Senior Portfolio Accountant - Real Estate Funds
£60000 - £68000 + Bonus + Benefits
They are a global real estate investment firm with over $20bn AUM managing 10 funds and over 75 discretionary mandates on behalf of institutional and real estate investors throughout their offices in the USA, Far East, London and Europe. Clients invest via separate accounts, many of which have a global remit, and pooled funds. They are a fast moving, commercially driven business who offers excellent career opportunities and development.


  • ACA/ ACCA qualified with up to 4 years post qualification experience
  • Audit / Transaction services experience with Big Four or experience at a real estate or private equity at a fund manager or through audit
  • Strong technical and accounting skills are essential
  • Strong written and verbal communication coupled with good commercial acumen
  • Solvency II experience desirable
  • Team player - able to work effectively and collaboratively within a dedicated team but also a large global platform
  • Ability to relate well to other people at all levels, internally and externally
  • Attention to detail and superb organizational skills


You will be a Senior Portfolio Accountant within the Financial Operations team, with responsibility for the day to day management of the largest regional separate account (a major insurance group), together with management of several global separate account mandates. This will involve working alongside the fund management team, internal legal and tax counsel, and external service providers. The role will focus on investor financial reporting, valuation of investments, performance analysis, and managing the relationship with third party service providers and the clients' internal accounting team as well as involvement with transactions. This will involve some travel, monthly - a couple fo days, within Europe. The role includes the following:

  • Work with regional investment teams on deal support, including operational due diligence
  • Liaise with underlying fund managers/operating partners to ensure investor specific reporting requirements are incorporated into monthly/quarterly reporting timetables
  • Oversight of third-party providers, producing client specific reporting
  • Attendance at monthly client meetings
  • Work with internal tax counsel, and investors' tax team, on tax compliance across various jurisdictions
  • Responsible for cash management and reviewing investor drawn down notices. Work closely with investment teams in overseas offices on closing transactions
  • Overseeing investment and cash reconciliations
  • Oversight of monthly valuation process
  • Prepare quarterly investor reporting, including liaising with the portfolio management team, and the marketing & client servicing team
  • Preparation of ad-hoc financial analysis, updating records & systems to account for AUM, transactions, fees billable, reconciliations etc.