Analyst, Finance (Fund Accountant) Analyst, Finance (Fund Accountant) …

LaSalle Investment Management (SG)
in Singapore
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 17 Apr 21
Competitive
LaSalle Investment Management (SG)
in Singapore
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 17 Apr 21
Competitive
LaSalle Investment Management is one of the world’s leading real estate investment managers. With presence in 17 countries and 24 offices worldwide. This role is to support the firm in providing the accounting, financial and management information throughout the Asia Pacific Region and to provide support in finance & accounting matters and towards the growth of the firm’s business

ANALYST, Finance ( Fund Accountant)

Job Profile

LaSalle Investment Management is one of the world’s leading real estate investment managers. With presence in 17 countries and 24 offices worldwide, we manage approximately USD 71 billion (Q4 2020) of private and public property equity investments. Our diverse client base includes public and private pension funds, insurance companies, governments, endowments and private individuals from across the globe.


Unlike many investment management firms, we invest only in real estate and therefore have a unique focus and depth of expertise in the sector. Our primary objective is to deliver competitive performance while striving to achieve the highest levels of client service.

Position Goals

  • To support the firm in providing the accounting, financial and management information throughout the Asia Pacific Region
  • To provide support in finance & accounting matters and towards the growth of the firm’s business

Reporting

Based in Singapore, the position reports to the Vice President/Senior Vice President, Fund Finance

 

Responsibilities

Transactions/deal related

  • Provide transactional and analytical support to acquisitions, fund managers and asset managers on real estate transactions (acquisitions, dispositions, restructuring, financing/refinancing) in the Asia Pacific region
  • Involve in capital structuring and tax planning for acquisitions & restructuring
  • Review and analyze financial results reported by property holding subsidiaries, including proper conversion from local GAAPs (e.g. Japan GAAP, China GAAP) to IFRS/US GAAP
  • Co-ordinate and liaise with JV partners, fund managers, asset managers, investors, outsource accounting & tax agents on finance, reporting & tax matters, liquidity and cash-flow management, queries on portfolio’s performance & financial forecasts
  • Review and report monthly cash positions. Ensure optimal cash management by property holding subsidiaries
  • Assist in the annual external audit and tax, corporate secretarial compliance
  • Assist in loan administration and ensure adherence to loan covenant

Accounting & reporting

  • Maintain/oversee the maintenance of accounting records for investment holding entities on a monthly basis as assigned
  • Prepare/oversee the preparation of payments, wire transfers processing & daily cash flow management of the investment holding entities as assigned
  • Assist in the annual external & internal audit
  • Assist with tax, corporate secretarial compliance, fund compliance/corporate governance matters
  • Implement and ensure compliance with internal controls

Client reporting

  • Handle fund consolidation and reporting to investors on a quarterly basis as assigned
  • Assist client/Fund Managers with investors’ requests & inquiries on financial and accounting information

Experience, Qualifications and Competencies Required

  • Bachelor Degree in Accountancy, CA or ACCA qualified
  • Minimum 3 - 4 years of relevant working experience
  • Consolidation & group reporting experience a plus
  • Audit experience and experience in real estate industry a preference, but not a must
  • Proficiency in written and spoken Business Chinese is a must as the incumbent partners closely with China business and stakeholders
  • Technically strong in financial reporting and accounting standards (local GAAPs to IFRS/US GAAP )
  • Client focused, confident and have integrity
  • Organized and meticulous and yet inquisitive and competent in posture
  • Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds in the Asia Pacific region including liaising with JV partners, asset managers, outsource agents, bankers, auditors and consultants

Company website: www.lasalle.com

 

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