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Senior Fund Accountant - Global Asset Management Company - Up to £80,000 - £90,000 + Bonus + Benefits - London (with hybrid working)

LH Partners London, United Kingdom
Posted 4 days ago Hybrid Job Permanent Up to £80,000 - £90,000 + Bonus + Benefits
Posted by
Phil Han
Managing Director
Our client is a highly-successful, growing and established global asset manager with a collaborative and positive working culture. Their London operations is now looking to hire a fully-qualified (ACA/ACCA/CIMA) Real Estate Fund Accountant to work a well-rounded role preparing quarterly NAV reports for various entities, provide support to fund managers, assist with various accounting policies and broader fund structures, work toward the improvement of processes, and even help with the supervision and management of the assistant fund accountants in the team.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Prepare quarterly NAV reports for a combination of real estate owning entities, or development entities, and submit to the Head of Fund Finance for review prior to Investment team approval. Additionally, assist with enhancing this process by leveraging various technologies to enable more accurate and efficient reporting.
  • Provide finance and business support to the fund managers and other operational staff on an ad-hoc basis, including assisting with the more routine activities like setting up bank accounts, registering for VAT, tax, CIS etc.
  • Assist with preparing the first NAV that follows a debt refinancing, assist with broader debt reporting including covenant testing and debt drawdowns for construction contracts.
  • Assist with the preparation of a capitalisation accounting policy paper, to enable more timely and accurate recording of stock/property valuation adjustments.  Additionally, prepare and post the relevant journal to reflect the capitalisation of costs either quarterly or annually in the financial system.
  • Assist with the preparation of revenue accounting policy, a debt/equity assessment paper which describes how investor contributions/funding is recorded in the annual financial statements and preparation of the fund going concern memo. 
  • Assist with the annual audit process, including collation of basic audit information utilising support from the assistant fund accountants, the management of the PBC list generally, and taking a leadership role in replying to all audit queries both timely and accurately.
  • Assist with the broader fund structure, including onboarding of new entities, dissolution of entities, commercial restructuring to cost-effectively wind up the structure including how to account for set off payments.
  • Assist with a wide variety of investor and business reporting (including AUM).
  • Assist with the supervision and mentoring of a number of assistant fund accountants.
  • Review cashflows and drawdowns prepared by assistant fund accountants.
  • Review VAT returns prepared by assistant fund accountants.
  • Review annual tax returns prepared by external tax agent.
  • Review annual financial statements prepared by external financial service provider.
  • Drive continuous improvement of end-to-end accounting practice.
  • Support decision making by providing data and insights to the fund managers.  
  • Responsible for providing accurate and timely finance information across the board.
  • Contributing to ad hoc financial projects as required as part of the overall finance function.
Job ID  LHP18567
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