Fund Controller at CAIS

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CAIS is the leading open-architecture financial product platform offering independent wealth management professionals access to a diversified menu of funds and products. CAIS provides streamlined execution to an expanding list of alternative investment funds, structured notes, and capital markets offerings. CAIS delivers a suite of portfolio construction and reporting tools, and complements its fund offering with independent due diligence provided by Mercer.

CAIS is seeking a Fund Controller to join the Finance team. Successful candidates will have 5+ years of Private Equity fund accounting experience with a strong understanding of alternative investments and a desire to build relationships with administrators and fund managers. The candidate will have the opportunity to lead the fund accounting for existing and new feeder fund vehicles.

Primary Objectives

  • Support team with onboarding new products through structuring, creation of operating models, and launches
  • Proceduralize onboarding, analyses, and maintenance processes for Private Equity feeder funds
  • Prepare and present revenue and expense analysis to Senior Management
  • Examine vendor’s accounting, tax, and audit services for each fund including the review of monthly, quarterly, and annual valuations as well as financial reporting
  • Review each funds’ principal documents, assessing accounting complexities around fund terms, managing credit lines, developing/enhancing/instituting operating procedures for products
  • Preparation of monthly and quarterly files for internal and external Client Reporting
  • Ensure data integrity for all standardized and customizable reporting
  • Lead audits of feeder funds and coordinate tax filings and tax reporting to investors
  • Ease error rates and mitigate risk through the adoption of appropriate controls, process documentation, cross training, and process improvement
  • Support the Operations and Client Service teams with client inquiries regarding fund performances, investor’s capital account balances, capital calls, and distributions
  • Liaise and develop relationships with custodians, third party administrators, and other vendors
  • Liaise with administrators for trade flow and NAV reconciliation
  • Opportunities to take on strategic-oriented projects and additional responsibilities based on capacity, skill, and interest


  • 5+ years of Fund Controller experience at a fund, fund admin, or bank platform required
  • Private Equity experience a must, Funds of Funds experience a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, economics, or a related discipline preferred
  • CPA strongly preferred
  • Advanced skills in Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and CRM programs, preferably Salesforce
  • Effective communicator, both written and verbal; ability to “manage up”
  • Ability to independently execute instructions with great attention to detail and consistently high-quality work product; excellent organizational skills
  • Experience and aptitude in cross-functional collaboration
  • Experience coordinating multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Exhibits leadership qualities and takes ownership of projects and deliverables
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CAIS is located in the bustling Midtown East neighborhood of Manhattan with an endless number of restaurants nearby and very central to public transit
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