Senior Private Equity Fund Controller

 Location: London
 Salary: Excellent
 Job type: Permanent
 Closes: closed

The role isn’t a standard fund controller role, it’s a great opportunity for someone to really partner with the business, listen and contribute ideas and is extremely client facing. As a senior you would be expected to lead and delegate work to Fund Controllers within the team. However, if you are currently operating at controller level and want to make the step up into the senior role, we would still like to hear from you.

 

Some of the duties of the Senior Private Equity Fund Controller:

 

  • Review of fund and direct investment valuations - in conjunction with investment directors, play a central role in the valuation process and liaise with fund managers and direct investments on any issues as they arise.
  • Continuous process improvement – the role holder will be expected to assess current process, identify opportunities for improvement and implement with buy-in from key stakeholders.
  • New fund launches – represent fund control team on allocated new products and fund closes ensuring that operational aspects of legal documentation is appropriate.
  • Production of statutory accounts for limited partnerships – annual accounts require to be produced for limited partnerships in accordance with prevailing regulations and standards. The role holder will be required to coordinate the accounts production process for assigned funds, including planning, liaison and ultimate agreement with auditors;
  • Oversight of tasks performed by third party administrators - production capital statements, MPS calculation, review and reconciliation of quarterly records;
  • Investment team liaison – business partnering with the investment team and providing assistance to the investment directors on finance related tasks relating to fund products;
  • Reporting team liaison – engage in efficient working with the reporting team, providing input to reporting processes and reports output as required;
  • Transaction processing – review and approval of investment and expense instructions;
  • Team support - provide general assistance to the Fund Control Team Manager to ensure the smooth and efficient running of the finance team. This will include provision of cover in the absence of other team members;
  • Management of project initiatives - as assigned by the Fund Control Manager; and
  • Oversight of third party providers – as required, take responsibility for day to day management of aspects of the relationship with external fund administrators, auditors and other third parties, including escalation of service issues.

 

Background of the Senior Private Equity Fund Controller:

 

  • Private Equity / Infrastructure fund administration experience is essential
  • Recognised Accountancy Qualification is essential
  • Sound knowledge of current accounting practices and standards

 

 

Meraki Talent values diversity in our own workforce and we actively support our clients to build diverse and inclusive workplaces. For all our roles, both internal and those on behalf of our clients, we welcome enquiries from everyone

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Business Manager - Financial Services

Nathan Macfie


Nathan is one of the founding members of Meraki Talent and specialises in investment management and asset servicing markets. He started his recruitment career in 2011 and has an unrivalled network across the UK. In August 2018 Nathan moved to London to manage Meraki's new office, based in South Kensington.