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General Ledger Accountant

Accounting position for the corporate entities of a $16B hedge fund investment advisor. Oversee the accounting of several different corporate entities of a multistrategy hedge fund advisor in the general ledger accounting system. The position reports to the Assistant Controller and Controller and works closely with accounts payable and a variety of other internal departments including fund accounting. Person must be diligent and self motivated with attention to detail.

Daily responsibilities include:

  • Identify daily activity in bank accounts
  • Reconcile over 20 different bank accounts for several different corporate entities including a London subsidiary
  • Post journal entries in MAS90, the company general ledger accounting software package
  • Work closely with Fund Accounting group to identify bank loan wire activity in one corporate entity
  • Prepare and distribute 1099s to vendors
  • Track and maintain fixed asset ledger by coordinating with Technology and Accounts Payable. Prepare schedules for reporting of fixed assets
  • Assist with the preparation of other reports provided to management
  • Assist with year end audits
  • Assist with preparation of month-end financial statements, cash flow statements, budgets
  • Assist with quarterly and annual tax filings

4 year degree in Accounting
Proficient with Excel spreadsheets
Excellent communication skills

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