Maintain general ledger for individuals, trusts, partnerships and private foundation. Ensure timely and accurate data.
Manage centralized office email, including organizing and prioritizing investment communications, forwarding correspondence to colleagues as needed, filing all investment reports and documents on network and responding to inquiries in appropriate and professional manner.
Prepare daily and monthly reports.
Process accounts payable, including review of invoices for accuracy, preparation of checks, analysis as needed, etc.
Monitor cash balances and replenish as needed.
Monitor cash receipts and track expected investment distributions.
Enter money movement transactions into financial institution website and monitor their completion.
Reconcile monthly bank and brokerage account statements.
Assist in tax compliance process, including reconciliation of 1099s, preparation of supporting schedules for tax preparers, processing of payments, preparation of Form 1099, preparation of tax basis schedules, etc.
Maintain loan documentation for inter-entity loans.
Prepare ad hoc analyses as needed.
Degree in accounting or finance.
Experience in accounting or tax functions required. Family office or investment firm experience ideal, but not required.
Foundation with partnerships and/or trusts a plus.
Basic knowledge of and interest in capital markets, investments and related areas desired. Prior experience in environment of investment accounting and performance measurement desirable.
Microsoft Office proficiency required. QuickBooks experience desired, experience with Addepar or other portfolio management accounting system a plus.
Strong technology skills. CRM experience a plus.
Exhibit client service mentality.
Highly organized, accurate and attentive to detail, yet big picture oriented; ability to multi-task. Can be relied upon.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Focus on continuous improvement; exhibit positive attitude, enthusiasm, drive and energy.
Unquestionable integrity; comfortable with a high level of confidentiality; honest, discrete and loyal.
Innately curious, skeptical and willing to think outside of the box as he or she analyzes a problem or set of data.
Team player with ability to work independently; self-starter.
Strong problem-solving skills; ability to effectively prioritize.
Flexible and adaptable.
Anticipate needs, problems and unusual circumstances; problem solve on a proactive basis.
Highly intelligent, self-confident individual with sound judgment and common sense.
Willingness to undertake additional responsibilities depending on office workflow.
Additional Salary Information: Compensation:
An industry competitive package will be offered, including a comprehensive benefits plan.
We are a small, cohesive 7-person team which manages an endowment-like portfolio across asset classes with a long-term focus. We are located in the center of downtown Highland Park 100 yards from the Metra station, surrounded by restaurants and retail stores. Daily indoor parking is available without charge.
Our regular office hours Monday through Thursday are from 8:30 am until 5 pm. On all Fridays throughout the year, our office closes at 1 pm.
About Next Chapter Holdings
Next Chapter Holdings, located in Highland Park, Illinois, is the family office which manages the investments and business affairs of the Pattis family and related entities, including investment partnerships, trusts and The Pattis Family Foundation.
Next Chapter Holdings is managed by a small group of professionals and supported by an external team of experts.