About Square Peg
Square Peg exists to empower the exceptional.
We founded Square Peg in 2012 to partner with the next generation of tech pioneers and assist them as they grow and scale their organisations. We are proud to have partnered with companies such as Canva, Fiverr, PropertyGuru and Airwallex.
Today, we manage US$1b+ across our venture funds. Our investor group includes superannuation funds, endowments, family offices and entrepreneurs, who are aligned with us in committing to tech investing over the long-term.
Square Peg is now charting new territory. We’re expanding our purpose to empower the exceptional and building a new team to invest in global listed technology companies. The expansion into listed equities will give us the opportunity to support more great founders.
We believe that investing in and researching companies and themes across private and public markets has a unique advantage. Our specific advantage in public markets stems from deep knowledge of tech trends and markets, business models, and a focus on successful founders and teams through our venture business. This differentiated skillset will allow us to identify and support companies that will create substantial shareholder value over the long-term.
About the Role
We are hiring a Fund Controller to build and drive the Finance and Operations function of the new fund. This is a rare opportunity to become an integral part of a small team with a global presence.
Reporting to the CFO, you will be part of a small, but growing, Finance and Operations Team. You will have a curious mind and the ability to build trust and relationships quickly. You will enjoy working autonomously and taking ownership over your work, but also collaborate openly with others. You will be a clear and concise communicator. It is crucial you are an independent thinker with energy and enthusiasm to effect positive outcomes both operationally and commercially in a high growth business.
Importantly, you will have experience within an investment fund Finance and Operations function, including a strong working knowledge of the operating architecture of investment funds.
In this role you will:
Support the Square Peg Executive Team and the Listed Investments Team in all facets of the Finance and Operations function of the new fund.
Have primary responsibility for all fund accounting, investor reporting, year-end audit & tax preparation, trade support, daily reporting, cash & collateral management, and contributing to various ad hoc projects, information requests and reports.
Build and maintain a strong working relationship with the Administrator including reviewing monthly accounting reporting packs and coordinate other ad hoc compliance and reporting requirements.
Manage other service provider relationships with the custodian, auditors and tax advisors.
Coordinate with the Investor Relations Team and the Administrator on the entire capital activity process.
Establish and maintain proper controls over accounting and operational procedures and transactions.
Attend to the daily review cycle of trade, position, tax lots and cash & collateral reconciliations between firm, custodian, and administrator.
Attend to trade support and trade settlement issues/resolution.
Evaluate and ensure accuracy in NAV and portfolio positions on a daily trade cycle basis.
Attend to all fund performance calculations and attribution and exposure reporting.
Prepare management and performance fee calculations, expense budgets and management expense ratio analysis.
You may be a fit for this role if you have the following attributes:
Strong ability to communicate and collaborate efficiently.
Highly organised, detail-oriented, and proactive.
Strong technical and analytical skills.
Team-oriented personality, highly motivated and self-directed with an ability to multi-task.
A practical, outcomes-driven approach to work.
Passion for tech, start-ups and/or investing.
You will have:
5+ years of relevant experience.
Strong academic credentials.
Proven technical proficiency across tax, fund accounting, and operations.
High proficiency in Microsoft Excel.
Knowledge and experience of the operating systems and counterparties within the investment fund ecosystem.
You will share our commitment to the values that guide our work:
Anchor to optimism
Empower through trust
The role will have an attractive remuneration package, which will allow you to share in Square Peg’s success over the long-term.
If you think you would be a great fit, we are keen to hear from you! Please contact Paddy Kelly at [email protected] for more information and to apply.