accounting entries 

  Design scalable, repeatable, and adaptable processes through personal automation or spreadsheets and/or by  collaborating with IT teams on broader applications 

  Process investor capital activity, income allocations, and fees 

  Research GAAP accounting pronouncements 

  Prepare monthly partnership net asset values and returns 

  Assist with the audit process and preparation of annual GAAP financial statements 

  Act as a liaison to the other operational teams 

  Perform other special projects as requested 

This is an excellent opportunity for individuals who appreciate the rewards of working for a successful firm in a dynamic  environment in support of an eclectic, global investment strategy across every asset class. 

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