Does a managerial role in a firm that is going from strength to strength appeal? This is a role with real breadth where you play a key role across a leading Asset Management firm in Edinburgh.
The successful candidate will manage the provision of property fund accounting services for property funds managed by our client, and associated internal and external clients, in accordance with defined processes and service level agreements. To provide leadership and direction to reports in the Property Fund Accounting Team.
You will work with the Management Team, Property Fund Managers, Product and Client Service Managers to ensure provision of industry standard property fund accounting services.
You will also build strong relationships with Fund Managers to understand and meet their service requirements and to manage their expectations/understanding of the Property Fund Accounting Team Responsibilities.
The role requires a Qualified Accountant with managerial experience with Property Funds experience.
Head up the Property Fund Accounting Team, managing resources and infrastructure to ensure internal and external clients' needs are met.
Manage day-to-day performance and long-term career development of the team.
To manage the production of accurate and timely annual financial statements, quarterly management accounts and financial information for investors to tight deadlines, and to review and sign off the output before onward transmission.
Work with Operations to develop and implement strategic plans around team staffing, structure, infrastructure and services.
Work with managers across the business to develop the operational infrastructure to support new products, clients and regulatory requirements.
Represent the Property Fund Accounting team in key discussions with clients.
Ensure the relevant property funds are taken successfully through the audit process.
To manage the production of fund financial analysis and management information.
Proactively develop understanding of all Regulatory, Accounting and Taxation requirements - ensure changes are incorporated into work processes and procedures.
Own and manage the Risk Register and Controls, taking responsibility for reporting on and completing audit actions and liaising with R&OR and Group Internal Audit.
Ensure that Property Fund Accounting operates a successful, delivery focussed continuous improvement culture in relation to its processes and procedures.
Perform role as Business Owner on projects involving property operations and products.
Hold a professional accounting qualification (CA, CIMA, ACCA)
UK GAAP and IFRS experience.
Understanding of tax accounting, including VAT.
Understanding of fund pricing and accounting.
Understanding of property investment and property fund structures.
Managing complex relationships between internal and external clients and suppliers.
Working with a wide variety of different functions and subject matter experts to deliver high-quality results.
Setting-out goals and leading/managing others to achieve these.
To apply for this vacancy applicants must be eligible to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006.