European Head of Fund Services – Luxembourg, Dublin, London
This is a dynamic EU Head position that would suit a CFO or Senior Fund Accounting Director from a Asset Management firm who is looking to enter a fast growing, entrepreneurial business environment. You will start off by managing a cross border EU team which has around 30 staff but this will grow quickly over the next couple of years. This is a part of a large international firm focussed on the provision of accounting and corproate support services to some of the world's largest Private Equity, Hedge Funds, and Real Estate Funds.
The work you will be responsible for is the Real Estate investment accounting and administration business. This includes a lot of clients working at the fund-level, and also comprises quite high level boutique-type services such as investor reporting, and at higher levels your teams will handle the full interaction with investors on behalf of end clients. As such we are looking for a first class communicator and someone with strong exposure to investment accounting and also investors themselves, having been in-house at an asset manager already. The right candidate will come from an investment background somewhere in their career but might also now be working in the Big4, or another Fund Services business, in order to be able to fully understand all the regulatory, product and investment requirements.
In addition to driving the teams in Dublin, London and Luxembourg, you will also oversee larger teams in other locations where supporting work is being produced at the SPV level. There is a lot of upward potential for the right candidate, the business is in a growth phase, and the role will successively grow as you develop your team, onboard clients, and develop new company systems and processes.
We are seeking someone with an ACCA, or otherwise qualified accountant with a strong educational background and work history. The person might also be CPA / CFA /CIMA or otherwise qualified in Finance.
The person should already have strong experience working within a real estate Asset Manager and building teams. Familiarity with Investran, Yardi, MRI or other PERE software packages is highly advantageous, and experience in developing/ optimising business processes in the PERE investments funds space.
At present the team is around 10-20 people large in each of the three locations aforementioned, but this will grow. The role will require you to also manage and develop teams which are significantly larger in other European countries.
We are looking for a strong client centric attitude, with proven delivery in former roles, and a positive, creative and solution orientated forward thinking manager. The role will be responsible for driving the PERE teams to create a standardised approach for the firm’s global Real Estate Investment Funds Service offering, and will directly manage operational elements associated with the business.
· Demonstrated skills in negotiation, business planning and budgeting, margin analysis, rating agency relations and technical accounting.
· Strong knowledge of real estate fund structures and applicable tax reporting and regulatory requirements.
· Experience of Investran, Yardi, or other PERE software packages.
· Knowledge of International GAAP/IFRS Accounting Principles.
· First class written and verbal communication skills.
· A challenging and rewarding role in an award-winning global business.
· Opportunities for personal and professional career development.
· Great working environment, competitive salary and benefits, and opportunities for educational support.
· Be part of an industry leading global team, renowned for excellence.