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Job #738: Associate Director, Private Equity Funds - New York, NY (4-2-18)

  • Job Title: Associate Director, Private Equity Funds
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Salary: $180,000 + bonus + options

Job Description:

The Associate Director, Private Equity Funds will lead a team responsible for transaction processing, proper application of accounting principles to complex transactions, and financial reporting, for private equity fund clients.

The Associate Director will be responsible for a broad spectrum of financial and accounting matters affecting our Private Equity clients. Vice presidents should have a strong background in accounting for alternative investment funds, with a focus on private equity, proven client management skills, and the ability to manage and lead a team in monitoring client deliverables and meeting deadlines. Additionally, the Associate Director is responsible for exercising sound judgment regarding the proper application of accounting principles to complex transactions.

  • Manage multiple fund relationships, including scheduling and meeting all client deliverables
  • Maintain/manage client expectations and coordinate deliverables timelines with staff
  • Demonstrate strong knowledge of accounting, specifically with respect to alternative investment funds, with a focus on private equity funds
  • Participate in new business discussions with prospects and existing clients
  • Prepare and maintain goals and career development plans for all direct reports
  • Prepare semiannual performance appraisals and discussions for all direct reports
  • Provide guidance and direction to staff on all technical and client-service-related topics
  • Review fund governing documents, offering documents, subscription documents, side letters, and investment management agreements, in order to ensure proper application of fund terms
  • Review all transaction documentation and supporting files, and understand the features of the investment transactions, accruals, etc.
  • Review work paper files for accuracy and completeness, including capital activity, investment activity, income and expense accruals, valuation adjustments, etc.
  • Review management fee calculations, including offsetable amounts, management fee waiver contributions, etc.
  • Review investor allocations and capital account statements
  • Review capital call and distribution calculations, sources/uses of cash, allocations, and investor notices
  • Create, maintain, and/or review distribution waterfall (carried interest) models, in keeping with the applicable fund terms
  • Prepare and/or review financial statements, notes disclosures, and supporting schedules
  • Develop/maintain robust review procedures around deliverables
  • Manage the year-end audit process, in collaboration with the client and auditors
  • Where applicable, support the tax team with information to prepare tax compliance/reports
  • Help develop and support targeted, continuing education for all direct reports

Support corporate goals and business/departmental initiatives

Job Skills/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field
  • 10+ years experience in accounting, with a focus on alternative investments funds – private equity experience a plus
  • CPA designation a plus
  • Knowledge of US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and other comprehensive basis of accounting, with an emphasis on investment partnerships
  • 3+ years experience supervising two or more professional staff
  • Directly responsible for hiring and termination decisions as well as providing continuous performance feedback to staff
  • Hands-on management style with strong leadership skills and ability to develop staff
  • Demonstrated project management skills with the ability to multi-task
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, with advanced Excel skills
  • Sungard Investran experience a plus
  • Team player

Interested candidates should contact William Fine at: wfine@atlassearchllc.com.  Please mention that you are a member of EisnerAmper's Friends of the Firm program.  Make sure to copy Nkrumah Pierre, nkrumah.pierre@eisneramper.com, and Jennifer Rosener, jennifer.rosener@eisneramper.com, on your email.