Fund Accountant

Corporate Accounting / Finance /
Full-time /
Are you ready to make a positive impact on clients, colleagues, and the global community? Do you value commitment, curiosity, continuous growth, compassion, community, and collaboration?

Join us at Brighton Jones; our purpose is to make the world a better place through our clients living richer lives. We are the largest RIA in the Pacific Northwest, headquartered in Seattle, with offices nationwide. From the very start, we have been an award-winning organization, from countless Best Places to Work awards — including Seattle Business Magazine's Best Companies to Work for 15 years in a row — to national and regional Community Impact awards, we pride ourselves in our culture and giving back to our community. We are industry leaders and pioneers in financial wellbeing with a focus on helping our clients align their wealth, passions, and purpose so they can pursue a happier, healthier, and more fulfilling life.

Our team-based, client-centric approach has fueled our growth over the last 20+ years, and we’re now 250 teammates strong and growing, serving more than 4,000 clients, and advising on over $19 billion+ in assets. Every teammate has a path to ownership in the firm. We're looking for driven individuals who bring a "How can I help?" attitude to their work and are passionate about contributing to and celebrating the success of both clients and colleagues. Join our #OneTeam and be part of an industry leader committed to creating an incredible culture where every teammate can thrive.

Position Overview: We are seeking a skilled and detail-oriented Fund Accountant to join our team supporting our newly launched private investments group, Lenora Capital. The Fund Accountant will play a critical role in managing the accounting and financial reporting functions for a series of closed and open-end private markets funds, and will also be responsible for accounting activities related to donor-advised funds. This position offers an excellent opportunity for professionals with a strong background in fund accounting, financial reporting, and regulatory compliance to join an organization at its start and help create the processes that will support its success.

Take our Values in Action Self-Assessment to see how our values align!

Your Role:

Fund Accounting:

    • Perform day-to-day accounting activities for private markets  funds, including recording investment transactions, reconciling cash and investment positions, and calculating net asset values (NAV).
    • Interface with fund service platforms and administrators
    • Ensure accurate and timely preparation of financial statements, investor reports, K-1s and regulatory filings in accordance with GAAP and relevant regulatory requirements.
    • Initiate capital calls and distributions for fund shareholders
    • Manage the annual audit process, including providing documentation and support to external auditors.

Donor Advised Fund (DAF) Accounting:

    • Manage the accounting functions for donor-advised funds, including recording contributions, distributions, and investment activities.
    • Use problem solving skills to design and improve workflows for client donations.
    • Prepare periodic financial statements and reports for donor-advised funds, ensuring compliance with donor restrictions and regulatory guidelines.
    • Work closely with donor advisors and charitable organizations to address accounting inquiries and provide support as needed.

Your Experience:

    • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field. CPA designation preferred.
    • 3+ years of experience in fund accounting, partnership accounting, financial reporting, or related roles within the financial services industry.
    • Strong understanding of GAAP, investment accounting principles, and regulatory requirements for private equity funds and donor-advised funds.
    • Proficiency in accounting software and Microsoft Excel.
    • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and communication skills.
    • This role is an in-office, full-time, and exempt position. We are a work from office culture with a lot of flexibility.


    • Pay: $120,000 - $140,000 per year

    • Benefits: Our benefits package includes, but is not limited to, health care benefits (medical/dental/vision), retirement benefits, paid time off (PTO), holiday flex-days, summer flex-days, company-paid holidays, parental leave, transportation benefits, unlimited volunteer time off, professional, and personal wellbeing stipend, and other fringe benefits. Everyone in the organization has a clear path to ownership.

Our Company
Our #OneTeam feels a sense of connection, pride, and ownership with our mission, vision, values, and objectives. We are committed to building a business where 100% of our team members genuinely love where they work and are supported by their colleagues. We do this through building authentic relationships with one another, supporting each other to continuously learn and grow, working hard while having lots of fun, and giving back to our community.

We are a team founded on equity and respect, and we’re on a mission to help our clients, teammates, and global community thrive. Brighton Jones is committed to building a team comprised of diverse backgrounds, ideas, and experiences. We actively foster a compassionate and inclusive culture, one in which all members of the greater Brighton Jones family feel safe to express their unique identities and empowered to reach their full potential.

To the right individual, we offer very competitive compensation, benefits package, and rewarding career opportunities. If you’ve been reading this job description thinking to yourself, this is the place for me, include in your cover letter why you’re excited to join our growing #OneTeam and be sure to describe how the opportunity aligns with your career objectives.

Brighton Jones provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or caste. In addition to federal law requirements, Brighton Jones complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has offices. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

What to expect in the hiring process
 1. Values in Action Self-Assessment - at Brighton Jones we don’t just talk about our values, we live by them! We’ve operationalized our values into behaviors and part of the application process includes completing a brief self-assessment on our Values in Action.
2. Initial Interview - this 30-min chat with a recruiter or hiring manager gives us a chance to learn about your background and goals and share more about the role and company.
 3. Role Alignment - next you’ll meet with the hiring manager and a peer (virtual or in-person) to dive deeper into the role, responsibilities, and your transferrable experiences.
 4. Full Loop - you’ll meet the team in two, back-to-back interviews with team members you’re likely to work with. During these conversations, we’ll be listening for examples of your technical skills as well as how core values show up in your experience. There may also be a writing sample, role play, hiring, or technical assessment depending on the position.
 5. Personal Reference Calls - in this final step in the hiring process, you will be asked to arrange 1-2 personal reference calls with past managers of our choosing.
 6. What’s Next - interviewing is time consuming and stressful, and we appreciate you taking the time to get to know us. Whatever the final decision, we’ll let you know our decision as quickly as we can. If this role isn’t a good fit, we invite you to stay connected and apply again.