Head of Finance (European Real Estate Private Equity)
The firm has a multi-billion dollar portfolio across Europe and are considered one of the premium players within European Real Estate.
The role sits in a very commercial team that covers portfolio management, wider fund operations, projects, asset raising, fund launches, and financial and investor reporting. This is a leadership role and you will be taking a lead role in high profile projects including system implementation, the appointment of administrators and team restructuring. This will be a management position and you will be expected to hire and manage junior staff
One of the interesting and exciting elements of the role will also be highly analytical and modelling responsibilities in support of the investment team. This may be something you are already doing and wish to continue in a more senior capacity or it may be something you would ideally like to start gaining exposure to.
Whilst there is an element of accounting/reporting within the role this is slowly being outsourced and being replaced by more transaction orientated and portfolio management responsibilities. This person is also going to take a leading role in the launch of a new fund from start to finish including the asset raising process, investor relations, fund structuring, fund launch, and acquisitions and disposals. You will be working alongside the Partners within the investment team on a daily basis.
They are ideally looking for a senior fund accountant that has experience of working in real estate or private equity. They are looking for somebody with strong academics who sees themselves in a more commercial and deal orientated position. The personality and ambitions of the individual will probably be the most important characteristics they will look for as they will provide a platform for development and success. The role is not without challenges but this is a meritocratic, high performance/high reward culture that will allow you to accelerate your career to an FD/CFO profile.
- Strong academic profile (2.1 or above)
- Qualified Accountant
- 4-8 years PQE working in private equity or real estate
- Strong commercial acumen
- Excellent communicator
- Advanced Excel/Modelling skills
- Ambitious and dynamic personality