Controller for Family Office (REMOTE Opportunity)

J Harlan Group, LLC - New York, NY

Controller for Family Office (REMOTE Opportunity)

J Harlan Group is currently conducting a search for an experienced and highly motivated Controller/Senior Accountant for a Family Office.

The Family Office Controller will be a “hands-on” individual contributor responsible for the accounting and reporting for various domestic and international investments in private and public companies, funds, and vehicles.

The role will be based out of the firm’s NYC office.


Hold the primary responsibility for the financial oversight and policies of the family office including establishment of strong fiscal controls, preparation of financial reports, management of financial assets and cash, and banking relationships and tax related matters.

Manage day-to-day financial needs for the office and for family members.

  • Supporting the preparation of internal reporting and assist in the analysis of new and ongoing personal investments
  • Working with the general ledger, overseeing the payment of invoices, reconciling accounts, creating reporting packages, coordinating, and providing information for tax providers, and assisting with other financial activities as needed.


  • 5+ years’ experience of senior level “hands-on” accounting experience - Background in Family Office, Investments or Professional Services is a plus.
  • Proficient at working with all aspect of financial accounting.
  • Ability to work in an organized, efficient manner with a high-level of accuracy, attention to detail and follow-through.
  • Self-starter, who will constantly look for better ways to operate and improve efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Experience interacting with private equity and complex investments. Experience with investment aggregation and reporting systems is a plus.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills in both English and Spanish, for interacting with family members, office staff, family businesses, advisors, and vendors.
  • A track record of integrity, honesty, confidentiality, loyalty, and discretion.


  • BA/BS degree required in accounting or finance, CPA and/or MBA is a plus.

An exciting opportunity reporting directly to the Principal of this fast growing and dynamic Family Office that is experiencing exceptional growth!

An individual who loves solving deep and complex financial problems and wants to have an outsized impact with the products and solutions they deliver. An individual with a passion for investment accounting, high level of intellectual curiosity, a commitment to excellence and an unparalleled drive to deliver world-class services.

They seek a candidate with high-energy self-starter who want to join a Family Office on the leading edge of financial markets. The Family Office needs an individual with the highest professional caliber who are problem solvers, analytic, detail-oriented, and entrepreneurial. Everyone at the firm works side-by-side with the Principal in a highly collaborative and charged investment environment.

Successful candidates are:

  • Analytic and relentless in pursuit of the right answer
  • Strong communicators who excel at rapid synthesis
  • Able to demonstrate sound business judgment
  • Able to digest complexity while maintaining an understanding of the “big picture” of business needs
  • Team players who are energized by a collaborative enterprise

The firm’s employees maintain the highest professional and ethical standards. The firm has earned a reputation for honesty, fair dealing, and transparency in a competitive industry. They believe that these standards are the foundation for superior investment performance and are critical to delivering performance to clients.

Posted On: Thursday, September 29, 2022

Position Contact
Jerry Goldberg
Manager Director
(212) 792-0099

After years as a Senior Financial Services Executive, I have decided to make a career change and leverage my vast knowledge of the financial services and technology industry as an executive recruiter and have opened an executive search and recruiting firm "J Harlan Group, LLC' specializing in technology and financial services talent search.

Financial Services Executive with expansive Private Equity, Hedge Fund, Investment Banking, Asset Management, Securities Brokerage, Commercial Banking and Insurance experience. With combined expertise as a Chief Information Officer, Chief Administrative Officer and Principal/Consultant, my responsibilities have expanded a broad cross-section of business disciplines – technology, strategic planning, operations management, HR, administration, outsourcing, business development, strategic partnering, product development, financial operations and reporting, client relationship management.

Specialties: • Leadership authority for building and managing the technological, operational, and administrative platforms for financial services organizations.

• Contributed significantly to starting, developing and building a privately-held organization into a $1 billion market cap publicly traded company on the NYSE within five years of inception.

• Recognized achievements in building top-performing, best-in-class organizations capable of supporting corporate objectives.

Contact: – 212-792-0099 – 

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