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Engagement Manager - Seattle

  • Job
    Junior & Mid Level
  • Accounting & Tax
  • $115K
  • Seattle

AI generated summary

  • You need a Bachelor's degree, 2+ years of public accounting or VC/PE fund experience, CPA preferred, knowledge of partnership accounting, and proficiency in Microsoft Office & QuickBooks.
  • You will maintain client relationships, manage engagements efficiently, supervise audits/tax prep, review communications, source new clients, and mentor junior staff.


  • 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?

The main responsibilities include managing and leading all client engagements, supervising the Fund Controller and Associate in fund accounting, capital account maintenance, and financial statement preparation.

Who does the Engagement Manager report to?

The Engagement Manager reports to the Engagement Director.

What location is this Engagement Manager position based in?

This position is based in Seattle.

What qualifications are required for the Engagement Manager role?

Qualifications typically include a strong background in fund accounting, experience in client engagement management, and excellent supervisory skills.

How is the Engagement Manager involved in financial statement preparation?

The Engagement Manager works in conjunction with the Fund Controller and Associate to oversee financial statement preparation for client engagements.

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.