Fund Operations / Control – Associate – Real Estate -London

Ref: (Ref: D20D997 )
Salary: £ 60,000 - 70,000
Specialist Area: Fund Manager
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

OUR CLIENT are a highly reputable and global force in the real estate investment and asset management sector and have established themselves as a name synonymous with outstanding business performance. As a result of their continued success, they have now instructed us to recruit for an Associate within UK Fund Operations team.

THE ROLE: Supporting the Real Estate Head as well as collaborating with the Real Estate Equity Team the successful candidate will be charged with collaboration, ownership and innovation. Your expertise and enthusiasm will be expected to seek opportunities to improve and protect the values as well as continue to keep business growing in the competitive market. Responsibilities will include but not be limited to the following:

Financial and regulatory reporting:

  • Producing quarterly and annual financial reports of funds and SPVs produced by third parties under UK GAAP or IFRS (incl. consolidated reporting) for both open-end and closed-end fund structures and segregated mandates.
  • Reviewing and approving fund and investor performance returns, unit/share prices and management fees.
  • Reviewing and approving distribution forecasts and variance reports.
  • Coordinating and preparing financial audits in conjunction with third parties.
  • Preparing Internal reporting, reviewing and approving regulatory reporting and any investor specific requirements.

Tax compliance and structuring:

  • Monitoring and management of direct and indirect tax filings and tax compliance including FATCA/CRS.
  • Consideration of adequacy of transfer pricing documentation and substance requirements.

Fund and SPV cash management:

  • Approving invoices and authorizing payments Transactional support in relation to acquisitions, dispositions and (re)financings especially with regards to operational aspects, deal structure setup and tax matters.
  • Reviewing Financial/Tax due diligence reports.
  • Calculating Proforma NAVs and Purchase Price Considerations based on deal transaction documents.

Collaboration and support:

  • Responding to ad hoc enquiries from internal and external stakeholders including investors.
  • Ensuring adherence to and proactive engagement with the continuous improvement and development of efficient and effective controls and processes.

THE PERSON: To apply for the role, you MUST be a Qualified Accountant (ACA, ACCA or equivalent) with 2+ years post qualified experience in Real Estate funds sector. It is important you are confident and knowledgeable in IFRS accounting including consolidations. It is highly desirable you have knowledge of international direct and indirect tax regimes applying to funds and SPVs (such as those of Luxembourg). You should be a great communicator able to express yourself clearly in written and spoken English. Also, it would be great if you have experience in working with 3rd party service providers, i.e. fund administrators, auditors, tax advisors. Excellent Excel skills and confidence with other Microsoft Office applications are a must. If you have all the above experience and feel enthusiastic about the role, this could be an exciting opportunity to join one of the leaders in the field who offers a unique opportunity to build your career path and make a positive impact to the organisation. Follow us on Twitter and on LinkedIn or like us on Facebook

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