• Permanent, Full time
  • DO Recruitment Advisors
  • 17 Oct 18

Fund Controller (M/F)

  • Luxembourg
  • Negotiable
  • Full time

We are recruiting for a fund controller for a Real Estate company with their EU HQ in Luxembourg.

Fund Controller Real Estate (m/f)

The Job:

Based in Luxembourg, the Fund Accounting Controller will report to the European Fund Controller and will be responsible for the management of a portfolio of companies to produce the financial statements of the Luxembourg Funds and SPVs.

Responsibilities include:

  • Reviewing financial reports (monthly / quarterly / annual) using IFRS for European group companies through liaison with other offices, business personnel and third-party service providers; Preparing periodic financial statements of the company's Luxembourg-based entities;
  • Take responsibility for issuing regular reporting and providing back-up commentary to the European Fund Controller;
  • Supporting the annual budgeting process for the companies and businesses concerned and produce the relevant tax, regulatory and statutory reporting with the support of third party service providers;
  • Liaising with external auditors and completing all necessary reporting and investigation associated with financial reports and address any issues or recommendations raised within the Fund Financials Statements;
  • Act as the liaison point for all third-party matters and be available to personnel within the relevant business areas to answer any ad hoc questions or follow-up on matters with the appropriate service provider;
  • Working alongside other team members and external advisors throughout the transaction process involving the purchase and sale of real estate assets;
  • Performing key controls on the NAV production process via reviews of data provided by the Fund Administrator and extracted from appropriate sources, investigating potential risks identified;
  • Follow-up with service providers regarding any issues raised until resolution;
  • Being involved with the invoicing and transaction payment processes;
  • Assist with construction loan draws, Fund cash management and investor capital call/distribution processes;

Assist with coordination of transaction document flow and execution between countries and service providers

The Candidate Profile:

  • 3-5 years' experience within fund accounting, fund controlling or audit
  • Experience in dealing with Real Estate Funds is a strong advantage
  • Strong analytical skills matched with practical business application
  • Ability to work independently and pro actively when necessary, but must always be a team player
  • Strong work ethic
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral) in English. (German, Polish or French are considered an asset)
  • Proficiency in MS Office tools
  • Knowledge of IFRS/ Lux GAAP/ US GAAP is an asset

The Client:
Our client is a real estate fund company.

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