Robert Half Finance & Accounting Mutual Fund Accountant in Chicago, Illinois

Fantastic opportunity available at a leading private equity firm located Downtown Chicago!! Our client offers a generous compensation package, including a competitive salary, bonus potential, medical and dental insurance, and a 401(k) with match. To apply to this Fund Accountant position please email your resume separately in a word document to In the subject line of your email type "Fund Accountant". Our client is seeking a Fund Accountant to assist with the firm's Accounting function and financial statement preparation. The Fund Accountant will be part of the organization's Finance team, report to the Controller and regularly interact with Treasury, Compliance and the Investor Relations Team. General Responsibilities:

  • Maintain books and records and prepare periodic financial statements for various private equity funds, holding companies, and management entities

  • Assist in the monthly/quarterly close process and completion of related control documentation

  • Handle accounting-related inquiries from the fund's limited partners

  • Coordinate with the firm's auditors in relation to year-end audits or SEC auditors, as necessary

  • Apply accounting rules to fund transactions

  • Apply the Limited Partnership Agreement provisions to fund partner allocations

  • Assist with the administration of the firm's general ledger and limited partner correspondence system

  • Support various aspects of the firm's Tax function as relates to supporting analyses and information

  • Assist with various ad hoc projects (such as improvements to limited partner reporting, fundraising, etc.) Requisite Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or equivalent work experience

  • Sound understanding of GAAP and ability to follow established accounting guidelines

  • Skilled with General Ledger systems and Microsoft Excel

  • Detail oriented with a strong work ethic

  • Experience working in a SEC regulated environment is a plus

  • Ability to multitask

Robert Half Finance & Accounting is the world's leader in specialized financial staffing. We provide exciting full-time opportunities in the areas of accounting, bookkeeping, finance, audit, taxation and more. We pioneered the professional staffing industry, and we've been successfully matching professionals with employers since 1948. Our proven proprietary processes, along with our relationships in more than 340 locations worldwide, allow us to provide you unparalleled access to exciting career opportunities.

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Req ID: 01300-0008870853

Functional Role: Accountant - Mutual Funds

Country: USA

State: IL

City: Chicago

Postal Code: 60602

Compensation: DOE

Requirements: SEC Reporting