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Fund Controller

Barings LLC
Sydney, Australia
Closing date
May 24, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
At Barings, we are as invested in our associates as we are in our clients. We recognize those who work diligently for us and reward them for personal and professional integrity, communication skills, distinct competencies and expertise in specific strategies, ability to collaborate as a team member and true dedication to the interests of our clients.

We thank you for your interest in joining the Barings team, and invite you to explore our current employment opportunities.

Barings is seeking a highly analytical individual with strong technical capability and team leadership experience to join the Barings Real Estate Australia Finance Team as a Fund Controller responsible for Fund and Project reporting and advisory. The role will suit a candidate who wishes to be a driver of positive change, contribute to building on the strengths of Barings' organisational culture and be instrumental in developing a fund finance team as the business grows. This position is located in Sydney, Australia and reports to the Head of Finance and Corporate - APAC Real Estate.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Deliver accurate and timely Fund and Project reporting including quarterly unit price investor reporting and project variance analysis to investors and the business. This will require hands on involvement in all aspects of accounting and reporting.
  • Successfully lead and mentor a team to achieve high quality reporting and advice to the business.
  • Management of statutory reporting, audit, debt and tax compliance and investment administration across a range of Funds and entities
  • Key relationship manager with auditors, tax advisors, legal advisors and investors
  • Design and delivery of Project Control Group (PCG) financial reporting for projects
  • Quality control review of financial reporting for other funds/projects
  • Involvement in management of compliance risk with regulatory bodies and stakeholders including FIRB, AUSTRAC, AFS License
  • Cashflow forecasting for funds/projects
  • Provide technical accounting and tax advisory on Fund and Real Estate transactions to the business on matters including unit price valuations, transaction structuring, asset acquisition, hold and disposal, direct and indirect taxes supporting other business units
  • Stay up to date on accounting and tax legislation changes and support the business with relevant updates and training sessions

  • Ensure fund operations comply with fund documentation and internal compliance obligations
  • Maintenance of Fund/Project accounting policies working document and continuous documentation of procedures.
  • Contribute to process improvement initiatives in the Fund operations to ensure continual improvement to the finance team's procedures and adoption of best practice processes.


  • 8 + years Professional Accounting qualification
  • 10 + years accounting experience.
  • High attention to detail
  • Team player
  • People management experience essential
  • Funds management or property industry experience essential

Barings is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer; Minority/Female/Age/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Individual with Disability/Protected Veteran. We welcome all persons to apply.

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