Venture Capital Accountants and Auditors

Venture Capital Accounting Department

Accountants compile, analyze, verify, and prepare financial records. Auditors ensure that financial records are accurate, complete, and in compliance with local, state, and federal laws. More than 1.3 million people are employed as accountants and auditors; only a tiny fraction of this number are employed in the venture capital industry. 

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) Corporate Accountants, Independent Auditors, Internal Auditors, Management Accountants
Duties Compile, analyze, verify, and prepare venture capital firm financial records (accountants); make sure that financial records are accurate, complete, and in compliance with laws (auditors)
Salary Range $25,000 to $100,000+
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are best in San Francisco and other cities with a large number of start-ups
Minimum Education Level
  • Bachelor's Degree
School Subjects
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics
Experience Internship or co-op at public accounting firms or venture capital portfolio companies; at least one year of experience for venture capital firms
Personality Traits
  • Hands On
  • Organized
  • Problem-Solving
  • Financial
  • Information Management
  • Math
Certification or Licensing Recommended
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Fair
Outlook Much Faster than the Average
Career Ladder
  • Partner or Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Controller or Director of Finance
  • Chief Accountant/Auditor
  • Accountant/Auditor

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