Fund Accountant

Posted 17 January 2023
Salary £350 - £400 per day + Hybrid working
LocationCity of London
Job type Temporary
Discipline Accounting & Finance
Contact NameDavid Huynh

Job description

A Leading Real Estate firm is looking for a qualified Fund Accountant to join the team on an interim basis. This role offers hybrid working. 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 on other property funds.

Responsibilities as Fund Accountant include:

  • Maintenance and control of primary accounting records include

  • Posting and reconciliation of cash;

  • Preparation of NAV statements and investor reporting packs;

  • Assisting with preparation of annual statutory accounts in line with 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 and other tax compliance reporting;

  • 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

Skills Required as Fund Accountant:

  • Both property and fund accounting knowledge and experience preferred;

  • Experience with accounting for VAT, property taxes and service charges

  • Specialist knowledge / skills:

  • IFRS knowledge;

  • Excel intermediate

  • Focused approach to delivery and continuous improvement;

  • Collaborative approach to service commitment;

  • Evidence of effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders;

  • Flexible, adaptable and able to multi-task in a fast paced and changeable environment;

  • Strong analytical and numerical skills; and

  • Ability to work as part of team.

  • 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