Finance Associate

Chicago, Illinois • $70,000 - $90,000

About the Company:

Leading alternative asset management company with over $300 billion of assets under management, focusing on real estate, renewable power, infrastructure and private equity is seeking a Finance Associate.

The Finance Associate will work directly with the Assistant Vice President of Finance & Accounting.  The successful hire will be responsible for budgeting & forecasting, preparing the monthly, quarterly and annual financial close processes and working on special projects for the Director of Finance & Accounting.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Assistant Vice Presidents of Finance and Accounting to prepare the monthly, quarterly and annual financial close processes for US, CA and UK domiciled entities
  • Perform budgeting and forecasting processes
  • Assist the team in preparing audit schedules and support for annual audit
  • Enhance existing processes based on the needs of the business
  • Review:
    • Accounts Payable transactions to ensure correct coding
    • Travel and Entertainment expense reports to ensure compliance with policy
    • Review and enter bank account activity, as necessary
  • Work on special projects for the Director and Vice President of Finance and Accounting as assigned

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or other Business discipline
  • 1-3 years of professional accounting work in the Big 4
  • Financial background, ideally with a background in the financial services industry
  • Aptitude and desire to assist the Vice President of Finance and Accounting with efficiency and technological initiatives, specifically budgeting and forecasting
  • Strong communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to deal effectively at all levels within the organization
  • Able to establish priorities, meet deadlines and work in fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work with team members disbursed between Chicago and New York

Compensation and Benefits:

  • $70,000 – $90,000 plus bonus
  • Competitive benefit program

 

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