Asset Manager

Corporate Controller, New York, NY

Corporate Controller (New York, NY): Our client, a multi-billion-dollar asset manager in NYC, is seeking a Corporate Controller to join their incredible team.  The position is open due to an internal promotion presenting a phenomenal opportunity for an individual to step into a managerial role and report directly to the Chief Financial Officer.  This person will be overseeing all accounting and financial functions in the firm which has investments in real estate, private equity, and direct assets.  The candidate will be responsible for: managing a team of 8 individuals; preparing the annual budget, work papers supporting annual tax returns, monthly/quarterly financial statements and year to date cash flow; coordinating all annual tax returns; working with external auditors; and implementing a process to record transactions by department while performing analysis of profit centers.  S/he will also train and mentor the accounting staff; supervise the billing of asset management, incentive fees, acquisition and disposition; supervise the accumulation of permitted reimbursements from clients through the accounts payable process; assist with creating and implementing policies and procedures to identify, resolve and document accounting issues; and assist and work with Fund Controllers in the implementation of corporate policies and procedures such as invoice processing, cash management and calculation of fees.  The ideal candidate will have at least 10 years in the accounting and finance sector with management company and supervisory experience.  Public audit experience coupled with a CPA or Master’s in Taxation is preferred.  This person should be able to multi-task, understand the ethical standards of a CPA; possess exceptional written and verbal communication skills; and have the ability to be persuasive and decisive when dealing with others in the firm.  This is a high visibility position, so this person must be able to prioritize and work with multiple supervisors and all department heads.

·         Firm is at a pivotal point of growth offering this individual an opportunity to join a firm that is growing in AUM and infrastructure

·         Position is open due to the internal promotion demonstrating the upward mobility within the organization

·         The hiring manager has been described internally as “reasonable, level-headed, supportive, and very open and honest with feedback” and someone who “employees (even outside of the accounting team) trust and value as a senior leader”

·         Opportunity offers the ability to travel a couple times of year to their offshore accounting provider

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