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Controller - Fund Accounting

Cameron Kennedy
London, United Kingdom
GBP120000 - GBP130000 per annum + Bonus Benefits
Closing date
Jun 21, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Fund Accounting Controller
£115,000 - £125,000 + excellent bonus + benefits
Central London - Hybrid work model

About the company They are a dynamic real estate private equity firm who have invested over £3billion across various geographies earning a reputation for consistent returns. As the Fund Accounting Controller, you will have overall responsibility for all aspects of finance covering the firm's investment vehicles. You will have the opportunity to make a significant impact and contribute to the success and growth of a successful organisation, fostering growth and excellence in financial management and providing you with professional development and career advancement opportunities.

Experience & Qualifications Required
  • Qualified accountant preferably trained at a top accounting firm.
  • 10+ years PQE in financial management and reporting
  • Proven experience in managing a team.
  • Previous experience in reporting, preferably in a private equity or real estate financial services organisation.
  • Robust understanding of accounting principles, regulations, and reporting standards such as GAAP and IFRS.
  • Excellent ability in Microsoft Excel and accounting software
  • Outstanding analytical abilities coupled with a keen focus on detail and precision.
  • Demonstrated ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and consistently meet tight deadlines.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

The Role Reporting to the CFO, a key aspect of this role is mentoring and managing a team of accountants to deliver timely and accurate reporting. Responsibilities include:
  • Quarterly Management Accounts: Review and ensure accuracy.
  • Quarterly Investor Reporting: Oversee and own the process.
  • Year-End External Audits and Compliance: Manage audits, tax compliance, and other statutory filings.
  • Cashflow Management: Monitor cashflows, VAT filings, and payment runs for each investment vehicle.
  • Investor Distributions and Forecasting: Oversee quarterly distributions and provide accurate forecasts.
  • Portfolio Track Record Review: Validate performance reports from the investment team.
  • Collaboration with Corporate Finance: Ensure timely payment of management fees.
  • External Stakeholder Management: Handle day-to-day interactions and relationships.
  • Process Improvement: Support efficiency through simplification and standardisation.
  • Ad-Hoc Financial Projects: Coordinate and execute various financial projects, data analysis, report generation, and process redesign.
  • Ad-Hoc Financial Projects: Coordinate and execute various financial projects, data analysis, report generation, and process redesign.

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