Assistant Controller – Private Equity

New York, New York • $100,000 - $125,000

About the Company:

Our client is a private equity firm that invests in middle-market companies in North America and Europe through its offices in New York and London. The firm launched in 2014 and currently has $1B in committed capital. The firm is looking for an Assistant Controller to help with Fund and Management Company Accounting.

Responsibilities:

The role of the Assistant Controller is to oversee the financial reporting of the investment funds and the management company in a timely, accurate and efficient manner.
• Work with third party administrators, auditors and liaise with tax service providers.
• Review and sign off on capital calls/distributions, quarterly NAV packages, management fee calculations, unrealized & realized waterfall calculations, and quarterly/audited annual financial statements, which are prepared by the fund administrators and audited by Big 4 audit firm, of the investment funds
• Manage annual audit process; provide support to auditors in a timely fashion
• Keep track of funds’ performance such as Gross/Net IRR and multiples
• Review quarterly workpapers and unaudited financial statements for the management company
• Comply with tax filing requirements (review tax filings and processing payments, K-1s)
• Assist director of compliance with yearly mock audits and other compliance requests
• Analyze fund organization documents; understand revenue implications for Client Investment
• Manage cash flows and balances; set up wires; comply with the credit facility requirements; forecast cash sources and uses; prepare and analyze budgets
• Manage accounts payable process; expense allocations based on the expense allocation policy; review Due from Funds and Portfolio Companies reports
• Support deal team with investment closings/dispositions
• Liaise with business partners including product management and client service groups and provide performance reports and other items
• Research and resolve accounting, financial, and other issues that may arise

Requirements:

Undergraduate degree in Accounting required; CPA preferred
• 5-7 years of fund accounting or public accounting with a focus on Alternative Investments (Private Equity and/or Real Estate).
• Strong quantitative and analytical skills
• Ability to handle multiple tasks effectively and work within tight deadlines
• Self-starter, possessing the willingness to learn
• Strong team player, detail-oriented with prior supervision experience
• Strong interpersonal, communication (written and spoken) and organizational skills
• Working knowledge of Excel
• Confident with strong leadership skills
• Creative thinker

Compensation & Benefits:

  • $100,000 – $125,000 Base Salary
  • Competitive Bonus
  • Unlimited Sick and PTO
  • Ability to Invest in the fund

 

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