Fund Controller

12-month contract

T0 £87000 + 20 % completion bonus + benefits (pension, private health + 25 days holiday)

Central London - Hybrid model

THE COMPANY

The company is a leading global real estate investment management group with over $130bn AUM operating around the globe. They are now looking to recruit a Fund Controller to join the team for 12 - 15 months. The role will report directly to a Fund CFO. The successful candidate will be focused on a large £7bn AUM Pan European Open-Ended Fund. The role will be focussed on high quality financial report delivery to internal and external stakeholders but there is a lot more to it including transactional work and contributing to the development of new business initiatives, fund raising, monitoring the service levels provided by external administrators and supporting the CFO in wider strategic projects related to the Fund products.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

  • ACA/ACCA/CIMA qualified with at least 3 years post qualification experience.
  • Experience at a real estate asset manager or real estate private equity fund manager.
  • Experience of oversight of fund administrators.
  • Experience of a group consolidation.
  • Multi-jurisdictional experience including Luxembourg.
  • Strong technical and accounting skills.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Good problem-solving, excellent attention to details and strong excel skills are essential.
  • Team player - able to work effectively and collaboratively within a small, dedicated team.
  • Strong written and verbal communication coupled with good commercial acumen.
  • Ability to build relationships with people at all levels, internally and externally.

THE ROLE

The Role is to take responsibility for the timely delivery of Fund and Investor Reporting including review of Fund financial statements, NAV, distributions and other calculations. Key responsibilities include:

  • Oversight and co-ordination of third-party administrators on a daily basis ensuring the delivery of accurate, timely data.
  • Preparing ad hoc data analysis and statements for various users.
  • Annual Report (including management of the Fund Audit)
  • Annual Portfolio update
  • Calculation and reporting of monthly estimated NAV and currency exposure
  • Quarterly Flash Report, quarterly INREV SDDS plus quarterly portfolio update
  • Half year Reporting
  • Investor level reporting (ad-hoc and regular)
  • Investor meeting deck preparation.
  • Oversight on transaction management including leading acquisition onboarding and disposals and funds flow review and sign offs
  • Oversight of cash management
  • Jointly hosting quarterly meetings with Fund Administration team to build team co-operation, share information and best practice
  • Working with Tax advisors
  • Improve use of Fund and Investor data
  • Providing analysis and insight into asset level budget v actual financial data
  • Fund level forecasting