French-Speaking Corporate Accounting Associate - Global Hedge Fund - 55,000 - 70,000 Euros + Bonus + 10% Pension + Full Benefits - Paris French-Speaking Corporate Accounting Associate -  …

LH Partners
à Paris, Île-de-France
CDI, Plein-temps
Dernière candidature, 22 juil. 21
55,000 - 70,000 Euros + Bonus + Benefits
LH Partners
à Paris, Île-de-France
CDI, Plein-temps
Dernière candidature, 22 juil. 21
55,000 - 70,000 Euros + Bonus + Benefits
We are recruiting for a newly-created Finance role for a highly-successful global hedge fund. Their Paris office is growing and are recruiting for a qualified accountant with Asset Management or Investment Management coverage from their Big 4 training (or Big 4 training with additional finance and accounting experience gained from industry). This role requires a hands-on accountant with experience of reporting under IFRS and French GAAP. Candidates can be currently based in Paris or be based in London and would be open to returning to/living in Paris for this role.

Profile Criteria:

  1. Qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CA, CPA, or equivalent) who is currently in a Big 4 firm (within the Asset Management or Investment Managment practice) or possesses Big 4 training (within the Asset Management or Investment Managment practice) with industry experience as a Financial/Management Accountant. Candidates can also come from a top 10 practice/chartered accounting firm. 
  2. Fluent French speaker who is able to work in Paris
  3. Well-rounded finance and accounting skill-set with the ability to cover a wide variety of tasks (i.e. financial, management, regulatory, tax reporting, finance business partnering, assisting with the year-end audit, process and system improvement work, finance operations work, etc.)
  4. Strong technical understanding and experience reporting under IFRS and French GAAP
  5. Candidates must have experience working in a regulated financial services business
  6. Hands-on work ethic with the willingness to roll up their sleeves to take on a wide range of tasks
  7. Confident and clear communicator with good influencing/stakeholder management skills 


The Corporate Accounting Team is a growing global team that is responsible for all accounting matters for the management companies of the hedge fund, private equity and venture capital business, including, but not limited, to the month-end accounting and the preparation and review of financial statements and regulatory reports. The team also partners closely with the Tax department and local service providers to support in the preparation of numerous tax filings and projections.


  • Responsible for the monthly management company close and financial and regulatory reporting requirements for the Firm’s management companies including:

  • Recording and/or reviewing journal entries (e.g. cash, prepaids, fixed assets, revenue, and expense accruals) in Workday, the Firm’s dynamic ERP system

  • Reconciling balance sheet accounts

  • Consolidating multiple entities for reporting purposes

  • Preparing monthly reporting packages

  • Participating in monthly accounting/business review meetings with senior leadership of the team.

  • Analyzing accounting and business results and making recommendations to management on future courses of action

  • Collaborating with other teams including legal, tax, facilities, financial planning & analysis, payroll, accounts payable and technology to ensure all monthly close tasks have been completed

  • Preparing regulatory and statistical accounting reports

  • Driver to the annual financial statements audit process, including the timely response to audit requests, drafting/reviewing financial statements

  • Assist in documenting, implementing and maintaining internal financial controls and procedures

  • Provide ad-hoc analysis and reports in response to requests for information by management

  • Think dynamically, collaboratively, strategically and globally to help the team manage risk, enhance processes and solve problems

  • Foster strong relationships with various departments within the firm

  • Assist in exploring technological solutions to help the team solve everyday problems and drive efficiency

What's required:

  • University degree
  • Qualified Accountant designation
  • 3-5 years of relevant experience, most recently at a professional services firm providing accounting and/or auditing services to financial services companies and ideally asset management firms
  • Experience working in a regulated environment with good understanding of reporting requirements is a plus
  • Experience with taxes is a plus
  • Attention to detail and unwavering commitment to getting to the right answer
  • Experience with internal financial control-based requirements
  • Highly proactive & organized
  • Strong data analysis skills/experience
  • Experience with general ledger systems; Workday experience is a plus, but is not required
  • Ability to think creatively and critically to solve problems
  • Strong written and verbal English communication skills, with proficiency in French essential 
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