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Fund Accountant

The Voleon Group, Berkeley

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Voleon is a technology company that applies state-of-the-art machine learning techniques to real-world problems in finance.  For more than a decade, we have led our industry and worked at the frontier of applying machine learning to investment management. We have become a multibillion dollar asset manager, and we have ambitious goals for the future.
 
Your colleagues will include internationally recognized experts in machine learning research as well as highly experienced technology and finance professionals. You will be working with strategies that are at the forefront of machine learning and statistical trading. The strategies have been carefully designed to generate non-correlated returns. Our firm and its strategies are the product of many years of meticulous research and craftsmanship, and you will lead the way in stewarding them into the future.
 
In addition to our enriching and collegial working environment, we offer highly competitive compensation and benefits packages, technology talks by our experts, a beautiful modern office, daily catered lunches, and more.
 
As a Fund Accountant, you will report directly to the Director of Finance. You will collaborate with talented colleagues across the company to help manage fund accounting, post-trade operations, reporting, and various projects. This role is a means to make a difference: together with the Finance team, you will be a core member of running our daily operations and creating infrastructure. 

Responsibilities

  • Maintain accuracy and provide key reporting, maintaining the monthly and annual financial statements, tax compliance, and treasury responsibilities related to our investment funds across multiple asset classes and geographies
  • Work closely with our service providers to ensure policies and internal control standards are being followed
  • Develop and monitor daily and monthly reconciliations between internal records, prime brokers and counterparties, banks, and the fund administrator
  • Maintain the internal accounting system, produce daily and monthly trading profit and loss reports and AUM reports, and confirm settlement activity across trading strategies
  • Manage projects including onboarding new brokers and trading counterparties, ongoing automation of operational tasks, and assisting with research and implementation for new product launches

Desired Qualifications

  • At least two years of experience in public accounting or at a private fund
  • Thorough understanding of financial reporting and its application to investment management funds
  • Experience working with enterprise-level accounting software and developing efficient processes
  • Advanced abilities in Microsoft Excel
  • Experience automating manual processes (preferred)
  • Exposure to a programming language (preferred)
  • Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Finance, or Accounting
  • Authorization to work in the United States
The Voleon Group is an Equal Opportunity employer. Applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, age, sex, gender, marital status, sexual orientation and identity, genetic information, veteran status, citizenship, or any other factors prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

About The Voleon Group

Co-founded in 2007 by two leading scientists, The Voleon Group combines an academic approach to research with an emphasis on scalability and risk management to deliver cutting-edge technology at the forefront of the finance industry. Many of our leaders and employees hold doctorates in statistics, computer science, and mathematics, among other quantitative disciplines. We are committed to exemplary performance in all aspects of our research and operations, while maintaining a culture of intellectual curiosity and flexibility. Voleon’s CEO holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford and previously founded and led a successful technology startup. Our Chief Investment Officer/Director of Research is a Statistics faculty member at UC Berkeley, where he earned his Ph.D.

The Voleon Group

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