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Associate, Venture Lending

The Associate will be an integral member of Fifth Street Technology Partners, the firm’s technology and venture-stage practice.  The Associate position will be part of the transaction team; this team executes new investments in both the debt and equity parts of the capital structure in deals ranging from venture-style financings to growth focused buyouts.  This position will be located in our Palo Alto, CA office.

As an Associate you will be an integral part of the team, working closely with directors and partners on live deals. You will be challenged and given the opportunity to contribute to the overall success of the firm.  As a relatively new practice within Fifth Street, there is tremendous opportunity for career advancement.  Fifth Street is committed to providing you the tools and opportunities necessary to advance your learning and your career as rapidly as possible. Potential candidates should be able to demonstrate a track record of success, innovation, and creativity in their prior work experience.

Responsibilities will include: 1) Execute investments in both the debt and equity parts of the capital structure in VC and PE backed companies; 2) Evaluate and analyze potential investment opportunities; 3) Perform and coordinate extensive legal and underwriting due diligence processes; and 4) Manage and supervise junior staff.

Senior Accountant, Financial Reporting

The Senior Accountant will support the Financial Reporting function of Fifth Street’s 2 public entities, Fifth Street Finance Corp. (NASDAQ: FSC) and Fifth Street Senior Floating Rate Corp. (NASDAQ: FSFR).  This position will be located in our corporate headquarters, currently in White Plains, NY but moving to our new headquarters in Greenwich, CT by June of 2014.

This position is responsible for: 1) Compliance with all relevant SEC and related regulatory reporting requirements; 2) maintenance of all financial controls to preserve the integrity and compliance of the firm’s reporting standards; (3) Responsible for the quarterly and annual SEC reporting process for Fifth Street Finance Corp. (NASDAQ: FSC) and Fifth Street Senior Floating Rate Corp. (NASDAQ: FSFR). Includes the preparation, review and filing of Forms 10-K, 10-Q, 8-K and other filings as well as earnings releases and related documents.  Provide support to senior management for quarterly Audit Committee and other meetings in review of such documents; (4) Responsible for the coordination, review and filing of SEC forms related to the company’s issuance of equity and debt securities (registration statement, prospectus supplements, etc.). Act as liaison with external counsel and auditors during this process; (5) Analyze new and proposed accounting standards issued by the SEC and the FASB to determine the impact on the company. Implement and document new accounting standards as required and lead the development of a formalized companywide accounting policy manual; (6) Primary responsibility for the company’s Sarbanes Oxley compliance and documentation process, including interacting with external and internal auditors and process owners across departments; (7) Establish, communicate and monitor accounting policies and procedures, act as primary liaison with external auditors; and (8) Assist in ad hoc projects with various departments such as assisting in accounting system integrations and proposing improvements and efficiencies to the existing reporting processes.

Vice President – Portfolio Management

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to: (1) Perform financial statement and operating statement analysis; (2) Work with key parties to develop and implement restructuring plans; (3) Process and execute forbearance and waiver agreements with portfolio companies; (4) Prepare reports discussing performance of portfolio companies; (5) Attend board meetings and perform site inspections; and (6) Communicate with external counsel and consultants.