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Team Lead, Investor Accounting
Ref No.: 18-15415
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Team Lead, Investor Accounting
Chicago, IL
Job description
Relocation Available

Summary: The job involves leading a team working for a global fund administrator, specializing in administering assets of complex hedge funds, private equity funds, and hybrids. The successful candidate will be an ambitious self-starter who has demonstrated the ability to function as an effective and strategic leader/manager in a dynamic, fast-paced and demanding environment. This individual will have a strong technical accounting background, experience with hedge funds or private equity funds, a client service focus, and a proven track record of building and managing effective teams.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Review monthly/quarterly fund investor allocations, management fee, and incentive fee calculations.
  • Review fund documents in order to interpret and execute allocation requirements.
  • Build allocation models to support bespoke fund and client requirements.
  • Work directly with clients, including CFOs and fund controllers, for on-boarding, monthly/quarterly deliverables, and escalations.
  • Serve as a client escalation point for issues, providing direction and judgment calls for internal team while providing necessary client communication to resolve external issue.
  • Collaborate with other team members to build scalable operations to meet the service needs of a large portfolio of clients.
  • Consistently look to streamline and automate the reporting/analytical process with the use of technology.
  • Assist in building a high-performance team through learning, development, mentoring and recruiting.
  • Work closely with technology resources to troubleshoot issues and scope new or desired functionality.


  • A minimum of 5 years of accounting experience
  • Experience with hedge funds or private equity funds investor allocations, management fee, and performance fee calculations
  • Bachelors degree with emphasis in accounting
  • CPA strongly preferred
  • Big 4 public accounting experience preferred
  • Excellent Excel and MS Office skills