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Compensation Accountant

New York

Corporate Group

Ref#: 2297

Date published: 4-Apr-2019

About Fortress 

Fortress Investment Group LLC is a leading, highly diversified global investment manager with approximately $42.1 billion of assets under management as of September 30, 2018. Founded in 1998, Fortress manages assets on behalf of over 1,750 institutional clients and private investors worldwide across a range of credit and real estate, private equity and permanent capital investment strategies. Investment performance is our cornerstone - we strive to generate strong risk adjusted returns for our investors over the long term. For additional information on Fortress, please visit www.fortress.com.

About The Position

This position is within the Compensation Controllers’ Group of Fortress (Corporate).  This position will be involved and responsible for the monthly close process/account reconciliation and analysis as it relates to compensation plans at the firm.  This person may also assist in the preparation of financial statement disclosures and foreign regulatory reports.   


  • Monthly g/l close and preparation for internal reporting

  • Prepare month-end accounting entries associated with compensation

  • Working closely with auditors on a quarterly basis

  • Close process (including booking a majority of the journal entries and reviewing others) 

  • Balance Sheet/P&L analysis

  • Account reconciliation

  • Assist with preparing financial statement support documentation

  • Projects as assigned


  • The ideal candidate will have a BS Degree (or equivalent) and 2-4 years public / private accounting experience.  CPA is a plus.  Prior Financial Services experience is helpful.

  • Bright, quick learner, motivated

  • Detail and technical oriented 

  • Ability to work in a team environment

  • Extremely Strong Excel skills 

  • Strong written and verbal communications skills

  • Willingness to roll up your sleeves

  • Lawson experience is a big plus

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Fortress Investment Group LLC collectively with its subsidiaries and operating affiliates is an equal opportunity employer and considers all applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, creed, color, sex, age, national origin, citizenship status, disability, genetic information, protected veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.