Assistant Accountant (Hybrid role) - Real Estate Fund Manager Assistant Accountant (Hybrid role) - Real Estate  …

Carnegie Consulting
in London, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 20 Feb 20
GBP40000 - GBP50000 per annum + bonus
Carnegie Consulting
in London, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 20 Feb 20
GBP40000 - GBP50000 per annum + bonus
Assistant Accountant (Hybrid role) - Real Estate Fund Manager

Assistant Accountant (Hybrid role) - Real Estate Fund Manager

My client is a market-leading Real Estate Fund Manager, authorised and regulated by the FCA, with total net assets under management of more than £4 billion across its three main investment vehicles. Based in central London, the Group is led by 5 partners who are supported by a team of 35 staff. The culture is fast moving, entrepreneurial and driven by success.

There are 3 active funds, as well as a series of legacy funds and syndicates which are in the process of being sold and wound down.

Description of the role

This role will report to the Accounts Executive on accounting and administration matters, expected to be 2 days per week.

This role will also report to the Chief Financial Officer, with input from an independent consultant, on legacy accounting and administration matters, expected to be 3 days per week.

Over time, as the legacy matters end, the role can be involved in new transactions in various parts of the business.

Key tasks - Internal finance

  • Administer expense claim process within the business, both credit cards and cash expense claims.
  • Administer invoice approval, payment and posting for the business and its related entities.
  • Administer payments via on-line banking system.
  • Prepare bank and other key account reconciliations on a monthly basis in support of the management accounts process.
  • Prepare management fee invoices and recharges to other funds.
  • Prepare analysis to support the preparation of management accounts, budgets and forecasts.
  • Prepare VAT returns for review.
  • Prepare management accounts of other less active group entities.
  • Provide information and support to the auditors.
  • Maintain hard and soft copy archives of all relevant information.

Key tasks - Legacy matters

  • Conduct day-to-day liaison with trustees, bookkeepers, accountants, auditors, tax advisors and other external service providers, as guided.
  • Maintain project management of legacy syndicates.
  • Prepare budgets of costs and revenues for syndicates and track actuals to budget.
  • Prepare analysis to support the asset management team on syndicates.
  • Prepare communication and supporting information for distribution to trustees and investors, as guided.
  • Maintain data in the CRM system.

Candidate profile

  • Self-starter, ability to work autonomously and prioritise, with light touch guidance
  • Happy to work in a team, including for some of the time on legacy work
  • Unqualified or part qualified accountant
  • Analytical skills, attention to detail and capacity to self-review and identify risks
  • Can review and challenge financial reporting outputs prepared by third party providers
  • Good communication skills
  • Good Excel skills
  • Good knowledge of Sage Accounts 50 package or similar
  • Preferably some experience of fund or private client administration
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