Investment Accountant Job Description

Investment Accountant Job Description

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Investment accountant provides timely and accurate investment data and Investment accounting for the General Account Invested Assets on a Statutory, GAAP, Management, and Tax basis.

Investment Accountant Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

OCompletion of reports and schedules accurately and timely in accordance with GAAP, regulations and/or internal guidelines
Participate in the preparation for the audits of the IM fund entities
Review various draft SEC filings assembled by outside service providers and reconcile financial information to relevant source documents
Review annual tax returns, including K-1s, put together by outside audit firm or outsourced service provider
Calculate and/or review periodic dividends for corporate entities/mutual funds, tracing detailed information to source documents
Assemble (or if performed by outside service provider, review) quarterly financial statements for funds
Follow lead of Controller and CFO in ensuring accounting policy is followed
Responsible for financial books and records for several legal entities, including monthly/quarterly closing processes
Perform expense calculation, management fee and incentive calculations and assist in payment function for funds
Review fund NAV’s and otherwise review service provider accounting packages and, where applicable, specialized mutual fund reporting

Investment Accountant Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Investment Accountant

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Education for Investment Accountant

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Employers hiring for the investment accountant job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, Education, Business/Administration, Economics, MBA, Information Technology, Management, Communication

Skills for Investment Accountant

Desired skills for investment accountant include:

Microsoft Office products
Excel and InvestOne experience
Yardi system
Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
Ability to analyze
Interpret and apply relevant guidance as necessary

Desired experience for investment accountant includes:

Manage one’s own career development, staff goal setting and execution
Review work performed by outsourced service providers who perform certain accounting functions
Perform financial analyses and participate in new accounting/reporting systems initiatives
Prepare material for valuation committees and disclosure committee
Help prepare for various investment policy, valuation committee and board meetings
Responsible to make sure accruals are being checked and properly posting to the portfolios on a daily basis

Investment Accountant Examples


Investment Accountant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for an investment accountant. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for investment accountant
  • OResponsible for the review of audited financial statements of fund investments to determine if assets should be admitted for statutory reporting purposes the review of footnote disclosures to determine if there is any new information that should be reported to management regarding major changes in accounting policies and/or valuations
  • OResponsible for the timely and accurate completion and submission of investment related Statutory Schedules including Schedule BA
  • Prepare financial statements, month-end closing, fund analysis, monthly accruals
  • Provide day to day support to Hong Kong management team, regional support to country CFO’s, and country senior management
  • Review, analyze and critically evaluate business unit’s financial results
  • Work within the broader global finance team to support product, marketing, technology and operations financial managers, support the regional finance controllers group
  • Provide oversight to finance support team located in India
  • Prepare/park monthly journal entries
  • Reconcile general ledger balances
  • Prepare quarterly consolidations
Qualifications for investment accountant
  • Ensure all securities are priced using an approved pricing service
  • Prepare month-end portfolio
  • Assist in reviewing month-end portfolio statements for completeness and accuracy
  • Assist the Valuations Manager to drive ad-hoc projects
  • Big 4 firm preferred
  • Familiarity with fixed income and/or investment accounting experience preferred

Investment Accountant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of investment accountant. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for investment accountant
  • Cross train in Corporate Accounting
  • Coordinate with Internal Audit, PWC and the group inquiries
  • Support timely and accurate financial and management reporting requirements
  • Continue to automate processes and/or implement process improvements
  • Document current procedures
  • Prepare financial statements, call reports and executive summary reports
  • Preparation of annual financial statement packages and facilitation of the audits with external auditors and/or Security Count Audits
  • Review the workpapers/general ledger entries of outsourced service provider
  • Ensure all results are properly recorded and reported on a timely basis
  • Review financial reporting for internal and external clients
Qualifications for investment accountant
  • 3+ years of hands on MF experience
  • Comfortable with financial statements
  • Responsible for timely and accurately processing of trades input into the appropriate investment portfolios on a daily basis and accurate processing of subscriptions and redemptions to client portfolios
  • Familiarity with structured securities a big plus!
  • Networks across Investment Accounting & Reporting, Asset Management, Risk
  • Excellent comprehension of contractual language

Investment Accountant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of investment accountant. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for investment accountant
  • Manage and review monthly, quarterly, and annual Balance Sheet and Income Statement reconciliations between the general ledger and the investment system for all Schedule BA investments
  • Coordinate the preparation and review of processing all cash and equity entries related to all of the limited partnership investments in the general and separate account portfolio
  • Collect and review monthly financial reporting packages, including year-end, for all Investments (JVs)
  • Prepare Deal Abstracts
  • Assist and when necessary lead the Year-End Audit Process
  • Review Engagement Letters
  • Assist Auditors with supporting schedules, confirmations, and notes to the financials
  • Review Final Financials and notes to ensure accuracy and consistency
  • Maintain various Investment Accounting Group schedules
  • Review of annual tax estimates and preparation as needed
Qualifications for investment accountant
  • Other languages – French, Italian
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance, preferably Accounting
  • Investment experience highly preferred but not required
  • Ability to communicate with business areas Corporate Finance areas in a clear and timely manner
  • Oriented, and have the ability to work both independently and in a team
  • 3-5 years' accounting experience in progressive levels of skills and responsibilities

Investment Accountant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of investment accountant. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for investment accountant
  • OPreparation of quarterly and annual financial reports
  • OAssistance with accounts payable functions within the team
  • OPreparation of quarterly accrual work papers to support amounts in the financial reports
  • OInteraction and assistance with internal and external auditors tax preparers
  • OResponsible for ensuring all Private Equity fund investment activity is recorded to the sub ledger and corporate ledger including contributions, distributions, valuations and foreign exchange gains and losses
  • OResponsible for reviewing private equity fund financial statements and ensuring all activity ties to the sub ledger
  • OResponsible for the review of daily cash and valuation activity across the private equity portfolios
  • OResponsible for determining income to recognize for the funds based on SSAP 48
  • OResponsible for the timely and accurate completion of monthly and quarterly investment reporting
  • OAssist in the review and compilation of data for reporting to various regulatory bodies
Qualifications for investment accountant
  • Investment accounting experience (either from being an Auditor with Investment banking clients and/or private business sector in the Financial Services/Investment Industry)
  • CPA license and/or Masters Degree is a big plus
  • Industry/work experience in asset management is a plus
  • Interest in pursuing a career in accounting/finance
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting with 3 – 5 years of corporate or public accounting experience with financial services or real estate preferred
  • O1-2 years of experience in an accounting role

Investment Accountant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of investment accountant. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for investment accountant
  • OResponsible for updating procedures and SOX documents
  • OParticipate in system upgrades and business continuity exercises
  • OPartner across Investment Accounting & Reporting, Asset Management, Risk Management, Valuation Services, Internal Audit and Compliance to ensure proper accounting treatment for new investments, changes in strategy or portfolios and other events that impact the private equity portfolio
  • Providing informative, clear and transparent cost performance reports to the buildings' tenants on both a proactive cyclical basis and in response to ad-hoc requests from the tenants
  • Oversight of company’s annual reporting process
  • SEC reporting functions
  • Identifies workflow problems
  • Work collaboratively within the team and across the department
  • Pursue developmental opportunities to further skills
  • Reconciliations for investment and equity accounts
Qualifications for investment accountant
  • Minimum work experience - 1 years for Accountants and 3 years for Senior Accountants
  • Fluency (written and spoken) in English and German
  • OAbility to work in a deadline driven environment
  • OGood verbal and written communication skills
  • OWillingness to be challenged and to accept a broad range of responsibilities
  • Financial instruments experience

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