Senior Associate, Management Company Accounting

General Atlantic

Stamford, CT, USA
Posted on April 15, 2024

General Atlantic is a leading global growth investor with more than four decades of experience providing capital and strategic support for over 500 growth companies throughout its history. Established in 1980 to partner with visionary entrepreneurs and deliver lasting impact, the firm combines a collaborative global approach, sector specific expertise, a long-term investment horizon and a deep understanding of growth drivers to partner with great entrepreneurs and management teams to scale innovative businesses around the world. General Atlantic has approximately $83 billion in assets under management inclusive of all products as of December 31, 2023, and more than 280 investment professionals based in New York, Amsterdam, Beijing, Hong Kong, Jakarta, London, Mexico City, Miami, Mumbai, Munich, San Francisco, São Paulo, Shanghai, Singapore, Stamford and Tel Aviv.

Position Summary

General Atlantic is looking to hire a highly skilled and experienced Senior Associate with a background in public accounting to support the Management Company Operations team. This position will report directly to the Senior Director, Management Company. This individual will participate in executing the firm’s finance transformation strategy and will have responsibilities including, but not limited to: preparation of journal entries, performing account reconciliations and analysis, collaborating with cross-functional teams to streamline processes and improve efficiency, assisting in financial reviews and audits, maintaining internal controls, and assisting with ad hoc projects as needed. This individual will play an integral role in meeting monthly and quarterly financial reporting deadlines.


  • Support in optimizing the finance transformation process in preparation for a potential IPO
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams and utilize technology tools to streamline close processes and improve efficiency
  • Prepare month-end and quarter-end accrual entries
  • Review the firm’s consolidated results for correct general ledger account and cost center coding
  • Perform account reconciliations and roll forward on key management company accounts
  • Prepare and maintain documentation for internal controls ensuring compliance with control procedures
  • Perform analytical review over quarterly/annual results and provide explanations for variances year-over-year and quarter-over-quarter
  • Assist with the preparation of information and analyses to be delivered to our external auditor in connection with annual audits or interim reviews
  • Assist with preparation of disclosure information for corporate accounting team for inclusion in the firm’s 10-K financial statements
  • Prepare quarterly covenant calculations required by the Company’s credit agreement
  • Assist in the preparation of schedules needed for management reporting
  • Work on special accounting-related projects (i.e., mergers, acquisitions, etc.) on an ad hoc basis


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 3+ years of public accounting experience, CPA required
  • Experience performing public company closing processes; alternative asset management experience preferred
  • Proficient understanding of US GAAP
  • Strong team player with ability to work independently as needed
  • Attention to detail and desire to produce accurate, timely, and meaningful reporting
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize responsibilities in a fast-paced and changing environment
  • Excellent organization and time management skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Proficiency in MS Excel, Word and PPT
  • Workday Financial, Alteryx, MS Power Query and Workiva knowledge a plus
  • Strong analytical abilities, creativity, thoughtful business judgment and professional maturity
  • Record of outstanding professional and academic achievement
  • High energy level, strong communication skills, intellectual curiosity, and a passion for investing
  • Desire to collaborate with colleagues throughout the firm globally

General Atlantic offers a robust reward program to all employees that will support you and your family, maintaining fulfilling, secure and healthy lives now and into the future, which includes but is not limited to medical insurance, retirement savings contributions, mental and physical health resources and an equal pay program that allows you to earn a base salary of $130,000-180,000 USD of which the exact amount offered will be driven by the degree to which you meet role requirements, additional special skills and experience.  Additional reward programs, such as annual discretionary bonuses and long-term incentive programs, are available for eligible employees and are offered as recognition for performance and one’s contributions towards the organization’s success.

General Atlantic is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical??? condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or ?expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.

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