The Company

They are an expanding European Real Estate investor and asset manager with operations across Europe. They manage over €2 billion of commercial real estate. They are undergoing rapid further expansion. The planned growth has resulted in the opportunity for a European Fund Accountant to join the European Fund Accounting Team based in London.

The Role
Reporting to the European Fund Controller, this role demands initiative and will constantly challenge. You will have management and oversight of in-house accountants across Europe and outsourced service providers who perform fund accounting services. The role includes the following:

  • Actively involved in the setup of new funds and liaising with external professionals as part of the set up process
  • Supporting the oversight of funds that cover PE and other equity products
  • Provision of middle and back office support to the European investment team in deal transactions
  • Liaising with fund board members to coordinate the approval of transactions and other regulatory requirements
  • Oversight of fund administrators and custodians to ensure all activities of the funds are accurately and efficiently reflected
  • Oversight of the Fund Accounting process at quarter ends to ensure the correct valuation and allocation of funds
  • Ensuring the production of periodic reporting deliverables including fund performance metrics and variance analysis
  • Management and oversight of the yearly audits for the firm's private equity funds, ensuring strict reporting deadlines are met
  • Project assistance in order to maintain and develop the business processes and infrastructure
  • Providing financial data for the client and investment teams to support fund raising
  • Helping in producing periodic client reporting deliverables, ensuring all client reporting deliverables are met
  • Assisting with the Fund budgeting and forecasting process

Who They Are Looking For

To be considered for this excellent role you should meet the following criteria:

  • ACA/ACCA/CIMA qualified or good part qualified accountant.
  • Previous European Real Estate fund accounting experience gained within an investment firm
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills