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Vice President, Accounting Policy

Hedge Fund, Full-Time

New York, NY

$175,000 - $225,000 TOTAL COMPENSATION

The Role:

Asset Management Company is seeking to hire a Vice President of Accounting Policy to assist a Director in the Company’s Accounting Policy Group with numerous responsibilities.

Job  Description:

  • Pre-Execution Transactions:
    • Participate in quarterly meetings with key stakeholders (i.e. legal, accounting, operations, portfolio managers), to identify new transactions that require pre-execution accounting due diligence.
    • Reading drafts of transaction documents, summarizing key terms, identifying accounting issues, researching relevant accounting pronouncements and preparing a roadmap that documents the Company’s preliminary accounting conclusions.
    • Assist with presenting preliminary accounting conclusions to external auditors and subject matter experts prior to the transaction’s execution.
    • Formally documenting the Company’s accounting conclusions and policies in a memorandum.
  • Existing Transactions:
    • Assist in assessing accounting reconsideration events by monitoring amendments to legal documents, changes in ownership, and other changes in the structure of the transaction.
    • Implementation of New FASB and SEC Pronouncements:
    • Monitoring FASB decisions regarding the formation of new standards that could impact the Company.
    • Reviewing proposed ASUs and drafting FASB comment letters.
    • Assist with implementing new accounting guidance issued by the FASB and/or SEC, working closely with the Controllership and Reporting teams.
    • Assist with formally documenting implementation roadmap and accounting policies.

Required Skills:

  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Accounting. Master’s/MBA preferred but not required.
  • 5-10 years of public accounting experience, with at least 2 years spent in a Big Four firm’s technical accounting group.
  • Must be a licensed CPA.
  • Specialized in one or more of the following accounting topics: ASC 323, 718, 805, 810, 815, 946.
  • Experience in the Asset Management industry (management company-specific) strongly preferred.
  • Ability to pivot and quickly identify/research/resolve ad hoc accounting queries.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. The ability to distill complex, technical information into easy-to-understand accounting memos.
  • Ability to handle multiple responsibilities simultaneously and present assignments concisely and accurately.
  • Ability to work well as part of a team as well as independently (maintaining accountability over the task at hand).
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.



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