Pine River Capital Management

Senior Tax Accountant - Two Harbors

Job ID
2017-1887
# Positions
1
Experience (Years)
2
Category
Two Harbors - Finance/Accounting

Overview

 Two Harbors Investment Corp.

 

Two Harbors Investment Corp. is a publicly traded mortgage real estate investment trust, or REIT. Our objective is to provide an attractive risk-adjusted total return to our stockholders over the long-term through dividends and capital appreciation. Our mission is to be recognized as the industry-leading mortgage REIT.  We take an opportunistic investment approach to the residential mortgage sector, including residential mortgage-backed securities, mortgage servicing rights and other financial assets.

Two Harbors today is the largest hybrid mortgage REIT with a market capitalization of over $3 billion. Two Harbors is externally managed and advised by PRCM Advisers LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Pine River Capital Management L.P.  Two Harbors trades on the NYSE under the ticker symbol “TWO”.

Granite Point Mortgage Trust Inc.

Granite Point Mortgage Trust is a publicly-traded real estate investment trust that is focused primarily on directly originating, investing in and managing senior floating-rate commercial mortgage loans and other debt and debt-like commercial real estate investments. We are a long-term, fundamental value-oriented investor; we construct our investment portfolio on a loan-by-loan basis, emphasizing rigorous credit underwriting, selectivity and diversification, and assess each investment from a fundamental value perspective relative to other opportunities available in the market.  Granite Point’s common stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol “GPMT”.

Granite Point was formed by Two Harbors Investment Corp. (NYSE: TWO) to continue and expand the commercial real estate lending business established by Two Harbors in 2015.  Two Harbors contributed its commercial real estate portfolio to Granite Point in June 2017.  Granite Point is headquartered in New York, New York, with offices in Minnetonka, Minnesota, and is externally managed and advised by Pine River Capital Management L.P. 

 

Position Description:

Two Harbors is seeking a Senior Tax Accountant to join our growing team.  This position will be responsible for a variety of tax accounting assignments focusing on residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS), mortgage servicing rights (MSR), commercial real estate (CRE) mortgage loans, and derivative instruments.  A successful candidate must be detail-oriented and have the ability to work independently while managing multiple priorities and deadlines. 

Responsibilities

  • Prepare monthly taxable income work papers and account reconciliations.
  • Perform tax accounting internal control testing and improve tax methodology documentation.
  • Assist with federal and state tax filings, tax payments, and notice/audit responses.
  • Assist with tax special projects using Microsoft Excel.
  • Perform ad-hoc analysis and other job-related duties as assigned.
  • Create transaction analysis slide decks using Microsoft PowerPoint.
  • Maintain tax accounting systems.
  • Perform tax research using BNA, draft tax memorandums outlining proposed tax positions, and work with outside accounting and law firms on tax issues.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related degree required, Master’s degree in accounting, taxation, or relevant degree preferred.
  • CPA preferred.
  • Two to four years of experience preferred, preferably in a financial services firm or public accounting.
  • Strong Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint skills.
  • Willingness to quickly learn accounting software.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, high energy, team player.
  • Ability to independently complete multiple time-sensitive tasks.
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with confidential information.

 

Pine River Capital Management

Pine River Capital Management is a global alternative investment firm focused on relative value trading across a wide range of markets, regions and asset classes. Founded in early 2002, the firm provides alternative investment solutions to qualified clients through commingled hedge funds, separate accounts, listed investment vehicles, and committed capital vehicles. Pine River is headquartered in Minnetonka, Minnesota, with offices in New York, London, and Hong Kong.

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