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Senior Accountant - Private Equity

Company: PEF Services, a CSC company
Location: West Orange
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Company Background

There's something special about PEF Services, and it begins with our people. PEF Services is a team of dedicated, experienced and passionate professionals driving change in the world of fund administration. We're recognized as the leading fund administrator for small to mid-size private capital funds, helping companies transform the back office into a center of excellence through our expertise and industry-leading technology solutions. In other words, we are an outsourced third-party service supporting private equity investors by independently verifying their assets and the valuation of their funds.

So what makes us special? Not only do we offer meaningful work, flexibility for work/life balance, and opportunities for growth, but we also differentiate ourselves with our talented people, exceptional technology solutions, and expertise. We attract and retain the best and brightest in our field, including those who have held senior roles in finance, audit, and accounting environments, and we ensure our clients have direct access to their expertise and insight at all times.

Position Responsibilities

PEF is seeking a Senior Fund Accountant with 2-4 years of private equity accounting experience. The candidate will manage multiple client deliverables ensuring superior client service. These deliverables will include fund administration services provided to private capital funds such as:
Prepare and review bookkeeping and accounting records
Prepare support schedules for books and records (accruals, prepaid expenses, etc.)
Prepare Audit schedules
Prepare capital call and distribution calculations, prepare and distribute letters
SBA Compliance reporting
Daily Client interaction

Who We Want

We look for individuals who are motivated to excel and passionate about their career. We support the entrepreneurial spirit, encouraging each employee to take personal ownership and accountability for their work. PEF thrives because our employees are forward-thinkers and collaborative problem solvers, who are encouraged to contribute their own ideas to constantly improve processes. We are looking for people who are:
Eager to learn - people who possess a drive to learn and continually improve
Team players - people who listen and share ideas with others, and can collaborate with diverse groups
Leaders - those who can take charge when needed, and will be confident in the work they perform
Professional - those who have excellent verbal and written communication skills
Detail-oriented - people who pay close attention to detail and have strong organizational skills

If this describes you, please check out the position qualifications and what we offer.

Bachelor's degree in Accounting
CPA and/or MBA are strong pluses
2-4 years of private equity accounting experience
Experience with Consolidated Financial Statement is a plus
Advanced Excel skills (VLOOKUP, SUMIF, IF/THEN, XIRR, SUBTOTAL, ROUND, named ranges)
Knowledge of Investran and Quickbooks is highly preferred
Ability to work in a fast -paced environment

What We Offer

At PEF, we care about our employees' happiness and health which is why we support initiatives to maintain a work-life balance. This allows us to deliver exceptional service, experience low turnover, and retain an experienced professional staff. As a values-driven organization, we believe in making the world a better place by supporting national and local charities and volunteering our time to help the less fortunate. We strive to provide an environment where our employees feel comfortable, supported, and motivated.


We offer a competitive salary with bonus and a strong benefits package because we believe in the value of our people. PEF is committed to fostering a team of devoted and enthusiastic professionals. By committing to our employees with an attractive total rewards package, we support our values of excellence and innovation. Our benefits package includes:
Health, dental, and vision insurance
Long Term Disability Insurance
401(k) plan / Profit sharing plan
Tuition reimbursement and continuing education support
Paid holidays and generous Paid Time Off plans
Voluntary supplemental Aflac insurance
Generous work-from-home policies
Casual dress policy year round
A fantastic, confidential EAP which includes financial advising, mental health services, and more.
Professional training including: webinars, and Excel training, etc.

PEF Services is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability or because he or she is a protected veteran. Note: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employees may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization. No recruiters/placement agencies.

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