18-728 Controller

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Hartford, CT
Job Type
Direct Hire
Jun 01, 2018
Job ID

Our client is a rapidly growing fund of funds and strategic investment management 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.
The company’s rapid growth has them creating their first ever Controller position working as a strategic member of the CFO’s high performing team. This is an opportunity to chart the course of the role and make a large impact on successful financial operations.
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:
  • Create a process for the review and preparation of complex journal entries, supporting schedules, cash account daily bank account reconciliations, quarterly and monthly distributions and wire preparation.
  • In tandem with the CFO’s office, assure correct 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 the production of complex annual consolidated financial statements and assure financial data integrity, timeliness, and transparency.
  • Key member responsible for supporting the annual budget preparation process and multi-year projections.
  • Continuous monitoring of fluctuations for balance sheet and income statement activity.
  • Lead the systems integration to Oracle including acting as a point of contact for consultants.
  • Be a change agent through identifying opportunities and implementing enhancements to current work flow.
  • Exude leadership capabilities through coaching and guiding members of the team.
  • Guide external auditors through the process of auditing consolidated statements.
  • Support VP of Finance and senior management in special projects.
  • Point person for analyzing 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