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Senior Associate - Chicago

  • Job
    Full-time
    Junior Level
  • Accounting & Tax
  • Chicago

AI generated summary

  • You need a Bachelor's degree, 1-2 years experience, strong academics, Excel skills, investment accounting knowledge, attention to detail, multitasking ability, teamwork skills, communication skills, organization, and work ethic.
  • You will prepare financial statements, analyze investment transactions, monitor compliance, assist with audits and tax returns, and distribute financials to Limited Partners. Responsibilities also include tracking financial performance and assisting with fundraising activities.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance related field
  • 1-2 years of experience in a full-time role
  • Strong academic performance (minimum 3.0 GPA)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, particularly Excel
  • Familiarity with QuickBooks (not required, is a plus)
  • Knowledge of various investment accounting concepts
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to multitask
  • Ability to work in a team and individually
  • Ability to effectively communicate to team members
  • Strong organizational skills and work ethic

Responsibilities

  • Prepare financial statements for several domestic and offshore fund families, which includes updating portfolio investment schedules, partner equity allocations and analyzing complex investment transactions
  • Help with the internal semi-annual portfolio review process, analyzing and tracking partnership and portfolio company financial performance
  • Monitor compliance with complex partnership agreements
  • Assist with audits, tax return review, fundraising and annual meeting activities
  • Determine cash needs of partnerships and initiate capital calls
  • Electronically distribute financials, K1s, capital call and distribution notices to Limited Partners
  • Perform special projects as requested by the General Partners and Controllers
  • Interact with and respond to ad hoc limited partner requests

FAQs

What are the main responsibilities of a Senior Associate in Chicago?

The main responsibilities include assisting in the day-to-day operations of the accounting department and preparing fund-level financial statements.

Standish is a provider of specialized fund administration services for Private Equity Funds

Venture Capital & Private Equity
Industry
501-1000
Employees
2007
Founded Year

Mission & Purpose

We are a provider of specialized fund administration services for Managers and General Partners of private equity funds, specifically: Buy‐out, Venture Capital, Real Estate and Fund‐of‐ Funds. For new General Partners, we provide consulting services to help accelerate the launch of their funds in addition to our full fund administration services. For established General Partners, we provide administration services and technology to whole fund families or select funds, to help scale their fund operations rapidly and efficiently. From our start in 2007, we have grown steadily and currently administer more than 1,000 funds with clients who have in excess of $100 billion in committed capital under administration.