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Investment Accounting Controller

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Daily Rate Competitive
Type Temporary / Interim
Location City of London
Sector
Job Reference T9/NXS/25955
Contact Nirajan Selvarajah
Date posted 28-06-2017

Role: INVESTMENT ACCOUNTING CONTROLLER

Our client, a top tier financial institution, is looking for an Investment Accounting Controller to join their team in London. You will take complete ownership of the financial reporting and oversight of legal entities investing in a wide range of real estate assets. You will develop an in-depth understanding of these entities, including their investments, business strategies, and associated technical and management accounting requirements.

Responsibilities
• Preparation, analysis, review and presentation of monthly, quarterly and annual financial reporting to senior management, directors, and other key stakeholders under US GAAP
• Preparation and analysis of financial statements, including resolving complex technical accounting issues and disclosure requirements, and liaising with external auditors (predominately under UK GAAP)
• Review and control of monthly and annual local GAAP financial reporting prepared by our external accounting partners across Europe
• Manage the takedown of new investments and develop processes with external partners to ensure timely receipt of accurate accounting and management reporting information
• Provide oversight of our external accounting partners to assure adherence with local obligations such as tax, regulatory and statutory audits
• Take full ownership and become the subject matter expert for entire legal entities
• Understanding the business and strategy of your entities, keeping up-to-date with business and market developments and communicating this effectively to key stakeholders
• Coordination with multiple teams across the firm - and across the globe - including Realty Management Division, Merchant Banking Division, Legal, Compliance, Tax, Operations, Technology and Investment Accounting teams in Asia and US, in a collaborative and problem-solving capacity

Requirements
• Recently qualified accountant – ACA or equivalent
• Experience in preparation of audited financial statements under US, UK GAAP or IFRS

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