Grant Thornton LLP Finance Modernization - Fund Accounting, Senior Associate in Boston, Massachusetts
As a Finance Modernization Senior Associate - Fund Accountant, you will be responsible for the preparation, analysis and reporting of investment and fund NAV/performance. As an integral member of Finance Modernization, Fund Accounting Team, you will take ownership for the accurate and timely calculation of the NAV and fund financial reporting for various types of private funds (hedge, private equity, private debt, real estate etc.). You will work collaboratively with internal partners across multiple locations and functions, ensuring clear and open communication to address all challenges.
Your day-to-day may include:
Understand and assess all inputs and drivers of the NAV
Review core reconciliations and investigate any reconciling items to ensure the accuracy of the NAV
Analytically review monthly/quarterly investment and fund performance data
Take ownership of the NAV production and dissemination delivery
Prepare and review financial statements for funds
Work directly with external auditors to ensure accuracy of each fund annual financial statements
Maintain required records and checklists to evidence reviews
Identify and escalate issues and assist in their resolution as needed
Maintain an excellent and collaborative relationship with internal and external partners
Seek to improve efficiency and controls through automation and by identifying process and control enhancements
Other duties as assigned
You have the following technical skills or qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
Minimum 2 years of experience in the fund accounting environment
CPA or on track for CPA certification
Experience directly coaching others
A strong track record of developing relationships with key partners, both internally and externally
An understanding of what drives NAV performance and how it can be measured
An understanding of financial markets, investment types and strategies
A strong understanding of the accounting and pricing policies for different investment types
Experience with fund structures including but not limited to master funds, blocker and standalone entities, feeder funds, liquidated funds, and newly commenced funds
Knowledge of investment fund software such as Investran, Geneva, OneSource, DFIN Arc Reporting, etc.
Exceptional administrative and organizational skills with a proven record of efficient working and multi-tasking to meet client deliverables
An understanding of risks and the controls to mitigate them
Exception based validation experience
Ability to work additional hours and/or travel as needed
The base salary for this position in our New York City (Manhattan Office) only is $77,000 to $128,300.
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