WELCOME TO THE NYC AFFILIATE OF AWSCPA
The NY Affiliate has accomplished a lot during the 2011/2012 year. We hosted several fun events for our members including a healthy mind and body seminar, makeup event at MAC, a breakaway from busy season spa night and a skincare event. We partnered with Zoologic Learning Solutions to provide our members with discounted CPE credits. We expanded our social media reach through Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. Our job bank committee connected many members with job openings. We participated in the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer where we raised over $4,000.
The Affiliate’s most successful event of the year was the 26th Annual Dinner held at 3 West Club on July 10th, 2012. The Annual Dinner began with a cocktail reception followed by a three course dinner where we announced our scholarship winner, Zoe Granelli, and installed the 2012-2013 Board. The program featured Ms. Leslie Seidman, Chairman of the Financial Accounting Standards Board, as the Keynote Speaker. Over 150 people were in attendance, representing over 20 companies from various industries.
Being involved in the AWSCPA allows members to enhance relationships, develop superior executive skills and build a strong network of professional resources. Membership with the AWSCPA also invites the woman CPA into a close group of friends – that care about each other, support each other and celebrate each others’ accomplishments.
Thank you for visiting our website. I hope that you return to it often to look at our upcoming events calendar, job postings and scholarship opportunities, as well as read stories about our members and view pictures from past events. The site hosts many ways for you to get involved with our powerful organization of woman CPA’s. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org anytime if you are interested in becoming more involved.
I encourage you to be an active member in the AWSCPA NYC Affiliate, and I hope to see you at future events!
MARK YOUR CALENDARS/ UPCOMING EVENTS
• December 2007
Each year, AWSCPA-NYC awards a scholarship to students in graduate or undergraduate Accounting studies. The scholarship is presented to recognize and reward women pursuing a career in the Accounting profession
AWSCPA-NYC continues to promote and support women in Accounting by providing visibility and recognition for the organization and its members through a positive presence; creating an awareness of the obstacles that hinder women in maximizing their potential; providing resources, training and support for balanced personal and professional development of its members; providing opportunities for leadership, participation, networking and mentoring.
2009 Scholarship Winner
2010 Scholarship Winner
2011 Scholarship Winner
Please complete this application and send to the Directors of Scholarships for the NYC Affiliate:
Eva Minsteris, CPA
Applications must be postmarked by May 1, 2012.
Company: Our Client is a large, French based international manufacturer comprised of 4 operating divisions and several worldwide locations, many of which are in North America
Location: North central New Jersey
Reporting: This Financial Controller reports to a Group VP, the Americas, with a dotted line to the corporate CFO in Europe. There are 2 reports to this position.
Responsibilities: The Financial Controller position is a senior staff one responsible for supporting the various North American operating units. Areas of involvement are many and varied, including cash management and banking, tax, accounting, pensions/healthcare, legal/insurance, and audit. In addressing the various issues that arise in these areas, this Controller will interact regularly with key North American divisional personnel; group managers in Europe; and the various banks, law firms, and CPA’s that our Client uses in North America.
Candidate Specifications: Candidates for this position must possess at least 5-10 years in finance as a financial controller, some of which with a manufacturing company; an appropriate, and preferably, MS level degree; and a solid understanding of basic finance and accounting issues such as consolidations, reporting, and general and cost accounting. In addition, candidates must have especially solid skills as it relates to tax and cash management and possess US GAAP accounting experience (IFRS GAAP background a plus). Fluency in a foreign language such as French or Spanish is desired along with intelligence, a high energy level, and the ability to work well with internal and external stakeholders. This is a profitable, growing, and well-managed company that encourages minority and female candidates to apply.
Compensation: A base plus bonus that will pay in the $120-140k+ range.
Contact: Please send resume and salary history to email@example.com.
TITLE: Junior Analyst (Operations), IMC
The IMC seeks professionals who can contribute materially to the management of the portfolio. Independent thinking and open dialogue are actively encouraged, with team members contributing to the skills, thinking, qualitative and quantitative analysis related to a range of the portfolio, including equities, real estate, energy, other real assets, private equity or a variety of public market strategies. The IMC environment is one in which staff members are expected to develop professionally, work collaboratively across asset classes, and assume greater responsibilities according to ability and impact.
Responsibilities related to the support of the infrastructure include, but are not limited to:
In addition, the Junior Analyst is expected to perform other related duties and participate in various projects which may include, but are not limited to:
Send resume to:
Title: Assistant Controller - Fund & Management Accounting (Part-time hours)
Company Information: The firm is a family of private equity limited partnerships with over $2.6 billion of committed capital focused on constructive investing in restructurings, turnarounds, and other special situations. The firm invests in companies challenged by the need to effect immediate and significant change.
The ideal candidate is organized, enthusiastic, articulate and has the ability to think a few steps ahead. He/she must be capable of working independently as well as in a team environment, has a natural ability to keep colleagues and external constituents well informed, has strong skills in multi-tasking and meeting deadlines and has the maturity to handle confidential information. Past experience in private equity industry is preferred – 2-4 years public experience or 2-3 years private. Excellent computer skills a must, especially in Excel.
If interested, please email your resume to Eva at firstname.lastname@example.org
Title: Associate – Portfolio Management Reporting & Analysis
Company Information: Premier Stamford, CT based hedge fund with $10B+ AUM
If interested, please email your resume to Eva at email@example.com
Multi-billion dollar global hedge fund with offices in NYC, London & Singapore looking to add a full time accounting intern to its global accounting and operations group assisting with all aspects of year end financial; reporting and audit support.
6713 – CFO (Stamford, CT): Our client, a $1B Connecticut based hedge fund, is seeking a CFO to join their firm. The CFO will be responsible for supervising the accounting staff and have ultimate responsibility for all fund accounting, preparing the firm's annual budget and cash forecast, providing monthly budget to actual analysis to the firm's partners, tax filings, quarterly tax estimates, annual audits, responding to requests from investors, establishing and maintaining control over cash, negotiating and managing the firm's insurance policies, and working with potential and existing investors on operational due diligence. The ideal candidate will have 12 to 20 years of hedge fund accounting experience. A CPA is preferred. If you are interested please email Eva at firstname.lastname@example.org.
6274 – Controller: Our client, a $300M+ New York-based hedge fund is seeking a Controller to join their team. The Controller will be responsible for maintaining the fund liquidity in satisfying all cash and margin commitments with each counterparty, cultivate and maintain all counterparty credit relationships, develop and monitor margin per trader reporting and capital usage calculations, working closely with traders on daily p&l issues, investigating pricing discrepancies, and work with administrator on the month end closing of the funds, review valuations and pricing for various financial instruments. The ideal candidate will have 5 to 15 years experience and ideally be a Controller from another hedge fund with strong product knowledge and margin experience. The Controller will also have to be very well rounded and able to work on various projects related to margin and trader P&L. If you are interested please email Eva at email@example.com.
4612 – Controller: Our client, a leading middle market private equity firm is seeking a Controller for their team. Their target industries include business services, environmental services, and agribusiness. The Controller will be responsible for the accuracy of the general ledger as well as possessing a full understanding and accountability or all items on the balance sheet , income and cash flow statements. Additionally, this individual will be responsible for reviewing monthly bank reconciliations, daily cash position reports and short term investment of excess cash. On the deal and fund administration side, the Controller will calculate capital calls and distributions, manage funds movements for closings and sales, prepare interim quarterly financial statements for all funds and provide assistance with the preparation of the investors’ quarterly newsletters. The ideal candidate will have 6-10 years of private equity accounting experience; public/private experience a must. If you are interested please email Eva at firstname.lastname@example.org.
6400: Hedge Fund Controller: Our client, a $2B+ New York City-based multi-strategy hedge fund is seeking a Hedge Fund Controller to join their firm. The Hedge Fund Controller will be responsible for managing the accounting and financial reporting of the hedge funds, monitor all aspects of the reporting and performance of the hedge funds, including aspects performed by the administrator, NAV and performance reporting, review partner allocations, monthly subscriptions and redemption process, review and analysis of currency exposure, preparation of the financial statements and coordination of the year-end audit. The ideal candidate will have BA/BS degree in Accounting, CPA is preferred, 5+ years of post-public related experience in financial accounting and in depth experience with Hedge Fund NAV calculation, knowledge of an array of investing and trading products. If you are interested please email Eva at email@example.com.
6706- Account Manager: Our client, a premier NJ-Based Fund Administrator is seeking an Account Manager to join their firm. The Account Manager will be responsible for preparing Daily/Weekly/Monthly Net Asset Value, perform Partner/Shareholder Allocation calculations, including incentive and management calculations, interact daily with P&L team on valuations and price analysis, interact daily with Operations team on reconciliations and OTC processing, and have advanced knowledge in complex Derivatives: Interpret confirmation letters from counter parties to set up Derivative instruments in Accounting System. The ideal candidate will have at least 3-5 years experience in managing a team of Fund Accountants, Senior Fund Accountants and Supervisors, and 7-10 years of fund accounting experience in a Hedge Fund/Fund Administrator/Mutual Fund or other financial institution. If you are interested please email Eva at firstname.lastname@example.org
6673- Assistant Controller: Our client, a New York based Hedge Fund is seeking an Assistant Controller to join their firm. The Assistant Controller have responsibilities that will range from the daily and monthly P&L review, fund accounting and control over financial reporting and operations functions of the funds. The candidate will also be expected to review administrator, liaise with operations professionals to resolve trade and cash discrepancies, maintaining proper controls over accounting and operational procedures and transactions, review administrator's calculation of funds' net asset value, investor allocations, and investor statements, review daily margin, liquidity, leverage and cash reporting, working closely with audit and tax teams at year-end and handle special projects. The ideal candidate will have 5-8 years of public accounting experience and hedge fund accounting experience in the alternative investments space with a strong understanding of GAAS and US GAAP, have technical product knowledge and be a CPA (or CPA track) with the ability to take part in valuation controls. If you are interested please email Eva at email@example.com
5762- Assistant Controller: Our client, New York City-based Asset Management Firm is seeking an Assistant Controller to join their firm. The Assistant Controller will be responsible for monthly and annual close of books and records, account reconciliations, Budgeting and Forecasting, focus Filings for the Broker Dealer, cash management, Management Reporting, Consolidations, Financial Reporting, Allocation of overhead and deal related expenses, Annual Audits, Fixed Asset tracking, Accounts receivable tracking, Payroll processing, Allocations and inter-company transaction tracking, Liaise with external auditors in preparation for audits, Quarterly and annual regulatory reporting if applicable, and FX translations for UK entities. The ideal candidate will have 8 to 13 years of experience. The ideal candidate will have prior management company accounting experience, (US/UK GAAP and Asset Management is a plus). The candidate should be hands on, strong G/L systems skills (Solomon is a plus). Broker Dealer experience is a plus since is one of the entities is a Registered B/D. If you are interested please email Eva at firstname.lastname@example.org
3787- Assistant Controller: Our client, a $5B+ New York City-Based Private Equity Firm is seeking an Assistant Controller to join their firm. The Assistant Controller will be responsible for overseeing accounting and reporting for over 20 limited partnerships, Cash Management, Financial Reporting, Liasing with LP's, Capital calls and Distributions, Prepare tax estimates and Year End audits and related K1's. The ideal candidate will have 5 to 8 years of Public/Private experience with private equity experience. If you are interested please email Eva at email@example.com
1731 - Senior Accountant: Our client, a $15B+ multi-strategy hedge fund, is seeking a Senior Accountant to join their firm. The Senior Accountant will be responsible for preparing daily and monthly cash reconciliations, recording corporate bond interest and expenses, monitoring collateral interest and dividend income, maintaining legal bills/reimbursement payments, and reviewing pricing for spot FXs, forwards, and CDS trades weekly. Additionally, the Senior Accountant will assist the team in preparing the month end work. The ideal candidate will have 2 to 4 years of public or private experience with either a hedge fund administrator or direct hedge fund environment. Experience with Excel and Geneva is a plus. This position will offer a growth opportunity as the fund continues to mature. If you are interested please email Eva at firstname.lastname@example.org.
1541 - Senior Accountant: Our client, a growing private equity and private equity fund of funds, is seeking a Senior Accountant to join their team. The firm mainly has investments in emerging markets and healthcare, and has over $5B of managed assets. The firm has doubled in assets over two years and with these continued anticipations of growth, they need an incredibly sharp candidate for this crucial hire. The Senior Accountant will assume responsibility for fund accounting for either their Distressed Fund of Funds and/or their Private Equity Fund of Funds. Duties will include preparing the financials, allocations, closing the books, fund accounting, preparing annual audits, providing account reconciliations, handling capital calls and distributions, and special projects as necessary. The ideal candidate will be a public accountant, public/private accountant or straight private accountant with 2-4 years of experience. If you are interested please email Eva at email@example.com.
6532 – Staff Accountant: Our client, a $1B+ New York-based asset management firm is seeking a Staff Accountant to join their team. The Staff Accountant will be responsible for monthly and annual close of books and records, account reconciliations, budgeting and forecasting, focus filings for the Broker Dealer, cash management and reconciliations (daily and monthly), management reporting, consolidations, financial reporting, allocation of overhead and deal related expenses, Annual Audits, Fixed Asset tracking, accounts receivable tracking, payroll processing, pension processing, T&E processing using web-based T&E software, Sales & Use tax returns – US, Prepare 1099's, Allocations and inter-company transaction tracking, liaise with external auditors in preparation for audits, quarterly and annual regulatory reporting if applicable, and FX translations for UK entities. The ideal candidate will have 3 to 6 years of Management Co. or Corporate Accounting experience. If you are interested please email Eva at firstname.lastname@example.org.
6436- Accounting Analyst: Our client, a $5B+ New York City-based asset management firm is seeking an Accounting Analyst to join their firm. The Accounting Analyst will be responsible for overseeing the various fund administrators that do the accounting for a private equity fund, a hedge fund and a debt fund. The role would entail reviewing weekly cash needs, reviewing the Net Asset Value Calculation, monthly close, enhancing controls, and special projects. The ideal candidate be a 2007 or 2008 grad from public accounting with experience auditing private equity and/or hedge fund clients. Strong excel skills and CPA a plus but not required. If you are interested please email Eva at email@example.com.
6705 – Accountant: Our client, a quantitative trading and investment strategy firm, is seeking a Staff Accountant to join their Accounting team. This hands-on role is in a small accounting group offering a great opportunity to work in an innovative, dynamic environment. The Staff Accountant will handle all aspects of accounting for various funds, preparing annual financial statements, working with external auditors, preparing month-end close including calculating NAV, management fees and incentive fees, assisting in many ad hoc and special projects, and working closely with operations, investor relations and trading teams. The ideal candidate will have his/her Bachelor's degree with 2-4 years of experience in hedge fund accounting or tax. A CPA or CFA certification is required. If you are interested please email Eva at firstname.lastname@example.org.
5224- Tax Senior: Our client, a $10B+ Hedge Firm is seeking a Tax Senior to join their firm. The Tax Senior will be responsible for providing tax estimates, prepare and complete tax requests for investors, monitor long term holding periods, wash sales and appropriate multi-broker tax relief on a daily basis, compute year-end taxable income and allocations to partners, preparation of the information for the tax return and K-1s, monitoring the tax basis of the internal members and advising on cash movements between the hedge funds, correspond with the personal tax accountants of internal members, withholding filing requirements, and follow up on IRS/state notices. The ideal candidate will have two to five years overall tax experience with specific experience in the hedge fund/financial services industry, bachelor's degree in accounting, CPA preferable but not required, excellent excel skills required, strong written / oral communication skills, self-motivated, works well in team environment, takes pride in final work product and be detail oriented. If you are interested please email Eva at email@example.com
6668- Tax Associate: Our client, a leading New Jersey- based Hedge Fund administrator is seeking a Tax Associate to join their firm. The Tax Associate will be responsible for providing U.S. tax analysis of hedge fund transactions, handle tax reporting for investors and tax filings, coordinate various foreign tax reporting requirements and contribute to development and enhancement of technological systems. The ideal candidate will have 3-7 years of hedge fund tax experience with a strong attention to detail, ability to troubleshoot and solve problems and manage multiple tasks / projects. Strong software skills and MS Excel are a big plus – The successful candidate will be comfortable with formulas, should understand the basics of macros & pivot tables, and be able to navigate and understand complex workbooks. If you are interested please email Eva at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Company: NY Real Estate Owner/Developer
Key Areas of Responsibility:
WOMAN OF COURAGE ANNOUNCED
The American Woman’s Society of Certified Public Accountants (AWSCPA) has announced that the Society’s 2010 Woman of Courage Award was presented to Ms. Perpetual Manatse at the organization’s 2010 Joint National Conference in Nashville. Ms. Manatse is currently a Manager in the Employee Benefits Audit Group with Deloitte, New York, and previously held the position of Audit Supervisor in her native Zimbabwe until her recent relocation to New York and subsequent promotion. Ms. Manatse has been with Deloitte since completing her education in Zimbabwe in 2004. She specializes in employee benefit plan audits and in that role, works with various other groups within Deloitte. Audit teams call upon her for advice and consultation on compliance, auditing, accounting, financial reporting and regulatory issues.
She graduated from the National University of Science & Technology - Zimbabwe (NUST), earning her BCOM with honors in accounting and one year later, from the University of South Africa (UNISA) with a Bachelors of Accounting Science with honors, majoring in Accountancy. She earned her CPA designation in the United States.
Ms. Manatse was born 30 years ago in Zimbabwe in Southern Africa. Recently, the country has suffered political and economic unrest. Just before she left in September 2007, inflation was over a thousand percent (1000%) and audit clients were accounting for hyperinflation accounts. She and her family would go without electricity and water for over 12 hours, and she would stay up late to get on the Internet when the data traffic was low, and stay up late to wait for the water that sometimes came late in the night just to do laundry before the water disappeared again for another 12 hours. During this time, she had begun her career with Deloitte. She realized that she was not able to bring anything home to help support the family, due to Zimbabwe’s economic strife. She knew it was time to leave her homeland.
After a rare interval where the electrical supply and Internet service cooperated, she applied for and received her dream job with Deloitte in New York. She then was able to tell her husband and daughter that their dream had finally come true. It required that they had to leave their family, friends and everything including her husband’s growing business, and head towards New York City, and a foreign land - where she had no family, no close friends and where her husband needed to look for a job.
It has been almost three years since the transition. Ms. Manatse and her family have endured the culture shock and the winter storms. Her husband got a job. It has turned out that it is a beautiful place with wonderful people who support them.
AWSCPA, organized in 1933, is the only national organization committed to the development and advancement of women CPAs in the accounting profession. It provides:
IMPORTANT LINKS AND CONTACT INFORMATION
Included below are some important links so you can stay on top of the latest information about the Affiliate.
1. We have a Facebook page! It can be found by searching under Groups for AWSCPA- NYC Affiliate.
2. Please contact us at our NYC Affiliate Chapter email address, email@example.com with any questions or if you want specific information on how to get even more involved in our organization (ie: become an active board member, contribute ideas/ references on topics for future events, submit job postings, etc.).
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