Description : Position Overview
Our client is a top worldwide Fund Administrator looking for a senior staff member with solid experience on Real Estate Funds (both open ended and closed ended) and SPVs with US GAAP and IFRS reporting capabilities, who can manage a team.
I. Key Functions
Manage a team responsible for the following tasks.
Manage the fund accounting team responsible for all elements of the production of the NAV and reporting for a portfolio of real estate funds.
Manage and monitor the timing and quality of client deliverables
Overall responsibility for client relationships and meetings
Interact with senior management and manage overall relationships for multiple clients
Provide technical accounting / industry knowledge to clients and internally
Preparation of client service plans including annual budget
Establish plan for new client setup and transitions
Coordinate with Operations group, Financial Statement group, Tax group, and Investor Relations group
Coordinate, manage and monitor external audit process
Review fund partnership agreements, PPM’s and other materials
Implementation of fund structures on accounting system
Coach, develop, train staff
Ad hoc reports as needed
Review trading and operations processes for the Company’s real estate division
Any other functions required as part of the business of the Company.
The ideal candidate will have hands-on, Real Estate specific accounting expertise and have demonstrated capabilities in managing the administrative function of real estate fund structures (Investment Funds and SPVs), including open- ended structures.
II. Education, Qualifications and Experience
8+ years Real Estate Fund accounting experience
Strong knowledge of waterfall structures, modelling and calculations
Familiarity with Yardi is a distinct advantage
A highly successful record of delivering large scale business / technology reengineering initiatives in the Real Estate Fund businesses
Knowledge of IFRS, US GAAP and other comprehensive basis of accounting
Strong leadership skills and supervisory experience of other professionals
Project management skills with attention to detail and proven ability to multi-task
Proficient in English, both written and verbal communication,
Advanced computer skills (Microsoft Office, Yardi, Viewpoint)
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, or Economics
Professional Accounting qualification a plus
Business & Commercial Acumen
Quality & Risk Management
Client Relationship Management
Building and Retaining Organizational Talent
Organization and Resource Management
Drive for Results