Fund Controller

TO £120,000 + Bonus + Benefits

London - Hybrid role


High growth, large venture capital and alternative fund management and investment firm investing in technology and fintech, with a collegiate, supportive and diverse culture have a rare high profile, career opportunity for an experienced Fund Finance professional to join the business in a senior role. They have achieved tremendous growth in terms of their valuation and invest primarily overseas in fast growth businesses with high demographic influences. The firm now has several funds with collective AUM of over £1.5bn. They are launching their new fund and have raised over £1.2bn so far and will launch soon. The role will be a hybrid 2-3 days in the office and works very closely with the CFO, another Senior Fund Finance Controller and the deals team and management. The role provides support covering a number of complex fund structures plus various co-investment, founder and GP vehicles. Due to the continued growth of the business, they are looking to recruit a Senior Fund Controller to take on full ownership of all the day to day operational and control aspects of the fund management team reporting directly to the CFO. You will be required to take sole responsibility for running the fund structures efficiently and to best in class standards. This includes the management of third party fund administrators, internal investment teams and other service providers to collate and present information in a timely and accurate manner. You will be assisted by a small funds team who have a deep understanding of how the funds are managed and their obligations. The role will require strong attention to detail and understanding how a wide range of funds operates. This will be a challenging but rewarding role that would suit someone who is highly organised and can work to the highest standards.


To be considered for this excellent opportunity you should meet the following requirements:

* A qualified accountant with a minimum of 4 years' experience in a fund controller or fund accounting role gained in-house at an Alternative Investment fund manager such as PE, Real Estate, VC or Debt Fund

* Experience of reviewing the work at a high level and detail of external fund administrators

* Detailed understanding how a wide range of funds operate

* Knowledge of private equity / venture capital / alternative products and services

* Good fund operational or financial background having worked in a PE, VC or alternative fund management group

* Previous audit background and preferably with fund audit experience

* Excellent written English and clear verbal communication skills

* Highly organised, attention to detail and able to work to the highest standards

* Hard working and ambitious

* Team player and previous experience of managing junior members of staff

* Proactive and a fast learner


The role includes the following:

* Acting as a fund controller for a variety of fund structures and taking full ownership of the reported numbers ensuring information provided is accurate.

* Ensuring that all deadlines are met

* Being a core contact point

* Management and oversight of third party fund administrators

* Reviewing and approving fund accounts and IRR calculations

* Drafting fund budgets and cashflow management

* Monitoring and ensuring execution of various fund or side letter obligations

* Initiating and implementing, and maintaining robust controls, processes and procedures where necessary

* Policy writing and identifying and implementing operational improvements

* Investor reporting

* Management of external auditors when required