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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.
This role is responsible for the execution of external investor and lender reporting, investment accounting, capital and distribution management, business partnering and assistance with asset/portfolio acquisitions and disposals for our UK student and multifamily portfolios.
This role covers the UK student and multifamily operating portfolios. The student portfolio consists of 11 London based student accommodation assets, valued in excess of £1.8bn. The growing multifamily portfolio consists of 9 assets across five portfolios/engagements.
Key Role Responsibilities:
Preparation of timely monthly and quarterly investor reporting of portfolios, including communication with investors.
Ownership of timely monthly internal performance reporting of portfolios, including KPIs.
Ownership of quarterly lender reporting, including calculation of banking covenants, preparation of compliance statements, and communication with lenders.
Investment accounting for all Holdco entities within the UK student and multifamily structures, covering monthly management account packs (minimal prepayments, accruals, Greystar fees, debt and equity transactions).
Preparation of capital and return schedules of the portfolios for new and existing investors, including preparation and recording of investor capital call and distribution statements, coordination of teams for capital requirements, and inter-group distribution and management.
Partnering with centralised Asset Accounting team for timely preparation of operating and property entity management accounts.
Partnering with centralised Development Accounting team for development draws to assist with capital calls, and timely preparation of development entity management accounts.
Assistance with asset/portfolio acquisition and disposals, including acquisition accounting, assistance with review of and input on SPAs and input into purchase price mechanisms.
Business partnering with internal teams, including asset management, investment, portfolio management.
Supports the annual audit process, working with the external preparers of financial statements. This includes input and first review of the consolidated financial statements that are prepared by the external provider.
Engagement with outsourced investment accounting providers (where applicable), and corporate administrators.
Engagement with the annual planning and budgeting process ensuring compliance with proforma models, partnering with Operational Team, Investment Team vision, and investor requirements.
Assistance with technical accounting and process memos for corporate transactions and new reporting standards.
Assistance with management of the portfolios' tax, legal, portfolio, allocation, conflicts, regulatory, filing, and safeguards deadlines.
Assistance with inputting into new portfolio and facility agreements.
Assistance with ad-hoc requests from investors and stakeholders.
Completes various financial, accounting, narrative, administrative and other reports and analysis and duties as assigned or necessary for the successful execution of the business plans.
Assistance with the investment property valuation process.
Knowledge & Qualifications:
Graduate calibre or equivalent relevant experience.
Qualified accountant (ACA/CIMA/ACCA) with minimum 2 years post qualified experience or equivalent.
Demonstrable understanding of accounting policies and procedures.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office, advanced level in MS Excel.
Previous experience with financial accounting and property management software (Yardi experience is a benefit).
Thorough understanding of UK Companies and off-shore SPV structures.
Working knowledge of IFRS within the real estate sector.
Working knowledge of UK and off-shore tax compliance.
Experience of working in a similar role within a fast-paced multi-site business ideally within the Real Estate sector.
Experience in IFRS and UK GAAP.
Debt compliance and investor reporting experience.
Strong team working and interpersonal skills necessary to build stakeholder relationships with desire to learn, train and develop in the role.
A positive team player, with an adaptable and flexible approach along with ability to work collaboratively to drive results and support the wider team and business objectives.
Demonstrated willingness to be flexible and adaptable to changing priorities.
Accurate, organised, methodical, deadline focused and committed.
Ability to manipulate and sort large volume of data in excel.
Good communicator, with the ability to review and interpret and present complex financial data.
Ability to meet multiple deadlines and multi-tasking are essential, using initiative to prioritise.
Experience in acquisition accounting, including financial due diligence (desirable).