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Assistant Fund Controller - Deal Support / Real Estate

  • Location: London, City of London
  • Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + benefits + competitive bonus
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Ref: SUB165170
  • Recruiter: Sunil Basra

This real estate firm has grown from strength to strength and now is now looking to hire a real estate finance professional (ACA) with fund accounting experience to be involved in hybrid finance and deal focussed role.

This is not your usual semi-commercial fund finance role were they some exposure and ag best limited. This role is fully immersed in the deals all the firm is looking for is someone that has the fundamental to cover the finance elements but has the desire and hunger to step out of a finance role and develop the skills of an Analyst.

The successful candidate will be expected to assist the investment and asset management teams with financial analysis and excel modelling. This opportunity provides a large degree of autonomy and responsibility given the small team size and the steep learning curve in which the Analyst will be exposed to all sides of real estate private equity, allowing them to learn across the value chain.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Assist in the coordination of offshore SPV structures of investments managed by third-party corporate administrators and directors;
  • Assist in managing outsourced accounting, financial reporting, tax compliance, rent collection, service charges and insurance;
  • Assist with existing banking relationships including quarterly compliance reporting and cashflow monitoring;
  • Assist with new acquisitions and disposals including tax structuring, funds flow, SPV set-up, financial modelling, reviewing documentation and completion accounts;
  • Maintaining, updating and flexing existing financial models for current investments;
  • Building financial models for new investments;
  • Financial analysis support for investment and asset management teams

We're looking for a Qualified Accountant (ACA or equivalent) with a background working in a fund accounting role within the Real Estate sector (essential). Ideally, you will be 1-4 years PQE. Excellent communication skills, an outgoing personality and the ability to develop and manage relationships with people at all levels. The ability to hit the ground running in this role is crucial.

For immediate consideration, please apply now or for further information contact Sunil Basra at Marks Sattin on 0207 321 5000.

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