Startup Hedge Fund

Junior Controller, New York

Junior Controller (New York, NY): Our client, a startup hedge fund scheduled to launch in the first quarter of 2018, is looking to hire a Junior Controller to join their lean operation.  The firm boasts an impressive pedigree of individuals and is seeking the expertise of a strong accounting candidate to spearhead the firm’s accounting efforts for this long/short equity startup.  The Junior Controller will report into the COO and be responsible for:  working closely with the firm’s fund administrator and the administrators of its managed account clients to reconcile differences between the shadow books kept internally with the administrators’ official books and records; managing the financial accounting of the fund and management company; working with the COO with respect to the reconciliation of cash, positions, performance, the processing of the NAVs; preparing daily, weekly, monthly, and quarterly performance, exposure and attribution reports;  calculating fees and other payments; and managing the annual audit.  This person will also help with fund financials, budgets, journal entries and work closely with auditor and tax accountants to provide necessary information. Since this is a newly created position, the Junior Controller will also be tasked with building out formal processes and procedures and assisting with process improvements.  The ideal candidate for this opening will have a Bachelor’s degree and 4-6 years of both public and private (hedge fund) experience.  A CPA is strongly preferred.  The candidate must have a hardworking attitude and the willingness to roll up his/her sleeves and get involved in all tasks no matter how big or small.  An entrepreneurial attitude is a must.  


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