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Head of Fund Finance

Ref: JN -102018-63286
Salary
GBP110000 - GBP130000 per annum + uncapped bonus
Location
UK, London
Sector
Accounting, Fund Accounting
Date
9th October 2018
Job Type
Permanent

Our client, a private equity real estate investment and asset management firm, is seeking a Head of Fund Finance to join their team. The firm has successfully invested over $10bn of capital in European real estate assets which include student housing, residential and commercial properties.

This role will be responsible for overseeing a team of Fund Controllers who provide financial control and support for the student and property development funds.

Responsibilities:

  • Day to day management of a team of Fund Controllers, typically two to three year PQE
  • Oversight of timely and accurate preparation of consolidated quarterly investor financial reporting
  • Work with Asset Managers and Fund Controllers to ensure that a rigorous budgeting process is in place for each of the funds
  • Developing and maintaining KPIs to measure Fund Finance departmental performance
  • Oversight of complex deal structures in conjunction with Fund Controllers, Deal teams and Tax teams to ensure that appropriate processes are in place to manage the structure in compliance with any legal or regulatory requirements, transfer pricing and other taxation advice and provisions of any deal documentation
  • Supporting the investment and asset management teams on key transactions
  • Ensuring that the financial reports use appropriate GAAP, agreeing with the auditors any new GAAP presentation and providing IFRS guidance to local finance teams or external accountants
  • Oversight of all key deal documentation such as JVAs, AMAs and LPAs
  • Managing the relationship with the external auditors

Requirements:

  • Qualified accountant with significant post qualification experience
  • Degree educated
  • Extensive real estate fund experience
  • Experience of managing qualified Fund Controllers in multiple jurisdictions is advantageous
  • Experience of development projects and student housing is advantageous
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