The Investment Office of Carnegie Mellon University handles the university's endowment and other long-term financial investments, referred to in the aggregate as the Long-Term Pool. This investment portfolio is equities-focused with an emphasis on private investments, particularly those sourced through commitments to private equity funds. We work with some of the very best investment managers in the world to protect and grow these resources to support the university's research and education mission.
We are seeking a Senior Accountant to join our growing team. This is an exciting opportunity if you thrive in an interesting and challenging work environment. In this newly created role, you will assume critical process, control, and recording responsibilities for Long-Term Pool financial reporting and analytics. Reporting to the Investment Operations Director, you will have areas of responsibility to include assisting with implementation of a new accounting system and processes, assuming primary responsibility for financial recording of Long-Term Pool portfolio values and activity, developing and producing reports and analytics for leadership, and facilitating the annual independent financial audit.
Core responsibilities will include:
Managing the inflow of financial information from investment fund managers.
Computing quarterly valuations for the Long-Term Pool investment portfolio and posting accounting entries in ledger.
Reviewing monthly valuation entries and reconciling investment activity (cost, value, realized and unrealized gain/loss).
Producing various reports and presentations, as needed, for use by the Investment Office and the university's leadership.
Serving as back-up for processing investment capital calls and distributions.
Supporting annual independent audit functions by completing required PBC list items, coordinating information flow to/from auditors, and answering questions generated during fieldwork.
Flexibility, excellence, and passion are vital qualities within the Investment Office. Inclusion, collaboration and cultural sensitivity are valued competencies at CMU. Therefore, we are in search of a team member who is able to effectively interact with a varied population of internal and external partners at a high level of integrity. We are looking for someone who shares our values and who will support the mission of the university through their work.
You should demonstrate:
Knowledge of professional practice in financial accounting and reporting, internal controls, and external reporting. Ability to read, interpret, and analyze GAAP and IFRS financial documents.
Ability to problem solve and gather/analyze information expertly and efficiently.
A curious nature and dedication to discover and document.
Excellent interpersonal, listening, and communication skills and high standards of professional ethics and integrity.
Excellent written and verbal skills and the ability to work independently to achieve specific goals.
Advanced Microsoft Excel skills, including pivot table and v-lookup functionality. Ability to analyze large data sets and identify patterns and gaps within the data.
Bachelor's degree in business, accounting, or finance required; CPA highly desired.
Minimum five years of related experience required; three years of auditing and/or investment accounting preferred.Advanced education may be substituted for experience.
Experience with Multiview and/or Oracle accounting software a plus.
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Carnegie Mellon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran.
Department URL: https://www.cmu.edu/investment-office/
Job Function: Finance / Accounting / Payroll
Primary Location: United States-Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh
Time Type: Full Time
Minimum Education Level: Bachelor's Degree or equivalent
Internal Number: 2014164
About Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon (www.cmu.edu) is a private, internationally ranked research university with programs in areas ranging from science, technology and business, to public policy, the humanities and the arts. More than 12,000 students in the university’s seven schools and colleges benefit from a small student-to-faculty ratio and an education characterized by its focus on creating and implementing solutions for real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. A global university, Carnegie Mellon’s main campus in the United States is in Pittsburgh, Pa. It has campuses in California’s Silicon Valley and Qatar, and programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and Mexico.