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Senior Accountant, Fund Controller (Alternative Investments – PE / VC)

Job Number: 268
Location: Boston, MA
Expertise: Accounting & Finance

Senior Accountant, Fund Controller (Alternative Investments – PE / VC)

We are seeking a driven professional at Senior Accountant level with desire to learn the complexities of a Private Equity fund accounting and finance function on a global scale. The position is wide-ranging, part of an amazing team and the advancement opportunities are plentiful.

 

Company / Team / Position highlights:

  • Top-tier global alternative investment firm with impressive track-record of organic growth & profitability.
  • Excellent company culture, outstanding team in place, dynamic leadership above focused on training & mentorship.
  • Team Structure: position is part of a robust & growing team – there are 4-5 peers on this particular investment accounting & finance team, and the role reports up to a great Manager who loves to teach and mentor. This role would also have interaction with Senior leadership (Directors, VP / SVP) on larger scale deliverables and ad hoc projects to enhance the department and company operations.
  • Generous compensation package & comprehensive benefits: competitive base salary (DOE) + annual bonus & annual profit-sharing plans with immediate vesting on all company contributions, excellent healthcare plans (Medical, Dental, Vision), HSA with company contribution, generous parental leave programs at 100% salary (for both maternity & paternity), life & disability insurance, 100% tuition reimbursement which may be used toward graduate programs and / or certifications.
  • Hybrid (3/2, In office / WFH flexibility), business casual dress code, beautiful professional office space with perks.
  • Strong PTO package – vacation / sick days, 12 holidays + summer Fridays and company is shut down for 1 week between Christmas & New Years, as well as 1 week during the Summer.

 

 

Broad responsibilities:

  • Preparation of quarterly and annual financial statements for assigned Private Equity & Venture Capital Funds, including profit & loss allocations, vesting and carry calculations. Supporting new deal closings and harvest transactions.
  • Treasury projects around cash flow management, stock distributions, capital calls, banking activity.
  • Valuation support in collaboration with front office Deal Team to prepare quarterly valuations of portfolio companies.
  • Performance, waterfall and hurdle analysis, including scenarios for executive presentations.
  • Partnering with Investor Relations to prepare materials for fundraising projects.
  • Collaboration with internal tax team on implications of complex investment transactions & quarterly tax estimates and annual tax returns for investment partnerships, including tracking and review of K-1 activity & compliance-based partnership agreement analysis.

 

***The company doesn't expect candidates to know how to perform the above functions from day 1, however there should be interest to learn and ramp up on the complexities of the business. Ramp up takes about 1 year, and is achieved through formal trainings, shadowing peers, manager mentorship, starting with easier funds before progressing to more complex structures, and then adding on the treasury and valuation support deliverables + projects once fully ramped up.

 

 

Qualifications:

  1. CPA / Master’s Degree preferred
  2. 3+ years of relevant experience. Prior or current public accounting experience (Audit / Assurance, Advisory or Partnership Tax) with alternative investment clients is valued.
  3. Project management skills, attention to detail and ability to multi-task are essential
  4. Strong Excel skills, other experience with tools such as Alteryx and ability to learn new systems is very helpful
  5. Can do attitude, excellent communication skills with desire to learn!
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