Asset Management Analyst

Asset Management Analyst

Our client, a leading Real Estate Investment Management based in the West End are looking to recruit an Asset Management Analyst to join their rapidly expanding London office. The role is to support the asset managers on property and finance based functions, including reporting requirements, and to act as a link between the management teams based overseas and the UK.

You will be responsible for the preparation of financial modelling, investment appraisal and tracking of both historical and forecast performance of assets to support senior management in making strategic decisions. You will conduct appropriate scenario analysis and stress testing to ensure the asset / portfolio risks are fully understood. You will take ownership of all reporting related matters with respect to a national portfolio of assets.

Other responsibilities will include;

* Preparing, or assisting asset managers in the preparation of, monthly and quarterly property and finance reports for submission to board members and senior management;
* Preparing, or assisting asset managers in the preparation of, approval papers to incur expenditure, appoint external parties and document lease transactions;
* Liaising with finance and property management teams to ensure all billings are invoiced correctly, fully collected and appropriately accounted for;
* Liaising with asset managers, property managers and finance to ensure that all invoices received are processed correctly and paid in a timely matter;
* Providing variance analysis to the corporate accounting teams within tight deadlines, while being able to explain any nuances of UK real estate market to all parties.
* Providing ad hoc budget information to asset managers including update of monthly tenancy changes;
* Constant level of interaction with the external parties including property managers and administrators.
* Working with the assets managers on the budgeting and forecasting for all UK assets (budgeting on an annual basis and bi-annual reforecasting);
* Preparing presentations to the board and senior management teams on budget tracking, forecasts, variances and ad hoc queries relating to these.

To succeed in this role, you should be a good team player, possess a high level of initiative and the ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment, being hands-on and resourceful. You should also possess strong communication and interpersonal skills. You should have good knowledge of UK (and preferably also European) real estate markets. Ideal candidates should also have the following technical experience/skills;

* High level of proficiency in MS Excel, able to develop Excel financial models.
* Sound understanding of the property sector.
* Minimum of two years’ relevant experience in advanced financial modelling / analysis.
* Degree in Real Estate, Finance or equivalent.
* IAM (Institute of Asset Management) accreditation.
* Familiarity with BPS and SAP asset management software.

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