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Engagement Manager - Los Angeles

  • Job
    Junior & Mid Level
  • Accounting & Tax
  • $120K - $140K
  • Los Angeles

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  • You need a Bachelor's degree, 2+ years of public accounting or VC/PE fund experience, knowledge of Partnership Accounting, CPA preferred, and proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.
  • You will maintain client contact, manage expectations, supervise audits, review communications, assist with business development, and mentor junior staff members in a Los Angeles-based engagement management role.


  • Bachelor's Degree required (Finance/Accounting/Economics concentration preferred)
  • 2+ years of public accounting experience or equivalent
  • 2+ years of VC/PE fund experience or fund administrator – OR – minimum 1 year as
  • manager at a public accounting firm
  • Previous Private Equity/VC experience and knowledge of Partnership Accounting,
  • preferred
  • CPA preferred
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, particularly Excel, Word & Outlook
  • Familiarity with QuickBooks preferred


  • Maintain frequent client contact to keep abreast of ongoing fund activities
  • Manage client expectations
  • Manage engagement keeping in mind client needs, staff utilization and overall engagement efficiency
  • Supervise the audit and tax preparation process
  • Review all communications to the client and its investors on an ongoing basis
  • Assist with sourcing new clients, issuing proposals and overall business development
  • Mentor and train junior staff members


What are the main responsibilities of an Engagement Manager at Standish in Los Angeles?

The main responsibilities include managing and leading all client engagements, supervising the Fund Controller and Associate in fund accounting and financial statement preparation, and working closely with the Engagement Director.

What qualifications are required to become an Engagement Manager at Standish in Los Angeles?

Qualifications typically include a bachelor's degree in finance or a related field, several years of experience in fund accounting or financial services, strong leadership and communication skills, and the ability to manage multiple client engagements effectively.

What is the role of the Engagement Director in conjunction with the Engagement Manager at Standish in Los Angeles?

The Engagement Director works closely with the Engagement Manager to provide guidance and support in managing client engagements, overseeing fund accounting processes, and ensuring the financial statements are accurate and prepared on time.

Standish is a provider of specialized fund administration services for Private Equity Funds

Venture Capital & Private Equity
Founded Year

Mission & Purpose

We are a provider of specialized fund administration services for Managers and General Partners of private equity funds, specifically: Buy‐out, Venture Capital, Real Estate and Fund‐of‐ Funds. For new General Partners, we provide consulting services to help accelerate the launch of their funds in addition to our full fund administration services. For established General Partners, we provide administration services and technology to whole fund families or select funds, to help scale their fund operations rapidly and efficiently. From our start in 2007, we have grown steadily and currently administer more than 1,000 funds with clients who have in excess of $100 billion in committed capital under administration.