General Information

Job Title
Accountant, Global Investment Services
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Employment Type
Permanent Full-Time

Description & Requirements

Description & Requirements

Accountant, Global Investment Services

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The Investment Services Group (“ISG”) is an internal investment office serving Bain’s eligible Partners and Managers.  The mission of ISG is to provide attractive investment opportunities and easily accessible information concerning those investments.  ISG manages the operations of the funds governed by the Investment Committee, and reports through Bain’s Global CFO. The Senior Accountant is responsible for assisting with daily investment accounting transactions, cash management reporting and investment reporting to the Group’s Managers.  This role also works with internal and external stakeholders to ensure timely and accurate accounting and reporting to ISG, limited partners and senior management.

This is a Boston based position.

Investment Accounting:
  • Assist with preparation of complete and accurate tax basis books and records for investment partnerships, including individual partner capital accounts 
  • Assist with preparation of annual audit reports
  • Assist with tax compliance filings and payments
  • Create supporting documentation for investment and accounting transactions
Treasury Procedures:
  • Independently conduct daily reporting of cash activity and balances
  • Review banking transactions and create supporting files
  • Reconcile electronic deposits of capital call payments received
  • Maintain monthly bank statements and reconciliations 
  • Facilitate and monitor bank account creation and closing
Other duties as required, including:
  • Assist with preparing and updating management reports
  • Assist with the quarterly preparation of fund of funds valuations
  • Collaborate with Global Accounting, Legal and Treasury departments to help account for intercompany transactions
  • Assist with responding to perpetual and ad-hoc requests from limited partners
  • Assist with preparing presentation materials for Semi-Annual Investment Committee meetings
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field required
  • 1-2 years experience in investment accounting roles
  • Superior interpersonal skills with ability to build relationships at all levels of the organization
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple work streams, prioritize assignments and meet deadlines
  • Working knowledge of various software tools including SharePoint, Excel, Word and Adobe Acrobat or similar software programs
  • Knowledge of private equity investment funds preferred
  • Working knowledge of Investran preferred

Applicant must have received, or be willing to receive, the COVID-19 vaccine, and be fully vaccinated (established 2 weeks following final dose) by date of employment with Bain & Company to be considered for U.S. based jobs subject to required accommodation process.

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