CLIENT FUND CONTROLLER - REAL ESTATE GER / ENG SPEAKER (M / F)
DO Recruitment Advisors is delighted to represent a highly reputable financial services company in its search for a Client Fund Controller (m / f).
The incumbent will play an important role in assisting Senior Fund Controllers with all management, financial accounting and fund level performance reporting for their assigned funds / investment platforms on behalf of a client and within the agreed scope.
And to provide support in managing all stakeholders, internal and external service providers, reviewing their work and provide financial support to the client's asset managers and deal teams.
THE JOB : Management accounting
Responsible for the timely and accurate preparation of the monthly / quarterly management accounts and other financial information for assigned funds / investment platforms, and also to
Assist in the review of local financial controllers / accountant's work (bank reconciliations, TB, etc.) and 3rd party service providers work is in line with commercial activities in the fund
Assist in the review consolidated financial accounts prepared by the consolidation accounting team
Prepare consolidated management accounts and related disclosures, cash flow statements and analysis, resolving any issues
Assist the client in the preparation of investor and lender financial / performance reporting, providing commentary and variance analysis as required and managing quarterly distributions and i-group transfers
Assist and work with fund / asset management team in setting and implementing the annual budgeting requirements and timetable for fund
Coordinate preparation of corporate cost budgets for all entities in the fund structure and ensure these are accrued in the quarterly accounts
Assist with the co-ordination, preparation and audit of the consolidated fund and individual companies' financials (annual and half yearly, as appropriate)
Preparing and managing the timetable for preparation and audit of the financial statements, ensuring all financial statements are signed off within required deadlines
Assisting local teams in resolving audit queries as necessary, ensuring local audits are completed on time, within budget and with minimal issues or adjustments
Companies for completeness and to minimise delays, ensuring all information requested in advance or reasonably expected to be required by the auditors are included
Perform high level review of local companies' financial statements prepared by local teams, ensuring they are correctly prepared under IFRS (or local GAAP if required)
Preparing and / or assisting fund / asset management with the financial aspects of bank reporting to lenders
Provide support in managing all reporting timelines including filing deadlines for assigned funds and all companies in the structure, ensuring awareness of the status of all these at all times and that all deadlines ( lenders, investors, statutory) are met
The client fund controller will be seen as the finance expert, providing technical support, financial management, assistance in managing their assigned funds, liaising with internal and external with regard to financial matters, and work with the fund / asset management team for an in-depth analysis of the fund performance
Provide support in managing all 3rd party service providers as pertains to finance service delivery ensuring service SLA's are adhered to and amended where necessary, maintain an issues log with monthly / quarterly service meetings to address open issues.
Assist with new fund set up and other transactions (acquisitions, disposals, financing, i-group etc.) including :
Reviewing working capital and funds flow through the structure prepared by the deal team, ensuring all appropriate items are included and appropriately accounted for.
Monitor actuals against budgets
Review draft contracts, funding terms, deliverables timeline (manage expectations), tax structuring, closing step plan etc.
to ensure that finance and reporting issues are considered where appropriate
Preparing initial accounting entries (asset deal) or opening balances (share deal)
Monitor cash is available at the right level in the structure for timely payments of invoices
Ensure copies of all fund agreements (including associated service providers) are available to all finance staff that need them
Has responsibility for ensuring timely and accurate submission and payment of all taxes, should therefore
Maintain record of all tax filing and payment requirements applicable to each entity in the structure
Act as oversight for preparation of local VAT returns, ensure they are filed and paid
Ensure accruals are booked, and for the purpose of the financial statements work with the tax advisers to ensure accurate and timely preparation and filing of the annual returns
Review deferred taxation calculations and any relevant tax reconciliations for accuracy and completeness
Act as source of expertise and guidance to the client's fund / asset management team and other teams within the Company on all financial matters relating to allocated funds / platforms
continually seek to identify and implement process and control improvements which promote greater efficiency and / or accuracy of the client fund controllership function
other ad hoc projects as may be required from time to time
THE CANDIDATE PROFILE :
Qualified with up to three years PQE - CIMA / ACCA / ACA or equivalent
Audit, Controlling or commercial experience in a real estate, fund management or private equity environment
Educated to degree level or equivalent Work Experience
Good interpersonal skills with ability to communicate with management team and colleagues in other functions and other European offices
Strong Excel skills' is a must
Fluent in English, conversational German
Occasional travel might be required
THE CLIENT :
The Luxembourg office offers corporate services for the Real Estate investment side of the business, they offer challenging opportunities within an international, growing and dynamic environment.
At the final stages of the recruitment process, the successful candidate will be asked to provide supporting documentation to their candidature such as, for example, copies of diplomas or proof of previous jobs, and a standard criminal record check might also be requested.