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Fund Accounting Analyst

Westlake Village, CA 91361

Posted: 03/28/2024 Industry: Moderate Priority Job Number: 1893443 Pay Rate: 85k/year - 110k/year

Job Description

Fund Accounting Analyst

  

Fast-growing, entrepreneurial real estate private equity company investing in and actively managing opportunistic real estate investments on behalf of large institutional investors is seeking a Fund Accounting Analyst. The Fund Accounting Analyst will play a key role across all managed funds and will have close interaction with management, investment team, operating partners, fund administrators, and other third-party stakeholders.


Responsibilities:


Fund Operations and Support

  • Interact closely with and help oversee a third-party team of former Big-4 accountants, who handle accounting, preparation of quarterly and annual financial statements, cash-management, administration of capital calls, etc.
  • Perform review of each fund general ledger on a weekly basis and verify accuracy of the journal entries booked by the fund administrator
  • Review invoices and perform allocation of expenses across the funds, partners and programs
  • Manage the expense process, which includes providing recommendations of appropriate accounting treatment and allocations to various legal entities
  • Perform quarterly variance analysis, reconciliations, and other testing procedures over the general ledger
  • Perform the tie-out of the funds financial statements produced by third-party fund administrator
  • Review and ensure the accuracy of tax filings and reports produced by third-party experts
  • Assist in the gathering and preparation of all the necessary files to be provided to our third-party valuation appraiser as part of our quarterly valuation process
  • Gather, ensure timeliness, and oversee the accuracy of asset-level financial statements, operating reports, performance metrics and other key financial information from underlying portfolio companies and joint venture partners
  • Assist in the aggregation of asset-level data into proprietary databases
  • Track asset-level performance metrics, including investment commitments and key milestones

                  

Managing Capital Needs

  • Review asset-level capital call requests, gather required approvals from key stakeholders and ensure funding within required timeframe
  • Assist in the aggregation and forecasts of cash needs from funds and their underlying portfolio investments, and review necessary capital calls and distributions

 

Innovation / Strategy / Growth

  • Identify, document and oversee both process and technology improvements to build efficiency and facilitate better information flow across the organization
  • Assist in the recruitment of additional Corporate Finance team members (as the fund’s AUM continues to grow)

 

Fund and SEC Compliance

  • Assist on compliance reporting aspects of the fund, in coordination with third-party fund administrator and a third-party compliance consultant, including necessary filings with the SEC
  • Assist in the preparation of Annual Form PF and Form ADV to be filed with SEC
  • Assist with the review of compliance checklists for each fund and ensuring the company is following process/procedures to be compliant
  • Research and stay current on latest trends in private equity corporate finance

 

Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field required; CPA a plus
  • 1-3 years of public accounting audit experience within asset management and/or real estate
  • The ability to perform detailed financial analyses, including financial statement analysis, cash-flow modeling, carried interest/waterfall calculations, IRR and cap rate analyses, etc. A strong quantitative and analytical background is essential as is expertise in Excel.
  • A strong work ethic and integrity. The ability to work well in a dynamic entrepreneurial environment. A proactive nature with the ability to take on tasks with limited direction.
  • Strong written, oral, interpersonal, and presentation skills.

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