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We're a global investment manager. We help institutions, intermediaries and individuals around the world invest money to meet their goals, fulfil their ambitions, and prepare for the future.
We have around 5,000 people on six continents. And we've been around for over 200 years, but keep adapting as society and technology changes. What doesn't change is our commitment to helping our clients, and society, prosper.
The Real Estate Fund Accounting team provides core accounting services, plus asset servicing and investment and product support to the real estate fund range in UK & Europe. Typical Funds that would be worked on would include the single asset Funds and / or sub Funds that consolidate up to larger funds and / or multi-manager Funds.
What you'll need to do
Produce audited accounts under FRS102, Board papers, NAV calculations, income distribution calculations, income tax and VAT returns for UK and Jersey institutional Funds where required;
For the creation and provision of specific significant area(s) of regulatory/compliance information; and
For the refinement of existing procedures/practices and processes.
Provide day-to-day Fund Services support
Liaise with other operational areas, internal clients and external parties on matters relating to day-to-day operations
Assist the Fund Accounting Manager and Head of Real Estate Fund Accounting in providing guidance and supervision to all team members
Assist the Fund Accounting Manager and Head of Real Estate Fund Accounting through implementing changes to working practices and procedures so as to improve both individual and team performance, efficiency and reduce operational risk
Build and develop good working relationships between the team and its internal/external clients and suppliers
Liaise with operational areas and external parties in undertaking the above
Report on and escalate issues or problems which fall outside agreed service standards
Develop a good understanding of all role requirements.
The knowledge, skills and qualifications you need
ACA, ACCA, CIMA qualified or equivalent
Fully conversant with all major aspects of the Real Estate investment industry and within the specific field of financial services operations; and
Able to provide advice and guidance to more junior members of staff.
The knowledge, skills and qualifications that'll help
Familiarity and / or hands-on experience with Yardi Voyager
Knowledge of Pan European Real Estate Fund structures and Service providers
What you'll be like
Excellent organisation skills and ability to work to tight deadlines and under pressure
Maintains an up to date knowledge of industry changes
Ability and willingness to learn processes and procedures
Client focused, able to provide excellent level of client service
Maintains high professional standards of conduct and practice
Good administration skills, with high level of accuracy and attention
Good written and oral communication skills at all levels, both internally and externally
Able to work autonomously/pro-actively
Self-motivated and enthusiastic
Good at working in a team, and with other teams
Flexible, curious and willing to learn
Schroders is an equal opportunities employer. You're welcome here whatever your sex, marital status, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, religious belief or age.