Playground Global - VC Fund Controller

Reporting to the CFO, Playground’s VC Fund Controller has a broad set of responsibilities with
substantial opportunity for growth.

Who we are.

Playground is an early-stage investment firm founded by entrepreneurs who have conceived, built and scaled successful tech companies. We use our vision and in-depth understanding of technology to help build companies that have multi-generational impact. We have a bench strength of deep technical, design and operational knowledge that seeds ideas and provides expert advice to our portfolio. All this is housed in a community built around our 80,000 square foot studio in Palo Alto with five world-class laboratories and first-rate culinary program. We currently have $800M assets under management and 45+ portfolio companies.

Who you are.

  • You have a hands-on working style with an entrepreneurial can-do approach. You love learning and you’ve expanded your skillset to include:
  • Strong knowledge of fund accounting as a result of your 4 – 8 years’ experience that includes working at a Big 4 Accounting firm in the Fund Management practice. You’ve proved your knowledge by getting your CPA.
  • You use accounting systems to be more efficient and effective. You are experienced using Enterprise Software and ideally, you are familiar with Investran, or other private equity software.
  • You love Excel! Not only are you skilled in financial modelling but you also use excel to help non-financial people “see” the data.
  • You have experience with working in a small team, but you have the communication skills and approach to make an impact at the senior level of an organization.

What you’ll do.
  • Core Responsibilities – Your primary responsibility will be accounting, reporting and internal controls on Playground’s four Funds.
  • Monitor and record fund transactions including:
  1. Management of receivables and payables
  2. Assisting with forecasting of liquidity requirements
  3. Capital call and distribution calculations and notices
  4. Ensure robust controls around cash movements
  • Coordinate with the investment team to value our investments for financial reporting
purposes. Prepare valuation models to support in adherence with AICPA guide "Valuation of Portfolio Company Investments …”.
  • Prepare quarterly and annual financial statements for the Funds
  • Prepare workpapers and provide supporting documentation for income tax returns and K-1
  • Responsible for compliance with regulatory requirements including FATCA and FINRA
  • Be the primary liaison with Auditors and Tax Professionals
  • Drive the regular collection of information from our portfolio companies, aggregating it and providing useful information to the investment team
  • Create, improve and implement practical, effective processes

Additional Opportunities
  • Develop additional reports, dashboards, etc. to help investment team and others “see” the data
  • Understand the tax implications of our activities and develop robust tax strategies to optimize returns under the current regulatory environment
  • Support for fundraising
  • Contribute to developing Playground’s Portfolio Company Knowledge Base
  • And whatever else helps make an impact

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