Alpine Operations Group | Associate, Portfolio Operations

Alpine Investors

New York, NY, USA
Posted on May 6, 2024

Alpine Investors is seeking an Associate to work closely with the VP, Portfolio Operations (Paul Disse) and in partnership with Alpine portfolio company CFOs to establish best in class finance and accounting functions.

The vision of Portfolio Operations at Alpine is to champion the goals of our portfolio companies and support them through hiring A-players, advisory, best practices, strategic initiatives, and tactical support. The primary goal of this position is to contribute to the improvement of finance functions and assist in the development of high-performing finance teams. As Alpine’s deal volume grows (Alpine acquired 5 platforms and 160+ add-on investments in 2023), the importance of best in class finance functions is paramount.

The role will involve working with multiple companies at different stages of financial maturity and will execute the different Portfolio Operations Playbooks like: Financial Stand-up, Financial Operations Assessment, Tech Stack Upgrades, and other strategic projects. By leveraging an accounting, consulting and/or private equity skillset, this role will analyze finance and accounting functions and develop a transformation roadmap spanning process improvements, system enhancement, organization design (people), reporting, and more.

WHAT YOU SHOULD BRING

The ideal candidate has worked with companies at different stages in the life cycle. They understand how to build a best-in-class finance function from a people, process, and systems perspective. This “player-coach” can provide strategic advice to management teams and take ownership of executing transformational projects through hands-on support and oversight of third-party service providers. The candidate understands what it takes to design, implement and integrate financial reporting systems and bring companies up to audit standards (e.g., moving from cash to GAAP). The candidate speaks fluidly to implementing change in organizations. Examples of this could be improving a financial process like time to close; cash to GAAP conversions; implementing systems; building 13-week cash flow models and improving financials insights by using technology.

YOU SHOULD HAVE

  • Proven track record (4+ years) of success in finance and accounting consulting, and/or private equity
  • Strong understanding of GAAP
  • Proven experience developing processes for improved efficiency and accuracy
  • Problem solving mindset with the ability to work across simultaneous workstreams and tight timelines
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment and with C-level executives
  • Experience with change management and strong interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • Familiarity with different accounting systems (QuickBooks, Sage Intacct, NetSuite, Workday) preferred
  • M&A and/or financial standup experience preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree; MBA or CPA is a plus
  • Alignment with Alpine’s core values

JOB EXPECTATIONS

  • 3+ days in office per week; the role can be based in either our New York or San Francisco office
  • Occasional domestic travel to both Portfolio Companies and Alpine’s offices

WHAT WE OFFER

  • Competitive compensation and bonus
  • Full medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Unlimited vacation policy
  • Company holidays & Quiet Fridays
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Monthly lunches and weekly breakfasts
  • PeopleFirst Culture
  • Events and activities both team-based and company-wide that inspire, educate, and cultivate

ABOUT ALPINE INVESTORS

Alpine Investors (“Alpine”) is a San Francisco, New York City, and Salt Lake City-based private equity firm that is completely reimagining the private equity space. With $17B in assets under management across nine flagship funds and an established track record of strong performance (most recent fund of $4.5B), Alpine continues to demonstrate that pursuing and investing in passionate individuals is the key driver in building enduring companies and delivering market-leading returns.

Alpine is proud to be recognized as a UNPRI certified business, B-Corporation organization, Great Place to Work™, and Inc. Top Founder Friendly firm. The Alpine team believes in hiring for attributes over experience and our team includes 150+ professionals with diverse investing, operations, management, and finance backgrounds. Learn more by visiting our website.


DIVERSITY, EQUITY, & INCLUSION AT ALPINE

At Alpine, we believe a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion (“DE&I”) is integral to hiring exceptional people and creating enduring businesses. To inspire growth at our firm and throughout our portfolio, we strive to create an organization where every individual is celebrated, heard, valued, and empowered to reach their full potential. These beliefs and actions are true to Alpine’s PeopleFirst philosophy, which is rooted in how we invest, hire, and show up day in and day out.

We will continuously look for ways to improve and evolve in our ever-changing world and we are committed to ensuring Alpine is one of the best places to work for all by creating diverse teams, strengthening our culture of inclusion, and giving everyone an equitable opportunity to succeed. To learn more about our DE&I work, please read our latest Force For Good Report.

COMPENSATION

The annualized base pay range for this role is expected to be between $140,000-160,000. Actual base pay could vary based on factors including but not limited to experience, subject matter expertise, and the applicant’s skill set. The base pay is just one component of the total compensation package for employees. Other rewards may include an annual cash bonus and a comprehensive benefits package.

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Alpine Investors is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, breastfeeding, and conditions related to breastfeeding), gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, age (40 or over), physical or medical disability, medical condition, marital status, registered domestic partner status, sexual orientation, genetic information, military and/or veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable state or federal law.

As an equal opportunity employer, we offer competitive compensation packages, robust benefits and professional growth opportunities aimed at helping to improve our employees’ lives and careers.

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