Entity Controller - Luxembourg SPV Finance role - Global Alternative Investment Manager - Central London Entity Controller - Luxembourg SPV Finance role -  …

LH Partners
in London, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 26 May 20
Competitive and based on experience
LH Partners
in London, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 26 May 20
Competitive and based on experience
My client is a highly successful global alternative investment manager with over 20 offices globally. With a strong track record of delivering consistent and strong returns for its clients, the company is a recognised market leader, offering a professional and positive working environment. Their London operations are now looking to hire an Entity Controller with Luxembourg SPV experience for their Real Estate Finance team. The company has a solid track record of retaining employees and developing their careers, so this would represent an excellent opportunity for those who would like to continue building their skills/experience working for an industry leader.

Key responsibilities:

Financial Reporting and Management

  • Responsibility for the funds’ Special Purpose Vehicles (“SPVs”), property companies and holding companies mainly in Luxembourg
  • Instruct and oversee SPV administrators to ensure performance is in line with agreed service levels
  • Review SPV financial statements prepared by SPV administrators
  • Support audit process for SPVs and delivery within agreed timelines
  • Liaise with a wide range of internal stakeholders and external service providers to ensure the quality and timely flow of financial data
  • Provide deal support, including financial analysis and execution of deal cashflows
  • Monitor SPV cash and manage cash distribution process
  • Review completion accounts and support acquisition and sales process for SPVs
  • Review drawdown and distribution schedules prepared by service providers for accuracy and ensuring they are in line with tax structuring advice received
  • Manage SPVs' treasury including review of budgets and review payments prepared by administrators
  • Review VAT and Corporate Income Tax returns prepared by administrators and tax advisors
  • Contribute to the valuation process by providing inputs to the calculation of gross to net adjustments

Reporting to the Senior Fund Controller and joining a team of finance professionals based in London, Luxembourg, Amsterdam, etc. The individual will be expected to build strong working relationships across the European Real Estate operation (deal team, service providers) and the wider business.

Candidate profile

  • Strong academics and fully-qualified (ACA/ACCA/CIMA), newly-qualified up to 2-3 years post-qualified (note: our client will also consider those at Finalist level, if they bring relevant experience) 
  • Real estate or private equity experience
  • Desirable experience will include hands-on experience with overseeing property level and holding company level accounting and a solid understanding of Luxembourg investment structures
  • Strong financial analytical skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to learn quickly and work under pressure/ to tight deadlines/self-review
  • Enthusiastic, hardworking, and a team player, confident in dealing with people
  • Willing to take control and responsibility but also happy to work within a wider team and within agreed processes
  • Strong Excel skills