Altus Partners has partnered with a leading Asset Manager that is looking to bring on a Fund Controller to oversee the Fund Finance team based in Luxembourg. The business is going through an exciting growth phase and this individual will oversee the finance responsibilities for a range of Funds. The role will work directly with the Head of Fund Accounting and the Head of Operations and will have responsibility for all finance workstreams, oversight for several third-party service providers and support the deal management team.
The right candidate will have ultimate responsibility for all financial related functions of the business and a strong understanding of Real Estate fund structures. This individual will be responsible for oversight of controls for a dedicated number of Luxembourg domiciled Real Estate funds.
Produce or oversee the production of Statutory Reporting, Investor Reporting, Board Papers, NAV Calculations, Income Distribution Calculations and Income Tax and VAT Returns for the UK, Luxembourg and Jersey Real Estate Funds or Special Purpose Vehicles
Ensure that appropriate records are maintained for entities and underlying assets on the system and contribute to the system strategy of the department
Provide oversight of provision of services by third - party service providers
Provide transaction support for acquisitions with potential tasks including assisting with the structuring advice, set-up of investment structures in accordance with tax advice and creation of new entities
Provide operational support for the setup of new structures including working with our structuring team
Provide operational support as required to Product Managers and others as required in the wider team to ensure that business objectives are met
Present information to the Boards, Operating Committees, Others charged with governance
Provide supervision, line management to more junior members of the team
Build, develop and maintain and develop good working relationships between the team and its internal/external clients and suppliers
Work with others to ensure group policies are adhered to and that existing procedures, practices and processes are refined to reduce operational risk.
Provide oversight of and involvement in invoice authorisation and cash management operations
Complete other ad-hoc projects and tasks from time to time
4 – 8 Years experience in Real Estate or Private Equity
Qualified Accountant ACCA/CIMA/ACA or equivalent
Technical experience of fund accounting and real estate or private equity structures
Have strong interpersonal and communication skills
Experience in managing teams
Able to work and develop people at different levels
A strong leader and able to provide hands - on management