ACCOUNTING MANAGER NYC - Private Equity - Investment Management Firm

J Harlan Group, LLC - New York, NY


NYC Private Equity - Investment Management Firm

J Harlan Group is currently conducting a search for an experienced and highly motivated Accounting Manager, at a prominent NYC Private Equity - Investment Manager.

An exciting opportunity for this fast-growing and dynamic investment organization that is experiencing exceptional growth! The Accounting Manager position will report to the Controller. You will be responsible for providing hands-on leadership and financial reporting, which includes US GAAP accounting, oversight of the accounts payable and accounts receivable processes, expense reporting & and analysis, investments, and coordination of external audits. In addition to these core responsibilities, the position will play a key role in implementing financial systems and spearheading process improvements.

This position requires an ability to work independently in a fast-paced, dynamic environment where attention to detail, analytical skills and strong communication skills are essential.

This individual will be a significant contributor in enabling their vision and helping the organization to grow and improve their businesses. To be successful in this role you must be highly detail oriented and organized, able to meet assigned deadlines and have first class communication and interpersonal skills.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage and lead the preparation of combined financial statements including the Balance Sheet, Statement of Income, and Statement of Cash Flows
  • Oversee and execute the monthly close process and ensure it is completed in a timely manner with the proper accruals and other journal entries, bank reconciliations, fixed asset and depreciation reconciliations, reporting and account review and analysis (such as cost of goods sold and sg&a)
  • Support leadership team with timely monthly, quarterly, and year-end financial close process
  • Execute in the development and implementation of Internal controls
  • Manage annual and monthly budgeting and cash flow projections
  • Support leadership in completing special projects and analysis requests; serving as main point of contact
  • Treasury and Cash Management: update all bank account cash balances weekly, prepare ACH and wire transfer transactions
  • Review and recommend changes and improvements to financial and accounting policies, processes, and procedures to meet internal and exporting requirements. This will include implementing new financial systems, financial accounting, and budgeting processes
  • Manage audits of the business by working closely with external auditing firms at all stages for the purpose of guaranteeing accuracy in reporting. Act as the primary liaison for external auditors during operational and financial audits
  • Ensure compliance of financial covenants for all banking arrangements

The ideal candidate would have a background including:

  • Minimum seven (7) years management experience in Accounting and Finance
  • Thorough knowledge of both US GAAP and Lease Accounting mandatory
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or related field required.
  • Public accounting experience (Big Four or large Regional firm) and CPA
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Prior system implementation experience as well as experience in improving financial accounting reporting processes
  • Strong business and collaboration skills. Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment
  • High proficiency in Excel
  • Highly detail oriented and organized
  • Ability to meet assigned deadlines
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently


  • Strong academic record and a bachelor’s or higher degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field

An individual who loves working with 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.

About the Client:

The firm is a leading investment manager and private equity firm specializing in the acquisition of transportation equipment and asset operating platforms in the infrastructure sector. Founded in 2014, the firm targets real asset investment opportunities that are cash yielding with downside protection, and benefit from a team with deep, longstanding relationships and financial and operating expertise. Today, the firm manages over $9bn of assets globally across rail, intermodal, aviation, and emerging technology strategies with office locations in NYC, Chicago and St. Louis.

They seek candidates who are high-energy self-starters who want to join an investment management firm on the leading edge of financial markets. The management team needs individuals of the highest professional caliber who are leaders, problem solvers, analytic, detail-oriented, and entrepreneurial. Everyone at the firm works side-by-side with the firm’s senior partners 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.

The estimated salary range is $100,000 - $140,000 plus employees may also be eligible for annual discretionary incentive compensation. Actual compensation within that range will be dependent upon the individual's skills, experience, qualifications, location, and applicable laws.

'J Harlan Group, LLC' is an executive search and advisory firm specializing in recruiting for Financial Services, Management Consulting and Public Accounting companies. The organization is a global leader in professional staffing and consulting services working with major companies in the US and Global investment capitals around the world. Built by industry leaders to meet the talent demand needs for highly professional and specialized roles, J Harlan Group, LLC operates under the highest level of professional and quality standards providing a customized project approach for each client and search assignment.

Posted On: Tuesday, June 18, 2024

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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