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Fully-qualified (ACA/ACCA/CIMA) with 4 - 7 years of post-qualification experience and currently working for a real estate fund (instead of a fund administration firm or a large institutional investor).
Must possess a strong understanding of Real Estate and the mechanics and fundamentals of Real Estate private equity (i.e. what is a capital call, a distribution, the fundamentals of cash management).
A strong foundation of industry experience to be able to come in and hit the ground running, with the confidence to make decisions and suggest changes/improvement, providing guidance and oversight on day-to-day production and reporting activities. An individual who can drive things forward from a process, reporting and relationship building perspective
Commercial acumen with the ability to build effective relationships with stakeholders in the front office (fund managers), senior management and service providers
Financial Reporting and Management
Instruct and oversee fund service providers (administrators, depositaries) to ensure performance is in line with agreed service levels
Liaise with a wide range of internal stakeholders and external service providers to ensure the quality and timely flow of financial data
Support preparation of financial statements, investor reports, capital statements, presentations, questionnaires and head office management reports
Provide deal support, including financial analysis and execution of deal cashflows
Monitor cash and manage cash distribution process
Allocate and review costs and expense recharges
Manage audit and tax reporting processes
Maintain fund dashboard and Manager track record
Review capital call and distribution notices and cash allocation schedules
Prepare and review due diligence questionnaires, and presentations for fundraising
Deal Execution and Asset Management
Review of tax structure paper in advance of acquisition
Review acquisition / sale completion accounts
Ensure acquisition accounting is accurately reflected in SPV / Propco accounts
Engage service providers including local auditors
Oversee property level and investment structure SPV level audits
Review financial statements for several investment structure SPVs, and oversee ongoing accounting
Review property level reporting from property managers, asset managers, and JV partners
Review budgets prepared by joint venture partners and agree fundings / distributions
Liaise with deal team to ensure agreement of fundings / distributions
Review capital activity documentation including drawdown and repayment notices on financing instruments, dividend declarations, and board meeting minutes and shareholder resolutions
Contribute to the valuation process, calculation of gross to net adjustments and preparation of valuation committee materials
Support investment decision process by maintaining fund models, proving scenario/sensitivity analysis, key property and financial metrics and KPIs
Support budgeting and forecasting process with calculation of management fees and carried interest, and projected fund performance
Support risk management processes with qualitative and quantitative fund data
Cash management, including oversight of fund reserves and cash requirements
Manage fund level debt facilities (drawdowns, repayments, covenants, extensions)
Manage FX risk (implement credit lines, scenario analysis, trade instruction and monitoring)
The role will have a broad remit to oversee specific areas of responsibility for certain functions, depending on their level of skills and experience, as the Real Estate Group is looking to implement more technology to assist automation (data and processes) in order to capture and analyse property and financial data.