Securities Services - Hedge Fund Accounting - Associate

JPMorgan Chase

Job Description

Position Responsibilities

·        Manage a team of Accountants responsible for the Preparation/Review/Oversight of Net Asset Value Files 

·        Manage the Review/Oversight of Daily Profit and Loss Calculations 

·        Review of fund, share class, and investor allocations including calculations of management and performance fees 

·        Ensure all scheduled work is completed by agreed deadlines, checklists are completed and files contain all required documentation 

·        Ensure that all controls and procedures outlined in the procedures manual and general company policies are complied with across all groups 

·        Create, maintain and update procedures for client specific deliverables 

·        Develop a thorough knowledge of our client base and build relationships with Investment Managers and other related third parties 

·        Partner with internal stakeholders and clients to support new Fund on-boarding’s and conversions 

·        Perform on-going review of daily controls and communication of any new training or procedural changes within the team 

·        Work closely with clients to resolve queries and provide first level accounting escalation support 

·        Work with internal partners (investment operations, reconciliations, investor relations and financial reporting teams) to agree on internal deadlines to ensure client SLAs are met 

·        Effectively balance workload and manage capacity within the team 

·        Ensure that coverage/cross training plans are in place within the team to cover holidays, absences and turnover 

·        Assist with training and coaching of team members 

·        Streamline operational processes to reduce risk and improve efficiency 

·        Ensure that available technology is fully utilized in the most efficient manner 

·        Work closely with legal/compliance to ensure all funds are in compliance with the relevant regulatory authorities 

·        Report to management on MIS and ad hoc  issues that may arise 

·        Participate in and or lead special projects 

·        Support business growth through participation in the Request for Proposal Process

Qualifications:

·         Bachelor’s degree required, degree preference is Finance, Accounting, or Economics

·         Thorough knowledge of the hedge fund environment including accounting for  investor allocations, share classes, and complex investment and securities processing

·         Superior interpersonal skills.

·         Excellent client service orientation and proven ability to deal with demanding clients.

·         Ability to lead and manage high performing teams.

·         Strategic thinker with proven track record.

     Requirements:

·        7+ years of Hedge Fund Accounting experience or work for Big 4 audit firms 

·        3+ years management experience 

·        Experience with private equity is a plus 

·        Strong knowledge of hedge fund products 

·        Strong  analytical skills 

·        Strong  communication skills 

·         Proven adaptability and ability to work in a high growth area

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