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Chief Compliance Officer & General Counsel

Company

Zuckerman Investment Group is a growing independent registered investment advisory firm owned by the Zuckerman family. The firm manages over $1 billion for multi-generational families. We are located in downtown Chicago and we provide individuals and families with a complete offering of financial counseling and investment management services.

We are a results-driven firm with high achieving, motivated employees who value opportunities to take on complex problems, interesting projects, and share innovative ideas. We believe in cultivating relationships both internally and externally, and we are looking for someone to join our team who is committed to developing strong connections in a truly collaborative environment.

Job Description

Zuckerman Investment Group is looking to hire a Chief Compliance Officer and General Counsel to oversee
and enhance the firm’s compliance program.

In this senior leadership role, this individual will be responsible for overseeing the firm’s compliance
program to ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulatory requirements as well as adherence to
internal policies and procedures.

This position will begin remotely, as our firm is currently an entirely remote workforce due to precautions related to Covid-19.

Responsibilities

  • Oversight and administration of compliance function and policies
  • Develop and execute new compliance initiatives as needed
  • Ensure firm compliance with external and internal compliance guidelines
  • Prepare and file all required regulatory filings
  • Manage regulatory examinations and investigations and perform quarterly internal examinations to maintain best practices
  • Continually assess the inherent risk of the business and effectiveness of mitigating controls to minimize regulatory compliance and operational risk
  • Lead annual compliance review process including updating compliance policies, procedures, manuals, and best practices
  • Train, develop, and review the performance of the compliance team and determine optimal evolution of roles and responsibilities
  • Coordinate with technical staff and outside vendors on cybersecurity related initiatives

Requirements

  • Familiarity with investment advisory, broker dealer and product compliance programs
  • Highly organized, extremely detail-oriented and desire and ability to solve complex problems
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Displays initiative and is self-driven

Qualifications

  • Knowledge and experience with SEC and FINRA rules and regulations
  • Experience in leading regulatory exams
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience working in compliance programs
  • Previous experience as a CCO or General Counsel preferred

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Director of Finance

Company

Zuckerman Investment Group is a growing independent registered investment advisory firm owned by the Zuckerman family. The firm manages over $1 billion for multi-generational families. We are located in downtown Chicago and we provide individuals and families with a complete offering of financial counseling and investment management services.

We are a results-driven firm with high achieving, motivated employees who value opportunities to take on complex problems, interesting projects, and share innovative ideas. We believe in cultivating relationships both internally and externally, and we are looking for someone to join our team who is committed to developing strong connections in a truly collaborative environment.

Job Description

We are looking for a seasoned professional who is a detail oriented, self starter to join our team as the leader of our finance department. The right individual will provide strategic direction and oversight of all aspects of our financial operations including firm reporting, compliance, technology, accounting and tax. Our goal is to find someone who will work alongside us with a strong desire to implement and enhance best in class procedures, scalability, and growth. This role will partner with the leaders of the relationship management, sales, and investment departments to ensure a cohesive organization and execute our firm’s vision.

This position will begin remotely, as our firm is currently an entirely remote workforce due to precautions related to COVID-19.

Responsibilities

  • Oversee the production of the firm financial statements, tax filings, business filings and insurance renewals.
  • Coordinate with third party accounting firms and custodians to ensure firm and client needs are being met efficiently and proactively.
  • Review account performance records, cost basis, composites, and portfolio valuations.
  • Partner with firm’s leaders to assess reporting needs at the firm and department levels, and automate processes to continuously deliver timely and accurate reporting.
  • Oversee the firm’s compliance program to ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulatory requirements as well as adherence to internal policies and procedures.
  • Lead annual compliance review process, manage regulatory examinations and investigations, and perform quarterly internal examinations to maintain best practices.
  • Manage relationship with our outsourced IT vendor to proactively analyze and meet the needs of all employees, as well as research and implement new financial technology solutions.

Qualifications

  • Minimum 5-7 years experience in wealth management, finance, accounting, private equity, or related industry
  • Preferred Degrees: Business, Finance, Economics or Accounting
  • Highly organized, extremely detail-oriented, desire and ability to solve complex problems
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills

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Wealth Manager

Company

Zuckerman Investment Group is a growing independent registered investment advisory firm owned by the Zuckerman family. The firm manages over $1 billion for multi-generational families. We are located in downtown Chicago and we provide individuals and families with a complete offering of financial counseling and investment management services.

We are a results-driven firm with high achieving, motivated employees who value opportunities to take on complex problems, interesting projects, and share innovative ideas. We believe in cultivating relationships both internally and externally, and we are looking for someone to join our team who is committed to developing strong connections in a truly collaborative environment.

Job Description

Zuckerman Investment Group is looking for a highly motivated, experienced individual to join our Wealth Management Team. This position is a unique, newly created opportunity to participate in the expansion of an established firm. A strong candidate will have excellent written and oral communication skills, impeccable judgment, exceptional organization skills and experience cultivating relationships through superior client service.

Responsibilities

  • Deliver personalized and proactive financial counseling services for 50-100 high net worth clients
  • Manage client relationships and ensure long term retention through regular communication to review portfolio strategy, account activity and performance
  • Lead, manage and hold accountable the internal client team and prioritize open client requests
  • Work with the Portfolio Manager to implement and monitor client asset allocations and investment strategies
  • Grow your client base through client and COI (Center of Influence) referrals
  • Develop and mentor the associate advisors

Qualifications

  • 5+ years of wealth management experience. RIA experience is preferred.
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • CFP® designation or similar advanced industry certification
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • High level of confidentiality and professionalism

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Family Office Accountant

Company

Zuckerman Investment Group is a growing independent registered investment advisory firm owned by the Zuckerman family. The firm manages over $1 billion for multi-generational families. We are located in downtown Chicago and we provide individuals and families with a complete offering of financial counseling and investment management services.

We are a results-driven firm with high achieving, motivated employees who value opportunities to take on complex problems, interesting projects, and share innovative ideas. We believe in cultivating relationships both internally and externally, and we are looking for someone to join our team who is committed to developing strong connections in a truly collaborative environment.

Job Description

Our firm operates the Zuckerman family office from within the company, as the family members are also clients of the firm. We are looking for a highly motivated and detail oriented individual to coordinate the affairs of the Zuckerman family office. For the right individual, the ultimate career path for the Family Office Accountant could including working with the head of the family office to perfect and expand our family office offering, then implement and execute the family office experience across additional multi-generational family clients of the firm.

By considering Zuckerman Investment Group, you have decided to look beyond the ordinary public accounting firm. As a member of our team, you will develop professionally by gaining exposure to all aspects of a wealth management firm and providing support to senior leaders of the firm. This position is a unique opportunity to participate in the expansion of an established firm.

This position will begin remotely, as our firm is currently an entirely remote workforce due to precautions related to Covid-19.

Responsibilities

  • Leverage tax knowledge and experience to provide advice to high net worth individuals
  • Coordinate with lawyers, trustees, accountants, and other external advisors to support the family’s tax and estate planning initiatives and oversee the implementation
  • Facilitate the preparation of complex family office tax returns by a third-party accounting firm
  • Prepare simple individual and trust income tax returns in house
  • Oversight of family assets and cash flow needs, including investment accounts, properties, trusts and other interests.
  • Produce comprehensive financial reporting of family accounts

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting
  • Minimum GPA: 3.5
  • Minimum Experience: 2+ years in a finance or accounting role
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) credential
  • Highly organized, extremely detail-oriented and desire and ability to solve complex problems
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite

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Finance Associate

Company

Zuckerman Investment Group is a growing independent registered investment advisory firm owned by the Zuckerman family. The firm manages over $1 billion for multi-generational families. We are located in downtown Chicago and we provide individuals and families with a complete offering of financial counseling and investment management services.

We are a results-driven firm with high achieving, motivated employees who value opportunities to take on complex problems, interesting projects, and share innovative ideas. We believe in cultivating relationships both internally and externally, and we are looking for someone to join our team who is committed to developing strong connections in a truly collaborative environment.

Job Description

We are looking for a highly motivated and extremely detail-oriented individual to enhance processes within the firm’s finance, accounting, reporting and compliance functions. By considering Zuckerman Investment Group, you have decided to look beyond the ordinary public accounting firm and enjoy a unique opportunity to participate in the expansion of an established firm. As a member of our team, you will develop professionally by gaining exposure to all aspects of a wealth management firm, providing support to senior leaders, and working directly with the head of finance.

This position will likely begin remotely, as our firm is currently an entirely remote workforce due to precautions related to COVID-19.

Responsibilities

  • Maintain the firm’s books and records to produce and analyze monthly financial statements
  • Coordinate with third-party accounting firm to facilitate the preparation of our company tax returns
  • Perform reconciliation and quality control procedures to ensure the accuracy of account performance records, cost basis, composites, and portfolio valuations
  • Update, gather and distribute data related to clients’ tax and estate reporting needs
  • Support the firm’s client billing process by calculating, processing, and reconciling quarterly fees
  • Manage relationships with the firm’s banks and vendors
  • Assist with the preparation of annual business filings and insurance renewals

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Minimum GPA: 3.5
  • Passion for numbers and desire to pursue Certified Public Accountant (CPA) credential
  • Highly organized, extremely detail-oriented and desire and ability to solve complex problems
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience with Intuit QuickBooks preferred but not required

*We are interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United States. However, we are not able to sponsor visas for this position.

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Associate

Company

Zuckerman Investment Group is a growing independent registered investment advisory firm owned by the Zuckerman family. The firm manages over $1 billion for multi-generational families. We are located in downtown Chicago and we provide individuals and families with a complete offering of financial counseling and investment management services.

We are a results-driven firm with high achieving, motivated employees who value opportunities to take on complex problems, interesting projects, and share innovative ideas. We believe in cultivating relationships both internally and externally, and we are looking for someone to join our team who is committed to developing strong connections in a truly collaborative environment.

Job Description

Zuckerman Investment Group is looking for an Associate to join our team. This position is a unique opportunity to participate in the expansion of an established firm and will offer great growth potential. You will gain exposure to all aspects of a wealth management firm by providing support to the relationship management, investment, portfolio management, compliance and sales teams. This position has the potential to develop into one of several different career paths, including client service, client operations, investment operations, compliance, and business development.

This position will begin remotely, as our firm is currently an entirely remote workforce due to precautions
related to COVID-19.

Responsibilities

  • Develop an understanding of the interplay between relationship management, investments & sales
  • Support client advisors in the execution of core client processes
  • Complete day-to-day client requests, including money movements, new account setup, preparing for client meetings and other projects as needed
  • Learn the inner workings of our key technological systems
  • Maintain essential relationship management, sales and investment data in our client relationship management system (CRM)
  • Coordinate with custodians on items such as client money movements, account openings, post-trade processing, voluntary corporate actions, and tax mailings
  • Participate in the reconciliation, allocations & settlements processes
  • Assist in various projects to support the investment and portfolio management teams

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Preferred Majors: Business, Finance, Economics, Accounting, Business Development, Marketing
  • Minimum GPA: 3.6
  • Highly organized, extremely detail-oriented and able to multi-task with time-sensitive items
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Interest in taking one of the CFP, CPA or CFA exams

*We are interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United States. However, we are not able to sponsor visas for this position.

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