Altus Partners Ltd
London, UK
19 Aug 2019
24 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
The company:

Our client is a leading global fund management business headquartered in London. With over £200billion AUM it is truly global player, and is looking to further strengthen the management team of its Real Estate division with the appointment of a senior level Real Estate Fund Accountant.

About the Role:

The fund accounting team delivers a complete set of real estate services, including accounting, reporting, investor relations and SPV administration. Due to continued growth, and the onboarding of significant new funds, they are looking for an accomplished real estate funds manager with particular experience with Open-Ended Real Estate Funds and SPVs, US GAAP and IFRS reporting capabilities to join the EMEA operations.

The ideal candidate will have hands-on Real Estate specific accounting expertise and have demonstrated capabilities in managing the administrative function of multiple open-ended real estate fund structures (Investment Funds and SPVs), and managing a team of fund accountants.

  • Work closely with senior management and manage overall relationships for multiple clients, providing technical accounting/industry knowledge to clients and internal stakeholders as needed.
  • Coordinate with Operations group, Financial Statement group, Tax group, and Investor Relations group to establish plans for new client setup and transitions, including preparation of client service plans and annual budgets.
  • Review Real Estate fund client's partnership agreements, PPM's and other materials.
  • Prepare and review fee calculations including management fees administration fees.
  • Maintain and control the general ledger and various sub-ledgers; prepare and review financial statements, footnotes and partner capital statements.
  • Review capital activity that pertains to the funds including capital calls, distributions, subscriptions, redemptions, rebalances and transfers.
  • Budget preparation and managing costs within the department, ensuring full adherence and implementation of the corporate & local risk policies
  • Review trading and operations processes for the Real Estate Funds division.
  • Provide management support to staff managers, assisting them to effectively deal with personnel development and operational matters, including coaching, developing and training.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, or Economics coupled with 8+ years Real Estate Fund accounting experience. An ACA / CPA / ICAS / ACCA qualification will be essential.
  • Knowledge of IFRS, US GAAP and other comprehensive basis of accounting.
  • Experience in reviewing and preparing general ledgers and financial statements.
  • Strong leadership skills and supervisory experience of other professionals, as well as experience of working as part of an established leadership team.
  • Project management skills with attention to detail and proven ability to multi-task.
  • Superior communication skills in English, both written and verbal communication.
  • Advanced computer skills.

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