The successful candidate will have:
➢ Undergraduate degree in business, preferably in finance or accounting.
➢ Minimum of three years of related experience and/or training.
➢ Strong familiarity with Microsoft Word and PowerPoint, and exceptional proficiency in Microsoft Excel. Previous Excel modeling experience a plus. Yardi system a big plus.
➢ 1-3 years' experience in the private equity or alternative investments industry, specifically in fund accounting, fund analysis, investor reporting or fund administration. Big 4 experience covering the private equity or alternative investments industry (audit, tax or advisory) strongly preferred.
➢ Understanding of accrual accounting and financial statements, particularly within the private equity or alternative investments industry.
➢ Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and high degree of professionalism when interacting with investors or their representatives.
➢ Strong people skills, must be helpful and responsive with clients and co-workers.
➢ Excellent analytical skills and attention to detail.
➢ Ability to handle and prioritize multiple assignments and stringent deadlines.
➢ Self-directed, able to work independently and seek out help as needed.
➢ Demonstrated knowledge and experience in fund financial and operational concepts, including capital calls, distributions, waterfalls, carried interest, management fees, fair values, and returns metrics such as gross and net IRR, gross and net equity multiple, DPI/RVPI/TVPI, etc.
➢ Understanding of financial and economic concepts including time value of money, discounted cash flows, foreign currencies, and investment returns metrics, particularly in the private equity field.
➢ Knowledge of accounting software (preferably Yardi) and investor portals (Intralinks) a plus but not required.
➢ Proven track record of quickly learning new systems and business applications is required.
➢ Previous client-facing or investor-facing experience strongly preferred.
➢ Must thrive in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment with multiple competing high-priority projects.
➢ Dedicated team player with a can-do attitude.