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Financial Reporting and Accounting Policy Specialist

Jersey City, NJ 07302

Posted: 10/24/2017 Industry: Investment Management Job Number: 1893

Financial Reporting and Accounting Policy Specialist

Our client is a prestigious asset manager with an excellent reputation and culture. They are adding a Financial Reporting and Accounting Policy Specialist to their growing team. 

This addition to staff  will work closely with the Director of Fund Administration/Treasurer of the Funds, as well as the Fund Administration team. 

This role will oversee matters related to financial reporting, regulatory matters, accounting policy, internal control documentation, issue resolution and ad-hoc reporting and business development requests.

  • Responsible for review of regulatory filings (i.e., Annual reports, semiannual reports, Form N-Q, Prospectus and SAI etc.) in accordance with SEC Regulations and US GAAP.
  • Play key role in financial statement production process, through identification and drafting of new disclosure requirements, documentation of required accounting policies, liaising with external auditors and supporting the certification of the financial statements under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.
  • Strong knowledge of SEC Regulation S-X and US GAAP.
  • Manages operational aspects of all Regulatory Filings.
  • Ensure inclusion of any new regulations and/or best practices learned from industry involvement.
  • Works directly with the Director of Fund Administration for all strategic initiatives. Manages operational project timelines; plans and coordinates the implementation of all operational steps to implement fund launches, mergers and liquidations and other business initiatives.
  • Liaise with all investment operations teams, legal and compliance, shareholder servicing, distribution and portfolio management.
  • Understands how processes and systems interact and affect other areas of the company. Works collaboratively with management to develop recommendations, identifying improvement opportunities. Makes recommendations and implements workflow, process or system enhancements to continually enhance operational efficiency.
  • Preparation of certain quarterly Board materials.


  • Seven + years of public accounting experience preferred.
  • CPA required.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.
  • Bachelor’ s Degree 

Personal Characteristics Required:
  • Ability to plan and manage several initiatives concurrently
  • Proactive, collaborative team player
  • Takes initiative and self-motivated
  • Outstanding interpersonal, communication and follow-up skills

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