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Controller

Aduro Advisors

This is a Contract position in Los Angeles, CA posted September 12, 2021.

Founded in 2012, Aduro Advisors, LLC provides premier fund administration services to venture capital and private equity firms.

As a partner to our clients, we power some of today’s most innovative and successful investors.

We pride ourselves on being high-touch and high-tech, offering the best-in-class service.

We are actively searching for talented, creative, and dynamic individuals to join our growing business.

Our team-oriented culture is driven by an entrepreneurial spirit, moves at lightning speed, and loves a challenge.

At Aduro, you’ll join more than 100 highly trained professionals; contribute to a diverse, fast-paced work environment; gain access to our cutting-edge, purpose-built software platform; and have the opportunity to support and guide some of the industry’s leading firms.

Job description The Controller supports a client base comprised of multiple small to medium-sized Venture Capital firms.

Ideal candidates are self-motivated with strong written and verbal communication skills.

As a member of the Aduro Advisors team, this individual must be able to grow positive, collaborative relationships with clients and colleagues while working independently at home.

At Aduro:
● We aim for excellence: we hire the best, work with the best, and continuously strive towards top-notch work product.

● We’re hungry we’re constantly pushing ourselves to learn, grow, and evolve.

We embrace new challenges as we know we can rise to the occasion.

● We choose our own adventure: there isn’t one size that fits all for our team or our clients.

We rely on process, but are flexible and dynamic to ensure needs are met.

● We believe in the power of collaboration: great ideas win and we all have a seat at the table.

We believe a diverse team & diverse clients >> diversity in ideas >> the best outcomes.

● We take ownership: we pitch in where it’s needed
– regardless of role
– to get the job done.

● We have integrity: we do what we say we’re going to do, no funny business.

Period.

● We ask for what we need: we’re great accountants, not mind readers.

We expect our team to clearly communicate what they need and ask clients to do so as well.

● We trust our team: we give our team the space to thrive and trust them to ask for help when needed.

Responsibilities An Aduro Controller is the primary point of contact for client contacts.

Along with support from their Directors, the Controller is responsible for performing or coordinating accounting, operations, and some compliance services for a client’s investment entity, management company and General Partner entity.

A Controller must be able to: Act as the in-charge and main-point-of-contact for multiple clients including: Managing workflow and coordination of work amongst Aduro team members including but not limited to the Directors, Accounting Managers, Staff Accountants, and Management Company Team members Setting up and running recurring client check-in calls.

Topics to be covered include current status, open items, and an update from the client on upcoming operational needs Responding to ad-hoc client requests in a thoughtful and professional manner that is in line with Aduro processes and industry best practices All client request emails should be responded to within 24 hours Mentor and train members of their team at both the Accounting Manager and Staff Accountant level
● Reconcile banking transactions and prepare journal entries in accordance with US GAAP in Xero
● Drive month-end close process and raise follow-up questions to Director or client (as appropriate)
● Reconcile and maintain investment information for all fund investments
● Prepare quarterly financial statements including partners’ capital allocations
● Utilize proprietary investment management database to send investor correspondence including capital contributions, distributions, and quarterly reporting
● Update proprietary investment management database for fund activity and investments
● Prepare audit materials and manage year-end financial statement audit and tax work
● Respond to ad hoc General Partner / Limited Partner data requests Qualifications & Experience
● Minimum of 5 years of experience in the alternative asset industry
● In-depth understanding of US GAAP and partnership accounting including complex allocation waterfalls
● External auditor experience / CPA certification / MBA a plus
● Proficient in accounting systems such as Xero or Quickbooks
● Comfortable with software systems including Gsuite, Microsoft Office, Box, Slack
● Must be self-motivated, able to work independently, and comfortable working remotely
● Must be detail-oriented, organized, service-focused, thoughtful, and excellent at both written and verbal communication The salary range for this role as it is posted is $90,000
– $120,000.

Salary is determined based on current market data and candidate experience level.

This position will start off as fully remote, but may transition into a flex week with 2-3 days in the office once we reopen our downtown Denver office.

We kindly ask that external recruiters not reach out about this role.