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1) POSITION: Assistant Fund Controller

COMPANY: Alternative Investments Concern  

COMPENSATION: Total Package between $150-175K (all in)


* Manage/reconcile the Company’s daily position (200 positions alone in one European country).

* Preparation of fund financial statements, as well as daily trader P&Ls. 

* Supervisory of a small staff.


* Bachelors degree in accounting or finance (CPA preferred).

* 6-12 yrs experience within Hedge Fund or Private Equity environments.

* Must have background with distressed debt fund accounting, operational and/or investor reporting experience.

* Tax experience with fund tax returns and investor K-1’s a plus.

* Wall Street Office systems software experience a plus.

* Experience with cash reconciliations of daily positions.

* Experience preparing fund financial statements.

* Experience within a "private trades" environment.

* CPA preferred.






***FULL relocation (including house buy) for this tax spot*** 


2) POSITION: Manager, Tax Planning

COMPANY: Multi-billion-dollar, Worldwide, Publicly-Held Manufacturing Concern

LOCATION: Western New York

COMPENSATION: To $120K + Bonus + FULL Relocation (including house buy)


Manager, Tax Planning provides timely and high-quality advice and work product to Business Units and planning, reporting and analytical support for the Corporate Tax team. The Manager will play a primary role in enabling the company to minimize its tax burden while completing its income tax filing and its financial reporting requirements.


* Bachelors degree required (MST or JD/LL.M preferred).

* Minimum of 4-5 years of experience with at least 3 years working in the international tax groups of a Big 4 firm, or in a multinational corporate tax department.

* Practical experience in core areas of US international tax, including Subpart F, foreign tax credit utilization, transfer pricing methodology, foreign currency branch transactions, and withholding taxes.

* Understanding of the tax effects of international operations as they relate to US based multinational corporations.

* Knowledge of and familiarity with accounting concepts and entries, FAS109, FIN 48.






***Good position for those with FAS 133 and 115 knowledge***  


3) POSITION: Director, Strategic Initiatives

COMPANY: Financial Services Concern

LOCATION: New York City

COMPENSATION: To $130K + Bonus

REPORTS TO: VP, Treasury Controller.


Part of Treasury Controllership Group, this position oversees all accounting, control, and reporting aspects of Treasury related areas including cash, investments, debt, derivatives, foreign currency and capital.


* CPA with knowledge of SFAS 133, SFAS 115.

* Strong technical accounting knowledge and finance experience.

* Prior work experience in a Big 4 firm.

* 7+ years experience in accounting.






4) POSITION: Internal Audit Manager

COMPANY: Global Fortune Concern

LOCATION: Fairfield County, CT

COMPENSATION: To $125K + Bonus


* Manage the planning of audits and projects, risk assessment, execution fieldwork, and reporting of results to management.

* Implement and ensure audit work conforms to the Standards for Professional Practice of Internal Auditing.

* Manage, train, coach, and assess direct reports/team members.

* Assist in the preparation of annual audit planning and scheduling of audits.

* Assist in development of presentation materials to the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors to communicate audit plans, progress and results.

* Serve as the point of contact, along with the Internal Audit management team, for internal controls inquiries. 


* CPA with prior Internal Audit or Public Accounting Experience a must (a combination of the two is preferred).

* Supervisory experience, since the ability to motivate, mentor and train staff is necessary in this position.

* Big 4 experience a plus.

* 8+ years of experience.

* Willing to travel 25% both domestic and international.






5) POSITION: Senior Corporate Accountant

COMPANY: Investment Management Firm

LOCATION: New York City


REPORTS TO: VP Corporate Controller


* General accounting, partnership accounting, and consolidation work.

* Maintain accounts payable & accounts receivable ledgers.

* Prepare general ledger account reconciliations and supporting variance analyses. 

* Identify and resolve discrepancies in general ledger. 

* Coordinate Firm’s tax compliance responsibilities with outside accounting firm for all corporate entities. 

* Support required annual financial statement audits of investment companies and investment management companies. 


* Degree in accounting with at least 3+ years of experience.

* QuickBooks familiarity a plus.

* Good general accounting skills.

* Excellent MS Excel skills.






6) POSITION: Director, Global Accounting Policy

COMPANY: Financial Services Concern

LOCATION: Fairfield County, CT

COMPENSATION: To $140K + Bonus


This is a newly created key position with responsibility for global policy development as well as transaction advisory including providing guidance on the application of US GAAP, IFRS and bank regulatory reporting (Federal Reserve and NYSBD).

The position will focus on a key goal of assessing, revising, developing and implementing accounting policies across the finance organization. In addition, the position also has responsibility for ensuring that they are fully conversant with requirements related to financial regulation. They will assess any impact from these regulatory requirements on current policy and practice and be able to implement the appropriate remedies in a timely and inclusive manner.


* Minimum of 6 years experience in Accounting & Reporting: technical knowledge associated with current accounting pronouncements, familiarity with financial statements by segment, understanding of business drivers and implications.

* Prior SEC and bank regulatory reporting desired.

* Regulatory reporting with the Federal Reserve and NYSBD desired.






7) POSITION: Supervisor, Private Equity Accounting

COMPANY: Alternative Investments Concern  

LOCATION: Southern Florida

COMPENSATION: To $90K + Bonus + some relocation assistance


* Responsible for the accounting and quarterly financial reporting.

* Work along-side the Manager of Partnership Accounting to coordinate the preparation of year-end audited financial statements and working papers.

* Participate in monitoring all investments and analyze the related performance.

* Coordinate tax information for the preparation of income tax returns by outside advisors.

* Other duties as well.  Call us if interested.


* CPA with prior private equity accounting experience.

* Strong accounting and good tax knowledge.

* Relevant audit or work experience in the private equity/partnership area.

* Ability to interpret and apply analysis to complex legal documents and financial transactions.

* Strong Financial Reporting experience.






8) POSITION: Senior Accountant  

COMPANY: Hi-Tech Gaming Industry Concern

LOCATION: Fairfield County, CT



* Prepare journal entries and manage general accounting activities.  

* Perform month-end close.

* Prepare monthly financial statements.

* Perform bank reconciliations and wire transfers.


* Degree in Accounting  

* 3 + years of accounting experience.

* QuickBooks knowledge a plus. 






9) POSITION: Controller

COMPANY: Information Services Company

LOCATION: Fairfield County, CT

COMPENSATION: To $125K + Bonus

REPORTS TO: Vice President, Finance


* Responsible for ensuring the highest standards of financial reporting across Company.

* Expected to prepare the year end and half year consolidations and ensure the external audit is conducted efficiently.

* Responsible for researching and advising our businesses on complex technical accounting issues and help ensure consistent application of IFRS GAAP across the group.

* Consolidation of management reporting, including quarterly forecasts and annual budgets will also be a key aspect of the role.

* Help develop internal controls within our businesses which will require performing internal control visits to our operating companies.

* Work with Company’s Vice President, Tax on accounting for taxes, tax disclosures, tax forecasts and other and various other financial project based assignments.


* CPA with 7+ years of experience.

* Must have current Big 4 experience in background at least at the audit manager level.

* Possess excellent technical accounting skills, as well as having a genuine interest in complex accounting matters. 






10) POSITION: Tax Accountant

COMPANY: Hedge Fund

LOCATION: Fairfield County, CT


REPORTS TO: Tax Manager


* Bachelor's degree in Accounting (CPA preferred).

* Must have a combination of public accounting tax experience, as well as tax experience within a hedge fund environment.

* Specific tax knowledge of and experience with partnership tax issues, as they relate to hedge funds and hedge fund structures (master-feeder, side by side, mini-master, side pockets, etc.).

* Basic knowledge of taxation of financial instruments and general familiarity with financial products and trading including stocks, bonds, options and other derivatives.

* Must have proven Microsoft Excel modeling ability.

* Must have prior experience with AdvisorWare.

* Prior Big 4 hedge fund tax experience a plus.






11) POSITION: Director-Treasury Controllership Reporting

COMPANY: Financial Services Concern

LOCATION: New York City

COMPENSATION: To $130K + Bonus

REPORTS TO: VP, Treasury Controller

Part of the Company’s Global Controllership Organization, this group plays a significant role in the external reporting for the Company including, SEC and Bank Holding Company filings, earnings releases, earnings supplements, and investor presentations/analysis. This role is responsible for ensuring appropriate and consistent reporting for all Treasury Controllership related areas.


* CPA with knowledge of SFAS 133, SFAS 115.

* Strong technical accounting knowledge and finance experience.

* Prior work experience in a Big 4 firm, accounting policy group or SEC / regulatory reporting group required.

* 7+ years experience in accounting.






NOTE: Very close to filling this one.


12) POSITION: Fund/Corporate Accountant

COMPANY: Hedge Fund

LOCATION: Fairfield County, CT

COMPENSATION: Temp to Perm situation in which hourly rate based on experience.



This position will be responsible for the day-to-day accounting and assist in preparation of all reports (quarterly, year-end, etc.).

Duties and responsibilities with apply to both Domestic and International Funds include the following:

--Fund related tasks:

* Update and monitor trading activity including; equities, options, futures and forwards, allocations, corporate actions, and cash settlements

* Calculate daily, weekly and monthly performance, net asset values, management fees and performance fees.

* Analyze financial statements

* Other fund related tasks as well.  Contact us if interested/qualified.

--Corporate accounting related tasks:

* A/P, A/R, wire transfers, bank reconciliations, forecast and budgeting.

* Record and reconcile inter-company transactions and disbursements.

* Maintain fixed asset schedules and record monthly depreciation.

* Other corporate accounting related tasks as well.  Contact us if interested/qualified.


* Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or related subject required.

* 4+ years finance and accounting background in the financial services industry.

* Must have the corporate accounting experience AS WELL AS the fund accounting (hedge fund or private equity) experience.

* Big 4 experience a big plus.

* Must have advanced Excel skills.

* Experience with QuickBooks.






13) POSITION: Business Analyst, Finance

COMPANY: Global Hedge Fund

LOCATION: Fairfield County, CT

COMPENSATION: To $110K + Bonus


* Partnering with business users to fully surface their requirements and develop creative solutions to business problems.

* Using advanced technology tools, including Excel Macros (VB), Microsoft Access and Bridgewater-custom technology.

* Providing technical support for existing Excel spreadsheets, Microsoft Access databases, Sharepoint sites and other Company custom technologies.

* Developing intimate knowledge of business processes, their relationships to current systems, and to future software or vendor solutions.

* Diagramming workflows and processes.

* Training users on various technologies.

* Actively participating in project scoping and project management, including documenting business cases for proposed solutions.

* Working with business users to articulate project vision, objectives, and cost-justification for allocating resources to proposed projects.

* Working with business users to define use cases to determine software needs.

* Driving project related user acceptance testing, including assisting in the review of test plans and testing strategies.


* Power-user skills in Excel, (advanced formulas, pivot tables, macros and charts), Microsoft Access (create databases, write queries and VBA code), Sharepoint and in other Microsoft Office tools (experience in SQL queries is a plus).

* Understanding of database structures and basic database query skills.

* Prior experience with workflow diagramming tools and the ability to map workflows.

* Proven relevant work experience based on above responsibilities.






14) POSITION: Director-Risk and Controls

COMPANY: Financial Services Concern

LOCATION: Fairfield County, CT

COMPENSATION: To $130K + Bonus

REPORTS TO: SVP, Risk and Controls


* This position will be responsible for ensuring that there are effective internal controls over financial reporting.

Primary Responsibilities include:

* Help to support the creation of effective controls.

* Being a critical participant in ensuring compliance with Regulatory and SEC Reporting Requirements.

* Other duties too.  Contact us if interested/qualified.


* Bachelor's Degree in Finance/Accounting required. CPA or MBA strongly desired. CIA a plus.

* Experience with regulatory reporting and the Federal Reserve Bank required.

* Strong understanding of the Sarbanes Oxley Act, and the FDIC Improvement Act.






15) POSITION: Senior Internal Auditor

COMPANY: International Fortune 500 Concern

LOCATION: Fairfield County, CT


REPORTS TO: Audit Manager


Conduct audits under supervision of the in-charge to review and evaluate the effectiveness of internal accounting controls.  The audits are designed to inform management of issues regarding compliance with established controls and procedures.  Additionally, such audits will involve developing recommendations to strengthen controls, improve profitability and aid management decision-making capabilities.


* CPA with public accounting experience in Big 4 environment (prior internal audit experience as well is a plus).

* 4+ years of experience.

* Some Supervisory experience. 

* Willing to travel 40% both domestic and international.






16) POSITION: Financial Reporting Associate

COMPANY: Financial Services Concern

LOCATION: Fairfield County, CT



* Preparation and review of sections of external reporting documents including earnings release, earnings supplement, Investor Relations presentations, and other requests by Investor Relations.

* Assistance with financial reporting process for subsidiaries.

* Provide support/assistance for annual report and other SEC related filings.

* Special projects as needed, including enhancing policies and procedures around the external reporting process.


* BS in Accounting (CPA a plus).

* 1+ years experience in accounting with at least 1-2 years in public accounting a plus.

* Prior SEC reporting experience is also a plus.

* Good understanding of GAAP.

* Strong PC skills (MS Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint).






17) POSITION: Manager, Accounting & Reporting

COMPANY: Publicly-Traded Financial Services Concern

LOCATION: Fairfield County, CT

COMPENSATION: To $125K + Bonus


Responsible for the daily and month-end accounting for several of the Group's corporate (non-trading or customer brokerage) entities and consolidation accounting and related functions.  An important element of this role will be overseeing the preparation of the consolidation for the Group and for the Company, as well as the preparation of quarterly and year-end consolidated financial statements and footnotes (and supporting documentation) for inclusion in SEC, Regulatory and other filings.  Supplementing these responsibilities will be GAAP and SEC accounting research, including EPS lease and stock compensation accounting, and other ad hoc projects, documenting procedures, and assisting in interim, exchange and year-end audits.


* CPA with 8+ years of experience.

* Financial services industry experience (broker-dealer preferred).

* Knowledge of international financial markets and accounting standards.

* U.S. GAAP Financial Accounting and Reporting.

* P&L and Balance Sheet Accounting and Reporting.

* Financial Statement Analysis.

* Experience in intercompany processing and reporting, a plus.

* Proficiency with Microsoft Excel and Word, including complex/compound spreadsheets.







18) POSITION: Senior Accountant-Acquisitions

COMPANY: Global Fortune Concern

LOCATION: Westchester County, NY

COMPENSATION: To $85K       


* Ensure consolidation of financial transactions in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).

* Prepare and ensure accuracy of consolidated financial reports and statements for various locations, including flux analyses and detailed reconciliations.

* Perform detailed analytical balance sheet reviews that identify risk and opportunity in the financial statements; analyze trends in selling expenses.

- Prepare, review and record journal entries.

- Partner with Internal Audit and Control and Compliance team to ensure process & procedures are documented and SOX compliant.

* Other duties as well.  Contact us if interested.


* CPA with experience working on acquisitions (and balance sheets for the acquisitions) preferred.

* Big 4 accounting experience a plus.

* Oracle and/or Essbase knowledge a plus.

* Experience with Balance Sheet and P&L account reconciliation and analysis.






19) POSITION: Controller

COMPANY: Growing Privately-Held Supplier, Designer, and Manufacturer  

LOCATION: Southern Florida

COMPENSATION: To $115K + Bonus



The controller assists the CFO with the financial affairs of the organization and with preparation of financial analyses of operations, including interim and final financial statements with supporting schedules, for the guidance of management. Additionally, this position is responsible for cost accounting and internal controls.  This position is a critical leadership position within the company dedicated to the success of business goals.  Performs other related duties as required.


* MUST have CPA certification (no exceptions).

* Experience with manufacturing entities of at least $200M in revenue.

* Proven financial reporting experience.

* Proven supervisory experience.

* Understanding of financial systems and US GAAP.   

* Experience leading the cost management process including internal controls. 

* Experience with ISO9001 requirements desirable






20) POSITION: Controller

COMPANY: Alternative Asset Investor - Multiple Family Office

LOCATION: New York City




* Handle only the investments for the high net-worth individuals (but do not pay their bills).

* Emphasis in this position is on Partnership Accounting/Partnership Tax.


* “Hands-on” person with proven experience in partnership taxation and partnership accounting arenas.

* Ideal candidate would have experience with a family office, trust, law firm, or public accounting.

APPEAL OF THIS SPOT: Stable company (around @ 25 years); CFO looking for his successor in 7-10 year period.






21) POSITION: Quality Control - Experience Senior Manager


LOCATION: Hartford County, CT

COMPENSATION: To $150K + Bonus


The Quality Control (QC) department serves as the firm's principle resource in all matters affecting the conduct of the accounting and auditing practice.  The objectives are twofold.  First, the QC function will maintain up-to-date standards of proficiency in the areas of accounting and auditing.  Second, the QC function will also provide assurance that professional practices and procedures comply with the established quality control standards.


* Participate in the firm's inspection program including pre-issuance and concurring reviews, individual office reviews and ongoing communication with key Company personnel.

* Implementation of the firm's policies and procedures on technical matters.

* Implement technical developments affecting the Firm's accounting and auditing practice.

* Providing technical audit support.

* Monitoring developments within the PCAOB, SEC, AICPA and implement Firm-recommended action where necessary.

* Perform independent review of all full disclosure financial statements as necessary.

* Along with the Learning and Development Dept., implement continuing education QC programs for audit and accounting staff.


* CPA with proven experience to perform the duties for this position.