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Finance and Administration Manager / Financial Controller

Posted on 
September 10, 2023
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Job Description

As a Finance and Administration Manager / Financial Controller at Cherry Ventures, you will play a pivotal role in the financial and operational management of our venture capital funds. You will be responsible for overseeing fund accounting and reporting, investor relations, compliance, fund liquidity as well as liaising daily and coordinating with fund administrators.

The ideal candidate will either be working in venture capital, private equity or similar and should possess a strong understanding of venture capital fund structures and financial operations, coupled with exceptional attention to detail and communication skills.

Please note: We are willing to offer visa sponsorship as well as a relocation package (for those willing to relocate).

Key Responsibilities:

  • Fund Accounting:
  • Oversee accurate records of fund transactions provided by fund administrators, including investments, capital calls, distributions, fees etc.
  • Reconcile fund accounts and ensure accuracy in financial statements.
  • Prepare and review quarterly and annual financial reports for fund investors.
  • Coordinate with external auditors and tax professionals for fund audits and tax filings.
  • Investor Relations:
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for fund investors, addressing inquiries and providing regular updates.
  • Prepare and distribute capital call notices and distribution statements to investors.
  • Oversee the maintenance of investor records and ensure compliance with investor agreements.
  • Compliance and Regulatory Reporting:
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and reporting obligations.
  • Monitor fund compliance with investment guidelines and restrictions.
  • Oversee the preparation and filing of required regulatory reports and disclosures.
  • Operational Support:
  • Assist in fund operations, including fund formation, onboarding new investments, and managing fund-related documents.
  • Collaborate with legal and compliance teams to ensure fund documents are up-to-date and in compliance with relevant regulations.
  • Assist in the creation and maintenance of fund operating procedures.
  • Technology and Systems:
  • Assist in the utilize fund accounting and management software to streamline processes and maintain accurate records.
  • Continuously evaluate and recommend improvements to systems and procedures to enhance operational efficiency.

About you:

  • Bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, or a related field. An MBA or relevant professional certification (e.g., CPA, CFA) is a plus.
  • 3+ years of experience in fund administration, particularly within venture capital or private equity.
  • Strong knowledge of fund accounting principles, financial reporting, and compliance.
  • Proficiency in fund management software and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to interact effectively with investors, colleagues, and external partners.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team-oriented, fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality and handle sensitive information.

What you can expect if you join:

  • Comprehensive benefits package including competitive salary + bonus + carry, private pension, free travel card or bike, free drinks, snacks, staff entertainment, bring your dog to work
  • Wonderful supportive team
  • Be an integral part of a growing team in the heart of Berlin (Mitte).
  • Great and modern working space, with a rooftop swimming pool

Who we are:

Cherry Ventures is a seed-stage venture capital firm led by a team of entrepreneurs with experience building fast-scaling companies such as Zalando and Spotify. The firm backs Europe's brightest and most daring founders, usually as their first institutional investor, and supports them in everything from their go-to-market strategy and the scaling of their businesses. Cherry Ventures has previously invested in the seed stage of over 75 companies across Europe, including FlixBus, Flink, Auto1 Group, Infarm, Rows, Forto, and SellerX. Cherry Ventures is based in Berlin and invests across Europe with a local presence in London and Stockholm.

Sound good? Apply now for this position.

Cherry Ventures is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status.

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