Private Fund – Assistant Fund Controller

Available in Boston, MA for 2 days.

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At Barings, we are as invested in our associates as we are in our clients. We recognize those who work diligently for us and reward them for personal and professional integrity, communication skills, distinct competencies and expertise in specific strategies, ability to collaborate as a team member and true dedication to the interests of our clients.

We thank you for your interest in joining the Barings team, and invite you to explore our current employment opportunities.

Title: Global Private Fund Structing- Assistant Fund Controller

Business Unit: Global Client Operations

Location: Charlotte, NC/Springfield, MA/Boston, MA/NYC, NY)

Barings is a leading global financial services firm dedicated to meeting the evolving investment and capital needs of our clients and customers. Through active asset management and direct origination, we provide innovative solutions and access to differentiated opportunities across public and private capital markets. A subsidiary of MassMutual, Barings maintains a strong global presence with business and investment professionals located across North America, Europe and Asia Pacific.

Job Summary

Barings’ Global Client Operations team has an Associate Director level opening for a motivated individual who would like to join our team of financial professionals. This individual will be responsible for oversight of multiple portfolios, client reporting and providing support to both internal and external clients. The candidate will primarily work on private structured financing, but may at times support other asset classes under the private investment platform, which includes Real Estate Equity, Real Estate Debt, Private Equity, Funds and Co-Investments, and Private Credit. The ideal candidates will have broad accounting expertise as well as be knowledgeable of operational best practices. Our teams consist of highly skilled CPAs, MBAs, and CFAs who are expected to provide accurate, timely, and efficient services. This individual will be responsible for the following areas:

Primary Responsibilities

  • Perform accounting and finance fiduciary responsibility over firm’s private investments.
  • Work effectively with third party service providers
  • Maintain the general ledger and various sub-ledgers, where applicable
  • Prepare and review trial balances
  • Assist with the quarterly close process
  • Manage and monitor the timing and quality of client deliverables
  • Manage workflow for capital calls and distributions
  • Implementation of fund structures on accounting system
  • Work closely with investment teams
  • Production of client reports (month/quarterly cycles)
  • Produce account level financial performance metrics
  • Interact with senior management, portfolio management team and investment analysts
  • Proactively communicate and coordinate with various internal groups
  • Interact with pricing team on valuations and price analysis
  • Ad hoc reports as needed

Qualifications

  • 2+ years of accounting experience (Big 4 public accounting preferred)
  • Experience in fund accounting and preparation of financial statements is preferred.
  • Project management skills with attention to detail and proven ability to multi-task
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting (CPA designation preferred)
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Working knowledge of Excel and Word essential, Investran experience is a plus

Barings is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer; Minority/Female/Age/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Individual with Disability/Protected Veteran. We welcome all persons to apply.

Core Benefits & Wellness

Barings offers a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Medical (including Virtual Care), Prescription, Dental, and Vision Coverage
  • Fitness Center Reimbursement Program (Including Online Memberships)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Fertility Benefits

FINANCIAL WELL-BEING

  • 401(k) Plan w/Company Match
  • Pension Plan
  • Health Savings Account (HSA) with Company Contributions
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) – Health Care & Dependent Care
  • Retirement Health Reimbursement Account

LIFE INSURANCE

  • Basic and Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Spouse and Child Life Insurance

TIME OFF, DISABILITY AND LEAVE OF ABSENCE

  • Paid Vacation, Sick Days and Annual Holidays
  • Paid Leave of Absences (Maternity Leave, Parental Leave, Caregiver Leave, Bereavement Time)
  • Short and Long Term Disability Plans
  • Paid Volunteer Time

Other Benefits

  • Education Assistance Program
  • Charitable Matching Gifts Program
  • Commuter Reimbursement Program
  • Adoption and Surrogacy Reimbursement Program
Employment type: internship.

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