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Private Equity Accountants and Auditors

Overview

Accountants compile, analyze, verify, and prepare financial records. Auditors ensure that financial records are accurate, complete, and in compliance with federal, state, and local laws. Accountants and auditors in the private equity (PE) sector are employed directly by PE firms, accounting firms that provide contracted services to PE firms, and the portfolio companies of PE firms. 

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree

Certification/License

Recommended

Outlook

Much Faster than the Average
Personality Traits

Hands On

Organized

Problem-Solving

Career Ladder
Junior Partner/General Partner

Chief Financial Officer

Controller or Funds Administrator

Chief Accountant/Auditor

Accountant/Auditor