The Q Family Office in Fort Worth, TX is seeking a sharp, motivated individual to expand its Financial Control division. The Fund Accounting Analyst will assist in securities and derivatives operations and will account for multiple domestic and offshore entities as well as multiple investment strategies within those entities. From the outset, this analyst will have the opportunity to gain experience in complex cash and position reconciliations and transaction analysis reported by portfolio managers, traders, brokerage firms, and prime broker accounts. The Fund Accounting Analyst will work in an open, team-oriented environment, and will interact with several areas of the firm including trading, risk control and business affairs. The ideal candidate will have the ability to communicate quickly and accurately with other members of the Q team and identify issues/problems and suggest solutions. One of the main things we’re looking for in a candidate is someone who can grasp concepts quickly, see how everything comes together in what we’re doing, and use that knowledge to improve our processes and create ways to make the Financial Control group more effective.
1-3 years of experience, preferably within public accounting
Undergraduate degree in accounting, finance, engineering or management information systems with minimum GPA of 3.5
Advanced Excel skills and strong general computer skills
Ability to quickly translate complex financial transactions into proper format for financial reporting
Familiarity with database applications such as VBA, SQL and MS Query is strongly desired but not absolutely required
Be able to commit to the position for at least two years
About Q Investments
Established in 1994, the Q Family Office is an organization that combines a 25+ year history with a deep entrepreneurial spirit. The family office currently includes a $1 billion hedge fund/private investment firm, a $1 billion bank, a $400 million real estate investment firm, and a $200 million charitable foundation. In the past, the family office has owned an aviation leasing company, a grocery store chain, an auto parts company, and multiple other businesses.
Employees of the Q Family Office can expect an environment of flat hierarchy and open collaboration with the best minds in the business. We are a meritocracy, and your hard work will be rewarded with greater responsibilities as you earn them.
Be ready for the challenge. One of the great attributes within the Q Family Office is our ability to recognize the strengths of our individuals, and to then subsequently provide them with the right challenge that simultaneously meets the needs of the organization as a whole.
One employee began as an IT Generalist with a desire to bridge into finance. His excellence showed early and he received the opportunity to work within risk management within two years of starting at Q. He... then received steady promotions from risk management, to the trading desk, to credit analysis, to portfolio management, and finally to partner.
Another employee began in the hedge fund, then helped run the grocery business, then became the CFO of the bank, and finally now runs the foundation.