Fund Controller

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 Fund Controller reports directly to the CFO and will play an integral part in the smooth functioning of the accounting, financial reporting and tax functions for the firm’s private credit funds and Foundation Fund, a $600 million lower-middle market equity fund. The Fund Controller will be accountable for the accounting operations of the funds and certain related SPVs to include production of periodic financial reports, including year-end audits, maintenance of an adequate system of accounting records, and a comprehensive set of controls designed to mitigate risk, enhance the accuracy of the reported financial results, and ensure that reported results comply with generally accepted accounting principals and reporting standards.

Key Responsibilities:

Fund Accounting and Reporting

Ensure accurate and timely financial accounting in compliance with partnership agreements

Manage the day to day accounting operations including managing the close process, reviewing journal entries and account reconciliations

Full ownership of the financial reporting process, including quarterly and audited financial statements, and partner capital account statements, for the funds and special purpose vehicles

Manage the calculation and distribution of capital calls and distribution notices to partners

Prepare and review waterfall, management fee, and expense allocation calculations in accordance with partnership agreements

Coordinate ad-hoc reporting to investors

Respond to accounting-related inquiries from limited partners

Fund Operations and Administration

Create and maintain internal controls/processes alongside process improvement initiatives

Ensure funds are operating according to partnership agreements

Manage and review investor transfers

Oversee the annual audit with a Big 4 accounting firm

Oversee domestic and foreign tax compliance for the funds, in collaboration with our tax service provider, including: portfolio company K-1 collection, issuance of investor K-1s, FACTA, and FBARs


5+ years relevant work experience, including at least four years of public accounting experience with a Big 4 accounting firm is required

CPA designation required

Demonstrated experience working with investment and partnership accounting

Excellent record of academic achievement with an accounting degree from a leading university

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

Tech savvy and able to enhance use of existing systems

Experience with Investran preferred


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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