Assistant Fund Controller
ID do trabalho
68603
Publicado
21-Jun-2022
Linha de serviço
Advisory Segment
Tipo de função
Período integral
Localização(ões)
Bloomington - Minnesota - United States of America, Chicago - Illinois - United States of America, Dallas - Texas - United States of America, Los Angeles - California - United States of America, New York - New York - United States of America

We are looking for a Fund Assistant Controller for CBRE Investment Accounting & Reporting Solutions (“CBRE IA&R”), you will work in an ambitious and growing environment. In this role, you will be assisting the Controller in coordinating the (fund) reporting by keeping track of deadlines and deliverables, communicating with different internal and external stakeholders, and preparing and reviewing fund reporting (templates).

             

Essential duties and responsibilities:

Financial Statement & Budgets:

Supports production of fund financial statements and other required financial information including but not limited to investor funded and unfunded commitments, asset accrual methodology, and output. May maintains shareholder registries. Supports preparation of periodic financial statements and assists with audit and tax preparation and audit review. Performs budgeting, forecasting, and reporting activities. Assist in designing and preparing client presentations relating to the fund. Completes in an accurate and timely manner.

Monitors Financial Performance:

Monitors compiles, and may analyze financial data. Performs detailed review of monthly property level reports.

Treasury Function:

Supports the daily activities of the treasury, cash management, and accounting function of the fund. Reviews and signs-off on property level bank account reconciliations. Posts journal entries and money-movement transactions. Ensures all fund transactions are properly posted to an accounting system. Prepares and reconciles trial balances for assigned funds. In the US, supports the preparation of investment and positions reconciliations and daily reconciliation of cash balances. Performs periodic asset payment, cash, and corporate action reconciliations. Prepare templates for fund reporting.

NAV Calculation:

Prepares, analyses, and reviews periodic NAV calculations.

Updates and monitors daily trading, general ledger activity, and pricing of funds to ensure accuracy of daily NAV calculation.

Investors' Contact:

May be a contact point for investors. Feeds data for client presentations on financials. Supports preparation of investor capital call/distribution notices. Supports preparation of IRR and performance reporting models.

Customer Service:

Executes on processes and procedures, and constantly provides feedback on process improvement. Performs administrative tasks as required. Troubleshoots escalated issues and ensures internal and external customer requests are handled timely, accurately and with a focus on customer service.

Systems Implementation:

Participates in systems testing and implementation-related tasks. Provides data, information and has an in-depth supporting role in an audit process.

Special Projects:

May participate in special projects including new fund set-up and fund closures.

Other Duties:

Performs other duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities:

No formal supervisory responsibilities in this position. Provides informal assistance such as technical guidance, and/or training to the broader group. May guide lower-level employees. May provide informal assistance such as technical guidance and/or portfolio specific training to others.

Job requirements

  • Bachelor/Master degree in accounting, finance or related field equivalent;
  • Minimum of 5 years of accounting experience or equivalent combination of education and experience required;
  • Prior experience in fund level accounting preferred with real estate accounting or fund accounting software systems
  • Requires intermediate knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) regulations including intermediate knowledge of financial terms and principles to include accounting methods (cash, accrual, and full GAAP). Ability to calculate intermediate figures such as percentages, discounts, and/or commissions. Conducts intermediate financial analysis.
  • Solid technical financial skills and knowledge of GAAP, FASB, REIS, IFRS, and in-region/in-country standards where applicable
  • Solid economics, math and analytical skills and ability to apply them in the pursuit of diverse situations.
  • Knowledge of real estate terms, definitions, and real estate analytical methodology.
  • Knowledge of Company financial systems as well as internal and external information sources. Intermediate knowledge of computer software and hardware (i.e. Microsoft Office Suite Products).
  • Ability to work in multiple accounting software applications.
  • Strong coordinative skills and well-developed judgment;
  • Fluent in English, both verbal and in writing;
  • Hands-on, accurate and proactive;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Ability to build strong working relationships with colleagues from different countries and cultures.

CBRE Investment Accounting & Reporting Solutions

CBRE, is the largest commercial real estate company in the world and is comprised of several business lines including leasing services, capital markets, valuations & advisory services, and property management; with regional and global capabilities in all major markets around the globe. Within property management, our CBRE Investment Accounting & Reporting (IA&R) group is the leader in providing investment managers with vertically integrated accounting and data solutions, from property through funds.

CBRE IA&R provides is the only 100% dedicated Real Estate Fund and Property accounting business supporting Global and Pan-European coordination for clients providing Fund & SPV Accounting, Investor Reporting, and Performance Measurement services to real estate investment companies, sovereign wealth funds, and other institutional investors in key financial markets.

Our team of professionals offers unmatched dedication to real estate. We serve only real estate and have a history of successfully serving all real estate asset classes; including simple to complex investment structures.

We have dedicated fund and investor reporting teams in 18 countries, while also being a part of our global accounting and reporting operating platform with a presence in an additional 41 countries for property accounting services to provide completely integrated services.

Within CBRE IA&R, you will be challenged to develop yourself, extend your knowledge and skills, and further improve and professionalize various processes within the company

Department

Fund Services Team

The Fund Services team is responsible for the financial reporting, budget, forecast, controlling, and cash flow planning for funds and separate accounts. The team is the link between the business, clients, finance, and Funds. The team fulfills an important function in supplying reliable and complete financial information and gives solicited and unsolicited advice. The team carries out checks on the underlying data of the fund and is responsible for preparing reports to external stakeholders. Within CBRE IA&R the team has broad responsibilities including the preparation of liquidity forecasts, payment of dividends, budget forecast, and the preparation of various tax returns. In addition, the team provides functional management to asset finance departments within CBRE IA&R.



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NOTE: An additional requirement for this role is the ability to comply with COVID-19 health and safety protocols, including COVID-19 vaccination proof and/or rigorous testing.