Accounting Associate
Whittier Trust Company South Pasadena, CA
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We attract the very best and are exceptionally proud of our employees.

 

Whittier Trust is comprised of experienced, successful, industry professionals who enjoy working in a culture that is client focused, performance and accountability driven, family oriented and supportive of the long-term career satisfaction of its employees. All of this is reflected in Whittier Trust’s unusually low employee turnover rate. We are proud of our firm’s long history and time-proven client service model. We are committed to our employees and their families by providing a comprehensive benefits package.  In addition to competitive base salaries and performance bonuses, employees also receive generous benefits for medical, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance, as well as a company-sponsored 401(k) plan.

 

Purpose:

 

Prepare and analyze financial information including financial statements and reports for a variety of entity types and projects. On the job training will be provided if necessary for a candidate.

 

 

Education and Experience:

 

Bachelor's Degree and CPA license required. Experience working with a big 4 accounting firm required.

 

Tasks

 

Funds and Partnerships

 

  • Prepare net asset values monthly or quarterly for a variety of funds and partnerships.
  • Review net asset values prepared by others for accuracy.
  • Prepare and send out capital call and distribution notices to investors. 
  • Reconcile cash transactions of funds.
  • Interact with investors, tax preparers, auditors and co-workers to deliver quality and timely information.
  • Assist in the preparation of monthly statistics reports and management presentations when requested.    
  • Review documents such as limited partnership agreements and subscription documents.
  • Coordinate payments of fund expenses.

 

 

 

Non-Profit Accounting

 

  • Prepare annual financial statements for non-profit entities.  
  • Provide supporting documentation to external auditors and other authorized parties as appropriate. 

 

Financial Planning & Analysis

 

  • Prepare annual budgets and forecasts by entity, office and department.
  • Build budgeting and forecasting models in Adaptive Insights and Excel.
  • Prepare financial presentations for executive management.
  • Maintain driver-based allocation models to construct departmental P/Ls.
  • Analyze financial trends and write insightful business commentary.

 

 

 

Activities

 

  • Organize, plan and prioritize work.
  • Analyze financial transactions and problem solve as necessary.
  • Effectively communicate with external parties, supervisors, peers or staff.
  • Maintain appropriate supporting documentation.

 

 

 

Qualities

 

Characteristics a Candidate Should Possess

 

  • A strong desire for process improvement.
  • Interest in learning and expanding responsibilities over time.
  • A demonstrable interest in and familiarity with investments, financial markets and financial concepts.
  • Experience with fund and partnership accounting a plus.
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills, including the ability to read and write macros.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and PowerPoint.

 

Whittier Trust Company is an EEO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled
 
 
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