Controller/Fund Management, Sightway Capital

Location: New York, New York, United States

Ref#: POS-10542

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Sightway Capital is a Two Sigma company focused on middle market growth equity investing in financial services and real assets. The company employs a principal mindset and flexible capital approach to building business platforms with experienced operators and strategic partners. The team at Sightway Capital thinks long-term, targeting business opportunities that we believe afford both asymmetric risk rewards and enterprise value creation over time. They look for opportunities in and around several asset-intensive industries where our team has significant experience and a network of long-standing relationships. For more information, please visit sightwaycapital.com.

Sightway is looking to add Accounting & Fund Management leadership to its operating platform to oversee (1) effective management & administration of its third-party fund vehicles, (2) delivery of high-quality reporting / client services to investors & internal stakeholders, (3) strong control environment for our businesses / operating platform, and (4) effective management of fund & investor requirements in accordance w/ Limited Partnership Agreements & Side Letters. This individual will serve as a value-add partner to key business stakeholders in areas such as finance, fundraising, legal, tax, and business management. This individual will also meaningfully contribute to the further development of our operating platform to position for scale. 

This position is ideal for a talented and motivated professional who has strong experience building capabilities / teams to support a growing multi-strategy private investment manager, overseeing / managing the requirements of a diversified investor base, and has an ability to bring best-practices to ensure the Sightway businesses and its operating platform is positioned for long-term success. It is also important for this individual to be able to excel in a cross-functional / collaborative environment.

You will take on the following responsibilities:
Fund Management / Reporting:
  • Day-to-day fund operations & administration across external fund vehicles for Sightway businesses, in coordination with our Fund administrator, SS&C
  • Design & deliver institutional-quality investor reporting
  • Plan and direct the delivery of quarterly and annual fund financial reporting packages and supporting workpapers, including the coordination of annual audits and tax return preparations
  • Capital planning for funds including investor capital calls / distributions, capital call facility monitoring, etc.
  • Fund & investor performance calculations
  • LPA management & compliance, including investment guidelines, carried interest accruals, management fee calculations and expense management
  • Side letter management / compliance, including preferential terms, reporting and communications
  • Tax structuring support & tax compliance / reporting 
  • Onboarding new investments, including execution & funding support
  • Active participant in valuation process and review
Client / Investor Services / Fundraising Support: 
  • Respond to diligence requests from prospective investors and support on-going investor inquiries & requests from existing investors in partnership with Investor Relations / Client Services team
  • Onboard & integrate new investors (i.e. AML, set-up w/ fund admin, etc.)
  • Contribute to the maintenance of marketing materials (i.e. track record, performance updates, etc.)
  • Support execution of offering materials & legal documents and ensure clear understanding of key fund terms in partnership with Legal team and other key stakeholders
  • Play significant role in operational due diligence (ODD) meetings with prospective investors, including the maintenance of materials 
You should possess the following qualifications:
  • 10+ years working in Finance, Accounting and/or Fund Management roles within the private equity industry
  • 5+ years operating in a manager / leadership role with experience building & managing high-performing teams
  • Strong understanding of Private Equity, Credit and/or Real Asset investments from a valuation, structure and performance perspective
  • Experience interacting w/ diverse investor base across multiple strategies & fund structures
  • Experience setting-up & onboarding new closed-end private equity fund vehicles
  • Experience managing high-performing Fund Administrator relationship 
  • Ability to bring best-practices around key processes, technology solutions, outsourced service providers and control environment
  • Strong understanding of tax sensitivities across diverse investors and ability to execute on associated accounting requirements
  • Strong understanding of Regulatory & Compliance requirements associated with Registered Investment Advisors
  • CPA required; CFA or MBA a plus
Other Skills & Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated ability to take ownership and responsibility for the completion of key initiatives
  • Strong project planning and organization skills with the ability to develop clear roadmaps for key workflows and initiatives
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task, and manage expectations and time in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong ability to identify pertinent issues and propose thoughtful solutions 
  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to navigate complexity 
  • Strong presence in meetings and the ability to communicate effectively to get buy-in support from key stakeholders  
  • Willingness to take a hands-on-approach as we build team and capabilities for scale
  • Strong leadership & management skills
You will enjoy the following benefits:
  • Core Benefits: Fully paid medical and dental insurance premiums for employees and dependents, competitive 401k match, employer-paid life & disability insurance
  • Perks: Onsite gyms with laundry service, wellness activities, casual dress, snacks, game rooms
  • Learning: Tuition reimbursement, conference and training sponsorship
  • Time Off: Generous vacation and unlimited sick days, competitive paid caregiver leaves
We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or any other applicable legally protected characteristics.
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