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Senior Investment Accountant

Los Altos, CA 94022

Posted: 08/01/2022 Employment Type: Direct Hire Job Category: Financial Job Number: 360157

Job Description

Family Office

Senior Investment Accountant


Our client, a family office, is looking for a Senior Investment Accountant to join their team due to growth.  In this hybrid investment accounting and investment analyst role, you will be responsible for handling the day-to-day investment accounting and reporting functions while supporting the investment research process as new investment opportunities become available. This successful candidate will be expected to be in the Los Altos office three days a week.


Here are a few additional reasons why you should consider this opportunity:
  • A hybrid role where the candidate can help on the investment analyst side, such as assisting with due diligence, sitting on investment calls, gaining exposure to M&A, and being a part of investment-related projects. It is ok if the candidate does not have this experience since the hiring manager is open to training this portion of the job.
  • Opportunity for the role to transition into a full investment analyst position
  • Report to the Director of Investment Research. He is a great hiring manager, has a strong background in equity research, and started his career at KPMG. He is warm with an even keel personality. He would be an excellent mentor to this candidate and would be more than happy to help groom them for success
  • Great office culture. They have a family feel, a collaborative environment where everyone gets along, and there are no egos
  • Relative work-life balance, 40~ hour work weeks


  • Maintain accurate books and records of all investment transactions in accounting software and wealth management platform, Addepar, for multiple entities managed by the family office
  • Prepare investment performance, asset change, and other ad hoc reports on monthly, quarterly, and annual basis
  • Assist Director of Investment Research with ad-hoc analysis, research projects, and preparation of investment presentations.
  • In coordination with the Director of Investment Research and Sr. Controller, manage the Dry Powder Report which projects investment inflows and outflows and thus informs future investment decisions
  • Handle capital calls, distributions, and KYC requests from external investment funds
  • Assist in development and implementation of new procedures and features to enhance the department workflows and internal controls
  • Assist with various month-end closing responsibilities, including accounting entry adjustments, consolidated cash report preparation, related entities reconciliation, etc.
  • Assist in preparation of year-end fund investment confirmation letters for all family offices entities
  • Prepare journal entries to true-up investment balances in accordance with the confirmation letters
  • Assist with gathering and tracking documents required for tax return preparation with tax service provider
  • Assist the Senior Controller and Assistant Controller on special projects as directed
  • Any other responsibilities that may be assigned from time to time


  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance
  • Minimum 5-7 years of experience in full-cycle accounting
  • Interested in the financial markets and desire to learn about investment research and analysis
  • Comprehensive Computer Skills: Microsoft Office (proficient in Excel highly preferred) and experience with different ERP systems/accounting software such as QuickBooks, NetSuite, Addepar, etc.
  • Ability to multitask, meet deadlines, deliver high-quality results and be flexible in handling changing priorities in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
  • Exceptional work ethic and a positive “can-do” attitude
  • Self-starter who can work independently under minimal supervision
  • Must have good organizational skills with attention to details
  • Great team player with good communication (both verbal and written) and interpersonal skills
  • Experience working in a high net-worth family office or investment fund is a plus
  • Adhere to the highest level of confidentiality 

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