Jesse Burwell joined The RLJ Companies in June 2006 and serves as the Manager of Fund Accounting responsible for overseeing financial reporting. Mr. Burwell is responsible for the preparation and review of fund and internal financial statements, facilitation of the annual external audit and K-1 preparation, and research and application of all accounting issues related to private equity funds managed by The RLJ Companies. Additionally, he is responsible for back office correspondence with investors (including capital calls, distributions, tax notices, and capital account statements).
From June 2005 to June 2006, Mr. Burwell was an Associate with The Siegfried Group, where he provided accounting, consulting and financial reporting services to Fortune 500 companies.
From August 2003 to June 2005, Mr. Burwell was a Senior Fund Accountant with The Carlyle Group where he was responsible for overseeing the financial reporting for two Carlyle venture funds and their related entities.
Mr. Burwell began his career in 1999 as a staff accountant with Deloitte, where he was promoted to senior accountant and where he was responsible for the on-site management of audit engagements, which included planning and wrap-up, review of industry accounting issues, analysis of internal controls, review of audit staff work, and communication with client management and personnel.
Mr. Burwell graduated from North Carolina A&T State University with a B.S. in accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant.