In the most general terms, a Fund Accountant ensures that the finances of hedge, mutual, or private equity funds are complete and correct. This includes calculating and verifying the value of the assets held by the fund, investor contributions and withdrawals, and any fees charged to the investors.
As a Fund Accountant at a custodian bank, such as JPMorgan Chase's Hedge Fund Services line of business, you will deal with external clients and provide a verification of their numbers. You will work with teams from around the country and the world to ensure that the client's asset values and fees are correct. Fund Accounting is the final point of contact between the client and the bank when it comes to these numbers.