Private Equity Fund Controller

Michael Page
Geneva, Canton of Geneva (CH)
Interesting package.
27 Jul 2018
27 Nov 2018
101245 - Private Equity Fund Controller
Domitille Cosson
Contract type
Full time

For our client an expanding European Investment Fund, we are looking for a Private Equity (PE) Fund Controller, native English speaker to be based in the French speaking part of Switzerland.
Within a small team of professionals, you will be involved in the following areas: 

  • Private Equity Fund reporting 
  • Private Equity Fund valuation 
  • Private Equity Fund administration 

The role is a great opportunity for someone either working in a fund administration capacity to move in-house, for someone at a smaller local firm to get higher level and international exposure or someone with Big 4 background willing to take the next step. 
Your responsibilities will range from: 

  • Preparing investor reports, transaction summaries, value creation information and release to the investors; 
  • Managing investment valuations and reviewing the related policies and procedures; 
  • Advising investment teams to ensure technical accuracy according to methods and inputs; 
  • Conducting performance gap analysis and performing IRR calculations / analysis; 
  • Presenting findings and recommendations to firm’s valuation committee; 
  • Handling queries related to portfolio matters with investors / external auditors; 
  • Ensuring appropriate training to investment teams; 
  • Working in coordination with Fund accountant to ensure the fundamentals (proper bookkeeping, treatment and integrity of data); 
  • Assisting in any ad-hoc projects / assignments. 

The perfect candidate should have: 

  • Bachelor degree in Finance or assimilated; 
  • CPA/ACCA qualification; 
  • Minimum 3 to 6 years’ experience in a Private Equity Fund, Fund administrator or assimilated with a focus on private equity; 
  • Sound knowledge in Private Equity fund structures and accounting issues; 
  • Strong report writing skills essentials; 
  • Strong communication and presentation skills, used to handle complex workflows and large amounts of data; 
  • Exceptional IT skills (Excel), any other system (e.g. efront) is a plus; 
  • Native English speaker ; French, German, Italian or Dutch is an advantage; 
  • Travelling to the other offices can be requested