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Senior Controller

  • Compensation: 150,000 - 200,000 yearly Plus Bonus
  • Location: New York, New York
  • Type: Perm
  • Job #18818

A global Alternative Investment firm with over $35b in AUM is looking to hire a Senior Fund Controller to join a highly experienced and stable finance team within a growing, entrepreneurial environment. The role is currently focused  the firm's US Hedge Fund and Private Funds and will Report to the Head of Finance. 

Key responsibilities:

Product control

  • Monthly/quarterly NAV: preparing estimated performance for each investment vehicle for reporting to investors.
  • Finalising the NAV and reconciling to the third party administrator on a timely basis.
  • Preparation of intra month P&L and performance metrics for internal reporting.

Valuation

  • Oversee the valuation of a wide variety of financial products in accordance with valuation policies. 
  • Understand pricing exceptions and document them for consideration by the valuation committee.

Compliance and Tax Reporting

  • Annual financial reporting: liaising with auditors to manage an efficient year end reporting process. Supervision and review of the annual financial statements.
  • Oversee SEC regulatory Form PF filings in conjunction with the fund administrator and AIFMD Annex IV filings
  • Manage FATCA / CRS related workflow and reporting in coordination with the firm’s business development team and external administrator.
  • Assist external tax accountants with production of investor Schedule K-1s, PFIC reports and other tax partnership reporting

Fund Structuring

  • Assist in on-boarding of new fund or managed accounts as they arise

Investor Reporting

  • Assist in preparation of investor transparency reports and seek to ensure they are in line with best practice.

Board Meetings

  • Prepare material for quarterly board and audit committee meetings for the funds.

Drive Process Improvement

  • Manage outsourced teams and their output in the form of the fund administrators in the US, UK, Ireland & India.
  • Maintain appropriate finance systems and controls to enable the measurement and management of risks within the function and continually look to improve efficiency using systems and automation
  • Work closely with legal and compliance teams to determine and implement procedures in response to new regulations

Candidate profile:

  • Experience in fund accounting (product control) and financial reporting, preferably within a hedge fund, private equity or other investment management firm 
  • A confident, self-starter capable of dealing with senior portfolio managers, with other support functions and with various outsourced partners.
  • Experience of US GAAP financial reporting for investment funds
  • Familiarity with private equity and hedge fund structures and accounting related matters e.g. carried interest waterfalls, valuation techniques
  • Able to demonstrate strong communication, influencing and resource management skills
  • Eager to work in a rapidly changing environment and able to implement change in their function.
  • Able to demonstrate a strong track record of achievement to date and be able to articulate how this role fits into their personal career plan
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office, in particular Excel
  • Familiarity with Bloomberg

 

 

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