Financial Controller – Italian or German Speaker
Badenoch & Clark Luxembourg
Luxembourg, Luxembourg
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Introduction

This is a great opportunity to be part of the global fast-growing investment firm by joining as a Financial Controller within the European Real Estate team.

Ideal candidate speaks both English and German or Italian, has a solid knowledge of accounting (SPVs) and good understanding on tax matters.

Main activities encompass financial accounting / reporting and tax compliance responsibilities. New person will be supporting asset management and acquisition teams as well as helping with fund reporting activities.

Your Responsibilities

  • Oversee external administrators’ (including 3rd party accountants, property managers joint venture partners, etc.) as well as in house accountants to ensure accurate SPV accounting records and reporting from the bottom up
  • Review of reporting packages and implement effective controls
  • Provide accounting guidance and support to internal and external finance teams with purchase price allocation entries and other material transactional activity
  • Intercompany reconciliations and regular intercompany settlements where applicable
  • Participate to audit processes, liaising with local group and global auditors to ensure that information is provided on a timely basis and that deadlines are met
  • Monitor the investment structures for compliance with legal and tax regulations
  • Ensure that all tax filings are kept up to date for the SPVs
  • Managing treasury position of the investment and organise appropriate cash contributions in line with structure
  • Measure cash needs against budget, bring to management’s attention any needs outside of budgeted amounts
  • Support asset management team in preparing quarterly cash flow / investment budgets as well as monitoring and analysing investment’s performance
  • Monitoring intercompany financing positions against investment performance
  • Support asset management team in preparing quarterly investment valuation :
  • oWork with asset managers regarding valuation assumptions and inputs and ensure each valuation is properly supported

    oWork with Fund Management to ensure all valuation templates are in compliance with Company policy

    oEnsure changes in values are properly documented and explained

  • Support asset management team with ad hoc financial information / analysis as required (i.e. refinancing, disposals, etc.)
  • Ensure compliance with financing documents (incl. debt covenants)
  • Assist acquisition team in the closing process ensuring investment structures and capital calls are put in place when necessary
  • Review acquisition memos and Uses & Sources schedules
  • Preparation of acquisition funds flow (together with acquisition team) in view of certification as per Company policy and internal audit recommended procedures
  • Prepare and organize acquisition cash flow funding
  • Support acquisition team with financial information as required and manage accounting on boarding of new deals
  • Liaise with external advisors, such as tax advisors, auditors and legal advisors on matters related to acquisition and disposal events
  • Liaise with lawyers for the incorporation of companies, corporate changes, etc.
  • Monitor investment events, decisions, etc. that require board approval and liaise with in-house legal team or external lawyers accordingly
  • Supervise preparation of legal documentation (i.e. intercompany financing) in line with tax structure, at acquisition as well as during the complete life circle of the investments
  • Ensure compliance with all internal Company Policies
  • Assist with continuous improvement initiatives for all financial reporting processes
  • Forge productive and cost-effective partnerships with new and existing external service providers
  • Ad hoc project work
  • Your Profile

  • Degree in business administration, accounting, finance or economics
  • 6 8 years’ professional experience, in an investment environment or accounting firm, ideally with knowledge in the area of Real Estate investments
  • Previous work experience in Luxembourg is strongly appreciated
  • Fluency in English required and ideally Italian and / or German
  • General tax knowledge
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills; advanced knowledge of Excel required
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, flexibility and a collaborative attitude are essential
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • Pro-active attitude to their work and ability to work autonomously in fast-paced international organization
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of all sensitive and confidential issues
  • Professional Attitude
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