US GAAP - Senior Fund Accountant (8+ Years Experience) - New Investment House

  • Competitive
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Arkesden Interim
  • 15 Aug 17

This is a permanent position. We have been mandated by one of our Real Estate investment clients to hire a Senior Fund Accountant on a permanent basis. If you're a Fund Accountant (at least 4 years post qualification) with experience in the Real Estate space this could be a good option. The client is a small investment house, they work across Europe. US GAAP is a must have.

Role:

  • Overseeing timely, accurate management accounts for each SPV and consolidating for the fund as a whole
  • Reviewing balance sheet reconciliations, income statements and cashflow statements accordingly for SPVs.
  • Managing the business cashflow and optimizing working capital requirements for each SPV.
  • Liaising with external auditors to prepare statutory accounts.
  • Managing relationships with account holding banks and reporting on covenants.
  • Liaising with and preparing tax reporting (VAT, corporate) and liaising with tax consultants to structure vehicles and implement guidance.
  • Managing budgets and forecasting.
  • Managing own budgetary controls and cost management strategy.
  • Co-ordinating and liaising with external company directors to manage the administration of group entities.
  • Implementing, reviewing and improving financial processes and systems.
  • Paying bills and organising accounts payables and receivables
  • Implementing drawdowns / capital statements for Fund I
  • Assisting with portfolio management / returns analysis
  • Monitoring asset performance vs. underwriting

The Candidate:

  • ACA/ACCA qualified or equivalent from a good accountancy firm/ business (preference for Big 4)
  • At least 3+ years’ experience in a Fund accountant / Financial Controller level role (in addition to at least 3 years’ experience at an accountancy firm)
  • Relevant experience at a well-recognised real estate fund would be a big plus
  • Knowledge of US GAAP is a must. 
  • Excellent Microsoft office skills (Excel financial modelling courses would be a big plus)
  • Ideally graduated from a Russell Group university
  • Hard-working with an ability to work in an entrepreneurial, collaborative environment
  • Full-time role available immediately
  • Short notice period – role will start ASAP.