Private Equity Contoller

· Baltimore, Maryland
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level

Access Holdings Overview

Founded in 2013, Access Holdings (“Access”) is a Baltimore-based private investment firm with approximately $1 billion of Assets Under Management (“AUM”). Access makes direct investments in essential service-based businesses with enterprise values between $50 million - $1 billion. Access Holdings takes a research-based, thematic approach to investing, looking to acquire businesses in niche service industries that are positioned to outperform.  Access seeks to create value over time through active management oversight and support of its portfolio company partners.

 

www.accessholdings.com 

 

Role Overview

Access Holdings is seeking an outstanding candidate for a positive, multi-faceted, detail-oriented controller. You will join a growing team of private equity professionals whose achievements come as a result of hard work, ingenuity and consistently exceeding expectations. Access is dedicated to finding professionals who possess the drive and initiative to enhance our firm’s performance.

You will not only be responsible for the day-to-day operations of our firm, but also have the professional latitude to contribute to the growth of our firm and your career. The position will allow candidates to take on numerous business projects and assume key responsibilities with our organization and become an integral part of developing our infrastructure. This is a unique opportunity to meaningfully contribute to our small and growing team, while enhancing the development and growth of your professional career.

 

Key Responsibilities

 

Corporate Accounting:

  • Prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual financial package for General Partner
  • Aggregate and consolidate detailed books and records for all upper tier and related entities
  • Assisting with preparation, analysis and documentation of monthly and quarterly journal entries in accordance with GAAP
  • Coordinate with external auditor for the preparation and delivery of Management Company audit within appropriate timeline
  • Assisting with audit requests including preparation of reconciliations, organizing documents and responding to inquiries
  • Provide general accounting support to all levels of the organization including investment team and portfolio companies
  • Maintain strong internal controls and keep process documentation up-to-date
  • Review tax workpapers and work with external tax team to meet annual and quarterly deadlines

 

Treasury:

  • Responsible for cash management of the General Partner, Management Company, and all affiliated entities
  • Maintain and manage debt facility/line of credit, including borrowings, repayments, prefunding’s, interest calculation, reporting to lenders, liquidity analysis, weekly/daily reporting, and ad-hoc analysis
  • Prepare wires, process expense payments, and report income allocations by entity while maintain in-depth and thorough records

 

Fund Accounting Support:

  • Liaise with Fund Accounting Manager and Fund Administrator to assist in the preparation of financial statements and reports for various funds and co-investments
  • Liaise with Fund Accounting Manager to prepare capital call and distribution notices for all related stakeholders
  • Assist in the review and preparation of quarterly and annual financial statements and partner capital recording packages including all supporting work papers and disclosure documents with the assistance of Fund Administrator
  • Assist with the annual and quarterly valuation process and preparation of associated papers for valuation committee including review of direct investment valuations prepared in-house and provide related support to Investment team
  • Review tax workpapers with work with external tax team to meet annual and quarterly deadlines

 

Other:

  • Assist in the planning of new funds and product types to ensure that operational efficiency
  • Performing special projects and ad hoc management reporting as required
  • Assist with the preparation of annual ADV and Form PF filings
  • Interact with clients at various levels and maintain client relationship
  • Respond to client inquiries and due diligence requests

 

Professional Qualifications

Successful candidates will have the following attributes:

  • CPA and/or MBA or similar
  • 5+ years of private equity / corporate accounting and/or public accounting experience (Big 4 public accounting background is a plus)
  • Strong understanding of accounting and finance
  • Exceptional project management experience with a demonstrated ability to drive processes
  • Strong internal and external communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability and interest in working in a small, entrepreneurial team
  • Outstanding financial modeling and analytical skills

 

Personal Characteristics

  • Low ego, consultative style with an ability to influence through use of data, analysis and experience
  • High energy, curious problem solver
  • Open and collaborative team player
  • Professional and emotional maturity
  • Organized and resourceful with an ability to get things done
  • Effective in balancing need/use of data and analysis with desire for insights and action
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Comfortable working in a small team environment – willing to pitch in; no task too small
  • A self-starter with a close attention to detail and a high level of initiative
  • Passion for investing and learning about new industries

 

The position will be based in Baltimore, Maryland.

 

Contact

Please email your resume to Omar Rahman (recruiting@accessholdings.com).

 

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  • Location
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Mid-level