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Fund Accountant - Real Estate

  • Location
  • Job type Permanent
  • Reference BBBH119612
  • Salary £55000 - £60000 per annum + bonus, benefits
  • Specialisation Banking and Finance
  • Posted July 02, 2021

Are you a qualified Accountant looking for further progression within the real estate fund arena? Perhaps you're looking to break into a fund role / make your first move out of practice or you're an experienced Fund Accountant looking for your chance to start taking on team leadership responsibility.

Regardless of your background, if you have a vested interest in real estate fund accounting, this role offers an impressive pathway with good exposure.

As Fund Accountant, you will be responsible for:

  • Client relationship manager for a portfolio
  • Team leadership & line management of client service teams - typically up to 5 people
  • Ownership and ultimate responsibility of deliverables
  • Review, management and responsibility for the delivery of ranging tasks within our accounting and administration services including but not limited to;
    • Bookkeeping for all transactions and activity across a range of funds, SPVs and structure companies
    • The preparation of management accounts & NAVs
    • The production of quarterly investor reports
    • Preparation of VAT data and VAT returns
    • Producing and distributing partnership capital accounts
    • Preparing key calculations such as management fees, carried interest and loan agreements
    • Producing financial statements - typically IFRS or UK GAAP compliant
    • Issuing drawdown and distribution notices
    • Equalisations and other complex fund mechanics
    • Cash flow statements, cash flow forecasts and cash monitoring
    • Responding to investor queries and reporting requirements
    • Statutory information and reporting including FATCA, CRS, CIS, tax and Companies House filings
    • Carrying out AML and Client Due Diligence checks on both our Fund Managers and for delegated services, their Investors
  • Ultimate responsibility for the successful planning and operation of the team activities paying close attention to competing deadlines
  • Responsibility for coaching, mentoring, developing and training direct staff
  • Audit engagement management and liaison for the timely and effective completion of providing audit information and ensuring sign off
  • Liaison and relationship management of external stakeholder

Experience / skills required:

  • ACA, ACCA or CIMA qualification (will also consider finalist level applicants with background in Fund Accounting)
  • Strong technical accounting skills with the ability to pick up a broad range of challenges including consolidations, financial disclosures, complex financial instruments, acquisitions, disposals and VAT
  • A solid understanding of UK GAAP and IFRS with the ability to pick up other standards such as US GAAP as required
  • The desire to successfully lead a high caliber team

For more information, contact Cheryl Aust.