Private Equity Accountant

Watson Barron - Woodbridge, NJ (30+ days ago)

About the Opportunity

Our client is a global firm that is actively seeking an Accountant with a Private Equity background for a promising position with their team of professionals. Work in a dynamic and fast growing segment of the financial services industry. The Private Equity Accountant will be responsible for supporting private equity clients as they optimize efficiency, mitigate risk and increase returns to investors.

Job Description

The Private Equity Accountant provides services with respect to complex fund transactions. The performance of this work requires analysis of partnership agreements and sound judgment regarding proper application of accounting rules to complex transactions. The Private Equity Associate regularly exercises discretion and independent judgment about financial matters of significance to the firm and its clients.

Prepares and reviews general ledgers, cash and valuation reconciliations, investors' capital allocations, financial statements and footnotes

Expense accrual calculations and ad hoc custom reporting for clients

Independently completes financial statements for all entities and demonstrates a complete understanding of all schedules and reports

Communicates with client/investment managers both verbally and through e-mail

Prepares and manages workflow in a timely and accurate manner

Required Skills

2 - 4 years of Public Accounting and/or Private Industry experience

Degree in Accounting

CPA or parts passed preferred

Private equity experience (ie: equities, futures, fixed income)

Strong attention to detail

Excellent communication skills

Highly organized

Minimal West Coast travel potential

At WatsonBarron, we share a philosophy when it comes to recruiting - focus on people. Great companies, no matter the product or service, are run by people. We have made a commitment to the careers and businesses of those who lead. We seek out the best and the brightest in the accounting & finance industries and introduce them to clients with the highest expectations. We do this with a tireless commitment to detail. This commitment has made WatsonBarron the selected recruiter for many of the region's top professionals and ground-breaking companies. These range from incubator companies focused on technology and cutting-edge diagnostics, to Fortune 500 entertainment, pharmaceutical, consumer products, publishing, consulting, manufacturing, and financial services firms.