(Junior) Accountant – Global Real Estate

The Position:

Seeking an Accountant to support the Financial Reporting team across its European platform.

• Liaise with third parties (Property Managers and Fund Administrators) across Europe to instruct invoice payment and coding and other ad hoc booking regarding transaction activity

• Assist in the review monthly reporting for property companies, holding companies and fund entities, across all European jurisdictions

• Accounting tasks include the preparation of journal entries, bank reconciliations, and accounts receivable and accounts payable aging analysis for certain entities maintained internally

• Prepare and update consolidation worksheets, quarterly IFRS financial statements and supporting note schedules for our fund entities

• Assist in the preparation of Luxembourg GAAP annual financial statements for the internally managed Luxembourg entities

• Active role in the annual fund audit processes

• Assist in the preparation quarterly board reports and supporting schedules

• Provide input to the preparation of monthly and annual value-added tax (VAT) returns and annual corporate income tax returns across European jurisdictions, drafted by tax advisors and review the returns against accounting records

• Perform certain cash management tasks, including the monitoring of cash balances and setting up wires for internal entities

Qualifications and Experience:

• Excellent written and verbal communication in English

• Bachelor degree required

• CPA designation or equivalent (ACCA, CIMA, CPA, WP) is an asset

• Prior exposure to full disclosure financial reporting and consolidation (IFRS and Lux GAAP) recommended but not required

• Experience with application systems such as Yardi or wDesk is an asset, but not required

• 1-3 years of experience in a financial accounting role, preferably including industry experience

• Proven track record of financial analytical skills, including mastery of Excel

• Self-starter with a willingness to learn and grow

• Good interpersonal skills, team oriented, willingness to pitch in as needed

• Excel in a fast paced, dynamic environment and enjoy new challenges

• Strong organizational skills, highly motivated to achieve results

• Self-motivated individual with a high level of attention to detail

• Knowledge of the real estate or private equity industry is recommended but not required


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