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Fund Accountant - property/fund exp req(FTSE 100 A

Fund Accountant - property/fund exp req(FTSE 100 A
Job Roles Fund Accountant
SectorFinancial Services - Other (FS)
Salary38,000 to 46,000 per annum
LocationsCity of London - London - Central
Job TypePermanent
 
Job Description
ROLE:Fund Accountant, Property
REPORTS TO:Property - Fund Accounting and Valuations Manager
DEPARTMENT:Investment Operations


ROLE SUMMARY

The job holder will have primary management accounting and financial reporting responsibility for a range of property accounting activities. This will involve accounting for all financial transactions required to prepare fund valuations and providing first drafts of annual statutory accounts. The role will require a strong technical knowledge and an ability to apply this knowledge on a practical basis.

The role requires liaison with members of the senior management team, managing agents, asset management and external advisors. As part of this role, the fund accountant will also be required to provide support to the department to simplify, automate and make spreadsheets and processes work more efficient.


KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

As the diversity of the property asset base continues to evolve the focus of the function is on achieving results, coupled with need to stay focused, whilst continually recognising and adapting to changing market conditions. Principal responsibilities include:

*Maintenance and control of primary accounting records;
*Preparation of NAV statements and investor reporting packs
*Assisting with preparation of annual statutory accounts in line appropriate accounting standards;
*Preparation of balance sheet reconciliations;
*Liaising with external lawyers, auditors, Business Partners and assisting with Investor requests;
*Production of property fund data;
*Preparation of VAT returns;
*Ensuring all reporting deadlines are met;
*Cash management including arranging payments, managing investor drawdowns and monitoring liquidity;
*Ensuring adequate finance procedures are in place and implementing improved procedures where necessary;
*Ensuring compliance with regulatory standards;
*Support to fund and asset managers with any valuation and accounting queries. Liaising with managing agents, auditors, lawyers and trustees


EXPERIENCE/SKILLS REQUIRED
Essential
*Academic Qualifications: Degree (2:1 minimum) or equivalent experience is essential;
*Professional: part qualified/qualified (ACA, ACCA or CIMA) or equivalent experience is preferred;
*Strong property investment industry and fund accounting knowledge and experience is preferred;
*Experience of automating and improving existing processes is preferred
*Specialist knowledge / skills:
oIFRS knowledge;
oExcel Advanced;
oExperience with accounting for VAT, property taxes
oStrategic and focused approach to delivery and continuous improvement;
oCollaborative and personalised approach to service commitment;
oEvidence of effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders;
oFlexible, adaptable and able to multi-task in a fast paced and changeable environment;
oStrong analytical and numerical skills; and
oAbility to work as part of team.

Competence / Characteristics
*Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
*Strong organisational skills
*Ability to work to tight deadlines
*Ability to interpret financial data quickly and accurately
*Positive, enthusiastic approach
*Pro-active
*Self-starter
*Dynamic, vibrant style








Date Posted24/05/17 18:33
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Agency Goodman Masson
Tel 02073367711
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