Robert Half International Controller (real estate private equity) in Dallas, Texas
Robert Half Finance and Accounting has teamed up with a 5 billion + private equity investment firm to assist in the recruitment of a Fund Controller for a group of real estate / private equity funds. The position requires a CPA with heavy exposure to investment accounting. Pay is market plus an aggressive bonus.
This position has the overall responsibility for the accounting and reporting of financial information for multiple opportunity funds. The Controller ensures financial data is accurate according to the equity or dividend method of accounting, and ensures that reporting deadlines are met. The Controller provides overall guidance to a group of 15+ professionals as needed. The ability to interpret legal documentation and other source documents with a US GAAP application for investment companies is critical. This individual must be able to work well within a cross-cultural team environment.
Duties include, but are not limited to:
Responsible for the day-to-day management of the accounting and internal reporting on the Funds
Review of financials, including footnotes, for accuracy and completeness
Meeting all internal and external reporting deadlines, including audit, tax, and third party
Supervision of employees through the manager level to ensure quality and productivity within the department
Management of technical research and application of US GAAP measures to accounting issues pertaining to investment companies
Assist in resolution of complex accounting issues occurring in the investments and at the Fund
Automation and documentation of processes as needed within the department
Professionally interacting with management and other departments in both the US and foreign offices
Managing a group of 15+ professionals, staff development, including performance management and training
Work with forecasting department to analyze reasonableness of fair market value calculations on the investments within the Fund
Review / analyze capital structures for investments to understand / determine what the accounting data should look like between Fund and Investment
Perform any additional responsibilities that may be required by management in support of the ongoing development of the department
Responsible for the day-to-day management of the accounting and internal reporting on the investments owned by the real estate fund
Oversee the annual audit of the Fund
Minimum Bachelors Degree in Accounting, Graduate Degree preferred
Strong technical experience related to investment accounting. Strong knowledge of partnership and investment company accounting e.g. equity and dividend methods with demonstrated ability to resolve complex accounting issues
8-10+ years detail oriented work experience, prefer Big 4 public accounting combined with partnership accounting, investment company accounting, and/or real estate accounting
Financial Statement preparation, including consolidations and footnotes
Knowledge of foreign currency ledgers, understanding and application of FAS 52 and knowledge of hedges, especially treatment of foreign currency hedging
Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, 401(k), Short and Long Term Disability, Life Insurance, Flexible Spending Account, Child Care Subsidy, Athletic Membership, plus others
Please call Chris Willhite at 972-789-9590.
Requirements - 7+ years of progressive accounting experience, including as a Controller preferred
Excellent verbal, written, and social skills
Advanced credentials such as a Masters of Business Administration / MBA or Certified Public Accountant / CPA are preferred
Outstanding communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, both oral and written, and ability to build as well as deliver effective presentations
High attention to detail and possesses excellent organizational and writing skills
Seizes opportunities to produce results without direct supervision
Comfortable working in a changing and dynamic environment
Prior experience in a public accounting environment is highly valued
Past work in technology, analytics and management experience highly valued
BA/BS in Accounting, Finance, Economics or other business related field
Outstanding analytical, quantitative and social skills
Commitment and abilities to meet critical business deadlines
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