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Location: New York, Manhattan, New York County, New York, USA Posted: Feb 07, 2020

Job Description

A quantitative trading firm based in downtown Manhattan is looking for an accountant with a background in financial services. The candidate will have the opportunity to learn various accounting functions within a company such as fund accounting, management reporting, and financial statement preparation. In addition, this person will work with developers to design and implement tools and reports relating to various accounting, tax, and financial reporting processes.


  • Daily P&L, cash, corporate action, and position reconciliations including overseeing commission accruals and payments
  • Perform month-end closings procedures consisting of financial statement preparation, cash and position reconciliations, recording income/expense accruals, and preparing capital allocation schedules
  • Assist in preparing monthly consolidated financial statements including consolidation of various overseas funds
  • Perform daily and month end responsibilities associated with both regulated and non-regulated entities
  • Assist with external audits including preparation of financial statements and footnotes under US GAAP and IFRS
  • Work with our tax department to provide information required in connection with various tax return filings
  • Assist in the creation and design of automated reports requested by management
  • Test and utilize automated tools for reconciliation and profit reports. Automated tools can include utilizing Unix commands, SQL queries, and running scripts in Python
  • Work with relational databases and set up reports using simple SQL queries.


  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, excellent understanding of GAAP
  • 2 - 5 years of experience
  • Strong Excel skills, VBA/SQL experience preferred
  • Partnership or investment accounting experience is preferred
  • Big 4 or large national firm experience a plus
  • A CPA License will be required (must have passed and/or passed 3 of 4 sections with requirement to pass last section while employed)
  • Excellent communications skills; articulate, persuasive, and tactful
  • Must be detail oriented
  • Broker Dealer / US & European Regulatory Reporting experience a plus
  • Must be able to multitask with strong time management skills


Hudson River Trading (HRT) brings a scientific approach to trading financial products. We have built one of the world's most sophisticated computing environments for research and development. Our researchers are at the forefront of innovation in the world of algorithmic trading.

At HRT we come from all sorts of backgrounds: mathematics, computer science, statistics, physics, and engineering. We’re a community of self-starters who are motivated by the excitement of being at the cutting edge of automated trading. Our culture celebrates great ideas whether they come from HRT veterans or new hires. At HRT we’re friends and colleagues, whether we are sharing a meal, playing the latest board game, or writing elegant code. We embrace a culture of togetherness that extends far beyond the walls of our office.

Seem like something you might be interested in? Our goal is to find the best people and bring them together to do great work in a place where everyone is valued. HRT is proud of our diverse staff; we have offices all over the globe and benefit from our varied and unique perspectives. HRT is an equal opportunity employer; so whoever you are we’d love to get to know you.

About Hudson River Trading

Hudson River Trading opertes as a multi-asset class quantitative trading firm.

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