Job title: Senior Fund Controller – Private Equity
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Industry: Real Estate / Private Equity
Functional Expertise: Accounting & Finance
Location: Luxembourg
Job published: 14-03-2024
Job ID: 33266

Job Description

Senior Fund Controller – Private Equity

Our client is a leading independent private equity firm focused on infrastructure investments.

They have a strong track record of successful investments across Europe and North America, and are known for their active approach to asset management. They are currently seeking a talented and driven individual to join their Luxembourg team as a Senior Fund Controller.


Your responsibilities:

Funds Operations, Accounting and Reporting:

  • Be responsible for the entire accounting process for funds, co-investment vehicles, General Partner and financing companies, including the preparation of financial statements, general ledger maintenance, and reconciliation, with the support of internal fund accountants.
  • Ensure accurate and timely NAV calculations and investor reporting on a quarterly basis
  • Review quarterly and annual financial statements, ensuring compliance with relevant accounting standards (IFRS & LuxGAAP) and regulatory guidelines.
  • Liaise with investment and legal teams to ensure smooth processing of new investments or divestments,
  • Ensure high-quality processes and documentation for the valuation of investments
  • Preparation of capital calls & distributions, including all relevant (complex) calculations
  • Monitoring of cash flows and funds financing, as well as approval of funds expenses
  • Coordinate with investors relations teams to prepare reports and answer ad-hoc investors queries
  • Actively participate to transversal process & technology improvement initiatives
  • Review corporate tax, withholding tax and VAT returns including calculations and ensure timely submission to the Luxembourg Tax authorities

Compliance and Audit:

  • Ensure compliance with relevant regulatory requirements, accounting standards, and fund agreements.
  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to prepare for and manage external audits and regulatory examinations.
  • Implement and maintain effective internal controls and procedures to safeguard fund assets and ensure accurate financial reporting.
  • Stay updated with industry developments, regulatory changes, and accounting standards relevant to private equity fund operations.

Team Leadership and Development:

  • Lead and mentor fund accounting professionals, providing guidance, training, and performance feedback.
  • Foster a collaborative and high-performing work environment, promoting knowledge sharing and professional growth.
  • Conduct performance evaluations, set goals, and identify opportunities for skill development within the team.


Your profile:

  • Master degree in finance and accounting, ideally completed with professional qualifications (ACCA, réviseur d’entreprises or equivalent)
  • 7-12 years of professional experience in finance & accounting roles, of which at least 5 years within the alternative investment funds industry and several years within Big 4 firms
  • Fluent in English (verbal and written communication)
  • Strong knowledge of IFRS
  • Previous experience of Efront would be an advantage
  • Curious, organized, autonomous, accountable and committed individual, with high attention to details
  • Dynamic personality, with the willingness to have an impact and contribute to projects and continuous improvement initiatives
  • Team player, able to cooperate with people at all levels within the organization

Could this be the right opportunity for you? Please do not hesitate to send your CV to Agnieszka Parisse to be considered for this recruitment process.

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