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Senior Fund Accountant

Company: Juniper Square
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

About Juniper Square

Our mission is to make the worlds private capital markets more efficient, transparent, and accessible. Privately owned assets like commercial real estate make up half of our financial ecosystem yet remain inaccessible to most people. We are digitizing these markets and as a result bringing access to millions who dont currently benefit from one of the most productive corners of our financial ecosystem. If you care about making the world a better place by making markets work better through technologyall while contributing as a member of a values-driven organizationwe want to hear from you. Weve doubled our team in each of the past four years while maintaining an excellent culture and staying true to our values. We are well-funded and building for the long-term. We need YOU to help us achieve our mission.

Juniper Square invests in a hybrid workforce and we offer three work modes: full time remote work from your home office, a hybrid of home and office work from one of our office hubs, currently in San Francisco and Austin, or full time work in an office hub. The company headquarters is in the Cloud and we invest in digital-first operations. We have communities of remote employees across the US and Canada, with more substantive local remote working communities in Seattle, Denver, Chicago and New York, but we are open to employees working in several states and provinces. We are happy to share with interested applicants where and how we work.

About Your Role

This is a great opportunity to join a new initiative to build out Juniper Squares fund administration service, filling a substantial market gap in the Real Estate Private Equity fund administration space particularly among emerging managers. You will work directly with the Director of Fund Administration to provide fund administration services, including fund accounting and reporting, to Juniper Squares Real Estate Private Equity customers. As an early joiner you will have significant opportunity to shape the trajectory of the function and in so doing help to deliver a best-in-class experience to our customers.

What youll do

  • Lead making major decisions regarding team buildout and operational policies and procedures
  • Define fund administration workflows, applying best practices and process efficiencies
  • Interface directly with clients to deliver an outstanding client experience
  • Serve as a technical accounting expert and key advisor on significant business/accounting decisions for the team
  • Perform accounting, analytical, & financial reporting duties ensuring client and investor activity reporting is prepared and completed appropriately
  • Prepare and review waterfall calculations and capital calls and distributions in accordance with clients Limited Partnership Agreements
  • Prepare and review asset- and fund-level performance metrics (IRRs, TVPI, etc.)
  • Assist in preparing, compiling, and verifying external client and regulatory reporting
  • Prepare financial information for stockholders/investor reports
  • Assist with annual audits, including preparation of the initial draft of the annual audit report and related schedules and disclosures; assist with PBC list (Prepared By Client) and tax returns
  • Research and assist in interpreting the impact of recent accounting developments

    You are not afraid of challenges or starting something new and won't rest until things are done right. Youre an analytical, optimistic, and collaborative professional who thrives in a dynamic startup environment, with qualifications such as:
    • 7+ years of fund accounting experience in fund administration and/or in-house with exposure to Private Equity (open-ended), Private Debt and/or Real Estate funds
    • Bachelors degree required, with a degree in Accounting, Economics, Finance or Business Administration
    • Experience with fund-level accounting and reporting including complex fund structures and consolidations
    • Solid knowledge of waterfall, performance metrics (IRRs), distributions and capital calls calculations
    • Passion for technology and a desire to use technology to improve business operations
    • Experience scoping out system requirements and implementing new systems
    • Prior experience managing and training individuals and building teams
    • Strategic thinker with the ability to master both the details and the big picture
    • Excellent client service skills, verbal and written communication
    • Ability to handle many projects at once without losing track of the details
    • Comfortable with ambiguity, excellent work ethic and likes to take ownership of your work
    • Experience with annual reporting (audited financial statements) and familiarity with Private Equity Real Estate reporting models (Operating/Non-Operating)
    • Prior experience at a public accounting firm working with Private Equity and Real Estate Funds a big plus
    • CPA and investor services experience a plus but not required
    • Experience with IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards) a plus but not required
      • Competitive salary and meaningful equity
      • Health, dental, and vision care for you and your family
      • Unlimited vacation policy and paid holidays
      • Generous paid family leave, medical leave, and bereavement leave policies
      • 401k retirement savings plan
      • Healthcare FSA and commuter benefits programs
      • Freedom to customize your work and technology setup as you see fit
      • Professional development stipend
      • Monthly work from home wellness stipend while we're all remote
      • Mental wellness coverage including live coaching and therapy sessions
        At Juniper Square, we're building a company where all kinds of people from all walks of life are valued and respected. We encourage people from underrepresented backgrounds to apply. If you think this job sounds like you, come join us! Wed love to hear from you.

        by Jobble

Keywords: Juniper Square, San Francisco , Senior Fund Accountant, Accounting, Auditing , San Francisco, California

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