Director – Fund Accounting
Posted on 5/24/2023
Juniper Square

201-500 employees

Investment partnership solutions company
Company Overview
Juniper Square is on a mission to unlock the full potential of private markets. The company is digitizing privately owned assets like commercial real estate, private equity, and venture capital, and as a result, bringing efficiency, transparency, and access to one of the most productive corners of our financial ecosystem.
San Francisco, CA, USA • Austin, TX, USA • Remote
Experience Level
  • 10+ years of fund accounting experience in private equity, venture capital, real estate, and/or hedge funds. Experience working at a fund administrator is required
  • Passion to develop and train entry level talent and providing coaching to ensure they are successful in their role
  • Possess strong client and relationship management skills to drive outcomes and meet customer needs
  • Operational mindset with a strong focus on building repeatable, scalable processes
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Skilled at building relationships at all levels of the organization
  • Comfort with ambiguity; self-starter and entrepreneurial; inclusive attitude
  • Team leadership and management:
  • Responsible for staffing and capacity management, including working with the leadership team to forecast hiring needs
  • Hire, onboard and train a team of Associate Fund Accountants on general fund accounting and internal procedures and guiding the team through the proficiency certification process
  • Oversee the hiring process for fund accounting managers and individual contributors
  • Conduct formal performance reviews and provide coaching and feedback to direct reports throughout the year
  • Responsible for ensuring team satisfaction as assessed by our bi-annual employee engagement survey; design and execute on initiatives to improve team satisfaction following each survey
  • Partner with the enablement team to enhance the training process and learning content
  • Client service and fund accounting delivery:
  • Responsible for fund administration service delivery, including assessing customer health, ensuring that deliverables are presented accurately and on time and that the team is conducting activities within our defined scope of work
  • Serve as internal escalation point for challenging customer situations and complex accounting questions from the team
  • Identify and execute on initiatives to improve team efficiency and productivity, including collaborating with our Product Team on technology and automation improvements
  • Maintain strong controls around deliverables and identify how our controls should evolve as the team scales
  • Oversee the year-end audit process
  • Identify out-of-scope requests from clients and collaborate with Marketing, Product and Investor Services to scope new service offerings
Desired Qualifications
  • 5+ years of experience hiring, managing and developing a team of fund accountants. Some experience managing a team of entry level fund accountants is a plus