At Harbor Capital Advisors, Inc. we use our unique position and structure to be the gateway for clients to access exceptionally talented active investment managers by building meaningful partnerships and offering solutions through diverse distribution channels. Our firm was founded in 1983 and is located in the financial district in downtown Chicago. As of June 30, 2020, asset under management totaled $50 billion.
As one of Chicago’s leading investment management firms, we know that when we take a long-term view and focus on our clients’ best interests, good things happen. We apply the same approach to our employees. At Harbor, you will have the opportunity to make a significant impact immediately. The dynamic nature of our business yields an exciting and challenging work environment. If you are interested in working with a team of dedicated professionals and progressively learning and growing within that team, Harbor is the right place for you.
To continue with our high standard of client service, we are currently looking for an Accountant to join our highly motivated and innovative Fund Administration and Analysis Team. This position represents an opportunity to be a part of a collaborative team that touches several aspects of mutual fund administration including but not limited to expense management and reporting, fund budgeting, board of trustees reporting, dividend distribution calculations, prospectus updates and various types of analyses and reporting. The successful candidate will be a strong analytical thinker with a desire to contribute to the success of the team by ensuring the accuracy and timely delivery of work product, recommending and implementing process improvements and working toward the goals of the team and the department at all times. This individual will have the opportunity to expand and grow their industry knowledge through a variety of complex work responsibilities and interdepartmental initiatives.
Calculate fund expenses and participate in fund invoicing process
Assist in the preparation of annual fund budgets and review for periodic adjustments
Participate in fund dividend distribution calculations and reporting
Produce reporting and analysis for Harbor Funds Board of Trustees
Prepare and review monthly fund expense ratio analysis
Reconcile fund transaction activity and draft accounting journal entries
Review of custodian accounting and reporting
Additional responsibilities as position requires
Key Behavioral Expectations
Drives for Results
Executes deliverables in line with the organizational vision and strategy
Strives to achieve the goals set forth by your manager
Agility & Adaptability
Extracts lessons learned from the past and applies to new situations
Welcomes new solutions and takes on stretch assignments for own development
Creates Culture of Collaboration
Proactively seeks and/or embraces opportunities to work across departments and teams to achieve shared objectives
Places company and team contributions before personal objectives
Bachelor’s degree in accounting
CPA or CPA candidate preferred
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required
High attention to the detail and quality of deliverables
Strong analytical abilities
Proficient with Excel and Word
Strong organizational skills
Excellent communication skills - both oral and written
Self-starter with ability to learn new concepts, systems and processes
Ability to meet deadlines while working on multiple responsibilities simultaneously
Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
Exhibits professionalism at all times
About Harbor Capital Advisors, Inc.
What makes Harbor unique is our commitment to only partnering with the very best asset managers globally. This focus allows us to act in the best interests of our shareholders every day, and help them achieve their investment goals through active, cost aware investing. This approach has served us well, becoming one the largest and most highly regarded manager of managers in the industry.
We take a similar approach with the people we hire, seeking the very best individuals that share our passion for putting shareholders first, and we are currently looking to grow our firm with talented, intellectually diverse people with excellent work ethic.
If you are passionate about putting shareholders first and enjoy the unique nature of working with the very best asset managers in the world, please visit our website for more details.