Senior Fund Accountant / Controller – Real Estate -London

Ref: (Ref: D21D232A )
Salary: £ 60,000 - 70,000
Specialist Area: Fund Controller
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

OUR CLIENT are a major participant in the alternative residential real estate sector and are a privately held investment management firm based in London. Due to company growth a Senior Fund Accountant / Controller role has become available and the successful candidate will report directly to the CFO and assist with the reporting requirements for an allocation of JVs / Funds and its entities as well as providing general support for ad-hoc tasks including acquisitions.

THE ROLE: will be an all-round and commercial Senior Fund Accountant / Controller position and you will be responsible but not limited to the tasks below:

  • Compiling monthly reporting packs
  • Calculating income distributions and IRRs using financial models, so excellent Excel skills required.
  • Reviewing financial accounts periodically.
  • Taking responsibility for quarterly and annual financial statements.
  • Leading on annual audit process, including ensuring audit requests are pre-empted through the year and organising documents so they are easily accessible and shared.
  • Preparing quarterly reporting to lenders, including debt covenant compliance.
  • Working on investor reporting.
  • Preparing VAT reporting.
  • Preparing income tax reporting.
  • Responsible for tax compliance.
  • Managing fund administrator.
  • Onboarding new acquisitions.
  • Managing deliverables including all external deadlines and the delivery path to meeting those which often involves outsourcing service providers.
  • Conducting research for the Investment Team.
  • Modelling: being comfortable with financial modelling.

Quarterly reporting:

  • In conjunction with service providers preparing and reviewing the following internal and external reporting requirements:
  • Distribution and fund model.
  • NAV and management fees.
  • Cost budgets at fund, GP and SPV levels.
  • Distribution forecasts.
  • Review of all SPV quarterly financial statements.

Debt Compliance reporting:

  • On a quarterly basis ensuring all debt compliance is prepared and submitted.
  • Responsible for cash reporting and monitoring including payment of suppliers. Reporting thereon.

THE PERSON: Ideally you will be a Qualified Accountant with an ACA or ACCA qualification and experienced in working to tight deadlines. Strong communication skills are required to work closely with internal stakeholders as well as third party suppliers. The key requirements for this role are attention to detail, clear and organised working style, time management and appreciation for proper processes and governance. It will suit a pro-active personality who is keen to learn and seeking a move into an entrepreneurial, dynamic and successful working environment. Behaviourally you will be a dynamic self-starter with a logical approach to solving problems. You will also need to possess a very clear written and spoken communication skills as this role will allow you to connect with a both internal and external stakeholders.

This is a fantastic opportunity to work with a growing, global real estate asset manager with offices in Central London, hybrid working is on offer as well as a competitive salary and benefits package, monthly staff drinks and twice-yearly staff events. You will get to work for a business that respect and value their staff in the long term, in a culture that would suit someone with the desire to remain loyal. Follow us on Twitter and on LinkedIn or like us on Facebook

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