Expense Accountant / Analyst

Ramax Search - New York, NY (30+ days ago)

$90,000 - $125,000 Total Compensation

Expense Accountant / Analyst

Finance - Accounting & Financial Management

Previous Experience in Financial Services A MUST!

Reporting to US Head of Accounting & Financial Management

Our client is a global, diversified active investment manager with a strong parent company and a culture of risk management, providing global investment and research capabilities with consultative local delivery.

The firm provides its services to investment companies, high net worth individuals, pooled investment vehicles, pension and profit sharing plans, charitable organizations, corporations, state and municipal government entities, insurance companies, seed accounts, model delivery, foreign entities, and other investment advisers. It manages separate client-focused equity, fixed income, and balanced portfolios. The firm also manages equity, fixed income, and balanced mutual funds for its clients. It invests in the public equity, fixed income, and alternative investment markets across the globe. The firm invests in growth and value stocks of companies across all market capitalizations. For its fixed income portion, it invests in high-yield corporate bonds and convertible corporate securities. The firm employs a combination of quantitative and fundamental analysis with a bottom-up approach to make its investments.

Role & responsibilities

Responsible for all aspects of P&L and B/S for various expenses including:

Fixed Assets – including proper categorization of acquisitions, accounting treatment and accuracy of sub-ledger

Balance Sheet – analysis and approval of all asset activity

Intercompany expense bookings, including global activity – maintain complete monthly analysis and approval

Global expense processes

Consulting and professional fees

Occupancy & equipment

Fund administration

Participate in monthly P&L and B/S close meetings

Perform onshore validation and control of expense related processes.

Oversee Svc Provider adherence to offshore control framework for respective processes.

Liaison with Legal Department to ensure proper & current legal provisions are recorded

Assist with special projects and audit inquiries

Identify areas of opportunity for process improvement and help implement changes

Experience / Qualifications and Skills

B.A. in Accounting

7+ years of work experience in financial services industry

Asset Management Accounting experience preferred

Demonstrate working knowledge of GAAP

Understand big picture and how different tasks are connected

Ability to manage multiple deliverables with flexibility

Strong attention to detail

Make decisions that are appropriate for this level

Provide timely updates to Manager and escalate issues

Strong team player

Able to quickly interpret new information

Proficient in Microsoft Suite & Financial systems

Strong analytical skills

Excellent verbal and written communication skills