Department : Private Asset Operations, Europe Reporting to : Team Leader, Private Asset Operations, Luxembourg Main responsibilities : A position has arisen in our Private Assets Operations Department for a Real Estate and Private Equity Fund Controller to join the team.
This will provide an opportunity to work in a dynamic area for Schroders Investment Management based in Luxembourg.
The main responsibilities include : Timely and accurate accounting, consolidation (using Yardi Voyager for real estate) and reporting for real estate and private equity structures in accordance with IFRS;
Preparation of asset and fund level investment performance data; Supervision and oversight of accounting, administration and other services undertaken by third party accounting firms, property managers and fund administrators;
Preparation and / or review of audited annual financial statements for real estate, private equity funds and investment structures;
Liaison with external auditors, lawyers and tax advisors; Loan administration, including monitoring internal and external loans for real estate property companies, and maintenance of a dedicated treasury system;
Cash management operations including creation and input of forecast data in cash management system and responsibility for cash positioning;
Transaction support including set-up of investment structures in accordance with tax advice; Project assistance for new real estate and private equity fund launches;
Technical accounting support; Ad-hoc projects and missions.
JOB REQUIREMENTS Education, qualifications and work experience : A degree in finance and accountancy and / or a professional accounting qualification;
At least 5 years work experience gained in a real estate and / or private equity investment management or service provider specialising in real estate and / or private equity investment structures;
Ability to demonstrate relevant accounting and technical experience and competencies; Familiarity and / or hands-on experience with Yardi Voyager would be an advantage.
Skills and core competencies : Strong technical background and a drive to remain up-to-date with real estate and private equity accounting and reporting developments Knowledge of investment appraisal technics and analytics would be an advantage;
Excellent communication and analytical skills; Drive and determination; Excellent written and spoken English with fluency in German and French being an advantage.