Fund Controller

Accounting - Fund - Private
Posted: 01/14/2023
Full Time
Los Angeles, CA
The Fund Controller, Accounting (Private) is responsible for the overall quality of the accounting, information supporting the financial reporting, maintenance of individual partners’ capital, and investment schedules, performance measurement and preparation of management reports, including cash flow forecasting and other analysis, for their assigned funds and underlying assets.
  • Reviews full-cycle accounting of assigned portfolio of fund(s), co-investments, investments including preparation and analysis of the financial statements, general ledgers, subsidiary ledgers, budgets, cash flow projections and review of job cost reports.
  • Applies knowledge of accounting and tax issues to determine impact on operations and cash flows in preparing asset and fund level models.
  • Update and analyze results at least quarterly for internal monitoring and external track records.
  • Prepare and/or review fund, co-investment, and investment level financial statements to meet lender reporting requirements and work with Financial Reporting to assist in the preparation or review of financial statements to meet investor requirements.
  • Works closely with Financial Reporting and Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) to prepare and aggregate fund and investment cash flow projections and analysis by applying corporate finance concepts, including cost of capital and time value of money.
  • Preparation, review and presentation of internal financial reporting and analysis, including asset management reports. Includes updating actual results, variance analysis for budget/underwriting to results, including investigation and comments, and documents the differences between results and budget/underwriting, and cash flow analysis.
  • Analysis of fund and investment operations; accurately applies distribution allocations to calculate incentive allocations and performance returns applying knowledge of legal agreements and fund structure, including complex co-invest and joint venture structures, and fund and property level debt agreements.
  • Coordinate with Financial Reporting with respect to fulfilling ongoing and ad hoc requests from investors for financial information.
  • Assist the appraisal team regarding the investment level appraisals, including review of inputs, qualitative aspects and resulting fair value adjustments.
  • Prepare and/or review contribution and distribution calculations, summaries and notices as needed for funds, co-investments and joint ventures.
  • Prepare and/or review waterfall calculations as needed for funds, co-investments and joint ventures.
  • Provide information for and take part in Q&A for audits, tax preparation and appraisals.
  • Work with internal and external parties to ensure the accuracy of the data gathered and the accuracy of the output from that data.
  • Operate standard office equipment
  • Work remotely, nights and weekends as needed and with short notice (for time sensitive requests).
  • Work as a part of a sub-group within private fund accounting, that is complementary to operational groups, performing duties related to quarterly accounting closes and reporting, and technical memo preparation, as necessary.
  • Responsible for overseeing the work assignments of subordinates, communicating performance expectations and providing performance feedback. 
  • EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: (including certification, licenses, etc.):
  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance or Related Field
  • 5+ years’ previous accounting or finance experience
  • Real estate, private equity, and/or alternative investments experience, particularly fair value fund and/or partnership accounting.
  • Expertise in the various investment asset classes, including real estate sub-classes, infrastructure and/or debt as well as the management, development, accounting and reporting processes.
  • Big 4 or other Public Accounting Experience (optional).
  • Fund Administration Experience (preferred).
  • CPA (preferred)
  • MBA, CFA or additional designation a plus
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, especially Excel and Word
  • Extensive knowledge of GAAP accounting
  • Experience in Yardi, MRI, J. D. Edwards or comparable software
  • Experience with Yardi, Yardi forecasting or ARGUS preferred
  • Ability to organize, perform and prioritize various functions to meet deadlines with minimal supervision.
  • Effective communication skills, both written and oral, and strong attention to detail.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate well verbally and in writing.
  • Strong analytical skills and detail-oriented.
  • Ability to make sound decisions.
  • Deadline driven and ability to manage multiple tasks.
  • Ability to work independently and to proactively evaluate and address work opportunities within the area of responsibility.
  • Ability to apply common-sense understanding to carry out instructions.
  • Ability to solve practical problems.
  • Accuracy in work product.
  • Timeliness in completion of work product.
  • Presentation ability (verbal and deliverables).
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