Senior Private Equity Accountant – New Jersey

Company Overview

Centaur is a specialist alternative investment fund administrator founded in 2009 which provides its services to high profile investment funds. Centaur has a strong pipeline of new business and expects its growth to continue in North America and other locations. Centaur’s ethos is focused entirely on the quality of service and accountability it can offer its clients.

Centaur is seeking energetic and ambitious individuals who are interested in furthering their career in an entrepreneurial environment with an experienced management team. These demanding roles call for professionals who are enthusiastic to be part of a team that will help Centaur continue its progression to becoming a leading service provider.

Role Description

The successful candidate will be responsible for the day to day administration of investment funds in relation to Private Equity, delivery to clients, and assisting members of the team including but not limited to the following:

  • Ensure accurate and timely calculation of net asset values for investment Funds
  • Understand the accounting and reporting obligations indicated by incorporation documents of the Funds
  • Knowledge of the accounting for investments within Funds (knowledge of (direct investments, Equity and Debt positions, derivatives, and Fund of Funds, a plus)
  • Experience with diverse Fund structures, such as Master / Feeder Funds, Multi-Currency Funds, SPVs, Sidecars
  • Preparation of schedules related to Fund processes, such as calls, distributions and waterfall calculations
  • Assist the audit process related to Funds, including the preparation of annual financial statements with the necessary supporting information
  • Ensure completion of internal and external deliverables
  • Maintain a good relationship with clients

The Requirements

The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications and skills:

  • A university degree (B.A., B.Sc., M.B.A.) in Business preferably specializing in accountancy or another financial-related discipline
  • Minimum 3 years’ previous industry experience
  • Strong technical accounting skills and knowledge of current reporting standards
  • Analytical thinking and able to challenge work
  • Strong proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office, including Excel, and industry standard accounting software
  • An internationally recognized accounting designation (CA, CPA, ACCA or equivalent), is not required but is an advantage

To apply please send a cover letter and C.V to careers@centaurfs.com

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