What does a Fund Accounting do?
Fund accountants are primarily responsible for the aspects of day-to-day accounting for their assigned mutual or institutional funds. They prepare timely and accurate fund accounting output, including net asset values, yields, distributions for subsequent review, and accounting for investment portfolios including securities, real estate, or commodities. They calculate and report net asset values per unit and compile standard weekly and monthly financial statements and income expense accruals.
Fund accountants conduct daily analysis of various financial metrics to help firms set a price or value of their funds. They also calculate and report income, expense, and item-specific accrual statements including a dividend or interest income worksheet and other schedules including a T-bill. They monitor and record security transactions including trade, interest payment, maturity and corporate actions. They report findings promptly to clients and ensure their findings adhere to laws, compliance, and protocol. Fund accountants need a minimum bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or related fields.
Fund Accounting Salaries
Average Base Pay
Fund Accounting Career Path
Learn how to become a Fund Accounting, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.