Controller

  • Competitive
  • Jersey City, NJ, USA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Mathisys Advisors LLC
  • 04 Dec 17 2017-12-04

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the Controller is responsible for the integrity of all financial information and the set up of, and ongoing oversight for all aspects of the accounting and finance functions for the fund, management company, and related entities. We are looking for a versatile candidate who can handle the high level responsibilities of the role and the day to day requirements. The Controller will help in other business areas such as human resources, investor relations, disaster recovery, and other projects. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to grow into a CFO role.

Who We Are:
The firm is a Jersey City, NJ based start-up investment advisor of a quantitative driven hedge fund.  Our strategies deployed will include high-frequency trading and statistical arbitrage with a focus on emerging markets.  We will trade across equities, futures, options, and FX utilizing both cash and derivatives.  

Key Tasks:
Set up financial reporting systems and internal control environment
Oversee processing of fund administrator’s monthly net asset value and investor allocation calculations
Oversee production of annual financial statements
Partnership accounting and investor financial information/reporting
Perform all Performance Fee calculations (including billing), performance composites and fund track record information
Oversight of year-end audits
Oversight of tax compliance and investor tax statements (K-1’s)
Development of business planning, budgets and forecasts
Review daily reconciliation of fund cash balances, positions, performance, payables and receivables, and shareholder records and activity prepared by the Administrator and Prime Brokers
Manage collateral and cash management
Compliance of Accounting Policies and Procedures with industry best practices
Bill payment and journal entries using QuickBooks
Responsible for all regulatory reporting for an SEC and CFTC registered entity including Form ADV, Form PF, etc. 
Liaise with Trading and IR on ad-hoc requests
Assist on HR matters including payroll, benefits, etc. 

Skill Requirements:
Leadership
Strong communication skills
In-depth knowledge and experience with equities, futures, and other derivatives and their accounting
Detail-oriented, with a “hands-on” and “no task is too small” attitude
Strong knowledge and use of desktop applications (Excel, Word, Powerpoint)
Proficiency in accounting applications such as QuickBooks

Background Requirements:
7-12 years plus progressive accounting experience
CPA strongly preferred
Prior hedge fund experience as a Controller, Assistant Controller or similar role
Public accounting experience a plus
Strong working knowledge of MS Excel
Strong sense of personal responsibility and ownership of projects and tasks assigned
Highly organized and detail oriented
Self-motivated
Impeccable integrity