Private Equity Accountant
£50,000 - £65,000 (dependant on experience) + bonus + benefits

The Company
An exciting opportunity to work in a newly created, wide ranging role within the small Finance team of a fast-growing and fast moving, dynamic specialist Private Equity fund. The business and team is in a stage of rapid growth and is currently raising and investing a second fund. This will add to the existing fund comprising over $200m of investor commitments. As the company plans strong growth, there will be opportunity for progression and changes in responsibilities.

The Role
The role will be very broad and will give exposure to all aspects of a private equity business with overseas investments. There will also be the opportunity to take on full ownership over certain areas as experience is gained. The Finance team is integrated with the rest of the business, liaising daily with the deal and operational functions. There is also good exposure to senior management. Given the dynamic environment there will be numerous ad hoc projects, some large, some small, that the candidate will be involved in. There would be regular involvement in the following processes:

Fund Reporting

  • Review of quarterly fund accounts prepared by the administrators
  • Year-end audit process
  • Cash forecasts and assess liquidity requirements
  • Review of drawdown notices
  • Understanding and recording changes in the fund structure
  • Investment monitoring

Corporate Entities

  • Cash flow forecasts
  • Review of quarterly accounts
  • Year-end audit process
  • Various ad hoc


  • Review of corporate tax calculations and returns
  • Review of monthly, quarterly and annual VAT returns
  • Involvement in tax structuring


  • Managing cash transfers within the group
  • Monitoring share issues in the group
  • Compiling minutes and share/ loan documentation

Who They Are Looking For
To be considered for this role, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Qualified Chartered Accountant (ACA / CA) or Qualified ACCA
  • Strong Academics including good class degree from a good university
  • Desire to work in a dynamic Private Equity environment. No previous Private Equity experience needed but understanding of Fund Structures.
  • Comfortable working with IFRS and able to work at both the macro and micro level with an eye for detail is necessary.
  • Proactive attitude and a team player able to work in a hands on capacity in a varied role
  • Good Microsoft skills including Excel skills

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