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Temporary Investment Accountant

London (City of) SALARY: £400 - £436 PER: Day TERM: Temporary

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a leading, prestigious asset management company with a global presence.  They are looking to recruit a temporary Investment Accountant to join their team based in London.  Whilst this is a temporary position, there is a possibility of extension.

The role will include covering the company's Real Estate Funds in EMEA.

Key responsibilities will incude:

• Oversight of the preparation of quarterly reporting of real estate investments held by our Funds through holding and property companies in IFRS and the local GAAP.

• Managing the accounting deliverables which are prepared by our outsourced accounting providers and property managers.

• Producing as required financial reporting at the property and holding company levels

• Reviewing the monthly accounting reports from property manager, performing a variance analysis, monitoring cash

• Monitoring bank accounts, bank reconciliations, ensuring invoices are paid by the outsourced service providers, maintaining a strong control environment

• Following procedures and keeping strong controls, identifying improvements to processes.

• Oversite of and the timely production of annual accounts by outsourced accounting providers, ensuring that audit questions are addressed accordingly, and filed within the timeframes.

• Co-ordinating with the various stakeholders in BlackRock Real Estate such as Asset Managers, Portfolio Managers, Tax team, and Legal.

Skills & Experience:

A knowledge of Real Estate fund administration would be beneficial (e.g. an understanding of real estate investments held through a Luxembourg, Irish, or French domiciled fund vehicle)

► Experience in the real estate investments or financial industry combined with analytical / problem solving skills

► Familiarity of IFRS and local GAAP(s).

► Able to work independently and handle multiple tasks

► Experience of planning workload in order to meet reporting deadlines

► Strong interpersonal and communication skills. 

► Computer literacy (e.g. MS Office, Excel, Yardi, other real estate accounting packages).

► Knowledge of statutory accounting eg IFRS, Lux GAAP, and/ or other local GAAP(s).

► Experience in Financial Statement preparation and dealing with Auditors

► Knowledge of statutory regulations such as Corporation Tax, VAT, others

► Good written and spoken English language skills , other languages useful.

► Accounting qualification (e.g. ACA, ACCA, or CIMA equivalent) preferred but not essential

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POSTED: 27 Jun 2022 JOB ID: BB/IA/26276