Job title: Senior Investment Financial Controller: Private Equity: Fluent in German & English
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Industry: Asset Management
Expertise: Accounting & Finance
Salary type: Annual
Location: luxembourg
Job published: 2020-06-26
Job ID: 32262

Job Description


Senior Investment Financial Controller: Private Equity: Fluent in German & English

The Opportunity:

A leading private equity investment firm is seeking a diligent individual to be responsible for the

financial control of investments and act as the lead finance person for a portfolio of investments to

maximise returns for investors, whilst minimising operational risk.

The role holder must feel confident that all financial control processes are robust and correctly

executed. They should ensure that those responsible for the overall management of the investment

are supplied with the financial tools, advice and data to effectively run their investments on a day to

day basis and in the longer term.

This role will also ensure that financial compliance (including tax and regulatory reporting) is to the

highest standard and that financial data is absolutely accurate and fit for purpose.


Financial Accounting

• Ensure that all legal entities have books and records accurately maintained

• Ensure that there is a system of controls in place, documented and used to minimise financial

risks including:

• Misstatement of management information

• Misappropriation of funds

• Cash transfer errors

• Monthly and quarterly management accounts produced on a timely basis for the managers

of the fund and for fund statutory reporting

• Accurate reporting supplied to Asset Management and Portfolio Management on time and in

agreed format.

• Accurate statutory annual and quarterly accounts produced and delivered in the relevant

GAAP (Lux, German, IFRS) on a timely basis.

Tax Oversight

• Co-ordinate with tax advisors to ensure deadlines are respected for legal entities.

• Accurate tax returns (including VAT) produced for Group and local purposes on a timely


• Ensure tax position is correctly being reported in financial accounting.

Third Party Reporting

• Manage the relationship for the third-party lending with facility agents and cash managers.

• Create the reporting packs to be provided to third party lenders on a monthly/quarterly


• Third party loans managed in accordance with documentation.

• Third party lending reports produced accurately and on time.

• Other regulatory returns produced and delivered on a timely basis.

Cash Management and Senior Fund Reporting

• Payments authorised, made accurately and on time

• Senior funding of any investment managed in accordance with documentation

• Senior funding reports produced accurately and on time



Transaction Management

Assistance given to the Deal Teams to assist in all stages of the investment cycle from due diligence,

execution, funding, collections and disposal


• At least 7-10 years’ relevant post qualification experience, within financial services at

Financial Controller level.

• Strong preference for experience with real estate structures

• Ideally 2-4 years in a CPA/big 4 firm

• Understanding of tax requirements in a variety of European jurisdictions with focus on

Germany and Luxembourg

• Strong understanding of legal structures and consolidation accounting.

• Strong understanding of Leveraged structures managing waterfalls for third party financers

• Knowledge of German GAAP and LuxGAAP essential

• Knowledge of US GAAP/IFRS/ other European GAAP an advantage


• Minimum educational level: Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance or equivalent

professional education like Bilanzbuchhalter

• Fluent in spoken and written English and German language.

• Professional Qualification ACA, ACCA, WP, StB an advantage

• Strong communications skills at all levels

• Strong analytical skills and the ability to use Excel efficiently to achieve objectives

• Able to prioritise, work to deadlines and oversee a multitude of tasks

• Self-starter and able to work on own initiative

• Exceptional team player

• Highly dedicated, flexible and committed

• Willing to increase experience on IT tools like SAGE, OCR and Kyriba

• Process oriented