Oaktree Capital Management

  • Accounting Manager, Fund Accounting - Distressed Debt

    Job Locations US-CA-Los Angeles
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  • Company Overview

    Oaktree is a leader among global investment managers specializing in alternative investments, with $100 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2017. The firm emphasizes an opportunistic, value-oriented and risk-controlled approach to investments in distressed debt, corporate debt (including high yield debt and senior loans), control investing, convertible securities, real estate and listed equities. Headquartered in Los Angeles, the firm has over 900 employees and offices in 18 cities worldwide.


    The Accounting Manager will be responsible for maintaining the books and records for various pooled investment funds and accounts, as well as reporting to investors and the portfolio management group.


    Additional responsibilities will include:

    • Accounting for and reconciliation of cash and investments;
    • Recording and reconciling of purchase and sale transactions;
    • Accounting for complex corporate actions;
    • Estimating and posting monthly closing accruals;
    • Calculating management and incentive fees based on the terms of governing documents;
    • Determining and preparing distributions and draw-downs;
    • Monitoring debt covenant compliance and preparing required reporting to lenders;
    • Liaising with other Oaktree departments to facilitate compliance with various regulatory requirements;
    • Analyzing and calculating of performance metrics for funds / accounts;
    • Coordinating with funds’ independent auditors, custodians, prime brokers, lenders and other fund vendors;
    • Performing other tasks as required.


    • Minimum 5 years accounting experience within the financial services or big four public accounting industries;
    • Exposure to ’40 Act funds, SEC reporting and Sarbanes Oxley desired;
    • Strong knowledge of reconciliation and account analysis;
    • Excellent understanding of accounting and the ability to apply relevant investment company accounting rules;
    • Solid analytical skills and ability to understand and resolve complex problems; and
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word.

    Personal Attributes

    • The successful candidate must have great organizational skills and be able to handle complicated work efficiently and effectively; 
    • The candidate must take the initiative to ask questions and detect problems;
    • He/ She must be a team player and demonstrate a strong work ethic; and
    • The successful candidate must have excellent written and verbal communication skills.


    Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Accounting. CPA is a plus.


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