Senior Financial Real Estate Accountant

  • Category
    Accountancy & Finance - Fund Accounting
  • Location
    London, Greater London
  • Salary
    50000 £ - 65000 £ / Year
  • External Reference

Senior Financial Real estate Accountant

Must have Real Estate or asset Management Experience



A leading alternative investment firm based in central London is currently looking for a Senior Finical Accountant.

The Property Finance function is responsible for the fund accounting and administration for five direct property vehicles and the oversight of the outsourced property accounting for the directly owned assets.

Main Responsibilities

*To pro-actively participate in on-going development of the Property Finance function, including supporting the development of systems, processes and controls, and documenting of the same.

*To maintain financial records within SAGE for five direct property vehicles overseen by the Property Finance Team, in order to enable timely production of the management information.

*To support the property fund accounting function through:

*Participating in the monthly pricing and quarterly distribution cycles;

*Participating in the preparation of monthly management accounts and bi-annual Financial Statements;

*Participating in the preparation of external reporting, including reporting to Trustees, VAT returns and IPD returns;

*Transaction processing and reconciliation of general ledger accounts;

*Providing ad-hoc analyses and commentaries on the Fund accounts as and when requested

*Ensuring that all records for both accounting and standing data are properly documented and maintained.

*To support the oversight of the outsourced property accounting function by:

*Reviewing, with the Property Finance Manager, month end information provided by the external property management company.

*Working with the Property Finance Manager and the property manager to resolve any issues arising relating to the property accounting.

*To act as a point of contact with the PFM team with respect to the status of invoices and payments of non-recoverable expenditure.

*Participating in meetings with the PFM team, the Property Finance Manager and Oversight teams.

*To maintain relationships with suppliers and manage any supplier queries that may arise. To review and reconcile statements for key suppliers from time to time.

*To undertake other tasks from time to time as reasonably requested by members of the PFM or Oversight teams.

*To provide cover for the Property Finance Manager as appropriate.

*To provide cover to the wider Oversight team where appropriate.

Experience Required

*A Fully qualified accountant ACCA/ACA/CIMA

* property accounting experience at an investment management company or third party administrator is desired

*A good understanding of general ledger accounting systems.

*Experience or an appreciation of working within a regulated environment.

*The candidate must have a strong process based background.

Skills Required

� Highly proactive, willing to take ownership of issues and follow through to resolution

� previous experience with SAGE is desired,

� Intermediate to advanced standard in MS Excel.

� Good attention to detail and all round analytical and numerical skills.

� Strong organisational and efficiency skills and particularly the ability to prioritise effectively, multi-task and work to deadlines.

� Good inter-personal skills including the ability to self-motivate remain positive when under pressure.

� Ability to identify issues, directly address conflicts and confidently escalate issues where appropriate.

� Ability to identify own skill gaps and to undertake appropriate training to fill them.

Badenoch and Clark acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. Badenoch and Clark UK is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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