Fund Accounting Business Analyst

Location: Chicago, IL
Job Type: Direct Hire
Salary: $90.00 - $110.00
Degree: Bachelor;
Date: 1/30/2018
Job ID: 02564874
Job Description

The Fund Accounting Business Analyst is a great opportunity for an accomplished fund accounting professional that has strong analytical capabilities and is highly curious and interested in technology. This is a unique position blending core fund accounting skills with a desire to work as a member of our technology team to support our global user group and drive client service delivery with applied technology solutions. As a member of the technology team, you will interact heavily with our accounting team, financial control, strategy & execution and our clients. Funds fall into one of four market sectors – Hedge Funds, Credit Funds, Private Equity Funds, and Real Estate Funds.

Responsibilities:

  • Apply your exceptional fund accounting expertise to support our global user base.
  • Work directly with our technology team to investigate and resolve complex accounting and reporting issues.
  • Lead and contribute to new business requirements for ongoing improvements to the accounting and reporting platform.
  • Use your accounting and operational experience to identify and drive operational improvements through applied technology solutions.
  • Support our implementation team to onboard new funds onto our platform.
  • Support ongoing training and development of new team members.
  • Manage and deliver on special projects and custom solutions for our clients.
  • Apply basic technology skills to analyze and troubleshoot system issues.
  • Test new features and support our quality control team on documenting test plans.

Experience, Education and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree in Accounting, Finance, Mathematics, Engineering or related work experience.
  • 3+ years accounting experience.
  • Fund administration, exposure to hedge funds, private equity, credit, and real estate funds.
  • Quick learner, highly inquisitive and curious, excellent track-record of solving complex problems with focus and determination.
  • Strong aptitude for numbers and auditing.
  • Curious about technology and enjoys working with both business and technology professionals.
  • Highly capable of working independently and collaboratively within a dynamic team environment.
  • Previously acting as a liaison or interface between business users and technology team is preferred.
  • Basic technology skills such as Python, T-SQL, Excel VBA macros, advanced excel modeling a plus.
  • CFA, CPA a plus.
  • Bilingual in English and Mandarin language is a plus.
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