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Controller, Bookkeeper

Traverse City, MI
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Job Description:

We are seeking a skilled and detail-oriented Controller/Bookkeeper to join our dynamic alternate investment company. As the Controller/Bookkeeper, you will play a crucial role in managing the financial operations of our organization. Your expertise will be essential in ensuring accurate financial records, compliance with regulations, and strategic financial planning. If you have a strong background in finance, exceptional attention to detail, and a proven track record in managing financial processes within an investment setting, this is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the growth and success of our company.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Financial Management: Oversee all financial aspects of the company, including bookkeeping, financial reporting, budgeting, and forecasting. Maintain accurate and up-to-date financial records using industry-standard accounting software.
  • Regulatory Compliance: Ensure compliance with relevant financial regulations, reporting requirements, and tax laws. Stay updated on changes in regulations and implement necessary adjustments to maintain compliance.
  • Financial Reporting: Prepare timely and accurate financial statements, reports, and analyses for internal and external stakeholders. Present financial information to management, investors, and auditors as needed.
  • Cash Flow Management: Monitor cash flow, manage banking relationships, and optimize cash management strategies. Implement effective procedures for accounts payable and accounts receivable.
  • Budgeting and Forecasting: Develop and manage budgets and financial forecasts. Provide analysis and insights to support strategic decision-making processes.
  • Investment Accounting: Manage investment accounting processes, including tracking investments, calculating returns, and ensuring accurate valuation of assets.
  • Audit Support: Coordinate and support annual financial audits and liaise with external auditors. Provide necessary documentation and assist in audit-related activities.
  • Team Collaboration: Collaborate with internal teams, including investment professionals and administrators, to ensure accurate and seamless financial operations.


  • Educational Background: Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field. CPA designation or equivalent certification is highly preferred.
  • Experience: Minimum of three years of experience in financial management and bookkeeping roles within the alternate investment industry. Experience with private equity, venture capital, or hedge funds is a strong advantage.
  • Software Proficiency: Proficient in financial software and tools, including QuickBooks, Excel, and investment management software. Familiarity with industry-specific software is a plus.
  • Analytical Skills: Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to interpret complex financial data and provide actionable insights.
  • Detail-Oriented: Meticulous attention to detail in financial reporting, compliance, and data analysis.
  • Communication: Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, to effectively convey financial information to diverse stakeholders.
  • Adaptability: Ability to adapt to changing priorities, work independently, and manage multiple tasks in a deadline-driven environment.
  • Ethical Conduct: Maintain the highest level of ethical conduct and integrity in financial management and reporting.