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Finance Manager

  • Location:

    London, England

  • Sector:

    Accounting & Finance, Qualified/Senior Accountancy

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £70000.00 - £85000.00 per annum + Bonus & Benefits

  • Contact:

    Cobalt Recruitment

  • Contact email:

    corporateaccounting@cobaltrecruitment.com

  • Job ref:

    JN -012021-72387_1613596512

  • Published:

    17 February 2021

  • Expiry date:

    18 April 2021

  • Start date:

    ASAP

Cobalt have paired with a boutique real estate investor, with a wide range of assets across the UK, currently seeking a Finance Manager to join their market leading team.

Reporting directly to the CFO, this is a split role across the finance function and wider company including investor reporting, team management and due diligence on new investments.

Duties include but not limited to:

  • Review of monthly fund reporting packs and analysis of management accounts for the property portfolio including cash transactions, interest accruals, deferred rents, review and analysis of agent transactions, managing non-recoverable payments, and reviewing tenant lease details against managing agent's data on the accounting system

  • Review of quarterly fund reporting packs and analysis of management accounts for one of the key funds

  • Preparation of monthly and quarterly management fee invoicing

  • Review of distributions calculations quarterly, including review of cash allocated to capital projects, and review of capital spend to project budgets

  • Driving annual financial reporting audits and management of auditor relationships

  • Driving of annual tax filings and management of tax advisor relationships

  • Reviewing VAT returns for the properties and assisting with VAT queries

  • Assisting with supporting additional entity structures in the group for regulatory and tax filings

  • Investment manager support on an ad hoc basis, including occasional accounting and management reporting review and analysis

  • Sitting on the internal Operations & Process Committee and supporting business and process improvement initiatives

  • Tenant financial covenant reviews and analysis

  • Attendance at fortnightly managing agent conference calls and distribution of minutes

  • Other adhoc duties as and when required

Key skills required

  • ACA/ACCA/CIMA qualified or equivalent

  • Experience working within property, real estate, private equity or investment management

  • Understanding of month end processes, management accounts and financial statements

  • Strong knowledge of excel

  • Ability to take ownership and accountability of reporting deadlines

This is a great opportunity for someone looking to get exposure to some of the biggest names within real estate & private equity in an entrepreneurial environment. If you are interested, please apply with an up to date CV.