Job #1709: CFO/COO - San Francisco, CA (10-19-21)
Verso Partners – CFO / COO Role
Verso Partners is an emerging long-short equity hedge fund based in San Francisco, CA that is launching in early 2022 with institutional backing. The two managing partners have a collective 25 years of experience at established funds in their niche of the investment world.
Verso is looking to identify candidates for the position of CFO / COO. The ideal candidate will have 10+ years of experience in back office / operations / finance roles at established funds. The candidate does not necessarily have to have previously held a CFO / COO job title – but must be highly motivated to take the leap into that role. A CPA is not required, but the candidate must be intimately familiar with financial statements and hedge fund accounting practices.
Verso is aiming to create an entrepreneurial firm culture, and we are excited to bring the Silicon Valley startup mindset to the hedge fund world. We intend to build a top tier back office that will support our growth to $1bn+ in AUM and that will allow us to run Verso for 20+ years. We are committed to exploring new technology and automation that was not available in the past to create a more efficient infrastructure.
The ideal candidate will be able and excited to wear many hats. He/she will assist us in establishing and then running all of the necessary fund infrastructure. There are numerous aspects of the CFO / COO role that are mission critical, but not glamorous; he/she must be willing to tackle all the minutia involved in operating a hedge fund. The CFO / COO must be comfortable handling everything from daily trade reconciliations to vendor contract negotiations to investor interactions. He/she will lead Verso through the SEC RIA registration process and will serve as the Chief Compliance Officer. He/she will handle all human resources functions.
The ideal candidate will be self-motivated with a strong work ethic, highly organized, and a proven
leader. He/she must have a demonstrated strong attention to detail and a zero-defect work mindset,but also an ability to see the bigger picture.
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