Lead Private Equity Accountant

  • Location: New York, NY, New York
  • Type: Perm (Contingency)
  • Job #34302
  • Salary: $120,000

Compensation: $120,000.00 – $160,000.00 + bonus
Location: New York City

Job Overview:
We are seeking a Lead Private Equity Accountant to take charge of our client's private equity fund accounting activities. As the Lead Private Equity Accountant, you will play a pivotal role in managing day-to-day accounting tasks for the private equity funds.

As Lead Private Equity Accountant, you will be responsible for the following:

  • Managing day-to-day accounting tasks for private equity funds, overseeing a team of accountants
  • Performing fund valuation and financial statement preparation to ensure data accuracy and integrity
  • Conducting portfolio reconciliations and diligently resolving any discrepancies
  • Assisting in the preparation of regulatory filings and compliance reports
  • Collaborating with external auditors during fund audits to ensure a smooth auditing process
  • Participating in investment-related research and analysis to support decision-making
  • Assisting in the creation and improvement of accounting processes for enhanced efficiency
  • Monitoring cash flows and fund expenses to maintain financial stability
  • Ensuring strict adherence to relevant accounting standards and regulations

To be considered for the role of Lead Private Equity Accountant, you should have:

  • 5+ years of experience in fund accounting within the private equity industry
  • Proven leadership skills with prior experience in supervising a team
  • Proficiency in financial reporting and accounting software
  • Strong understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Meticulous attention to detail with a focus on accuracy and data integrity
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and within a team
  • Familiarity with compliance requirements and reporting in the private equity sector
  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, or a related field


  • Health benefits, including medical, dental, and vision coverage, promoting the well-being of employees
  • Robust retirement savings plan with the possibility of company matching, ensuring a secure financial future
  • Ample paid time off, including vacation, sick leave, and holidays, to encourage work-life balance
  • Ongoing professional development opportunities and support for certifications, fostering continuous growth and advancement
  • Exciting opportunities for career progression and personal development 
  • Engaging company-sponsored social events and team-building activities to cultivate a positive work culture
  • Employee wellness programs dedicated to promoting physical and mental health
  • Work-life balance initiatives aimed at ensuring the well-being and satisfaction of valued team members

Application Note: Qualified candidates will be contacted within 2 business days of application. If an applicant does not meet the above criteria, we will keep your resume on file for future opportunities and may contact you for further discussion.

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Job ID: 34302