Role details

Accounting Manager

Chicago   •   USD100,000 - USD135,000   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Hedge Fund - Industry Leading Products
  • Outstanding Team - High Quality Ex Big 4 Director/Mentor

About Our Client

Our client is an established Hedge Fund and Asset Manager with operations worldwide, but operations HQ in Chicago. They are an impressive group with a quality of staff not surpassed in the market. This commitment to talent means they are at the cutting edge of all new financial concepts and product development. As a result the company is stimulating and drives people to think differently and by design allows them to progress in technical and operations ways much quicker than a more transitional shop.

Job Description

  • Oversee monthly calculations of guarantee, discretionary and performance-based compensation accruals (including inputs, control checks and reconciliations)
  • Design complex front office performance-based bonus models for accrual calculations
  • Analytically review guarantee, discretionary and performance-based compensation accruals
  • Create and present reporting to front office business leads on a quarterly basis
  • Manage the accounting team's year-end compensation process, including compensation estimates, final accruals and year-end reconciliations of payments to the general ledger
  • Coordinate year-end audit testing of compensation accruals
  • Assist in the design and implementation of a new compensation system
  • Extensive interaction and coordination with Compensation department
  • Participate in special projects as they arise

The Successful Applicant

  • Degree with a concentration in Accounting, Finance, Economics
  • Six plus years' experience
  • CPA with Big 4 background preferred but not essential
  • Strong commercial acumen/business partnering
  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills (required), including: the ability to create and utilize v-lookups, pivot tables, and other complex formulas.
  • Excellent presentation and interpersonal skills, high energy level, and ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated analytical skills and impeccable integrity

What's on Offer

This role has great visibility within the company and has a salary of $100,000 - $140,000 + 15% Bonus.

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