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Financial Controller - Real Estate Asset Management

Trident International Associates
London, United Kingdom
£85k - £90k
Closing date
Aug 9, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
OUR CLIENT is an asset and estate management arm of established real estate business with a vision for transforming assets. One such project is a sizeable and thriving iconic landmark site and our Client has instructed us to help them appoint an experienced Financial Controller - The Financial Controller will conduct detailed reviews of tenant obligations under the leases and management agreements focussing on establishing processes to ensure all outsourced partners are aware of their reporting responsibilities and are accountable for delivery.

This is a commercially focus role and will require strong interpersonal skills to build strong working relationships with partners and monitoring their performance.

THE ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES for Financial Controller will include:

Strategic Responsibilities:
  • Providing direction and guidance on accounting treatment to the Outsource Partners at the PropCo and OpCo level.
  • Implementation and maintenance of appropriate controls and processes to ensure that financial information is reliable and fits the needs of the business.
  • Contributing to finance systems implementation, with a focus on efficiency and automation.
  • Constantly develop improvements in quality of information and working practices, within the organisation.

Operational Duties:
  • Overall responsibility for the review financial information across the partner companies ensuring that the information is robust, timely and subject to appropriate internal review.
  • Monitoring, reviewing and reporting on the financial performance of the estate operating businesses, maintaining close contact with the finance teams of each business.
  • Assisting in the corporate accounting, tax and relationship with auditors.
  • Ensuring delivery of accurate management accounts, VAT /CIS returns and outsourced services are provided on a timely basis and comply with statutory deadlines.

Engagement and Communication:
  • Working collaboratively with operational management teams to review performance against budget and developing / setting annual budgets.
  • Constantly developing improvements in quality of information and working practices.

Reporting and Evaluation:
  • Developing internal management reporting to enable improved analysis of business performance and that suitable financial information is available to operational team.
  • Quarterly segment management accounts in accordance with relevant timetables to operational management, group finance, commercial finance and external auditors.
  • Delivering the annual audits within the required timeframe.
  • Reviewing Operational budget variance analysis, partnering with the Operations teams on the preparation, delivery and timeliness of variance commentary.

Team Management & Leadership:
  • Assisting in the management of a small finance team to run the estate rent and service charge demands, credit control and purchase ledger management.

THE PERSON and SKILLS REQUIREMENTS for Financial Controller:

  • ACCA/ACA/CIMA qualified with a minimum of 5 years post qualified experience or 10 years of Commercial Property / Shopping Centre / Venue Finance experience.
  • Must have experience with reading complex leases and partner management agreements.
  • Understanding the complexities of managing mixed-use properties and venues.
  • Experience of leading and coaching a small team.
  • Proven ability to implement in internal controls and processes through the use of technology.
  • Very organised with exceptional time management skills.
  • Strong attention to detail, must be able to take ownership of tasks and responsibility for work produced.
  • Experience of working and communicating with a range of stakeholders.
  • A self-starter with the ability to drive change and bring energy and passion for what they do.
  • Experience with Yardi / MRI Qube or similar would be an advantage but is not essential

  • Hybrid - 4 days in office
  • Bonus
  • Exceptional opportunity to set up processes and systems and grow an asset


Based in Mayfair in London, Trident are a specialist, boutique real estate recruitment consultancy who identify talent in property, finance and accounting.

As a market leader we offer innovative, flexible and tailor made holistic solutions to the global real estate markets.


Established in 1987 and with over 35 years of consulting, Trident International is an industry-leading boutique recruitment consultancy, offering a comprehensive suite of recruitment solutions with an emphasis on financial and professional recruitment for the global real estate market.

We are a consultancy with a clear vision - our mission being to match the best market talent to the right organisation, helping to drive both clients' businesses and candidates' careers forward.

Taking a holistic approach to recruitment, we have well over 100 years+ of sector experience across our Partners and Associates. Working in synergy with our clients, we partner with them as an extension of their team to attract and hire the best talent.


If you would like to work with an established and recognised, proven consultancy (as a Client, Candidate or a potential employee) that is responsive to market changes, adds value wherever possible, and acts with ethical integrity at every step of the way - then please get in touch with us and we will be delighted to discuss your requirements and advise further.

To learn more about our company and vacancies we are currently working on, visit our website and follow us on LinkedIn

Please note that due to volume we cannot get back to everyone, however every application is looked at and considered and will be held on Trident International's database for review. If you have not heard back from us within 5 working days you should assume your initial application has been unsuccessful, however if suitable roles arise in the future, we will make every effort to contact you. By applying for this job, you accept the Privacy Policy and Disclaimers which can be found on our website.

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