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Fund Finance Director, Private Equity Fund, Munich, Germany

Employer
PER, Private Equity Recruitment
Location
Munich, Germany
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Mar 28, 2024

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Job Function
Private Equity/Venture Capital
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
About our client

Our client is a successful private equity fund dedicated to climate impact investments. They are accelerating industrial decarbonization by investing in mid-sized climate solution providers and supporting their green growth trajectory. Currently, they are seeking a fund finance director ready to join them on their exciting journey. This position presents a unique opportunity to become part of a growing, motivated and experienced team, offering excellent development possibilities. The role is based in Munich, Germany and allows for a flexible home office arrangement. What the job involves

  • Lead and manage all aspects of financial operations, encompassing accounting, controlling, reporting, taxes, compliance, risk management, and administration
  • Contribute to the development of financial strategies and long-term financial planning
  • Provide insights and recommendations to optimize fund performance
  • Oversee the preparation and delivery of budgets, forecasts, and monthly management accounts
  • Create monthly reports for portfolio companies, as well as investor reports
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements
  • Evaluate KPIs at the portfolio company and at fund level
  • Take responsibility for cash flow and liquidity management
  • Supervise all payments and ensure the appropriate allocation of costs
  • Handle all taxation matters, including VAT, corporation tax, and other fiscal matters, collaborating with advisers to ensure the most efficient tax structures are in place
  • Supervise the annual audits for all group entities
  • Manage data maintenance for portfolio companies
  • Assist in investor relations matters, ensuring transparent communication with investors and handling ad hoc investor inquiries, as well as participating in fundraising activities
  • Manage various administrative matters, such as payroll, HR, and other payments
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and industry standards
  • Monitor and ensure adherence to ESG processes and reports (e.g. SFDR)
  • Continuously develop and optimize internal processes and structures
  • Act as a contact person for portfolio companies regarding selected financial matters
  • Serve as a main point of contact for external service providers, such as auditors, tax consultants, and banks
Who we are looking for

  • University degree in finance, business administration, or related disciplines
  • Significant relevant work experience in a finance/controlling position, preferably within the finance function of a PE/VC fund or in the audit/accounting advisory department of a Big4 or consulting firm
  • Experience in creating financial statements
  • Prior exposure to risk management and compliance is welcome
  • Outstanding accounting and controlling capabilities
  • Excellent MS Office skills, particularly in Excel and PowerPoint
  • Knowledge of regulatory matters, including Bafin and GWG, is beneficial
  • Strong analytical skills and a structured approach to work
  • Proactive and hands-on approach, accustomed to working independently, with an entrepreneurial mindset
  • Team player with an open-minded personality
  • Strong communication and presentation skills, with fluency in both German and English

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