Private Equity Financial Managers

Private Equity Financial Manager Discusses Plans with Team

Financial managers oversee, manage, and control the accounting and financial functions of private equity (PE) firms and their portfolio companies. Specialties include chief financial officer, financial controller, and funds administrator.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) Chief Financial Officers, Financial Controllers, Funds Administrators
Duties Oversee, manage, and control the accounting and financial activities of their organization
Salary Range $75,000 to $100,000+
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are best in New York City and in other cities with large financial sectors
Minimum Education Level
  • Bachelor's Degree
School Subjects
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Mathematics
Experience Five to 10 years of experience in lower-level financial management positions of increasing responsibility is required for top financial management positions
Personality Traits
  • Hands On
  • Organized
  • Realistic
  • Business Management
  • Financial
  • Leadership
Certification or Licensing Recommended
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Fair
Outlook Much Faster than the Average
Career Ladder
  • Junior Partner/General Partner/Head of Investor Relations
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Controller or Funds Administrator
  • Chief Accountant
  • Accountant

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