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Private Capital Accountant

Company: Common Fund
Location: Wilton
Posted on: September 26, 2022

Job Description:

Description

Commonfund is one of North America's most prominent institutional investment management firms. We invest with global partners into primarily small and mid-sized companies in growth markets and industries with a focus on technology, energy, services, and industries in transition. Since our founding in 1988, Commonfund Capital's mission has remained the same: to provide the best total solution for global private equity, venture capital and natural resources investing. We build investment programs by partnering with many of the world's leading private capital firms and invest in primary funds as well as secondaries and co-investments.

Our professional staff serves over 800 investors including mission-based organizations and pension plans. Stewardship is our priority and we have managed over $15 billion of private capital commitments since inception.

This role can be based in our Wilton, CT office.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Prepare quarterly partnership workpapers, investor allocations, investment manager reconciliations and financial statements for venture capital, private equity and natural resources strategies
  • Work closely with the fund administrator ensuring accuracy of fund workpapers, financials statements, and fund related work throughout the year
  • Review quarterly / annual audited manager financial statements with close attention to manager valuations
  • Prepare monthly cash, investment and stock reconciliations
  • Prepare capital call and distribution notices for investors
  • Track / analyze cash and stock distributions received from investment managers
  • Assist with annual audit and tax engagements
  • Assist with special projects and analysis as required Requirements
    • Undergraduate degree in accounting / CPA not required but welcome to apply
    • 1+ years prior business / public accounting experience with asset management clients
    • Knowledge of private investment partnerships a plus
    • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, including complex formulas
    • Strong desire to contribute to success of fast-paced, dynamic team
    • Strong attention to detail
    • Excellent written and oral communications skills PI

Keywords: Common Fund, New England , Private Capital Accountant, Accounting, Auditing , Wilton, Northeast

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