Assistant Controller

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$9B AUM Private Equity firm based in NYC is searching for an Assistant Controller to join the team.

Company Information:

NYC based $9B AUM Private Equity Firm

  • Hybrid work schedule (3 days in office, 2 days WFH)
  • Fully covered medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • 401k with company match
  • Free breakfast and lunch in office
  • Gym in building

The individual will report to the Controllers and Senior Controller and have a unique opportunity to be exposed to all aspects of the business including accounting, operations, P&L, valuations, investor relations and regulatory reporting. The Firm’s fund accounting team works closely with operations, legal, compliance, tax, technology, and marketing on a consistent basis.  The individual will also have diverse product exposure to private equity structures as well as hedge funds and co-investments, fixed income investments (bonds, bank debt, MBS, trade claims), CDS, derivatives, real estate, post reorg equity and traditional private equity.   


Job Description:
  • Management  
    • Guide and train junior accountants in-house, and manage third party outsource providers 
  • Work with Administrators on NAV calculation and financial reporting 
    • Prepare and review AUM and performance of hedge fund, private equity funds, JVs and SMAs 
    • Review monthly or quarterly allocations, capital calls, distributions and PnL 
    • Review calculation of management and incentive fees with various fee terms, pref and hurdles 
    • Prepare and review quarterly financial statements and conduct annual audit 
    • Assist with tax related matters (Fin 48, interest & dividend withholding, etc. 
  • Valuations 
    • Liaise with valuation team for private equity, real estate and illiquid investments 
    • Prepare exhibits for valuation committee by analyzing portfolio pricing and support 
  • Process Management 
    • Assist in developing sound policies and procedures 
    • Contribute to new technology implementation, testing and other enhancement to existing accounting systems 
  • Investor Relations & Marketing 
    • Process subscriptions/redemptions and contributions/distributions 
    • Review PPM, DDQ, marketing decks, side letters, etc. to ensure proper application of fund terms 
    • Prepare quarterly investor deliverables and ad-hoc requests and inquiries 
  • Private Investment support 
    • Work with complicated SPV structures in multiple jurisdictions 
    • Review books and records of various structures to ensure accuracy  
    • Work with outside service providers domestically and internationally including administrators, auditors, legal counsel, asset managers, etc. 
  • Regulatory reporting 
    • Support Form PF, AIFMD, etc. and other compliance processes 

Requirements / Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree and minimum of 8 years of work experience in fund accounting from a fund, fund admin, or public accounting firm with alternatives client exposure
  • Process and detail oriented 
  •  Strong work ethic and team player  
  • Able to adapt and be flexible in response to an evolving business  
  • CPA Preferred 

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