Senior Fund Accountant

  • 1133 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

About The Rock Creek Group:

Rock Creek is a leading global investment firm that applies cutting-edge technology and innovation to investments. We strive to generate returns and be at the forefront of change through public and private market investments in developed, emerging and frontier markets. 

Our Team:

Investors need deep global and diversified talent and experience behind their investments. Our team has extensive training and experience in a broad array of investment disciplines: portfolio construction, asset management, due diligence, risk management, compliance, trading, operations, information systems, theoretical and applied mathematics, physics, law and economics. We come from all over the world, and we are proud of our diversity in national origin, gender, culture, and life experience. We share a deep conviction that able, energetic, and principled professionals can achieve outstanding results.

Our Values:

We strongly value openness, transparency, partnership, and knowledge sharing. Many of our colleagues have been CIOs, investment team professionals, and board and investment committee members of foundations, pension plans, and sovereign funds. We are all keenly sensitive to the complexities and needs of institutional investors and to the importance of accountability, responsibility, and governance.

 

Job Description

 

 

Responsibilities:

 

 

 

 

 

  • Key role within the accounting team
    responsible for the Emerging Markets Equities strategies that primarily invest
    in funds, international equities and equity derivatives. 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Perform daily and monthly reconciliation of
    positions, cash, and valuation with third-party administrators and custodians.

     

  • Calculate daily and monthly investment portfolio
    performance using accounting systems and service provider data.

     

  • Ensure accuracy and proper accounting treatment
    of investment activities including valuation/pricing, subscriptions and
    redemptions, commitments, payments to/from underlying funds, accounts
    receivable/payable, distributions, equalization, cost reconciliation, realized
    and unrealized gain/loss, corporate actions, and other activities.

     

  • Verify accounting treatment of investor
    activities including contributions and withdrawals, calculation of asset-based
    fees and expenses, allocation of income/loss and expenses, calculation of
    performance fees, NAV computation, and series accounting.

     

  • Assist with the annual audits of the portfolios which
    include preparing financial statements, working with independent auditors, preparation
    of audit confirmation requests, calculation of financial highlights, and other
    assigned tasks.

     

  • Handle other ad-hoc requests such as investor
    requests, audit confirmations, and other assigned tasks.  

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Specialized Skills/Knowledge/Competencies

 

 

 

 

 

  • Knowledge of pricing and valuation of listed international
    equity securities and derivatives including – equities, futures, forwards, and
    SWAPs.

     

  • Understanding of US GAAP for investment
    funds/portfolios

     

  • Experience in maintaining trial balance and
    general ledger entries related to investment portfolio accounting. 

     

  • Experience in using accounting software such as
    Eze PMS or any similar investment accounting software.

     

  • Fully proficient computer skills, particularly
    using information databases, internet/intranet services, and working knowledge
    of Microsoft Word and Excel.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Demonstrated ability to apply good judgment specifically
    as it relates to identifying issues in a timely manner, good problem-solving
    skills and prioritization of workload to meet deadlines. 

 

 

Qualifications



General Competencies



 



  • Excellent team player with a positive attitude,
    good work ethic, willing to take on additional responsibilities as needed, and
    take a proactive approach to ensure the success of the team as a whole.

     

  • Great interpersonal skills to interact well with
    co-workers, external clients and third-party service providers.

     

  • Ability to work capably under time constraints
    with limited supervision, effectively multi-task and work efficiently to meet
    tight deadlines.  

     

  • Proficient in English with good communication
    skills. Knowledge of additional languages is a plus.

     

     

     





















Minimum Education/Experience



 



  • Undergraduate degree in finance or accounting

     

  • Professional certification: CPA/CFA is a plus







Additional Information

Benefits:

Consistent with our belief that our team members are our most valuable asset, The Rock Creek Group offers a competitive benefits package.

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance, dependents eligible
  •  401(k) retirement plan with company match
  •  Paid time off, sick leave and company holidays
  •  Wellness programs including an onsite gym and meditation program
  •  Healthy snacks and beverages


Background investigation

At the Rock Creek Group, all offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a thorough background investigation that includes, but may not be limited to, a credit and criminal background check and verification of education. employment and salary history.