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Fund Finance - Assistant Finance Manager - Based in Singapore

Singapore, Singapore
Closing date
Aug 6, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
The APAC Fund Finance team supports the growing Asia Pacific real estate investment management business. The team of 10 staff currently provides the accounting and finance function across six funds and multiple separate accounts.

The role is responsible for working closely with the Finance Manager to ensure proper financial management of our funds with a focus on China and South East Asia assets.

This role provides support to the Finance Manager and the rest of the fund team and works in close cooperation and interaction with third party administrators and service providers. This role also requires liaison with other Nuveen Real Estate offices in Asia Pacific and globally, ensuring all reporting requirements are met. The role will include hands-on involvement with reporting, cash flow management and setting up of process.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Preparation of year-end IFRS/SFRS financial statements, including liaising with auditors and services providers and managing the audit process
  • Assistance to ensure all regulatory and tax filings are completed by the service providers or advisors accurately and in accordance with local laws

  • Preparation of group consolidated accounts
  • Preparation of accounts and reporting materials to investors
  • Preparation of any tax returns in various jurisdictions
  • Preparation and tracking of loan compliance covenants

  • Review of monthly asset level reports and preparing investor reporting
  • Preparation of reporting to Nuveen Real Estate as required

  • Liaison with internal and external company secretaries for properly documented corporate governance
  • Liaison with local service providers for timely and accurate account closing
  • Management of invoice payment processes with the internal Accounts Payable team in London
  • Assistance with the investor draw down process with the local service providers
  • Posting journals to MRI
  • Maintaining checks over cashflow management including ensuring payments, amounts and records are correct
  • Day to day accounting issues
  • Assistance to the Fund team on acquisitions and projects
  • General assistance to the Fund Finance and Fund teams
  • Support Yardi systems implementation as required

  • Liaising with all parts of Nuveen Real Estate as appropriate to ensure that all financial and operational matters are dealt with and managed
  • Additional ad-hoc project work will be required

Technical Skills & Qualifications Required
  • Qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA/CA or equivalent)
  • Strong technical IFRS skills
  • Good knowledge of Excel, Word, Outlook & accounting systems (MRI & Yardi experience desirable but not essential)
  • Property and/or Fund experience is desirable

Competencies Required
  • Team player - Close liaison with fund management and other areas of the finance and operations team, as well as external advisers
  • Excellent interpersonal skills - to deal with internal and external contacts
  • Good organisational skills and ability to work to, and sometime implement processes
  • Strong verbal (English and Chinese) and written communication skills with an ability to liaise/communicate across various levels of the business, both with finance and non-finance teams
  • Teamwork/Commercial - Support the other members of the team in their relationship with various onshore and offshore third party suppliers
  • Act in line with Nuveen Real Estate's Company Values

This role requires no regulatory designation.

Nuveen is committed to providing equal opportunity across all employment practices and we believe our employees have a right to a diverse and inclusive workplace.

Nuveen welcomes and encourages application from people with disabilities. Should you require any accommodation during the selection process, please contact us at

Related Skills

Accountability, Accounting Standards, Client Relationship Management, Collaboration, Commercial Acumen, Communication, Compliance, Data-Driven Business Intelligence, Due Diligence, Executive Presence, Financial Acumen, Financial Modeling, Financial Risk Management, Financial Statements, Fund Accounting, Market/Industry Dynamics, Stakeholder Engagement, Story Telling

Company Overview

Nuveen is the investment management arm of TIAA. It is one of the largest global asset managers with specialist knowledge across a wide array of asset classes, including fixed income, listed equities and alternatives. Nuveen is driven not only by the independent investment processes across the firm, but also the insights, risk management, analytics and other tools and resources a truly world-class platform provides. As a global asset manager, our mission is to work in partnership with our clients to create outcome-focused solutions to help them secure their financial future. For more information about the firm please visit our website at

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