Fund Accountant (Absolute Return Strategies)

  • Location: Chicago, IL, Illinois
  • Type: Perm (Contingency)
  • Job #33290
  • Salary: $80,000.00

Compensation: $80,000 – $115000 + bonus
Location: Chicago, IL

Job Description
Our client, a global alternative asset management solutions provider, is seeking a Fund Accountant to join their team in Chicago. In this role, you will be responsible for performing day-to-day accounting for investment partnerships and accounts managed by the firm across various investment strategies.

As a Fund Accountant, you will be responsible for the following:

  • Performing day-to-day accounting for investment partnerships and accounts 
  • Analyzing internal and external data sources to create client deliverables
  • Liaisiing between the company and underlying managers/administrators
  • The calculation and accurate reporting of underlying manager performance
  • Assisting in the preparation of financial statement audits and regulatory compliance reporting for the various partnerships and companies
  • Completing preparation and analytical review of weekly and monthly fund performance and investor reporting
  • Supporting investment and client service personnel on ad-hoc requests
  • Completing general accounting responsibilities
  • Assisting in special projects as requested

To be considered for the Fund Accountant role, you should have:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance with outstanding academic credentials
  • 2-5 years of experience working for a financial services firm or top-tier accounting firm with specialization in investment partnerships, hedge funds of funds, mutual funds or private equity
  • Accounting experience in managing hedge funds preferred
  • Experience with spreadsheets, general ledger, and portfolio software required
  • Technical proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and Access
  • Demonstrated team player, self-starter, and independent thinker with the ability to exercise excellent judgment
  • Exposure to financial reporting, auditing, and tax


  • A competitive salary that reflects your experience and skills
  • The opportunity to work alongside a team of talented professionals in a fast-paced and stimulating environment
  • Comprehensive benefits package available

Note: Qualified candidates will be contacted within 2 business days of application. If an applicant does not meet the above criteria, Atlantic Group will keep your resume on file for future opportunities and may contact you for further discussion.

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Job ID: 33290