Real Estate Financial Analyst / Controller -London

Ref: (Ref: D21D251 )
Salary: £ 70,000 - 80,000 + Excellent Benefits
Specialist Area: Financial Analyst
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

OUR CLIENT are a highly reputable and award-winning, multi-national Real Estate investment / asset management business who are focused on long-term investment solution. They are now looking to appoint a Real Estate Financial Analyst / Controller to join their real estate operations department and to be part of the team responsible for providing support to the Real Estate Investment managers, research team and other group functions. The team is also responsible for Financial Accounting, Corporate Reporting, Taxation, Fund Structuring and Asset Servicing for all aspects of the Real Estate Business.

THE ROLE: will support the end-to-end investment process and responsibilities will range from overseeing property accounting performed by managing agents and reconciliation of tenancy schedules, to assisting with acquisitions and disposals. You will report directly to the Senior Controller within the Real Estate and will undertake below listed, but not limited duties:

  • Providing transactional support to portfolio managers and fund controllers and supporting the oversight of activities conducted by third party service providers.
  • In addition, delivering quarterly reporting to third parties including INREV and MSCI.
  • Assisting management in creating efficiencies in all aspects of property and fund accounting, pricing, performance, regulatory reporting, and taxation, through the utilisation of technology, both internal and external, to enhance MI reporting for the wider organisation.

Financial and Regulatory Accounting and Reporting:

  • Supporting the fund controllers with management of accounting and taxation activities and service provider oversight.
  • Supporting process optimisation and maintaining procedural documentation.
  • Setting up and managing the financial control processes for new segregated mandate accounts.
  • Supporting the audit process.
  • Monitoring budgets vs. actuals.

Governance, MI and Reporting:

  • Producing fund restriction and counterparty credit reporting.
  • Co-ordinating any activities related to regulatory and/or industry body change.
  • Co-ordinating the provision of data to Investment Directing and Client Servicing Teams.
  • Supporting the quarterly reporting process – MSCI, INREV.

Transaction and Investment Process Support:

  • Providing Portfolio Managers with support in relation to large Development Projects.
  • ESG - Supporting Data gathering and reporting.
  • Supporting and/or co-ordinating operational and data related project and initiatives.

THE PERSON: To apply for this role, you must be a qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent), or national equivalent with post qualified experience, a proportion of which should have been in a property fund management arena and 3+ years of asset management industry experience, working in an accounting role. A Project management qualification would be seen as advantageous (e.g. Prince II) but by no means a pre-requisite. You will be experienced in the preparation and delivery of regulatory reporting and information and in supporting MI Reporting to internal and external Boards and Committees. You will possess experience of providing transactional support on acquisitions, disposals (including share deals). You will be able to demonstrate excellent communication and good Excel skills and be competent with other Microsoft Office applications. A second language (either French or German) would also be helpful but not essential and good investment administration experience within a real estate or custody environment; Solid corporate governance experience and experience of coordinating or managing a year-end audit process would be highly desirable.

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced accountant with in-depth knowledge of financial and regulatory reporting within Real Estate Investment Management to join the experienced team of fund managers, analysts and operations professionals based in locations across the Europe. The role will also offer the successful candidate the opportunity to contribute to the design of new financial reporting systems and processes. Hybrid working is offered, Follow us on Twitter and on LinkedIn or like us on Facebook

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