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Fund Controller (BlueEarth Capital)

Business Department:  Blue Earth Capital

Zug, CH

Partners Group is a global private markets investment manager, serving over 1,000 institutional investors. We have USD 135 billion in assets under management and more than 1,800 professionals across 20 offices worldwide. We realize potential in private markets by financing and developing great companies, desirable real estate and essential infrastructure. We create value in our investments through active and long-term responsible ownership.

What it's about




Blue Earth Capital AG is a global impact investment firm headquartered in Switzerland, with operations in New York and London. BlueEarth seeks to invest in businesses that address pressing environmental and social challenges, whilst generating market-rate financial returns.


BlueEarth follows an integrated investment strategy aimed at generating both impact and market rate financial returns. Our funds and mandates invest across all impact sectors and geographies with focus on social impact in emerging markets and environmental impact in developed markets. Our funds and mandates invest via direct investments (debt and equity) and funds and co-investments.


The role


We are seeking a professional (Vice President) who will take on funds controlling of BlueEarth's existing seven funds and future products. The successful candidate will independently oversee the products' accounts and reporting produced in collaboration with the funds’ third-party administrator. In this position you will work with the third-party fund administrator, other third-party service providers and internal stakeholders, as well as represent BlueEarth and its products to existing clients.


The position reports to BlueEarth's Senior Manager, CEO Office.


Your responsibilities will include:

  • Manage existing and future BlueEarth products’ accounts, coordinating with the third-party fund administrator(s), reporting to the CEO Office, on:
    • Fee & rebate management and reconciliation: control management of fee calculation and implementation in conjunction with third-party administration providers and BlueEarth group accounting function
    • Expense management and reconciliation: control management of fund expenses, incl. recharging, AIFM, administrator, depository, and audit fees,
    • NAV oversight: including semi-annual asset valuations and quarterly NAV reviews,
    • Annual funds’ audit and financial statements, incl. coordination and responding to auditor requests
    • Control and oversee delivery of deadline-driven fund reporting, incl. quarterly investment reports, & Capital Account Statements, GP risk reports and annual financial statements,
    • Delivery of product obligations, e.g. quarterly accounts to funds’ bridge financing provider, annual statements to funds’ Swiss Representative
    • Control and oversee delivery of investor-level fund reporting with third party service providers, incl. tax reporting in US, Germany, and Switzerland
  • Represent the fund accounts and identify opportunities for improvement:
    • Maintain, develop, and document fund controlling/accounting processes, deliverables and related directives & policies (e.g. Valuations Directive, Cash Management Policy)
    • Act as point of contact for internal and external stakeholders on fund accounts queries
    • Coordinate and support BlueEarth’s Portfolio Management team, incl. on fund cash management
    • Represent BlueEarth products’ accounts/financial statements to BlueEarth GPs and existing clients, and support new product development and set-up


What we expect

We are looking for a professional with the ability and willingness to excel within a highly entrepreneurial organization. The successful candidate should have:


  • Six to eight years of relevant professional work experience in private markets or private equity/debt investments
  • Understanding of private equity-specific accounting (e.g. fund lifecycle, closings, capital calls/distributions, carried interest, valuations)
  • Experience/track record in fund controlling/accounting
  • Proficiency in Excel
  • Excellent academic credentials with a minimum of a Bachelor's degree from a top-tier university in Accounting, Finance, Engineering, Mathematics or similar.
  • Professional qualification (e.g. ACA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent)
  • Self-motivated and proactive team player with entrepreneurial mindset and strong attention to detail
  • Excellent analytical, inter-personal, and written communication skills
  • Business fluency in written and spoken English is required. German preferred but not essential

What we offer

Blue Earth Capital is a global investment firm focused on creating measurable impact whilst delivering market-based returns with the pace and urgency of a growing team supported by best-in-class infrastructure and industry practices.

  • Collaborative work environment with an experienced global investment team working on leading topics within the impact space
  • Highly professional, intellectually demanding, and stimulating work
  • Flat organization structure with significant exposure to senior leaders and decision makers, both internally and externally
  • Attractive career path with a potential for long-term advancement
  • Competitive salary and benefits with performance-related compensation model

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