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Employment Type:
Part time
Job Category:
Corporate Accountant (Part -Time)
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Job Description

Highland Capital Management, L.P. is a multibillion-dollar global alternative investment manager. Founded in 1993 by Jim Dondero and Mark Okada, Highland operates across a variety of asset classes and structures within the alternative landscape including hedge funds, separate accounts, distressed and special situations private equity, collateralized loan obligations (CLOs), mutual funds, and ETFs. The firm's diversified client base includes public pension plans, foundations, endowments, corporations, financial institutions, fund of funds, governments, and high net-worth individuals. Highland is headquartered in Dallas, Texas and maintains offices in New York, São Paulo, Buenos Aires, Singapore, and Seoul.

Highland Capital Management, L.P. seeks a part-time accountant to assist in the maintenance of the general ledger for the parent company of Highland Capital, various real estate investment partnerships and corporations. Duties will include weekly reconciliations, monthly journal entries and closing procedures, financial reporting, and assistance in managing critical services vendors. This individual will garner significant exposure to back office and front office functions and will assist in various ad-hoc requests. This person will work as part of the Corporate Accounting team, in a collaborative, collegial environment.


* General ledger maintenance for Corporate Accounting
* Research technical accounting and disclosure issues
* Analyze consolidation requirements under ASC 810
* Coordination of management company audits, including authorship of annual audit reports
* Preparing and executing firm-wide semimonthly payroll duties
* Perform various ad-hoc research and reporting projects for company management


* MPA/BBA in Accounting from a top tier business school, minor in Finance a plus
* 2+ years' experience in the accounting field or at a Big 4 accounting firm
* Current CPA license or completion of all four CPA exams (required)
* Working knowledge of general finance and accounting functions
* Advanced MS Office skills with emphasis on Excel
* Prior Oracle and Quickbooks experience a plus but not required
* Excellent communication and organizational skills
* Detail and task-oriented
* Strong work ethic and a team player

Compensation & Benefits:

Highland is conveniently located in Uptown Dallas in the iconic Crescent building - the heart of the Dallas financial district. Highland offers a competitive base salary and bonus based on experience and performance. Highland offers a generous benefits package that includes an industry leading health insurance plan with no employee premiums or deductibles and a 401(k) plan with employer match. Highland's talented professionals share a passion for excellence, commitment to teamwork, and pride based on the firm's track record in the alternative investment industry. Highland is an Equal Opportunity Employer