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Finance Associate - General Partnership

Bain Capital

Bain Capital

Accounting & Finance, Sales & Business Development
Boston, MA, USA
Posted on Friday, May 3, 2024


Bain Capital, LP is one of the world’s leading private multi-asset alternative investment firms with over $180 billion of assets under management that creates lasting impact for our investors, teams, businesses, and communities in which we live. Since our founding in 1984, we’ve applied our insight and experience to organically expand into several asset classes including private equity, credit, public equity, venture capital and real estate. We leverage our shared platform to capture cross-asset class opportunities in strategic areas of focus. With offices on four continents, our global team aligns our interests with those of our investors for lasting impact.


The General Partner Group is responsible for the operational, accounting, tax, and reporting aspects of each of the general partner entities. These entities invest across all of the firm’s business units giving the team the unique opportunity to gain exposure throughout the company. Members of the team also regularly collaborate with several internal departments, including fund accounting, tax, legal, compliance, HR, corporate, and IT, as well as third-party service providers such as the firm’s tax advisors.


This position would primarily be responsible for assisting with the treasury, accounting, tax and fair market value reporting functions for General Partner entities associated with the Credit, Partnership Strategies, Public Equity and Special Situations business units. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Operations and administrative activity of the partnerships, including cash management, capital calls, cash distributions, cash reconciliations, bank account openings and related regulatory requirements, and monthly/quarterly contribution and redemption requests from investors

  • Carry, vesting, and profit/loss allocations to the partners and members of the General Partner entities

  • Quarterly and annual fair market value reporting, including supporting documentation for capital accounts, trial balances and other financial reconciliations

  • Quarterly tax estimates and annual tax books and reporting for the partnerships

  • Cash, book and tax journal entries into Investran, the third party portfolio management and accounting software

In addition, this position will also:

  • Assist in generating responses to investor inquiries and requests for information

  • Create reports for GP investors including fair market value, tax basis activity, and partnership investment reports

  • Interact with other teams within Finance to determine appropriate treatment of transactions and investment earnings

  • Work with all levels from Associates to Partners on projects to enhance the performance of the team, department, and firm

  • Opportunities for additional responsibilities where performance allows


  • 1-2 years accounting experience in the financial service industry, with a solid understanding of investment partnerships preferred

  • Reliable and collaborative team member with strong sense of ownership and follow-through skills

  • Excellent project management and organizational skills; ability to effectively prioritize multiple projects with high attention to detail

  • Creative problem solving ability and sound judgment; ability to use own initiative and take responsibility for decisions and propose solutions

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with capacity to interact with all levels

  • Enjoys working in a service environment and understands the demands of a high paced, high quality firm

  • Ability to handle highly confidential and sensitive information with discretion

  • Works well independently and capitalizes on opportunities to learn and grow

  • Advanced MS Office, particularly Excel


·Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance

·Public accounting, partnership and/or financial services experience a plus, but not required

Bain Capital is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status.