Assistant Controller, Management Company

Who we are
Our Mission

Build winning companies to deliver superior returns to our investors.

Our strategy

Acquire good businesses and partner with management to drive fundamental improvement.

Our values
  • Partnership
  • Passion
  • Discipline
Our core competencies
  • Sourcing
  • People
  • Evaluation
  • Continuous Improvement
Our Firm
  • Lean, collaborative team, working directly with Partners and senior management
  • Successful track record resulting in exciting growth
  • 6 out of 7 current Partners started as associates or Vice Presidents at Sterling
  • Resources Group, comprised of subject matter experts in Human Capital, Operations, Commercial, Strategy, Technology, and M&A, are members of deal teams and help drive improvements at portfolio companies
  • Hands on investing model resulting in deep engagement with our portfolio companies
Our Culture
  • We believe in long term partnership and collaboration
  • Relentless, firm-wide commitment to continuous improvement
  • We say "we" more than "I"
  • Entrepreneurial spirit
  • Passionate about building winning businesses


The Management Company Assistant Controller reports directly to the Management Company Controller and will play an integral part in the smooth functioning of the accounting, tax and budgeting functions for the firm’s management companies. The Assistant Controller will be accountable for the accounting operations of the firm, to include production of periodic financial reports, maintenance of an adequate system of accounting records, and a comprehensive set of controls and budgets designed to mitigate risk, enhance the accuracy of the firm’s reported financial results, and ensure that reported results comply with generally accepted accounting principles and reporting standards.

Key Responsibilities

Manage the day-to-day accounting operations for multiple entities, including managing the close process, reviewing journal entries and account reconciliations for seven entities

Develop and improve processes and timing around monthly, quarterly, and yearly accounting functions

Lead analytical reviews of information and resolution of issues identified

Work closely with the Management Company Controller to establish, and standardize accounting policies and procedures

Maintain and enhance internal controls/processes alongside process improvement initiatives

Assist with treasury functions, including cash management and reconciliations for over 150 accounts

Oversee accounts payable and accounts receivable processes

Work closely with the firm’s tax team to assist managing the firm’s international, federal, state and local tax compliance

Prepare various analyses and reporting to support a variety of internal and external stakeholders


Minimum of 4 years of relevant work experience, including at least two years public accounting experience with a Big 4 accounting firm is required

CPA designation required

Demonstrated experience working with partnership agreements, corporate consolidations and account reconciliation processes for multiple reporting entities

Proven ability to analyze, interpret and present operating results and complicated financial data to senior level executives

Tech savvy and able to enhance use of systems

Strong Excel skills (e.g., PivotTables, VLookup, etc.)

Must be efficient and confident working within multiple accounting applications, general ledgers and financial operations / reporting systems


Highest degree of personal integrity, judgment and professional ethics

Results oriented, strong organizational and time management skills with ability to multitask

Ensures the quality of work output by displaying a keen attention to detail

Resourceful, efficient professional with the ability to meet tight deadlines

Positive leadership style, ability to work effectively under pressure

Strong analytical, operational, organizational and interpersonal aptitude

Excellent oral and written communication skills

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