Reports to: Associate Director – Fund Accounting
This is a great opportunity for a driven and talented individual to make a real difference as part of a dedicated and professional team. The Manager will be part of a team providing accounting and financial reporting services for established and new real estate and private equity funds.
The candidate will service the needs of a portfolio of private equity, real estate clients and associated SPVs, and will liaise with the CFO and finance team of the funds, third parties (including auditors) and any other external advisors necessary to ensure all issues are resolved and deadlines are met.
The candidate will be working in a team of accountants and part qualified accountants servicing a varied portfolio of real estate and private equity funds and SPVs.
In addition, the candidate will also be involved in the take-on and setting-up of new clients coming into the team.
There will be a number of interesting and varied ad hoc projects.
This is a position best suited to a commercial yet technically minded person who is motivated by the challenge of providing technical and operational solutions to our clients.
Strong technical accounting skills, ideally gained within real estate funds or an asset management environment;
A full understanding of UK GAAP and IFRS and other relevant accounting standards, and related preparation of statutory financial statements and auditor liaison;
Ability to write reports, business correspondence, procedures manuals and performance measurement reports at asset and fund level;
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of situations for which there may be little precedence;
Some experience of effectively presenting information and responding to questions from groups of managers and especially clients;
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
Confident and proactive approach and professional attitude to work;
Highly organised with good time management and planning skills;
Experience in supervising or coaching staff;
Knowledge of Yardi is an advantage but not essential;
A deep understanding of the agreements associated with private equity and real estate structures and interpretation of terms within including LPA, debt documentation, sale and purchase agreements, leases etc.;
Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from peers, senior management and especially clients;
Ability to lead, mentor, coach and carry out on-the-job training with staff members;
Internal systems, controls and procedures – training will be given on the internal applications used and the job holder will become familiar with the controls and procedures in place; and
Word processing, Internet software, E-Mail, Database software and Excel Spreadsheets.
Experience / Qualifications
The candidate will be ACA / ACCA / CIMA qualified with minimum of 1-2 years PQE.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable adjustments may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the environment is moderate.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable adjustments may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.