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Assistant Fund Controller

CKR Consultants Ltd
London, United Kingdom
GBP70000 - GBP75000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Closing date
Mar 31, 2023

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Assistant Fund Controller£70000 - £75000 + Bonus + BenefitsLondon - Hybrid role

THE COMPANYThe company is one of the world's leading global real assets investment management firms with over $100bn in assets under management. Their interests and strategies in real estate investment are highly respected by their investors and even their competitors and cover every aspect of real estate investment including infrastructure. They offer excellent careers within a dynamic team of professionals. The environment is collegiate, entrepreneurial, diverse and progressive. They now have a new role for a qualified ACA / ACCA with a strong academic background and 2 - 3 years PQE or 2-4 years relevant experience to join their team in a newly created role. The role will be a hybrid 2-3 days in the office and reports to the Senior Fund Controller and works very closely with the Fund CFO and the deals team and management. The role provides support covering a number of complex fund structures totalling £8bn plus various co-investment, founder and GP vehicles. The role will presents a unique opportunity to work predominantly on a newly launched Global Fund along with one other global focused mandates and supports the day- to-day operations and reporting of the Fund and global client mandate. This is a rare opportunity to get involved on the business side as well as a substantial fund launch.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREDTo be considered for this excellent opportunity you should meet the following requirements:
  • A qualified ACA / ACCA with a strong academic background and a maximum of 2-3 years PQE or 2 - 4 years' relevant experience;
  • Prior experience with Big Four or top tier accountancy firm, or experience at a real estate or private equity at a fund manager or through audit experience of real estate or private equity or investment funds essential;
  • Strong financial control and analytical skills are essential;
  • Good problem-solving, excellent attention to details and strong excel skills are essential;
  • Proactive and able to organise your own work and schedule, with ability to meet deadlines;
  • Team player - able to work effectively and collaboratively within a small, dedicated team but also with the external service providers (ie. administrators);
  • Hard working and ambitious;
  • Proactive and a fast learner.

THE ROLEAs a result of a new fund launch, you will work closely with the investment team, the CFO and a senior Fund controller as well as other members of the finance team and the business. You will work on two funds with different strategies across Europe and the globe. Some travel might be involved to Europe on occasions. This is a unique opportunity, as you will be working closely with a £8bn fund launch as well as working on a £2bn fund. Supporting the CFO and another Director, the role includes the following:
  • Liaising with the investment team on transactions and financials across different strategies taking ownership of the reported numbers ensuring information provided is accurate;
  • Initially, assistance in the set up and launch of the new Global Fund;
  • Preparation of investor reporting (monthly, quarterly and annual) for the Fund and global client Mandate;
  • Oversight of Third Party administrators and external auditors;
  • Performance analysis and valuation of investments including review of financial models;
  • Assisting the Investment Operations, Investment, Tax and Legal teams on deal support, including operational due diligence;
  • Calculation of foreign currency hedging requirements;
  • Liquidity monitoring, forecasts and Investor draw downs;
  • Preparation of ad-hoc financial analysis;
  • Updating records & systems to account for AUM, transactions, fees billable, reconciliations etc;
  • Compliance with internal controls;
  • Assisting in KYC & preparation for prospective clients;
  • Ensuring funding is available for transactions;
  • Drafting fund budgets and cash flow management as well as analysis of investment performance.

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