Fund Accountant

Part of Townsend’s client base is composed of a series of pooled funds that have raised capital from high-net-worth US investors and certain non-US investors. Townsend also manages co-investment funds for institutional investors that are designed to generate targeted exposure to non-traditional investment areas (such as emerging managers or emerging markets).

We are searching for an accountant/analyst to assist us in the accounting and financial reporting process for the funds that we manage. The Fund Accountant will work directly with our portfolio management team and other consultants. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Recording journal entries
  • Reconciling accounts, including bank reconciliations
  • Managing cash activity
  • Maintaining capital account balances
  • Assist fund administrators with quarterly financial reporting to the limited partners
  • Produce limited partner capital account statements on Investran software
  • Assist in the preparation of quarterly reports and annual GAAP financial statements for Townsend’s funds
  • Working with outside accountants to help assist the audit process and the production of tax reports for investors

 

Job Qualifications

  • Bachelors in accounting or finance
  • 0-1 years experience
  • Strong analytic skills
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel
  • Effective communication skills. The Fund Accountant may be called upon to work with managers of underlying funds, outside accountants and attorneys and to speak with fund investors and prospective investors

Investment Analyst

Portfolio Management:

  • Providing analytical support to portfolio managers and consultants for client strategy development and efficient portfolio planning/construction
  • Using and improving upon various portfolio planning models and analytical tools
  • Monitoring client portfolio activity and underlying positions
  • Conducting performance measurement and attribution for various clients
  • Writing and reviewing quarterly performance reports to clients
  • Interacting with various institutional clients to provide necessary support on a daily basis
  • Drafting and presenting portfolio performance reviews and other presentations to institutional clients’ staff and board members

Research:

  • Exploring various house topics to assist in portfolio strategy development and provide thought leadership to existing and prospective clients

Skills and Expertise:

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance or related field required
  • A strong working knowledge of MS Office products, particularly Excel
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills
  • A high level of intellectual curiosity
  • Self-starter, capable of working in a fast paced environment and managing multiple projects simultaneously
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills and the ability to work effectively in a team-oriented environment
  • Any background or previous involvement in real estate, private equity or investment management preferred
  • ~2-7 years of experience
  • CFA preferred but not required
  • Minimum GPA of 3.5

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