Fund Controller

  • GBP60000 - GBP70000 per annum + bonus
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Cobalt Recruitment
  • 17 Nov 17 2017-11-17

Cobalt is recruiting on behalf of the Debt and Special Situations Finance team of one of the world's largest, and most prestigious, real estate investment managers. As a Fund Accountant you will be responsible for all elements of accounting, financial reporting, statutory / fiscal compliance and loan asset management for three debt funds and one special situations fund at various stages of their life cycle.

Cobalt is recruiting on behalf of the Debt and Special Situations Finance team of one of the world's largest, and most prestigious, real estate investment managers. As a Fund Controller you will be responsible for all elements of accounting, financial reporting, statutory / fiscal compliance and loan asset management for three debt funds and one special situations fund at various stages of their life cycle.

Additionally this candidate will take ownership of a newly raised £600m debt investment fund that is actively investing, and two further funds which are in the divestment stage of their life cycle.


Role:


- Manage the accounting, consolidation and reporting processes for the debt funds, including quarterly financial statements, investor reporting, annual financial accounts and investor requests.
- Oversee the audit and tax compliance processes, including fee negotiations, scope determination, appointment and co-ordination of external advisers.
- Have deep understanding of the loan investment portfolio. Liaise with internal specialists to draft recommendations with respect to borrower requests/ issues.
- Manage the loan asset management of the loans within the fund including preparing interest payment statements, compliance testing, instructing valuations and dealing with borrower requests.
- Serve as a single point of contact for internal fund managers, portfolio managers and asset managers.
- Assist with the implementation of best practices in all aspects of fund accounting.

The Candidate:


- Qualified Accountant
- Outgoing personality and ability to engage at all levels.
- Strong technical accounting experience.
- Fund and/or property accounting knowledge, a bonus