Senior Accountant - Private Equity Funds - NY

SS&C Technologies
New York
12 Oct 2017
26 Oct 2017
Job role
Contract type
Full time
SS&C Technologies, Inc. is a leading provider of software solutions and services for the international investment community. Investment managers, broker/dealers, sponsors, and custodians around the world use SS&C's mission–critical and decision support systems. SS&C brings together experts in investments, providing superior client service from its headquarters in Windsor, CT and subsidiaries in Canada, United States, Australia and Europe. Visit us at or .

We offer exciting growth opportunities and the chance to work in a dynamic and fast growing segment of the financial services industry. Our clients are some of the best, brightest and most innovative private equity fund managers in the industry today. SS&C is an international player in fund administration and continues to expand its offerings as we enter new global markets.


Senior Accountant – Private Equity Funds

Job Summary:

Senior Accountant – Private Equity Funds: will be responsible for transaction processing, the proper application of accounting principles to complex transactions, and financial reporting, for our private equity clients.

Job Description:

Senior Accountant – Private Equity Funds: The senior accountant will be responsible for a broad spectrum of financial and accounting matters affecting our private equity clients. Senior accountants should have a strong background in accounting for alternative investment funds, with a focus on private equity. The senior accountant is responsible for preparing and processing transactions and financial reports, and exercising sound judgment regarding the proper application of accounting principles to complex transactions. Additionally, the senior accountant must have proven client service skills, and the ability to work within a team toward the timely and accurate production of client deliverables.

* Contribute toward a team covering one or more client relationships

* Deliver accurate and timely work product within specified deliverables timelines, and in coordination with the vice president and other team members

* Demonstrate strong knowledge of accounting, specifically with respect to alternative investment funds, with a focus on private equity limited partnerships

* Review all transaction documentation and supporting files, and understand the features of the investment transactions, accruals, etc.

* Prepare work paper files for accuracy and completeness, including capital activity, investment activity, income and expense accruals, valuation adjustments, etc.

* Prepare management fee calculations, including offsetable amounts, management fee waiver contributions, etc.

* Prepare investor allocations and capital account statements

* Prepare capital call and distribution calculations, sources/uses of cash, allocations, and investor notices

* Update distribution waterfall (carried interest) models, in keeping with the applicable fund terms

* Prepare financial statements, notes disclosures, and supporting schedules

* Help manage the year–end audit process, in collaboration with the vice president, client, and auditors

* Handle daily/routine client information requests

* Provide guidance and direction to junior staff on all technical and client–service–related topics

* Where applicable, support the tax team with information to prepare tax compliance/reports

* Support corporate goals and business/departmental initiatives

Job Skills/Qualifications:

* Bachelor's degree in Accounting or related field

* 2+ years experience in accounting, with a focus on alternative investments funds – private equity experience a plus

* CPA designation a plus

* Knowledge of US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and other comprehensive basis of accounting, with an emphasis on investment partnerships

* Experience preparing and reviewing general ledgers, work papers and financial statements

* Deadline oriented with ability to complete assigned tasks independently.

* Attention to detail and demonstrated ability to multi–task

* Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

* Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, with advanced Excel skills; Investran experience a plus

* Sungard Investran experience a plus

* Team player


SS&C Technologies is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and as such does not discriminate against any applicant for employment or employee on the basis of race, color, religious creed, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other classification protected by applicable discrimination laws.