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Fund Finance Analyst

Company: College of Charleston
Location: Chicago
Posted on: September 21, 2023

Job Description:

Position Overview About DWS: DWS Group (DWS) is one of the world's leading asset managers. Building on more than 60 years of experience, it has a reputation for excellence in Germany, Europe, the Americas and Asia. DWS is recognized by clients globally as a trusted source for integrated investment solutions, stability and innovation across a full spectrum of investment disciplines. We offer individuals and institutions access to our strong investment capabilities across all major asset classes and solutions aligned to growth trends. Our diverse expertise in Active, Passive and Alternatives asset management - as well as our deep environmental, social and governance focus - complement each other when creating targeted solutions for our clients. Our expertise and on-the-ground-knowledge of our economists, research analysts and investment professionals are brought together in one consistent global CIO View, which guides our investment approach strategically. DWS wants to innovate and shape the future of investing: with approximately 3,900 employees in offices all over the world, we are local while being one global team. We are investors - entrusted to build the best foundation for our clients' future. Job Overview This position is in the Fund Finance & Reporting group at RREEF Management, LLC, a real estate investment advisor, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of DWS. The Fund Finance & Reporting group oversees the out-sourced fund administration functions including property and fund accounting, client reporting and performance measurement for all RREEF advised direct real estate vehicles in the U.S. (approximately $36 billion assets under management). The successful candidate will provide support to ensure the timely and accurate reporting of financial deliverables from fund administrators to our clients and various RREEF teams including Portfolio Management, Asset Management, Transactions, Client Advisory Group, Capital Markets and Compliance. The position is in Chicago within the firm's Illiquid Asset Operations (IAO) group and offers a hybrid working environment. Your Key Responsibilities:

  • Maintains strong cross-functional relationships, consistent communication and cooperation with the IAO and other groups at RREEF to support department and company initiatives
  • Primary contact and reviewer of select real estate vehicles which includes reviewing monthly accounting close packages, quarterly financing statements and annua audit reports, loan compliance, and quarterly consultant reporting, as required.
  • Interact with external contacts including the Fund Administrator, auditors, tax advisors, and other third-party service providers.
  • Collaborate on deliverables and projects with other RREEF teams including Portfolio Management, CFO group, Asset Management, Transactions, Client Advisory Group, and Capital Markets
  • Coordinate approval and payment of fund level invoices with fund administrator
  • Prioritize and track various calendar deliverables across multiple real estate vehicles
  • Assist with the review of investor related reporting deliverables
  • Liaise with third party tax providers to monitor the filing of annual tax returns/1099's/K-1's
  • Complete ad hoc projects and tasks to improve efficiency and processes
  • Stay educated on real estate and accounting industry updates and trainings including new accounting literature and NCREIF PREA Reporting Standards Your Skills & Experience:
    • Four-year college degree required with a concentration in accounting or related business field
    • Minimum 3-5 years' experience in public accounting and/or real estate accounting position
    • CPA preferred
    • Real estate accounting knowledge in fair market value and historical cost method preferred
    • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office products
    • Strong verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills
    • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail and ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
    • Motivated, self-started with the ability to problem solve
    • Ability to take direction and work in a team environment What we'll offer you: A healthy, engaged and well-supported workforce are better equipped to do their best work and, more importantly, enjoy their lives inside and outside the workplace. That's why we are committed to providing an environment with your development and wellbeing at its center. You can expect:
      • Competitive Salary and Matched 401K Savings Plan
      • Generous Paid Time Away plus Bank Holidays
      • Health and Life Insurance Plans for you and your family
      • Work/Life Balance Programs including Adoption/Surrogacy/Infertility Assistance, Backup Care through Bright Horizons, Phase Back to Work and Support for New Mothers
      • A range of flexible benefits including Retail Discounts, Commuter Discounts and Gym benefits
      • The opportunity to support wide-ranging volunteer programs, + 1 day volunteering leave per year, matched personal donations to non-profit organizations dollar-for-dollar, up to $5,000 How we'll support you:
        • Training and development to help you excel in your career
        • Flexible working to assist you balance your personal priorities
        • Coaching and support from experts in your team Expectations It is DWS's expectation that employees hired into this role will work in the Chicago office in accordance with the firm's hybrid working model. DWS provides reasonable accommodations to candidates and employees with a substantiated need based on disability and/or religion. DWS Values & Diversity We believe talent is found in all cultures, countries, races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, disabilities, beliefs, generations, backgrounds and experiences. We pursue a working environment where everyone can be authentic and feel a sense of belonging. Click here to find out more about our diversity and inclusion efforts. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer - Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories. Click these links to view the following notices: EEO is the Law poster and supplement ; Employee Rights and Responsibilities under the Family and Medical Leave Act ; Employee Polygraph Protection Act and Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision Privacy Statement The California Consumer Privacy Act outlines how companies can use personal information. Click here to view DWS' Privacy Notice. Our values define the working environment we strive to create - diverse, supportive and welcoming of different views. We embrace a culture reflecting a variety of perspectives, insights and backgrounds to drive innovation. We build talented and diverse teams to drive business results and encourage our people to develop to their full potential. Talk to us about flexible work arrangements and other initiatives we offer. We promote good working relationships and encourage high standards of conduct and work performance. We welcome applications from talented people from all cultures, countries, races, genders, sexual orientations, disabilities, beliefs and generations and are committed to providing a working environment free from harassment, discrimination and retaliation. Visit Inside Deutsche Bank to discover more about the culture of Deutsche Bank including Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Leadership, Learning, Future of Work and more besides. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer - Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories. Click these links to view the following notices: "EEO is the Law poster" and supplement ; Employee Rights and Responsibilities under the Family and Medical Leave Act ; Employee Polygraph Protection Act and Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision .

Keywords: College of Charleston, Chicago , Fund Finance Analyst, Accounting, Auditing , Chicago, Illinois

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