18-728 Controller

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Hartford, CT
Job Type
Direct Hire
Mar 20, 2018
Job ID

Our client is a rapidly growing fund of funds and private placement firm with an international presence. They are involved with specialty investments and create sponsored private equity and real estate investment funds which are managed across a complex network of holdings.  The organizations’ outstanding investment returns and performance, their specialized expertise, honesty and transparency have allowed them to grow from formation to nearly $25 billion in AUM.  Today, they are partnered across the globe and new fund launches are quickly over-subscribed.
At the CT based home office, culture has always been key.  The company thrives on teamwork, positive attitudes, and collaboration.  Excellent compensation and benefits are of course included.  Beyond that is a work/life balance culture and a professionalism that sets them apart.
Controller Responsibilities:
  • Review and prepare complex journal entries, supporting schedules, cash account daily bank account reconciliations, quarterly and monthly distributions and wire preparation
  • Oversight of accruals, receivables, etc. including complex allocations and intercompany reconciliations, reimbursable expense payments to management companies from funds and record quarterly advisory fee payments
  • Manage annual consolidated financial statements and select standalone financial statements.
  • Support management in the annual budget preparation process and multi-year projections
  • Conduct monthly fluctuation analyses against prior month for balance sheet and income statement activity on a consolidated basis
  • Plan and manage the systems integration to Oracle including acting as a point of contact for consultants and actively directing the systems implementation
  • Identify opportunities and implement enhancements to current work flow
  • Provide coaching and guidance to other members of the team 
  • Manage external auditors on a planning, interim and annual basis for the audit of consolidated statements
  • Support VP of Finance and senior management in special projects
  • Manage finance matters including lines of credit and office space
  • Review complex expense reports
Controller Requirements:
  • You must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting
  • 12+ years of accounting experience in a senior corporate accounting role; 3+ years of public accounting experience preferred; Big 4 experience a plus; investment management accounting experience a plus
  • You will have extensive US GAAP accounting knowledge
  • Experience with Microsoft Office required
  • Strong analytical, interpersonal and communication skills are a must
  • CPA, MBA or MS highly preferred
  • Sage and Oracle experience a plus