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Senior Associate - San Francisco

  • Job
    Junior Level
  • Accounting & Tax
  • $70K - $85K
  • San Francisco

AI generated summary

  • You should have a Bachelor's in Accounting/Finance, 1-2 yrs experience, strong academics, Excel proficiency, QuickBooks familiarity, investment accounting knowledge, attention to detail, multitasking abilities, and teamwork skills.
  • You will prepare financial statements, analyze investment transactions, monitor compliance, assist with audits and tax returns, manage capital calls, and interact with limited partners.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance related field
  • 1-2 years of experience in a full-time role
  • Strong academic performance (minimum 3.0 GPA)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, particularly Excel
  • Familiarity with QuickBooks (not required, is a plus)
  • Knowledge of various investment accounting concepts
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to multitask
  • Ability to work in a team and individually


  • Prepare financial statements for several domestic and offshore fund families, which includes updating portfolio investment schedules, partner equity allocations and analyzing complex investment transactions
  • Help with the internal semi-annual portfolio review process, analyzing and tracking partnership and portfolio company financial performance
  • Monitor compliance with complex partnership agreements
  • Assist with audits, tax return review, fundraising and annual meeting activities
  • Determine cash needs of partnerships and initiate capital calls
  • Electronically distribute financials, K1s, capital call and distribution notices to Limited Partners
  • Perform special projects as requested by the General Partners and Controllers
  • Interact with and respond to ad hoc limited partner requests


What will be the main responsibilities of this Senior Associate position?

The main responsibilities of this Senior Associate position will include assisting in the day-to-day operations of the accounting department and preparing fund-level financial statements.

Who will the Senior Associate report to in this role?

The Senior Associate will report to one of the managers in the accounting department.

What location is this Senior Associate position based in?

This Senior Associate position is based in San Francisco.

Are there opportunities for advancement within this role?

Opportunities for advancement within this role can be discussed with the manager and will depend on performance and experience.

Will the Senior Associate be required to work on weekends or holidays?

Typically, the Senior Associate will work regular business hours during the week, but there may be times where weekend or holiday work is required to meet deadlines or special projects.

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.