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Finance Manager / Fund Accountant

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March 11, 2023
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Job Description

Based in Sydney, we’re one of the largest and most active venture capital funds in Australia and New Zealand. If you join us, you’ll get to work with many of the most exciting startups in our region including Canva, Linktree, A Cloud Guru, Go1, Secure Code Warrior, Athena, Brighte, Qwilr, Joyous - and the list goes on!

We’re a down-to-earth team with a diverse set of backgrounds but the same passion: startups and technology. Our mission is to find and back the best Aussie and Kiwi founders and help them achieve their audacious visions. We are committed to building a world class VC platform in Australia. This is an opportunity to get involved early, help shape AirTree and make an impact on our region’s tech ecosystem.

We’ve written a lot about what we do at AirTree, check out our blog and our team bios.

About the role

This is a full-time permanent position.

You will be responsible for the accounting and financial reporting for the funds, working closely with our Fund Strategy, Investor Relations, Legal and Compliance teams, and external auditors. The core goal of this person is to support the team in ensuring that AirTree’s accounting functions run smoothly and our stakeholders receive an excellent experience. These stakeholders include Investors, founders, regulatory agencies and internal stakeholders. This is an exciting opportunity to be core part of team who delivers this while setting a new bar for our key stakeholders


  • Fund accounting - preparation of the fund accounts including entering transactions, month end journals, GL reconciliations, calculating carried interest accruals, assisting in the fund audits, preparing financial reports and the financial component of our reporting to Investors.
  • Calls and Distributions - Calculating calls and distributions for the funds and issuing notices to the investors
  • Financial Reporting - regular, timely, accurate and insightful reporting to our investors (including regulated superannuation funds).
  • Tax Reporting - Working closely with the team and external tax advisor to ensure the accuracy and timely issuance of tax distribution statements to the investors.
  • Compliance - working closely with the team to ensure that AirTree is at all times compliant with policies and regulations, especially relating to AFSL, ESVCLP, AML/KYC and FATCA.


  • Strong accounting and finance skills (CPA or CA or equivalent qualifications).
  • Preferably 2 years post qualification experience within a funds management environment. Private Equity or Venture Capital is preferred.
  • Strong Excel skills.
  • Attention to detail and self-motivated
  • Strong communicator.


AirTree’s headquarter is based in Sydney, with a thriving office culture. Our team enjoys a flexible (with WFH days), supportive and family-friendly work environment.

We also offer:

  • 5 weeks of leave: 4 weeks annual leave plus 1 bonus week of lifestyle and well-being leave
  • An annual budget for your training & self-development
  • A range of health and wellness benefits including EAP, mental health first aid training, skin checks, flu vaccines and more.

We celebrate and value diversity and are committed to being equitable and inclusive in the way

We hire and in the way our team works together.

Therefore, we strongly encourage you to apply even if you are not sure you fit all of the criteria

we've mentioned above. All our roles involve a range of skill sets and we recognise that

everyone has different strengths and experiences that can add lots of value to our team.

How to apply?

Submit your CV and cover letter via LinkedIn/Workable by 24th March 2023 5 pm AEDT.

Shortlisted candidates will be asked to complete a task, and we’ll select a smaller group for video/in-person interviews with the AirTree team.

We hope to finish the process by mid-April and have you working with us as soon as possible after that.

We can’t wait to meet you!

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