Senior Accountant Norwest Equity Partners

Job Description


Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Norwest Equity Partners (NEP) and Norwest Mezzanine Partners (NMP) are affiliated investment firms focused on providing capital to growing and profitable middle market companies. The firm has raised $7.1 billion in capital to date.

Founded in 1961, NEP prides itself on being company-centric, collaborative investment partners with unique perspective. Working directly with business owners and their management teams, NEP invests $30mm-$250mm of equity in each transaction, creating supportive investment strategies that deliver long-term value; on average, more than double in revenue during our investment period. We leverage our extensive network of resources to help our portfolio companies identify and employ operational excellence to drive sustainable growth.

Founded in 2000, NMP partners with private equity sponsors to help them create value for their portfolio companies. We invest $20mm-$75mm of subordinated debt and equity capital to support their investments and enable them to build those companies into industry leaders. Delivering flexible solutions and reliable financial capacity, NMP is committed to being thoughtful and creative investment partners.

NEP and NMP have global presence established upon Midwest roots and have consistently made successful investments across a broad range of industries and generated exceptional returns through a singular focus on helping to build companies into industry leaders. Please visit and to learn more.


The Senior Accountant position is responsible for providing technical expertise regarding accounting procedures and regulatory requirements communicating practices and procedures for proper financial control, SEC and regulatory reporting, GAAP accounting policies and standards, maintaining ledger accounts and reconciliation including monthly general ledger entries, cash management, calculating interest and dividend revenue, financial reporting, tax reporting, and fulfilling Wells Fargo reporting requirements.

Team members support our focus on building strong customer relationships balanced with a strong risk mitigating and compliance-driven culture which firmly establishes those disciplines as critical to the success of our customers and company. They are accountable for execution of all applicable risk programs (Credit, Market, Financial Crimes, Operational, Regulatory Compliance), which includes effectively following and adhering to applicable Wells Fargo policies and procedures, appropriately fulfilling risk and compliance obligations, timely and effective escalation and remediation of issues, and making sound risk decisions. There is emphasis on proactive monitoring, governance, risk identification and escalation, as well as making sound risk decisions commensurate with the business unit’s risk appetite and all risk and compliance program requirements.

Required Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience in the following: financial planning, partnership accounting, and tax accounting

Other Desired Qualifications

  • 7+ years of accounting experience
  • A BS/BA degree or higher in accounting
  • CPA-Certified Public Accountant designation
  • MBA preferred
  • Intermediate Microsoft Office skills
  • Significant knowledge of and experience in application of GAAP and accrual basis accounting, SEC reporting, tax, audit and other related compliance and regulatory topics
  • Strong financial reporting and analysis skills
  • Experience with cash management processes and procedures
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Experience in investment performance analysis is a plus
  • Experience in partnership accounting and tax regulations a plus


All offers for employment with Wells Fargo are contingent upon the candidate having successfully completed a criminal background check. Wells Fargo will consider qualified candidates with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable local, state and Federal law, including Section 19 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act.

Relevant military experience is considered for veterans and transitioning service men and women.

Wells Fargo is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation.


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