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Accounting Manager

Location:
Kings County, New York, United States
Salary:
120,000
Posted:
February 03, 2018

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TIAA CREF – Perform the fund and portfolio accounting for Hedge Funds. Prepare monthly NAV packages and financial statements in accordance with U.S. GAAP. Monitor daily trading and fund pricing. Prepare daily, monthly and quarterly reconciliations. Reconcile Fund records to fund administrators, custodian, transfer agent and portfolio groups. Monitor and analyze international and domestic corporate actions. Prepare and review year-end financial statements and footnote disclosures. Prepare ad-hoc investment-related reports for various internal and external parties.

Bank of New York Mellon Alternative Investments – Performed fund accounting and portfolio accounting for master-feeder and stand-alone private equity funds. Prepared quarterly/monthly NAV packages and financial statements in accordance with U.S. GAAP, capital statements for investors as well as performed IRR calculations. Ensured capital calls/distributions, management fees, profit and loss are calculated and allocated in accordance with partnership agreements. Maintained waterfall models that adhered to the terms of the LPA, interpreted LPA provisions and determined reporting requirements and their effect on the financial statements. Prepared and reviewed year-end financial statements and footnote disclosures. Performed daily and weekly cash reconciliations. Utilized Investran to prepare monthly and quarterly transactions.

Brahma Management – Performed the Controller function for 5 private equity funds; with 9 subsidiaries domiciled in Mauritius and Cyprus with real estate investments in India. Directed the annual financial statements audits for all funds; working together with the external auditors. Maintained management company books and records, and prepared monthly reporting packages. Coordinated management reporting, performance calculations and general reporting for the funds under management. Reviewed loan documents for portfolio companies in different geographic locations. Analyzed portfolio companies in different geographic locations. Managed fund administrators (in India, Cyprus, and Mauritius) to ensure that they meet their deadlines for deliverables as well as review those deliverables. Reviewed tax returns for all entities.

New York Life Insurance – Performed monthly and quarterly NAV calculations as well as cash and investment reconciliations for 15 Separate Account Investment Funds. Conducted quarterly variance and trend analysis for Separate Account vehicles and Private Equity funds. Conducted the month-end and year-end closing process, prepare consolidation, elimination entries, and completed consolidated financial reports. Prepared and reviewed financial statements and footnote disclosures. Perform FAS 157 leveling. Prepared SEC quarterly and annual filings.

Angelo Gordon & Company – Conducted the month-end close and calculated the monthly NAV for residential mortgage-backed, commercial mortgage-backed, REITs, and bankruptcy funds using Investran. Calculated daily performance estimates for traders. Prepared year-end financial statements.

PricewaterhouseCoopers – Sub-contracted to the Alternative Investment Group to conduct the year-end audits of hedge fund, private equity, and real estate clients. Performed audit testwork procedures for investments, capital, income, expenses, purchases & sales, equities, fixed income, derivative products, management fee, performance fee, and P&L allocations. Prepared financial statements and footnotes for master and feeder funds.

UBP Asset Management – Prepared and maintained accounting and performance activity for 10 Fund-of-Funds. Conducted the month-end close for each Fund and assisted with the conversion of some funds to a new fund administrator

GlobeOp Financial Services, New York, NY

Manager – Fund Accounting (04/06 - 12/08)

Worked on the month-end close for hedge funds with master-feeder, managed accounts, and fund-of-funds structures

Reviewed and signed-off on work performed by a fund accounting staff of 10 between the US, UK and India locations

Did the investment accounting for various investment products including equities, fixed-income securities, swaps, options, FX, asset-backed securities, futures, forwards, commodities, CFDs, PIPES, and Distressed Debt

Calculated daily and monthly NAV, allocated profit & loss to the feeder funds and at the investor level, as well as accounted for various share class fees

Performed the accounting for capital gains and corporate actions for various trusts.

Proficient with the application of U.S GAAP and IFRS reporting requirements; including FAS 52, FAS 115, FAS 133, FAS 157, and FIN 46

Successfully coordinated and implemented the conversion of the P&L allocation process for all funds on the firm’s New York office platform from Excel spreadsheets to being automated on Advent Partner; resulting in a one-day reduction in the accounting cycle-time

Provided technical accounting/industry knowledge to staff and hedge fund clients

Prepared and reviewed financial statements with accompanying footnote disclosures

Participated in the firm’s recruiting efforts, trained staff and conducted staff performance evaluations

BISYS Private Equity Services, New York, NY

Senior Associate – Alternative Investment Services (11/04 - 04/06)

Performed the accounting function for hedge fund-of-fund and private equity clients with various fund structures

Prepared, reviewed and distributed monthly financial reports to investors

Reviewed and distributed capital account statements to the Funds’ investors

Successfully implemented the conversion of the monthly fund accounting process from utilizing a combination of Word, Excel, and Access to being done more efficiently on InvesTier; resulting in a two-day reduction in the accounting cycle-time

Prepared and reviewed financial statements with accompanying footnote disclosures

Managed a staff of 4, provided on-the-job coaching, and managed client relationships and meetings

Anchin, Block & Anchin, LLP, New York, NY

Audit Manager – Financial Services (Investment Partnerships) (09/02 - 11/04)

Audited financial statements of hedge funds with various investment strategies

Performed audit test work procedures for equities, bonds, forwards, futures, options and commodities

Prepared financial statements including audit reports and disclosures for clients

Prepared federal and state partnership tax returns, including Schedule K-1s

Managed a staff of 4, provided on-the-job coaching, and managed client relationships and meetings

KPMG LLP, New York, NY

Audit Manager – Investment Management Services (09/96 - 08/02)

Performed audit, review and compilation services for Investment Management Services clients

Planned, managed, and reviewed audits for Mutual Funds, Hedge Funds, Private Equity Partnerships, and Investment Advisers

Communicated the results of audits to clients’ management

Trained, managed, and coached professional staff assigned to multiple engagements and provided performance feedback to team members

Participated in the firm’s recruiting efforts

EDUCATION

CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK, Brooklyn College

MA Economics

CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK, CUNY Baccalaureate Program

BS Accounting, Cum Laude

CERTIFICATIONS

Certified Public Accountant in the State of New York (CPA)

Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA)

Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)

Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS)

COMPUTER SKILLS

Proficient with Investran, InvestOne, Geneva, Advent Partner, InvesTier, SAP, QuickBooks, Microsoft Office Suite and SharePoint

Proficient with advance Excel functions i.e. VLookup, HLookup, Pivot Tables, and the Match function



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