8 - 10 years experience  •  Consulting

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 09/07/17
Minneapolis, MN
8 - 10 years experience
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 09/07/17


The Controller must possess several key personal effectiveness traits to be successful.  These include a high degree of passion for doing impactful work, accountability for actions, initiative make visions a reality, integrity that places honesty and trust above all else, professionalism, and conscientiousness.  Actions and behaviors that are the foundation of successful careers at CLA are broadly defined below.

  • Leading with Impact: Guides and motivates others and is able to direct team to achieve desired end results.
  • Ownership Mindset:  Creates expectations of success throughout the firm.
  • Entrepreneurial Grit: Has the courage to take action on new ideas, understanding the balance of risks vs. positive outcomes.
  • Client Excellence: Anticipates client needs and looks for opportunities to provide proactive consultation.
  • People Development: Provides coaching opportunities for others to develop and pursue their passions.
  • Clear Communication: Communication has high impact and encourages openness.
  • Teamwork & Collaboration: Manages challenging issues and understands when appropriate to leverage internal experts.
  • Growing the Business: Focuses efforts on managing work and key client relationships to exceed client expectations.



Required Experience & Education

  • Experience: minimum seven years relative work experience as a Senior Staff Accountant, Controller, or equivalent for Controller work.
  • Current or recent Investment Company / Fund accounting experience.
  • Education: BA/BS degree in accounting or related field required. 
  • Certification:  CPA preferred, not required.
  • Experience with Yardi preferred, not required. Experience with Small Business Investment Companies (SBIC) desirable, not required.

Work Activities & Accountabilities

  • Monthly/Quarterly financial preparation and review, which includes:
    • Maintain/review the general ledger and various sub-ledgers
    • Balance sheet reconciliations
    • Investor allocation calculations
    • Financial statement preparation
    • Investor statement preparation
  • Management of capital call and distribution processes and delivery
  • Calculation of management fees, preferred returns and waterfalls
  • Review fund agreements, PPMs, and other materials
  • Manage and monitor the timing and quality of client deliverables
  • Ability to operate within multiple software environments
  • Act as liaison to various internal/external parties e.g. auditors, tax department
  • Interact directly with CLA resources
  • Communicate directly with investors on behalf of clients
  • Provide technical accounting/industry knowledge to clients
  • Coordinate onboarding with new clients
  • Implementation of fund structures on accounting system
  • Ad hoc reports and client requests as needed
  • Train and support team members in their development
  • Engage in local and national group projects
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