Job title: Fund Controller
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Salary type: Annual
Location: Luxembourg
Job published: 2022-06-20
Job ID: 32867

Job Description


Fund Controller

Anderson wise is pleased to introduce this exciting opportunity for an experienced professional with

excellent communication skills and a problem solver mindset to join one of the world's largest and

most successful investment firms as a Financial Controller.

As a Financial Controller, you will be a key part of the Fund management team focusing on the

European Real Estate investments. You will supervise the day-to-day activities concerning

accounting, tax, and legal matters for the portfolio under your supervision to safeguard investment

structures and ensure the delivery of high-quality financial information.


Your Responsibilities

Financial Accounting/Reporting and Tax Compliance – 30%

• Oversee external administrators’ (including 3rd party accountants, property

managers, JV partners, etc.) as well as in house accountants to ensure accurate SPV

accounting records and reporting from the bottom up

• Review of reporting packages and implement effective controls

• Provide accounting guidance and support to internal and external finance teams with

purchase price allocation entries and other material transactional activity

• Intercompany reconciliations and regular intercompany settlements where


• Participate in audit processes, liaising with local group and global auditors to ensure

that information is provided on a timely basis and that deadlines are met

• Monitor the investment structures for compliance with legal and tax regulations

• Ensure that all tax filings are kept up to date for the SPVs


Asset Management and Fund Reporting – 25%

• Managing treasury position of the investment and organize appropriate cash

contributions in line with structure

• Measure cash needs against budget, bring to management’s attention any needs outside

of budgeted amounts

• Support asset management team in preparing quarterly cash flow/ investment budgets

as well as monitoring and analyzing investment’s performance.

• Monitoring intercompany financing positions against investment performance

• Support asset management team in preparing quarterly investment valuation

• Work with asset managers regarding valuation assumptions and inputs and ensure each

valuation is properly supported

• Work with Fund Management to ensure all valuation templates are in compliance with

the organization policy

• Ensure changes in values are properly documented and explained.

• Support asset management team with ad hoc financial information / analysis as required

(i.e., refinancing, disposals, etc.)

• Ensure compliance with financing documents (incl. debt covenants)




Acquisition Support – 25%

• Assist acquisition team in the closing process ensuring investment structures and

capital calls are in place when necessary.

• Review acquisition memos and “Uses & Sources” schedules

• Preparation of acquisition funds flow (together with acquisition team) in view of

certification as per the organizations policy and internal audit recommended


• Prepare and organize acquisition cash flow funding

• Support acquisition team with financial information as required and manage

accounting onboarding of new deals

• Liaise with external advisors, such as tax advisors, auditors and legal advisors on

matters related to acquisition and disposal events


Corporate Governance – 15%

• Liaise with lawyers for the incorporation of companies, corporate changes, etc.

• Monitor investment events, decisions, etc. that require board approval and liaise

with in-house legal team or external lawyers accordingly

• Supervise preparation of legal documentation (i.e. intercompany financing) in line

with tax structure, at acquisition as well as during the complete life circle of the



Other Responsibilities – 5%

• Ensure compliance with all internal Policies

• Assist with continuous improvement initiatives for all financial reporting processes

• Forge productive and cost-effective partnerships with new and existing external

service providers

• Ad hoc project work

• Continually look to improve internal procedures


Your Profile

Education & Certificates

• Degree in Business Administration or similar qualification,

• CA Accountancy qualification preferred

• Excellent Microsoft Office skills: advanced knowledge of Excel required


Professional Experience

• 4-6 years' professional experience, in an investment environment or accounting firm, with

preferably a minimum of 2 years in a manager/ fund controller position

• Fluent in English; any other European language will be considered an advantage





Competencies & Attributes

• Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, flexibility and a collaborative attitude are


• Excellent communication skills - both verbal and written

• Pro-active attitude to their work and ability to work autonomously in an international


• Ability to maintain confidentiality of all sensitive and confidential issues

• Professional Attitude


Could this be the right opportunity for you? Please do not hesitate to send your CV to Andrew Notter to be considered for this recruitment process. Your application

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