Role details

Financial Controller, Private Equity

New York   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Established and Growing NYC Private Equity Firm
  • CPA Required

About Our Client

$35B+ AUM Private Equity firm based in Manhattan.

Job Description

Investment Accounting/Reporting Policies and Procedures

o Partner with investment accounting teams to resolve issues and build consensus in order to effectively implement consistent firm policies and procedures across all products.

o Update Portfolio Finance Standards based on changes in authoritative guidance, industry standards and regulatory rules.

o Establish audit mechanism to ensure consistent application of policies and procedures.

o In collaboration with senior management and other business disciplines, develop consistent firm reporting and data governance standards.

o Serve as investment accounting lead who will participate in firm initiatives related to treasury operations, corporate finance, compliance, marketing, and other groups.

o Participate in industry initiatives and network with industry peers on best practices in operations, processes, and technology tools that support the reporting function.

Investment Accounting/Reporting Systems

o Manage all business aspects of the investment accounting and property reporting system, investor reporting system and debt management application.

o Institute and thoroughly document effective internal controls around system permissions, rule sets, and overall operations.

o Serve as business lead who will oversee the full implementation of the new investment accounting and property reporting system.

o Provide business direction to IT staff associated with all accounting and reporting systems and applications.

o Develop consistent procedures and training programs for all accounting and reporting systems and applications.

o Business lead for updates and enhancements to all accounting and reporting systems and applications.

o Coordinate testing efforts for new investment and accounting and reporting initiatives.

Quality Assurance Program

o Manage The Firm's internal audit program covering financial controls of service providers and joint venture partners and includes establishing audit selections, coordinating kick-off meetings, reviewing draft reports, setting up final report meetings and monitoring action plans.

o Develop internal audit procedures to monitor internal controls within investment accounting.

o Serve as central investment accounting and reporting contact for external audit firms related to firm policies and procedures.

o Develop and maintain audit narratives for investment accounting and reporting.

o Draft controls documents for SOC-1 audits and SOX compliance.

The Successful Applicant

Job Requirements:

* 7+ Years of investment accounting experience, preferably in real estate fund space.

* Certified Public Accountant

* Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, advanced degree in business or accounting a plus.

* Advanced Excel skills.

* Yardi or other real estate or private equity accounting system experience.

* System implementation experience a plus.

* Highly effective in fast paced multi-faceted environment.

* Exceptional interpersonal skills.

* Ability to meet tight deadlines.

What's on Offer

Base salary commensurate with experience, performance based bonus, benefits.

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