Vice President, Controller

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Vice President, Controller

(New York, NY)

Our client is a global alternative asset manager with approximately $285 billion in assets under management and more than a 100-year history of owning and operating assets with a focus on property, renewable power, infrastructure and private equity.  Their sponsors and manages funds, investment strategies and mandates on behalf of investors with over $100 billion of fee bearing capital.  Headquartered in Toronto and New York, the firm has operations in more than 30 countries with a team of 700 investment professionals and over 80,000 operating employees. The firm is looking for a motivated individual with fund accounting experience to work on the Finance and Operations team. This position is more than a typical accounting role as the team is also heavily involved in fund operations.


Responsibilities include leading a team by managing, reviewing, and participating in the entire fund operations and reporting process such as:

  • Review Financial Statements prepared in accordance with US GAAP – Investment Company Accounting and IFRS
  • Manage the external audit and tax reporting processes with big 4 firms
  • Oversee and manage third-party fund administrator
  • Analyze Fund financial data and operating metrics for quarterly review presentations submitted to senior management and investors
  • Prepare or review business plan information which includes forecasted and projected financials, strategic initiatives and industry cycle overview
  • Oversee investor reporting
  • Review investor capital calls and distributions
  • Review management fee and waterfall calculations
  • Train and manage junior members of the team


This position offers excellent opportunities in a dynamic environment. To qualify, candidates must have:

  • 10-15 years of experience, with a mix of public/private accounting strongly preferred
  • Fund accounting experience required, PE Buyout or PE Real Estate experience strongly preferred
  • Ability to design financial processes and controls
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Team management experience
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Team oriented with good coaching skills
  • Demonstrated leadership ability and initiative
  • Ability to multi task with good time management skills to meet multiple reporting deadlines
  • Good process management skills

Contact Drew Desky