Fund Accountant

PDT Partners New York, NY
PDT Partners, a quantitative investment manager, seeks an analytical, productive, detail-loving Fund Accountant to join our Finance and Accounting team.

This is a great opportunity to hone existing accounting, analysis, and reporting skills, while diving deeply into the financial operations of a global hedge fund. Responsibilities will range from fund accounting and financial statement preparation to tax compliance and strategy. The Fund Accountant will work closely with the team, Chief Financial Officer, as well as with our fund operations, legal and compliance, investor relations, and operational risk management groups.

Why join us? PDT Partners has a stellar twenty-four-year track record and a reputation for excellence. Our goal is to be the best quantitative investment manager in the world—measured by the quality of our products, not their size. PDT's extremely high employee-retention rate speaks for itself. Our people are intellectually exceptional and our community is close-knit, down-to-earth, and diverse.

Responsibilities

* Work with the team on rotating responsibilities:

* Create mid-month and end-of-month NAV packs that include NAV calculations that shadow the Administrator.

* Review trade/cash, dividend, and P&L reconciliations in support of the NAV reconciliations.

* Participate on year-end audit and preparation of financials for the funds.

* Participate on year-end tax compliance.

* Work on complex expense allocation for the funds.

* Cover treasury responsibilities (maintaining adequate margin at counterparties and understanding margin rules and methodologies).

* Liaising with the prime brokers, administrator, and auditors.

* Prepare certain regulatory filings (Form PF, PQR, BE-185, etc).

* Provide financial data for third parties, including investors and trading counterparties.

* Participate on new product launches and integration into existing fund accounting systems.

* Lead ad hoc projects to improve efficiencies or revamp processes in the group.

Qualifications

* 3-5 years accounting experience, preferably at a top-tier public accounting firm and covering investment managers.

* Excellent problem-solving and research skills.

* Excellent verbal and written communication.

* Strong organizational and execution skills.

* Highly-proficient in Excel.

* Knowledge of Geneva or similar accounting system.

Education:

* Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, economics or related fields from an excellent academic program.