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VP, Fund Accounting/Controller - Real Estate Funds

Full time manager level role with a VP title. Seeking a CPA or CFA with fund accounting and leadership expertise. Must be willing to do a 3 day per week hybrid commute to the Salt Lake City office. Tons of room for upward growth!

Date Posted

September 15, 2023




Salt Lake City, UT

Manager, Funds Accounting

Our investments client is seeking a Vice President, Fund Controller, and lead a dynamic team of professionals to ensure the precise and punctual delivery of quarterly and annual financial reports for our investment funds. You’ll be the key liaison for internal and external financial communications, representing our Fund Financial Services Team. Reporting to a Director of Financial Reporting, you’ll thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative setting, engaging with senior leadership. We’re seeking a team player, self-starter, and detail-oriented multitasker to make an impact in our organization. Take the helm of financial excellence with us!

Position Responsibilities:

  • Ensure timely and accurate delivery of quarterly and annual financial statements, footnote disclosures, and related schedules in line with GAAP, GIPS, and SEC marketing rule requirements.
  • Oversee and review limited partner communications, such as partner statements, capital calls, distribution notices, for completeness and accuracy.
  • Collaborate with the Client Solutions Group to prepare, review, and approve due diligence requests supporting capital-raising efforts.
  • Review and approve work paper support and documentation related to accounting books and records.
  • Approve fund payables for occurrence, completeness, accuracy, and classification.
  • Work with the Technical Accounting team to research GAAP changes and make fund compliance recommendations.
  • Review fund governing documents and side letters to ensure proper application of allocations, management fees, carried interest, and other fees.
  • Forecast fund cashflows and budgets in coordination with the Chief Investment Officer and Investment Management Committee.
  • Assist the asset management team in the quarterly valuation process of underlying investments.
  • Coordinate audit services for funds to ensure the timely delivery of audited financial statements.
  • Liaise with tax preparers to ensure accurate and timely delivery of tax reporting to investors.
  • Evaluate personnel performance, recommending training, continuing education, and corrective action.
  • Drive process improvement through technology utilization and implementation.

What you should bring to the table:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting (Master’s degree preferred).
  • Required certifications: CPA, CFA, or CMA.
  • 7+ years of accounting experience, including experience with a Big 4 firm or in the alternative investment industry.
  • Familiarity with Geneva and Geneva World Investor is advantageous.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills in team building, mentoring, and motivating professional staff.
  • In-depth knowledge of accounting principles and procedures related to U.S. GAAP, accounting for investment companies (ASC Topic 946), fair value measurement (ASC Topic 820), and, where applicable, principles of consolidation (ASC Topic 810).
  • Proficiency in calculating asset-based and performance fees, including management fees, incentive fees, and carried interest.
  • Experience in accounting and auditing of Private Equity Funds and Structures.
  • Advanced skills in MS Excel and strong written and verbal communication abilities.
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