Fund Accountant

The Opportunity:
Mesirow is an independent, employee-owned financial services firm founded in 1937. Headquartered in Chicago, with offices around the world, Mesirow serves clients through capabilities spanning Global Investment Management, Capital Markets and Investment Banking, and Advisory Services. We are proud that our intentional culture results in strong employee engagement, entrepreneurship and empowerment, with ongoing opportunities for volunteerism and advancement. Mesirow is one of the few employers to be named in both the Chicago Tribune’s Top Places to Work and Crain’s Best Places to Work in Chicago. At Mesirow, we invest in what matters: our clients, our communities, and our culture.


  • Responsible for the quarterly financial and investor reporting for 4 closed end private equity fund structures as well as 2 real estate vehicles
  • Issue capital call/distribution notices to investors
  • Responsible for cash management, including, but not limited to, daily and monthly reconciliation of cash activity from bank accounts, entry and recording of capital calls and distributions, and wire transfer initiation/approval
  • Primary liaison with outside accountants in conjunction with annual financial statement audits and Form 1065/K-1 tax preparation
  • Review monthly NAV packages prepared by third party fund administrator related to a hedge fund of funds investment vehicle
  • Prepare journal entries for advisory fee revenue and associated finders fees and other expenses related to various Investment Management groups
  • Maintain and support selected balance sheet reconciliations and analyses for our Investment Management and Investment Advisory groups
  • Assist with cash application coding and accounts receivable reporting for Investment Management business units
  • Prepare other internal management reports and participate in ad hoc projects as needed
  • Cross-train to provide backup support for other accountants in the business unit accounting group

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