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Our client is one of the premier real estate investment companies in Europe focusing on the operation of modern logistics and distribution properties. They are backed by a major player in Private Equity and continue to expand their portfolio.
We are looking for a qualified accountant with relevant experience with risk management and internal controls for a newly formed role as part of the Group finance team. This will be a key role in delivering a best in class finance function, driving operational efficiency, identifying and documenting gaps in existing processes, and defining and implementing new processes and controls across Group finance.
This role is ideally suited for somebody at the Manager level in a Top Ten Accountancy Practice Firm.
Identify weaknesses in existing financial and compliance processes, and design and implement new or amended controls to mitigate risk
Deliver operational efficiencies and consistencies across the business
Engage with senior finance management and key stakeholders to address financial risks and internal controls for all regions
Report the key risk and control information to senior finance management and key stakeholders
Provide guidance, support and direction to the business on effectively managing risk and demonstrating that the appropriate control environment is in place
Facilitate, challenge and coach Group Finance in the identification, assessment and management of risks to support an effective risk management culture
Document and maintain all key financial processes and controls
Act as a key advisor and consult on the risk and control implications for Transformation Projects
Skills, Knowledge and Experience
Qualified Accountant (CIMA, ACCA, ACA), ideally first time passes. The ideal candidate would be minimum 3 years PQE from a major accountancy firm
Background in internal audit/internal controls/risk management
Experience in working in/with large, complex, multinational organisations
Experience working with OneStream, Horizon, and other property management systems preferred
Experience in property/construction preferred
Highest standards of accuracy and precision; highly organised
Articulate with excellent verbal and written communication skills
Energy and drive to deliver in a fast paced environment
Ability to think creatively, highly-driven and self-motivated
Good team player
Self-starter, takes ownership and happy to create own processes and manages with multiple / new data sources
Knowledge of European languages preferred
Internal Number: 7800072
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