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Fund Accounting Associate

CAIS

CAIS

Accounting & Finance
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 7, 2023

CAIS is building the first truly open marketplace for alternative investments, where financial advisors and asset managers engage and transact directly on a massive scale. CAIS provides financial advisors with a broad selection of alternative investment strategies, including hedge funds, private equity, private credit, real estate, digital assets, and structured notes; thus, allowing them to capitalize on opportunities and/or withstand ever-changing markets. Additionally, CAIS provides an industry leading learning system, CAIS IQ, that helps advisors learn faster, remember longer, and improve client outcomes.

CAIS is seeking a highly organized, detail-oriented Fund Accounting Associate to join the Fund Management team at CAIS. The ideal candidate will be a positive self-starter with excellent Excel skills and great attention to detail. The ideal candidate works well under pressure and has a proven track record of working remotely with little supervision. This is a great opportunity to gain unique exposure within a fast-paced FinTech firm in the Alternative Investments space.

Responsibilities

  • Review monthly hedge fund and quarterly private equity fund NAV files prepared by a third-party administrator
  • Assist with preparation of capital call and distribution workbooks and track funding
  • Prepare trade tickets for investment and monitor cash positions and liquidity of investments, reconciliations and manage cash reserve
  • Liaise with external vendors such as bank/third-party administrator/auditor/tax/valuation specialist and develop relationships with them
  • Support audits of feeder funds and coordinate tax filings and tax reporting to investors
  • Review each funds’ principal documents, assessing accounting complexities around fund terms, managing credit lines, developing/enhancing/instituting operating procedures for products
  • Run accounts payable and expense allocation process
  • Support the internal teams with client inquiries regarding funds’ performances, investors’ capital account balances, capital calls, and distributions
  • Design and implement processes and procedures for servicing the funds. Work in close partnership with the management team to enhance and automate key processes, and to develop and enhance product, management, and other reporting, targeting both efficiency and scale
  • Ease error rates and mitigate risk through the adoption of appropriate controls, process documentation, cross training, and process improvement
  • Work closely with investor relations, product, legal and compliance, technology, and sales & marketing teams to support fund operations
  • Participate in new fund structuring, set up and onboarding
  • Define, update and maintain operating policies and procedures
  • Work with counsel/CCO to ensure general compliance with fund docs as well as regulatory filings and requirements such as SEC and FINRA
  • Ensure data integrity for all standardized and customizable reporting
  • Assist in implementing and tracking key performance indicators (KPIs)
  • Ensure timely deliverables of all reports
  • Opportunities to take on strategic-oriented projects and additional responsibilities based on capacity, skill, and interest

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, economics or a related discipline preferred
  • 1-3 years of relevant experience preferably with hedge fund and/or private equity industry experience Knowledge of alternative investments a plus
  • Experience working with large sets of data a plus
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Suite, specifically Excel VLOOKUP, INDEX and MATCH, Pivot Tables
  • Strong organizational, multitasking, problem solving and time management skills
  • Highly organized self-starter with experience coordinating multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment

CAIS’ compensation package includes a market competitive salary, a performance bonus, and exceptional benefits. For candidates located in New York, New York, the base salary range for this role is $90,000 - $110,000. Actual compensation is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to skill set, level of experience, and specific office location.

CAIS offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes generously subsidized healthcare with 100% employer paid dental and vision insurance, an employer matched retirement plan, wellness programs, and generous PTO and parental leave. Additionally, CAIS offers a flexible, hybrid in-office model; for most roles, we do not require a minimum number of days in office per week. For more information on our benefits and career opportunities, please visit our website: https://www.caisgroup.com/careers.