To be a key contact for reporting under US GAAP, local GAAP, NAV and FIL's internal accounting policies for the real estate portfolio.
Managing and reviewing the month end management accounts process, both in-house and with out-sourced providers.
Ensuring day-to-day finance tasks are undertaken in an accurate and efficient manner.
Production of accounting/position papers reviewing both local and US GAAP.
Ensuring compliance with FIL Group accounting policies and procedures
Produce/review monthly and quarterly consolidations
Ensuring a smooth year end process, especially the external audit relationship including production and review of financial statements under various GAAPs and supporting audit files.
Working with Pembroke Real Estate, our real estate advisor to ensure transactions are understood and correctly recorded
Liaising with internal/external tax teams to ensure tax compliance.
Liaising with other finance functions within FIL to ensure that the financial reporting requirements of the property finance team are completed appropriately.
Liaising with key stakeholders, other members of the finance team, advisors, external accounting service providers and external property managers.
Ad hoc project work.
Well-developed interpersonal skills used to dealing with all levels of seniority.
Persuasive, succeeding through influence and good judgement.
Good planning, prioritisation, problem solving and organisational skills; good experience of anticipating needs and communicating continuously, taking care of details, keeping stakeholders well informed of status/progress.
A resilient questioning approach; ability to spot, investigate and explain irregularities.
Self-motivated, with strong attention to detail.
Flexibility to work in a changing environment.
Qualification and Experience:
Qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA, CPA or other non-UK equivalent).
Property finance experience.
US GAAP knowledge.
Strong knowledge of financial accounting and controls