Fund Financial Controller – Real Estate PE-West London

Ref: (Ref: D20D558)
Salary: £ 60,000 - 65,000
Specialist Area: Financial Controller
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP


OUR CLIENT is a real estate and private equity investment management company with a UK focus. They are responsible for generating and managing core assets on behalf of their investors and have continued to announce solid performance. They have recently instructed us to help them source a new Fund Financial Controller for their Real Estate funds.

 

THE ROLE will include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • Carrying out fund modelling, forecasting and deal/fund investment appraisals.
  • Preparing quarterly NAV statements and investor reporting.
  • Calculating IRR’s for new projects.
  • Supporting the setup of new funds.
  • For relevant Fund SPV’s, Limited Partners, General Partners, Onshore & Offshore Feeder Funds, FSA Regulated entities, Project/Asset Management entities:
  • Maintaining up-to-date financial records, payments, receipts and collection, bank reconciliations, journal entries, accruals/prepayments, fixed assets investments, payroll, and VAT returns.
  • Managing the bank accounts on a daily basis as well as other cash balances.
  • Preparing financial statements in accordance with month/year end timetables.
  • Liaising with Auditors to ensure statutory financial reporting and tax returns (both Resident and Non-Resident) are correct and filed before the deadline.
  • Preparing cash flow, P&L and Balance Sheet forecasts as required.
  • Ensuring deal co-investment is correctly recorded and that intercompany balances are recorded correctly, and verified at regular intervals with the parties involved.
  • Providing timely and insightful commercial analysis and reporting to facilitate decision-making.
  • Handling bank debt covenant reporting.
  • Working alongside the Finance team, as well as other internal/external contacts to contribute to the development of finance processes.
  • Offering ad hoc support as and when required.

 

THE PERSON: To apply, you will be a commercial-minded qualified accountant (ACA ideally – ACCA considered) and as a minimum it is essential that you have property fund experience with good knowledge of UK GAAP and IFRS reporting standards, as well as ideally possessing a working knowledge of INREV standards for fund reporting. You will additionally be able to demonstrate a proven history of conducting modelling, forecasting, reporting and analysis. You will be experienced with mid-tier accounting and property systems as well as having strong Excel skills. You will be strong technically with solid accounting and regulatory knowledge and possess proven experience of managing external relationships e.g. external auditors with strong communications skills and initiative; being comfortable taking on new tasks or developing new processes.

 

 

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