Vista Equity Partners Staff Accountant - Private Equity Funds in United States
Support day-to-day operations of Vista’s private equity funds. In order to be successful in Vista’s dynamic and fast paced environment, the right candidate is an individual with a fundamental understanding of fund accounting, investment operations, and financial systems. Frequent interaction with administrator, investors, compliance team, and investor relation team members is expected in this results-driven role.
Review quarterly and annual fund accounting packages provided by the administrator, including trial balance, GAAP financial statements, and investor account statements across multiple fund structures.
Assist with the set-up of shadowing workpapers or system for major accounting processes, including capital calls, distributions, partners’ allocations and waterfall model.
Coordinate with audit team on support documentation, respond to audit inquiries, and ensure timeliness of year-end audit deliverables.
Review quarterly expenses and prepare allocations across fund structures.
Assist with capital activities, including capital calls and distribution, by reviewing workpapers, capital call and distribution letters and wires prepared by the administrator.
Assist with investor requests and inquiries.
Coordinate and compile data for periodic regulatory compliance filings, performance calculations, and adhoc requests from management, investors or investment team.
BS/BA degree in business or related field
Big 4 experience is a plus
1-3 years of relevant professional experience including public accounting, fund accounting, and investment operations experience in the asset management space
Strong accounting and operations skills, including system/technology skills and proficient to excellent in– Microsoft© Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) experience
Detail oriented, and a self-starter able to work in a fast-paced environment
Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
Excellent organizational skills and ability to multi-task
Strong problem-solving and analytical skills
Strong teamwork skills and able to coordinate across multiple business functions
About Vista Equity Partners
Vista Equity Partners was established in 2000 by Founder, Chairman & CEO Robert F. Smith to seize the unique opportunity presented by the enterprise software industry. Smith and Co-Founder & President, Brian Sheth, bucked traditional investment strategies of spreading risk across sectors and opted instead to have Vista focus exclusively on the enterprise software, data, and technology-enabled solutions sector. Today, Vista is a leading investment firm with over $31 billion in cumulative capital commitments, and along with its private equity arm, has a credit fund business with over $1B in AUM and a hedge fund investing in the TMT sector.
The Vista approach to creating value in its private equity business focuses on unlocking value that others cannot see. It partners with world-class management teams in portfolio companies aiming to grow and reach their full potential, and utilizes its dedicated team of operational experts, Vista Consulting Group (VCG), to generate lasting value.