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Fund Accountant

  • Location:

    London, England

  • Sector:

    Part-Qualified Accountancy, Accounting & Finance

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Cobalt Recruitment

  • Contact email:

    corporateaccounting@cobaltrecruitment.com

  • Job ref:

    JN -092021-74604_1632912630

  • Published:

    29 September 2021

  • Expiry date:

    28 November 2021

Cobalt is recruiting a client accountant for one of the world's leading commercial real estate investment companies. This exciting opportunity is with a dynamic multinational that has significant competitive edge within the market.

The role will involve managing the financial reporting for several separate account property mandates in the UK as well as assisting the investment team.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assisting the property investment team with preparation of IPD information and other property specific performance reporting on both a quarterly and annual basis.

  • Assisting the property investment team if required by calculating performance metrics, modelling fund return scenarios and preparing budgets including cash flow forecasts to include variance reporting.

  • Provide assistance to the property investment team on appraising incoming tenants. As well as give transactional support on acquisitions and disposals of properties.

  • Review and issue of monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reports to investors prepared by property manager accountants and fund administrators. Some preparation of financial reporting in-house. Ensure compliance with accounting guidelines.

  • Challenging outsourced accounting teams to improve quality, consistency, and accuracy of their reporting.

  • Establish and maintain relationships with the accounting staff at our clients and act as a key contact point for those clients

  • Review of quarterly VAT reporting (including variance reporting) for each separate account and if properties are held in SPV, preparation of information for external tax advisors for UK non-resident landlord tax returns.

  • Becoming a recognised expert in the Yardi Voyager accounting and property management system which is utilised by most of our agents in the UK. Full training will be provided.

  • Assisting the property investment team in understanding property-specific accounting and tax issues.

  • Management of year end audit process for any pooled funds including liaison with fund administrators and investment manager, preparation of audit information, responding promptly to auditor queries, and ensuring adequate audit evidence available for each balance.

  • Assisting Head of Financial Operation - UK Direct with ad hoc duties as required.

Requirements:

  • ACA / ACCA / CIMA qualified or finalist

  • Real Estate experience

  • Audit background is desirable

  • Knowledge and understanding of UK GAAP and IFRS

If you would like to be considered for this position, then please respond with an up to date CV.