Christopher Morris

Assistant Manager, Fund Accounting

Location 15h@2xCranford, NJ

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Work Experience
  • Assistant Manager, Fund Accounting

    SS&C Technologies Inc
    Jan. 2012 to Jun. 2015 (3 years and 5 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    Experience and Responsibilities:
    • Oversaw team of 6-8 Fund Accountants / Senior Accountants responsible for the administration of 5 fund of fund and/or direct private equity clients in the utilities sector with AUM ranging from $60M to $4B per client
    • Preparation/review of annual and quarterly (if applicable) financial statements, including waterfall allocation calculations
    • Served as primary point of contact for external auditors during year end audits
    • Responsible for review and delivery of capital call notices, distribution notices, and other investor relations communications on a daily basis
    • Performed portfolio company pierce through accounting for largest fund of fund client, tracking quantitative and qualitative data for over 4,000 indirectly owned portfolio companies
    • Led 24 month implementation project to convert SS&C's largest fund of fund client from SunGard Investran to SS&C's proprietary software TheNextRound (TNR), incorporating 12 years of historical data

  • Compliance Manager, Corporate Office

    Asplundh Tree Expert Company (International Arborist Co.)
    Jan. 2011 to Jan. 2012 (12 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    Compliance Manager, Corporate Office

    Experience and Responsibilities:
    • Plan and execute due diligence procedures on potential acquisition target companies, including preliminary financial analysis in order to report to the board to assist with their decision making on whether or not to move forward with acquisition plans
    • Post acquisition integration procedures involving taking leadership of the existing company's accounting staff and transitioning them onto Asplundh's systems and methodologies.
    • Investigations/forensic accounting related to internal fraud and misappropriation of funds reporting directly to the CFO and board of directors.

  • Senior Associate

    PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
    Jan. 2006 to Jan. 2011 (4 years and 12 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    Experience and Responsibilities:
    • Planned and executed audit engagements for both SEC and non-SEC clients primarily in the private equity and energy/utilities sectors.
    • Prepared and reviewed financial statements and footnote disclosures included in annual reports and in filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Forms 10-K, 10-Q and S-4 in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, SEC regulations and other professional pronouncements. Led consultations with SEC reviewer to resolve any issues regarding financial statements and accompanying disclosures.
    • Consulted with client Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Controller and senior PricewaterhouseCoopers Partners to evaluate the client's financial condition and identify significant audit risk areas.
    • Created budgets to maximize engagement efficiency and profitability and monitor engagement economics.
    • Displayed analytical and leadership skills as well as an excellent ability to manage multiple projects concurrently.

Education
  • Finance/Accounting
    University Of RichmondRichmond, VA, US
    Aug. 2002 to May. 2006

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    Finance / Accounting Degree • GPA: 3.3

Skills

Advanced Knife Handling

Charcuterie

On-site Special Events

Chopping

Pasta Cooking

Family Meal

Fish Cookery

Fish butchery

Saute

Frying

General knife handling

Up to 100 covers a night

Grilling

Meat Butchery

Meat Cookery

Ability To Lift 40+ Lbs

Profit & Loss Management

Beer Knowledge

Budget/cost Analysis

Classic Wine Service Knowledge

Coffee Knowledge

Spirits/Cocktails Knowledge

Inventory

Wine Knowledge

Customer service

Staff Management of 20

Experience in a High Volume Environment

Staff education / motivation

Food Preparation Knowledge

Accounting / Bookkeeping

Payroll

Budgeting

Profit And Loss

Business Management

Purchasing / ordering

Conflict Resolution

Recruiting / hiring

Customer Service

Finance Degree

Social Media

Staff Education / Motivation

Web Maintenance

Writing

Microsoft Office

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