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Controller

Operations · Full-time · New York, United States

Lafayette Square invests to create housing, jobs, and financial inclusion.

Lafayette Square is an impact-driven, minority-owned investment platform. Founded by Damien Dwin in 2020, the Firm confronts critical societal challenges with capital and services in three core areas: housing, jobs, and financial inclusion. For more information about Lafayette Square, please visit lafayettesquare.com

Controller

Lafayette Square Holding Company, LLC | New York City Metropolitan Area Reports to: Managing Director, Finance   **Job Summary **

The team is seeking an accounting professional, who will report to the Managing Director, Finance. This is an opportunity to join on the ground floor of a well-capitalized asset management company with ample deployable capital. 

Role Summary

Assist in building and controlling the systems and processes within the finance, operations and other functions of an investment management firm, consistent with industry best practice. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for fund accounting, cash management and accounts payable/receivable functions, including the processing and allocation of expenses.
  • Prepare and review investor allocations, capital statements, waterfall calculations, management fee and performance calculations as a part of the quarterly financial statement process for all funds.
  • Manage capital call and distribution processes.
  • Work closely with the Investments team on the valuation and review process.
  • Coordinate with the fund administrators to produce quarterly investor and ad hoc reporting.
  • Implement and maintain proper documentation regarding the accounting controls and operational procedures.
  • Assist with the preparation of the annual financial statements and manage the annual fund audit process.
  • Prepare and analyze compliance related reporting, including form PF and form ADV. Prior experience or knowledge of regulatory filings preferred.
  • Assist with the implementation and the ongoing maintenance of the Firm’s front to back portfolio management/accounting system.
  • Assist in the preparation for investor due diligence meetings and Board of Directors meetings.

Requirements:

  • Minimum of 8 years relevant work experience with a minimum 5 years of private equity experience, ideally with experience in real estate investment strategies.
  • Accounting degree with strong academic credentials required. CPA accreditation preferred.
  • Combination of public and private preferred.
  • Strong excel skills required.
  • Experience with Quickbooks preferred.
  • The candidate must have strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • The candidate must also have an enthusiasm for learning and demonstrate the ability to excel under tight deadlines and multiple tasks.

Compensation:

Competitive with market

Posted

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