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The Firm CBRE Global Investors is the independently operated investment management division of CBRE Group, Inc. the world's premier, full service commercial real estate services and investment firm. It has over $104.2 billion real estate assets under management globally on behalf of 550 institutional investors and employs approximately 740 employees in 31 offices worldwide.
CBRE Global Investment Partners (GIP) is a division of CBRE Global Investors dedicated to investments with operating partners via primary funds, secondaries, co-investments and joint ventures. GIP had equity AUM of $21.3 billion at 31 March 2018. Clients invest via separate accounts, many of which have a global remit, and pooled funds, including CBRE Global Alpha Fund (an open ended global fund with over $3.5billion of capital commitments).
GIP is led by Ian Gleeson, CIO and Senior Managing Director and has 69 staff operating globally across 6 offices - London (HQ), Amsterdam, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo and Boston.
Reports to: Financial Operation Manager
Role Purpose The Portfolio Accountant role offers a highly sought after career opportunity to work in both a Finance and Operations capacity. The role will also include the day to day running of several global client mandates and one Fund from an accounting/ operational perspective and will involve working alongside the fund management team, internal legal counsel and external service providers.
Initially, the role will focus on investor financial reporting, valuation of investments, performance analysis and managing the relationship with service providers including administrators and auditors. Going forward, the Finance Manager is keen for a highly motivated and successful candidate to develop in the role and progress to managing a small team and reviewing reports prepared by junior fund accountants.
Accounting and preparing monthly investor reporting for 3-5 separate account clients with commitments of up to $1bn and one Fund with a current AUM of £521m
Prepare quarterly investor reporting, including liaising with the investment team, investor services and the third party fund administrators.
Responsible for cash management and reviewing investor drawn down notices. Work closely with investment management teams in Boston, Singapore, Sydney, Amsterdam and London offices on closing transactions.
Preparing investment and cash reconciliations
Performance analysis & measurement of investments and client accounts
Preparing monthly pricing for 10 – 15 investments for Separate account clients
Responsible for the valuation process for investments in the UK fund vehicle including review valuation policy and methodology. Arrange monthly pricing committee for the fund vehicle and prepare and present associated valuation and performance working papers.
Preparation of ad-hoc financial analysis, updating records &systems to account for AUM, transactions, fees billable, reconciliations etc.
Liaison with clients' custodians
Work with the investment team on deal support, including operational due diligence.
Assist with finance manager with tax compliance across various jurisdictions
Ensuring compliance with internal controls and leading the design and implementation of control improvements
Leading Yardi system developments
ACA / ACCA qualified with 1 to 2 years post qualification experience
Audit / Transaction services experience with Big Four or mid-tier accountancy firm or experience at a real estate or private equity at a fund manager or through audit experience
Strong technical and accounting skills are essential