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Greystar is a market leading fully integrated real estate company offering expertise in investment, development, and property management of multifamily residential properties globally. The UK business is rapidly growing to become a market leader, providing exceptional student accommodation through our Chapter platform, as well as growing a portfolio of Multi Family (Private Rental Sector) properties.
This role is primarily responsible for leading and managing a team of finance managers, property accountants and accounts payable specialists.
This role covers UK student (Chapter), multifamily and 3rd Party operating portfolios (total assets under management in excess of £2bn in market value).
In addition, this role is responsible for transitioning new assets into the aforementioned portfolios for purchased or developed assets. This encompasses finance responsibilities in deal process, reporting, team structure, banking, systems and other activities or changes required to bring those assets in line with Greystar's policies, procedures and expectations.
Provide timely management reports to key stakeholders across the business in the UK & US.
Leads, manages and develop operational finance team to support the changing business needs and future growth of the business.
Establishes and implements short and long term financial goals and objectives, policies and operating procedures.
Final review of the annual planning and budgeting process ensuring compliance with proforma models, partnering with Operational Team, Investment Team vision, and investor requirements.
Management of debt compliance functions and final review of debt reporting, including inputting into new or refinanced facility agreements.
Leads the annual audit process and ensures all implemented controls and processes adhere to appropriate accounting principles, including owning the relationship with External Auditors and preparation of accounting memos.
Ensures timely preparation of required statutory financial statements in accordance with IFRS.
Establishes policies and procedures in conjunction with the Finance Director.
Assists with property transaction due diligence and pricing mechanism support.
Undertakes any activities required to take-on/integrate new assets.
Capital management and forecasting to current and new investors (capital calls and income distributions).
Assistance with financial system integrations and planning.
Monitoring and documenting reporting requirements of portfolios.
Technical accounting memos for corporate transactions and new reporting standards.
Oversight of capital projects encompassing managed portfolios.
Reviewing and inputting into venture and debt agreements.
Managing development and assessing goals of team members.
Responsible for finance inputs into investor reports.
Manages ad-hoc requests from investors and stakeholders.
Business partnering with relevant areas of the business.
Knowledge & Qualifications:
ACA qualified accountant with a number of years PQ experience.
Thorough understanding of accounting policies and procedures.
Experience in Property Accounting.
Previous experience with financial accounting and property management software (Yardi experience is a benefit).
Thorough understanding of UK Companies and off-shore SPV structures.
Expertise in Fund Accounting (preferred).
Working knowledge of IFRS within the real estate sector.
Working knowledge of UK and off-shore tax compliance.
Experience working within the Real Estate sector.
Experience in IFRS and UK GAAP.
Debt compliance and investor reporting experience.
Experienced in building and managing a team to deliver to challenging deadlines, including: recruitment, engagement, development, reward and recognition.
Internal Number: 5873861
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