Private Equity Fund Operations Assistant Controller

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Key Responsibilities

  • Review work completed by the Finance Team to ensure the accounting, financial and performance reporting completed for fund series and separate accounts are completed in accordance with their reporting needs
  • Participate regularly in discussions with the Finance team to ensure reporting needs for fund series and separate accounts are met
  • Actively manage the reporting for fund series and separate accounts
  • Assist with the preparation of investor and consultant inquiries
  • Assist with the onboarding of new clients, which includes coordinating with Legal & Compliance, Investor Relations and Portfolio Management
  • Preparation of client capital call and distribution notices, quarterly investors statements and other requests
  • Preparation and/or review of quarterly reports, annual business plans, annual audit/tax reporting, etc.
  • Participate in acquisition/disposition with a focus on preparing/reviewing due diligence analyses and closing statements.
  • Build and foster strong relationships with Finance, Portfolio Management, Asset Management, and Acquisitions, as well as Joint Venture Partners and Audit/Tax.
  • Participate in establishment and/or enhancement of AEW Policies and Procedures for the entire private equity platform, as well as related technology and other firm-wide initiatives
  • Participate in or lead Fund Operations group projects

Skills & Competencies

  • Bachelors and/or Master’s Degree in Accounting
  • Excellent knowledge of accounting fundamentals
  • Excellent financial analysis skills
  • Excellent computer skills including Excel
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively and cooperatively as a team member
  • Ability to take direction and complete assigned work independently
  • Ability to work under deadlines in a fast paced environment
  • CPA preferred
  • Minimum of 1 to 2 year of public accounting, plus 4 to 5 year of private equity preferred

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AEW Capital Management is an affirmative action-equal opportunity employer.

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