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Corporate & Investment Bank - AIS - Private Equity Fund Services - Vice President

Req #: 170079073
Location: Brooklyn, NY, US
Job Category: Account Servicing
Potential Referral Amount: 0 US Dollar (USD)
J.P. Morgan's Corporate & Investment Bank is a global leader across banking, markets and investor services. The world's most important corporations, governments and institutions entrust us with their business in more than 100 countries. With $18 trillion of assets under custody and $393 billion in deposits, the Corporate & Investment Bank provides strategic advice, raises capital, manages risk and extends liquidity in markets around the world.

Private Equity & Real Estate Services (“PERES”) was launched in November of 2005 through the commercialization of the finance and technology team supporting J.P. Morgan's various private equity and real estate entities. The line of business has over 200+ dedicated finance and technology professionals with offices in New York, Chicago, Sydney, London, Dublin, and Jersey (CI). The team provides administration services to more than 100 clients with $200 BN exposure to alternative assets.

Job Description – Vice President
The principal responsibilities of the Vice President role is coordination, management and oversight of fund accounting and administration services for Private Equity clients serviced out of New York. The role will require the individual to take a hands-on approach in managing client relationships, lead discussions with both internal stakeholders and external professionals, and foster a culture of continuous improvement and exceptional client service.

Position Responsibilities:
• Manage day-to-day client deliverables for Private Equity fund administration clients
o Maintain the books and records of Private Equity fund entities
o Review periodic Net Asset Valuations including all supporting workbooks and documentation
o Prepare and/or review consolidated financial statements including note disclosures and supporting schedules
o Prepare and/or review capital calls and distributions, including allocations and investor notices
o Review management fee calculations including fee offsets, waivers and rebates
o Prepare and/or review carried interest calculations and maintain waterfall model
o Review partner allocations and capital account statements
o Coordinate release of investor notices with document management team
o Ensure timely resolution of client issues and escalations
• Manage client expectations and timelines for client deliverables, and coordinate with operations team to ensure timely client delivery in accordance with SLAs
• Demonstrate deep knowledge of Private Equity fund structures, proficiency in accounting for complex transactions and understanding of fund governing documents
• Stay abreast industry standards and best practices while continuously seeking opportunities to enhance operational efficiency and mitigate operational risks
• Liaising with support functions and internal stakeholders including risk and control groups, audit, compliance, implementation, investor relations and operations
• Ensure adherence to control framework including prescribed policies and procedures
• Lead and work on ad hoc client projects and internal initiatives
• Oversee and supervise junior resources on technical topics and client-related issues
• Manage year-end process including coordination with clients, auditors and tax teams
• Review fund governing documents, side letters and agreements to determine impact on reporting deliverables and ensure adherence
• Mentor and groom staff resources through performance management process and career development plans
• A professional accounting qualification (CA, CPA) and experience working with Private Equity funds at a top-tier fund administrator
• A Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or MBA
• At least 8 years post qualified experience, preferably including Big 4 experience
• Knowledge of US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles with an emphasis on accounting for investment funds
• A detailed understanding of Private Equity fund structures
• An ability to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines and balance multiple priorities
• An innovative and analytical thinker with strong problem solving skills
• Strong leadership skills with a hands-on management style
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal
• Strong organizational skills with the ability to own and see projects to completion
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office product suite and advanced MS Excel skills
• Strong knowledge of Investran or a similar integrated Private Equity system

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