Portfolio Accountant

12-month contract

T0 £64000 + 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 Portfolio Accountant to join the team for 12 months. The role will report directly to a Fund controller and work closely with a fund CFO on a Global fund. This is an exciting opportunity which offers a highly sought after career opportunity to work in both a finance and operations capacity.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

  • ACA / ACCA qualified with up to three years post-qualification experience.
  • Prior experience with a Big Four or top tier accountancy firm, or experience in real estate or private equity at a fund manager or through audit experience preferred.
  • Strong financial control and analytical skills are essential.
  • Good problem-solving, excellent attention to detail and strong excel skills are essential.
  • Strong written and verbal communication ability.
  • Proactive and self-organised, with the ability to meet deadlines.
  • Team player - able to work well within a small, dedicated team but also with external service providers (mainly fund administrators)
  • Ability to prioritise and work across multiple projects

THE ROLE

The role responsibilities include:

  • Preparation and review of investor reporting (monthly, quarterly and annual) for fund-of-fund structures.
  • Oversight of third-party administrators and external auditors.
  • Fund and investment level performance analyses.
  • Valuation of investments.
  • Calculation of management and performance fees.
  • Presenting at various board meetings and oversight committees.
  • Liquidity monitoring, forecasts, credit facility management, investor drawdowns and distributions.
  • Calculation of foreign currency hedging requirements.
  • Providing the Investment, Investment Operations, Tax and Legal teams with deal support, including operational due diligence.
  • Preparing ad-hoc financial analysis.
  • Updating records and systems to account for AUM, transactions, and fees billable, reconciliations etc.
  • Ensuring compliance with internal controls and leading the design and implementation of control improvements.