Newly Qualified ACA - Private Equity Finance Team

Private Equity Firms


c. £55,000 + bonus + package

Walker Hamill has a constant client demand for bright, newly qualified ACAs looking to begin a career in private equity. We work with all types of private equity and alternative funds including large buyout funds, European and UK mid-market investors, growth capital and venture capital. As an extension of our activity in this space, we also recruit into alternative funds specialising in real estate, infrastructure and debt.


We're recruiting for a variety of Fund Accountant, Financial Accountant, Finance Analyst and Management Accountant roles. These positions will offer exposure to either a PE / Alternatives firm's funds and investments or its management company. These career starting points converge on the same path to becoming a Financial Controller, Finance Director or CFO. As you progress your career, you can expect increasing analytical, commercial, strategic components of your remit. Our consultants are sector specialists who are well placed to advise you on these paths and how to achieve significant financial rewards available within the industry.


We able to help qualified ACAs from most size practice firms - we have demand for those trained within the 'Big 4' as well as medium and smaller firms, due to the variation in client exposure and tasks performed by trainee accountants. Our clients tend to be looking for:

  • Strong academic track record - minimum 2.1 degree from a reputable university
  • ACA qualified (or equivalent - we'll also consider high calibre individuals who've complete ACCA, CIMA or equivalent
  • Experience in audit or accounts preparation
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • A warm, low-ego style with the ability to build strong working relationships with highly intelligent peers, add to the culture of the firm and to thrive in a collegiate, entrepreneurial environment


If you'd like to be considered for a career in a private equity firm please email your CV directly to and we'll be delighted to discuss our current opportunities.

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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