Alternative Investment Associate

  • Location
    Hackensack, New Jersey
  • Category
    Accountant - Financial
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  • Job type
    Contract/Temp to Hire

About this Job

Accounting Principals has partnered with a Financial Services firm in their search to hire an Alternative Investment Associate. These are full-time contract-based positions that have the ability to transition to permanent. Currently, the position is remote, however, eventually it will return on-site in Hackensack, New Jersey.


Alternative Investments Associates and Accountants work as part of a team responsible for providing accounting, administration and investor servicing for hedge funds, private equity funds and closed-end registered products. Individuals calculate net asset value(s) and disseminate financial and performance information to the investment advisor and their investors. Acting as primary fund accountant for a multi-strategy fund mainly focused in Europe, ensures all fund accounting functions are in completed in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). Records trade information, income/expense activity and applies valuation of securities in the portfolio accounting system. Enters and reconciles all investor contributions and withdrawals in the partnership accounting system. Allocates fund level profits to individual investors for preparation and distribution of investor statements. Reviews and coordinates fund expense analysis and expense processing. Prepares fund financial statements, assists in audit and financial reporting requests. 


Basic Qualifications

  • Associate degree in Accounting, Finance or a business-related field, or equivalent work experience
  • Less than two years of related experience
  • Preferred Skills/Experience

  • Bachelor's degree preferred
  • Thorough knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Previous financial statements preparation experience for Hedge Funds and Private Equity
  • Relevant experience in the areas of Finance, Audit, Regulatory Reporting
  • Ability to identify and resolve/escalate complex problems with minimal guidance
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks/projects and deadlines simultaneously
  • Effective interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficient computer navigation skills using a variety of software packages including Microsoft Office applications

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