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Private Equity Controller

Stamford, CT
$150,000 - $220,000 Total Compensation
Private Equity Controller
Our client is a dynamic, growing, Private Equity Firm (~10 Billion) consisting of several funds, co-investment vehicles and managed accounts.  The controller role will be very strategic in nature and the ideal candidate will play an integral role in the continued growth of the firm.  
Responsibilities will include:
  • Oversight over cash management, quarterly and annual financial reporting for the Funds
  • Develop waterfall and co-investment models 
  • Prepare quarterly and annual financial statements 
  • Prepare Limited Partner capital statements 
  • Review supporting schedules for annual tax returns and K-1's 
  • Review cash reconciliations with capital calls and distributions 
  • Assist in preparation of quarterly valuations
  • Review partnership documents 
  • Liaise with fund administrators regarding daily reconciliations, trade breaks, month end packages 
  • Extensive interaction with external auditors for management of audit process
    Work with counterparties and prime brokers to resolve any trade settlement issues, corporate actions, wires/payments 
  • Review monthly NAV 
  • Work with trading desk on a daily basis on FX hedging/portfolio pricing/trade bookings/settlements 
  • Assist with ad-hoc reporting 
  • Serve as member of compliance committee on all compliance related matters.
  • Bachelors degree in Accounting or related field
  • CPA a plus (public / private combo preferred)
  • 6+ years of experience in private equity and/ or financial services accounting a must
  • Familiarity with preparing and reviewing of capital call and distribution calculations, management fee calculations, waterfall calculations and preparation of financial statements
  • Knowledge of partnership accounting
  • Knowledge of US GAAP Prior supervisory experience
  • Advanced MS Excel knowledge
  • Ability to work under pressure and manage tight internal and client deadlines
  • Strong communication skills, including written, listening and presentation abilities
  • Solid attention to detail
  • Solid relationship management skills