Financial Controller – Private Equity
Our client is a market leading PE Investment Manager.
We are looking for a new PE Fund Controller for a newly created fund.
This is a great opportunity for someone coming from the Big 4 with alternative funds experience.
To Control the Fund
To assist with the Control function of the other Company Funds.
Contribute to the production of the quarterly and annual accounting & reports in collaboration with the Funds’ administrative agent and team members (including 360° peer review);
Forecast & monitor future cash flows of the companies;
Prepare forecasts & budgets for the companies;
Monitor and provide support to Luxembourg tax calculations/liabilities/tax risk exposure for the companies;
Respond to Fund investor and internal company enquiries in a timely and well thought out manner;
Assist with the day-to-day operations of the companies;
Support, and suggest improvements, including risk-controlled efficiencies, to the internal controls & procedures of the Finance Area;
Other projects so as to ensure the smooth running of the Funds’ structures.
To Control a Fund on behalf of the Finance team of the Management Company;
Develop additional/improve existing financial control tools;
Ability to track and provide support to a number of recurring and project deliverables running simultaneously;
Complete tasks to a high level of professionalism;
Deliver reports and responses on time;
Support the Finance Manager & Director/work independently to detect and solve potential financial issues and delays;
Support the Finance Manager & Director/work independently so as to trouble shoot and potential issues and develop solutions;
Apply professional judgement and skepticism to accounting and tax related matters;
Pre-empt future corporate actions so as to ensure these corporate events are planned sufficiently in advance; and
Liaise directly with service providers to the companies, including tax & legal advisors.
Fluency in English. Fluency in French seen as a positive.
Strong academic record from a Business School or a University with a specialization in Audit and/or Accounting/Finance;
Other professional qualifications, such as being a CFA or ACCA charterholder, a plus.
Strong focus on detail
Hardworking and motivated to deliver a high quality product (reports, presentations, etc…)
Work both independently and in the team
2-4 years of experience in Audit or equivalent Fund Administration experience is required – ideally Audit Senior level of Big 4.