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Fund Accountant - Private Equity

120k/year - 130k/year
Westbury, NY

TOTAL COMPENSATION is targeted at $110K - $130K but will be determined based on candidate’s credentials, performance and value added to the firm / department.


Fund Accounting, Private Equity


Our client is a prominent, Investment Manager / Private Equity Firm with investments throughout the world. They have a proven track record investing across many diverse industries.


Position Description

Fund Accountant will be responsible for maintaining the books and records for various private limited partnerships, as well as the underlying pass-through entities and holding companies; 


Responsibilities will include:

  • Preparing and maintaining the books and records of limited partnerships, as well as underlying pass-through entities and holding companies via accounting software or Excel;
  • Creating and organizing electronic work papers;
  • Accounting for and reconciliation of cash, investments, intercompany transactions, income and expenses;
  • Recording and reconciling of purchase and sale transactions;
  • Posting of expense accruals;
  • Assisting in preparation of capital call and distribution notices;
  • Preparing interim and annual financial reports for investors, management and any other ad-hoc reporting;
  • Assisting with maintenance of investor portal and CRM;
  • Preparing work papers for tax and year end audits;
  • Assisting with preparation of regulatory filings;
  • Performing other ad-hoc special projects, as required.


Required Skills

  • The successful candidate must: 
  • Work efficiently and effectively
  • Be able to multi-task and work well under pressure;
  • Take the initiative to ask questions to gain in-depth understanding of tasks at hand;
  • Be detail-oriented and organized;
  • Be a team player and demonstrate a strong work ethic, as well as be able to work independently; and
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills.


Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and CPA preferred
  • 3+ years experience in public/private accounting, preferably with private equity fund experience
  • Strong understanding of journal entries and reconciliation/account analysis
  • Good understanding of partnership accounting a plus
  • Experience with ERP/accounting systems (e.g., Investran, Dynamics NAV or Alta Return/Allvue a plus)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel