Finance - Global Fund Finance - Strategic Partners, Associate

Job Description:

Blackstone is the world's largest alternative asset manager . We seek to create positive economic impact and long-term value for our investors, the companies we invest in, and the communities in which we work. We do this by using extraordinary people and flexible capital to help companies solve problems. Our $ 684 billion in assets under management include investment vehicles focused onprivate equity, real estate, public debt and equity, life sciences, growth equity, opportunistic, non-investment grade credit, real assets and secondary funds, all on a global basis.Further information is available at www.blackstone.com . Follow Blackstone on Twitter @Blackstone .

Business Unit:

Global Fund Finance - Strategic Partners

Job Title: Finance - Global Fund Finance - Strategic Partners, Associate

Job Description:

The Global Fund Finance - Strategic Partners Finance and Accounting group is responsible for all aspects of fund reporting and accounting related to Strategic Partners, Blackstone's secondary fund of funds platform. The group also provides support to front office professionals, addresses a variety of investor relations matters and works with business development on new Funds and products. Additionally, the team supports Blackstone's internal marketing group and primarily deals with statistical and performance related data.

Key responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Prepare, review and post J/E into Investran (G/L accounting system)

  • Manage the cash balance of each fund to determine the need for capital calls, distributions, etc.

  • Review and prepare quarterly and annual financial statement packages including investor reporting

  • Coordination of capital calls and distributions

  • Reviewing of waterfall calculations

  • Reviewing of management fee calculations and billing statements

  • Review work product from outsourced providers

  • Liaise with other areas of Blackstone, including tax, legal and treasury

  • Review and understand partnership agreements

  • Work closely with senior team members on accounting issues

  • Assisting with special projects and internal ad hoc request


Qualifications:

Blackstone seeks to hire individuals who are highly motivated, intelligent and have demonstrated excellence in prior endeavors.

  • 4 - 6 years of related experience in public accounting and/or private equity fund administration

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting

  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Excel and strong analytical skills

  • Strong understanding of partner allocations, distribution waterfalls, IRRs, investor multiples

  • Ability to work in a fast paced professional environment and handle multiple projects

  • Ability to build working relationships across various departments with individuals at different experience levels

  • Highly motivated and self-starter

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Investran experience a plus

  • CPA / CPA candidate a plus


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.

If you need a reasonable accommodation to complete your application, please contact Human Resources at 212-583-5000 (US), +44 (0)20 7451 4000 (EMEA) or +852 3656 8600 (APAC).

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