Private Equity Fund Controller Job at GP Fund Solutions, Latham, NY

  • GP Fund Solutions
  • Latham, NY

Job Description

Job Title : Fund Controller

Company: GPFS is the fund administrator of choice for a wide range of clients in the US, UK, and EU. Every day, with every decision and every client interaction, our values serve as guideposts, to improve the quality of our work, and strengthen our employee and client relationships.

As a business that is all about people; culture isn't an initiative, it's an innate value that's critical to every decision we make. At GPFS, people come first.

At GPFS, diversity is a source of strength, both from our people and ideas. GPFS is a collaborative team-oriented organization where we support each other both personally and professionally. Our culture is defined by our behavior, our curiosity and our support of innovative ideas and perspectives.

Our inclusive culture supports and encourages our team members to try new things, share ideas openly and always ask the question why. It brings us together and makes the team stronger by inspiring all to connect, belong and thrive.

Location : Latham, NY

Job Type: Full-time

This role will oversee accounting for the firm's private equity clients as well as managing transactional accounting issues including dispositions, sales and other investment actions. This role will oversee a team and will report to a Director and\or CEO.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Responsible for accurate and timely financial reporting deliverables across multiple clients
  • Reviewing client financial statements, partner capital statements and other required financial reporting
  • Providing technical accounting/industry knowledge to our clients
  • Coordinating, managing and monitoring the external audit process and year tax reporting process with 3 rd party accounting firm
  • Create and review partner capital calls,
  • Calculate and review waterfall models, distribution notices, and management fees
  • Onboarding new clients
  • Participate & lead client planning meetings
  • Provide training and mentor team members by setting objectives and providing performance feedback. Manage team's adherence to internal control policies and procedures
  • Build and maintain relationships with one or more clients, managing client expectations, and meeting all client deliverables
  • Assist in business development, participate in meetings with potential clients
  • Review partnership agreements in order to determine impact on financial reporting and partner capital accounting requirements.
  • Lead and complete adhoc projects
  • Foster and protect the GPFS culture.


  1. Organized
  2. Detail Orientated
  3. Results Driven
  4. Collaborative
  5. Ethical

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting or related field.
  • 5+ years' experience in Accounting\Finance , 3 of which are progressive Private Equity experience
  • Knowledge of partnership accounting
  • US GAAP Expertise
  • Supervisory experience preferred

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Master's degree in accounting or related field
  • CPA
  • Private fund administration experience

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

  • Advanced MS Excel knowledge
  • Ability to work under pressure and manage tight internal and client deadlines
  • Strong communication skills, including written, listening and presentation abilities
  • Solid attention to detail
  • Solid client relationship management skills
  • Hands-on management style with strong leadership skills

Work Environment

This role operates in a modern professional office environment, and routinely use standard office equipment such as computers, phones, and photocopiers.


Travel is typically planned and can be periodic to other GPFS offices.

GPFS Vision

Our purpose is to create enduring relationships with our employees and clients by constantly delivering exceptional opportunities and service.

GPFS Value Statement

Investing in people and culture

Core Values

Camaraderie:  Being supportive of one another and celebrating each other's successes

Excellence:  Consistently delivering exceptional work and going above and beyond

Empowerment:  Fostering a deep sense of agency and ownership over one's choices and actions

Innovation: The drive to think differently and solve problems creatively

Inclusion:  Recognizing individual's unique strengths and perspectives with mutual trust and respect


Job Tags

Full time,

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