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A rapidly growing real estate investment manager substantial financial firepower that has amassed an impressive portfolio across UK seeks to bolster their corporate accounting function by hiring a Group Financial Controller.
This is an exciting role within a fast-growing, successful business and has significant potential to grow with the company. The corporate group team has a recruitment drive to include roles to accommodate business growth and continual process and systems development.
We are looking for a skilled financial controller who will be a key member of the corporate group, currently comprising of four members including the CFO, contributing to the daily operational support and administration of group companies as the business expands.
Responsibilities will include:
The role will assist with corporate ledger accounting, production of management information, help in budgetary control and cost reporting, audit planning and statutory accounts preparation. The role will also include other corporate functions, including:
Preparation of the consolidated management accounts for a wide and varied corporate group, including commentary and analysis;
Oversight of the annual audit process liaising with external auditors;
Preparation of key cost and profit reports;
Participation in the group annual budget and forecast process as well as ad hoc strategic planning initiatives;
Preparation and submission of key tax returns including corporation tax, VAT and employment taxes;
Preparation of regulatory submissions;
Group banking including management of group borrowing facility covenants and reporting;
Assist in preparing financial reports and analysis for senior executives, stakeholders and board members to inform and aid decision making;
Participation in key finance change projects and identifying any process improvements to drive efficiency and effectiveness of the team;
Ensure a robust control environment through design, implementation and monitoring of controls.
Qualified (ACA, ACCA or equivalent) accountant with 2-4 years post qualified experience, preferably with asset management / alternatives background or Manager level at Big 4 (or equivalent) auditing investment managers
A self-starter capable using their initiative to anticipate the information needs of the business
Previous experience of internal management reporting design
Systematic approach in analysing and solving problems with good attention to detail
Personable and confident manner, comfortable engaging with senior stakeholders
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
Strong knowledge of accounting principles, regulatory standards and efficient financial processes.
Strong Excel working knowledge
Experience working in SUN advantageous but not essential
Diligent work ethic, ability to prioritise with effective organizational and time management skills
For further information contact Sunil Basra at Marks Sattin on 0207 321 5000.