Associate Director - Private Equity Accounting

Associate Director  - Private Equity Accounting – (Jersey City-area location; firms is growing at 30%; excellent opportunity for advancement; work hard but have good work-life balance; helped this client hire 15 employees & know firm well)


Responsibilities Include:

·         Be THE SME (Subject Matter Expert) on all private equity accounting

·         Managing a team of private equity and real estate accountants who act as daily points of contact for our clients.  Offload a more Senior Director and be involved in sales process.

·         Providing client service on a multitude of matters including recording and analyzing transactions, reconciliations, and preparation of work paper packages

·         Ensure team is following standard procedures and utilizing best practices for private equity administration

·         Coordination of external audits, Form PF filings, Management Company reporting requirements

·         Review and Preparation of quarterly and annual financial statements and partner capital recording packages including all supporting work papers and disclosure documents

·         Assisting with integrating new clients onto PE software packages with prior Investran experience a plus

·         Interacting with clients at various levels and maintain client relationship

·         Responding to client inquiries and requests

·         Preparation of client service plans, calendars and timelines

·         Business Development – participate in the growth of the private equity business, attend client presentations, work on proposals/contracts, and help drive technology initiatives

Skills and Knowledge Desired:

·         Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field

·         CPA a plus

·         10+ years’ experience in private equity operations management

·         5+ years with private equity bank debt and loan private equity accounting experience

·         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

·         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 client relationship management skills