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Accounting Associate, Dalio Family Office

Company: Bridgewater Associates, LP
Location: Westport
Posted on: February 22, 2021

Job Description:

The Dalio Family Office (DFO) is the family office of Ray Dalio, the founder of Bridgewater Associates, LP and a global philanthropist. The mission of the DFO is to provide outstanding services to Ray and his family, which includes long term wealth planning and management as well as the management of current endeavors. The DFO has grown significantly over the past few years, increasing in both size and capability to provide a high level of support to the family. While its focus is the Dalio family, the DFO shares Bridgewater's idea meritocratic culture as the lifeblood of its organization. Given the highly sensitive nature of its responsibilities, the DFO is a tight-knit group, where honesty and integrity are foundational values. All members are uniquely valued, are encouraged to meet their potential and are given as much responsibility as they can personally handle. The Accounting Pillar provides complete, accurate, and timely bookkeeping and accounting services for the Dalio Family Office. Given the evolving needs of the founder, individuals on the team must be excited to take on complex initiatives and work within competing priorities. Within this unique organization, we have an opportunity to work on a large variety of problems and are responsible for creating new and sustainable solutions. Position Summary: As an Accounting Associate, you'll own and perform bookkeeping and accounting activities pertaining to our entities as well as own key projects and processes in the accounting space. This is a great opportunity if you're looking to be challenged, to work on many different types of problems day to day, as well as to build long lasting relationships through time. Day-to-day responsibilities would include a combination of the following:

  • Own & perform complex bookkeeping and accounting activities pertaining to business entities, including:
    • Carry out day to day ledger functions within monthly close
    • Maintain general ledgers for tax and financial reporting
    • Prepare bank and credit card reconciliations
    • Perform cash management functions
    • Prepare and maintain information, analysis, and reports needed for tax return preparation
    • Own key accounting and financial projects and processes
    • Perform reviews of disbursements, various bank and balance sheet reconciliations, credit card transactions, general ledgers, financial statements
    • Identify areas of risk and create and implement solutions Apply for this role if you are:
      • Professional and discrete; able to handle sensitive information appropriately and liaise with colleagues and auditors effectively
      • A great multi-tasker who is excited to juggle multiple complex streams of work to meet deadlines
      • Driven to succeed and enjoys being held and holding others accountable to high standards
      • A detail oriented and meticulous individual that can see how their everyday duties connect to larger goals
      • Interested in operating within a unique culture that will foster your desire for personal and professional growth Qualifications:
        • 3-5 years of transactional accounting experience
        • Experience working with computerized general ledger accounting software program (i.e. QuickBooks, Intacct, NetSuite, or comparable program preferred)
        • Prior experience with a family office or individual with a high net worth and/or an accounts payable function is desirable
        • BA/BS in Accounting or Finance is a plus Please note that we do not provide immigration sponsorship for this position The DFO is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All employment at the DFO is subject to an extensive background check. Please click here to view Bridgewater's Privacy Policy, which applies to personal information collected about you in connection with this job application. For California residents, please click here for our California Consumer Privacy Statement. Please review the "Bridgewater Recruiting Terms and Agreement", and then select "I Agree" to continue: --*
          Bridgewater Recruiting Terms and Agreement Please select Have you ever been engaged in the recruiting process, spoken to anyone about a role at Bridgewater Associates or interviewed for a position? --*
          -- Have you ever been employed by or worked directly for Bridgewater Associates in any capacity? --*
          Please select If "Yes - Consultant or vendor" which company?
          How did you hear about Bridgewater Associates? --*
          Please select If "Through an employee", who, and what was your relationship with them?
          If "Other", how?
          Are you, a relative*, partner, or member of your household: currently employed by, having prior employment history with, and/or having any past or present affiliation** with an: asset management firm, asset management consulting firm, institutional investor (e.g., corporate or public pension fund, sovereign wealth fund/central bank, hedge fund of funds or External-Chief Investment Officer, or money management office of an endowment/foundation/family office), a broker or dealer in a trading or sales capacity, or a service provider or outside partner to Bridgewater (only if you are already aware). *Child, stepchild, grandchild, parent, stepparent, grandparent, spouse, sibling, in-law, domestic partnership, or adoptive relationship **Officially attached to or connected to an organization in volunteer, paid or non-paid, in a substantial or consultative fashion, including serving on the board of directors or governance board --*
          -- If "Yes", please elaborate, including if your organization has any current interface with Bridgewater.
          Do you currently work, or in the past two years have you worked, for one of the following organizations? --*
          Please select Are you legally authorized to work in the United States? --*
          -- Will you now or in the future require "sponsorship for an immigration-related employment benefit"? --*
          -- Are you subject to any agreements that may apply to your employment at Bridgewater Associates (e.g. non-compete)? --*
          -- Bridgewater is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All employment decisions will be made without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, marital status, civil union status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender identity or expression, present or past mental disability, learning disability, physical disability, genetic information, military status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. You are invited to VOLUNTARILY self-identify your gender and race/ethnicity. This information will be kept as confidential as possible and will be reported in the aggregate to the federal government, as required by law. This information will also assist Bridgewater in its diversity and inclusion efforts. If you choose not to self-identify your gender and/or race/ethnicity, please select "Prefer not to say". There will not be any negative consequences for that selection.

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