Financial Controller - Venture Capital

Venture Capital

Ref: SK52639

Competitive salary + bonus + carry

Our client is an established venture capital firm with an excellent track record and several established funds. We're looking to appoint a 'number 2' in finance as a key support to the COO and a clear path into a Finance Director role.


The appointee will manage several funds. The day-to-day bookkeeping and reporting is performed by the third-party administrator, which will mean there will be an emphasis on review and relationship management, as opposed to accounting and production. Building a strong relationship with them and managing their output will be key. There is also a lot of exposure to portfolio companies as the appointee will be responsible for several investments and their valuations from the outset. Moreover, the appointee is also responsible for coordinating both the US and UK tax reporting, in conjunction with the tax adviser. 

Examples of the duties of the role include:

  • Working with the external fund administrators to ensure the quarterly and annual fund accounts are produced accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Leading quarterly portfolio company valuations.
  • Review of quarterly Investor Capital Account statements.
  • Preparation of quarterly management fee calculations as well as drawdown and distribution notices.
  • Fund cashflow forecasting.
  • Lead the annual audit process for the Funds, including valuation queries.
  • Leading the UK & US tax reporting for the Funds, prepared by the adviser, but requiring detailed review and knowledge of the events in the year.
  • Maintaining the fund models, Gross & Net IRR, and multiple calculations.
  • Responding to ad-hoc investor queries.


We're looking for a qualified accountant who has operated at the Fund Controller or Senior Fund Accountant level within a venture capital or private equity firm.


To apply for this role, please use the Apply button, or alternatively, email your CV to Sean Keyes:, quoting reference SK52639.

Please note that due to the expected volume of applications we will only be able to respond to those candidates whose experience matches the requirements of our client. We are sorry but if you have not heard from us within the next ten days, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Walker Hamill has been the leading recruiter of Finance Directors, Financial Controllers and Fund Accountants to UK and European private equity firms for over 30 years. We work with a highly diversified client group, including buyout funds of all sizes, growth & venture capital investors, real estate funds, co-investment vehicles, secondaries funds and fund of funds. Headquartered in London, we have additional offices in continental Europe. For more information, please see:

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