Financial Associate for Financial Reporting – Hedge Fund Solutions
Blackstone - New York, NY

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Blackstone is a leading global alternative asset manager and provider of financial advisory services listed on the New York Stock Exchange (ticker symbol BX) with total assets under management of approximately $210.2 billion as of December 31, 2012.

Blackstone Alternative Asset Management (“BAAM”) the Hedge Fund Solutions Group was founded in 1990 and is comprised of a wide range of different portfolios and investment strategies, including broadly diversified funds, strategy focused funds, opportunistic funds and client customized funds. We are one of the ten largest independent funds of hedge fund managers in the world with over $46.1 billion in aggregate assets under management as of December 31, 2012 in a variety of funds of hedge funds vehicles.

Candidates should have 3 to 5 years of industry experience, with a combination of public accounting, operations and/or private industry experience. Candidates should exhibit strong technical and analytical skills as well as exceptional communication skills. Candidates should be energetic, self-motivated, team-oriented individuals with fresh ideas and innovative solutions who

Qualifications:

Responsibilities:

-Assist in the audit and review of financial statements for 160+ fund of hedge funds

-Assist in the preparation of SEC reports (10-Q and 10-K).

-Assist in the quarterly filings for registered investment companies

-Consolidating, analyzing and coordinating various Firm-wide quarterly financial results and related reporting.

-Work with auditors regarding documentation and support for quarterly reporting and the year-end audit.

-Financial instruments exposure and research

-Researching of technical developments related to accounting (GAAP, FASB, etc) pronouncements and SEC reporting requirements

-Assist in the quarterly and/or annual filings with the National Futures Association (NFA) and Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA)

-Ad-hoc projects

-Financial instruments experience preferred, including equities, swaps, options, futures, bonds, and other financial derivatives

-CPA preferred but not required

-Hedge fund experience preferred but not required

-Possess strong technical and analytical skills

-Audit experience preferred but not required

-Strong verbal and written communication skills

-Ability to summarize issues, develop recommendations and make decisions

-Ability to prioritize and effectively manage time to meet high pressure deadlines

-Team player - energetic, enthusiastic, and personable

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, national origin or any other category protected by law.

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