Fund Controller - Real Estate Fund Controller - Real Estate …

Brookfield Asset Management
in London, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 20 Jan 20
Competitive base & bonus
Brookfield Asset Management
in London, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 20 Jan 20
Competitive base & bonus
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European Recruitment Manager
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BPG is looking for a motivated individual with fund accounting experience to head up the finance function of its first European-only fund. This position is a unique opportunity to establish a new group with a strong growth trajectory.

Company

Brookfield is a global alternative asset manager with over $350 billion in assets under management. We have over a 120-year history of owning and operating assets with a focus on property, renewable power, infrastructure and private equity. Brookfield is a global organization with over 100,000 employees and operations in 30 countries in 5 continents. Brookfield is co-listed on the New York and Toronto Stock Exchanges under the symbol BAM and on NYSE Euronext under the symbol BAMA.

For more information, please visit our web site at www.brookfield.com.

Our asset management business consists of 5 business groups (Real Estate, Infrastructure, Power, Private Equity, and Public Securities) in addition to the Global Manager group which covers the corporate functions.

Department Overview

As one of the world's largest investors in real estate, we own and operate iconic properties in the world's most dynamic markets. Our global portfolio includes office, retail, multifamily, logistics, hospitality, self-storage, triple net lease, manufactured housing and student housing assets on five continents

 

Role Overview

BPG is looking for a motivated individual with fund accounting experience to head up the finance function of its first European-only fund. This position is a unique opportunity to establish a new group with a strong growth trajectory.

 

Key Responsibilities

Responsibilities include building a team and establishing fund finance operations for a new European real-estate fund. The Controller will manage, review, and participate in the entire fund operations and reporting process such as:

  • Review Financial Statements prepared in accordance with IFRS
  • Manage the external audit and tax reporting processes with big 4 firms
  • Oversee and manage third-party fund administrator and corporate services providers
  • Analyze Fund financial data and operating metrics for quarterly review presentations submitted to senior management and investors
  • Prepare or review business plan information which includes forecasted and projected financials, strategic initiatives and industry cycle overview
  • Oversee investor reporting
  • Review investor capital calls and distributions
  • Review management fee and waterfall calculations
  • Train and manage members of the team

 

Technical Skills

  • Fund accounting experience required, Open-end fund experience or PE Real Estate experience strongly preferred
  • Significant accounting experience, with a mix of public/private accounting strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of IFRS investment company accounting rules and US GAAP - Investment Company Accounting preferred
  • Ability to design financial processes and controls
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Team oriented with good coaching skills
  • Demonstrated leadership ability and initiative
  • Ability to multi task with good time management skills to meet multiple reporting deadlines
  • Good process management skills
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