Senior Manager / Director – Real Estate, Investment Accounting
Exciting opportunity for a Real Estate Accounting Senior Manager to step into a management and oversight role, overseeing a team working in reporting, accounting and helping to develop the real estate accounting business in Luxembourg. The Manager will come from an already established Real Estate Accounting background in the Big4, Trust, Fund Services, or another Real Estate firm, and will already be overseeing a team and clients.
As the business is growing quickly, we are looking for someone who is good at overseeing the growth in the team, developing team members, and also helping at an organisational level, assisting with managing the operational effectiveness as Luxembourg is a key centre of the European business.
The right individual could come from the Big4, or other professional services businesses, the key requirement is that they have worked 6-8 years or over, in Real Estate Accounting, ideally at the Fund-level, overseeing transactions for high level clients. Along with a strong accounting background where you are a fully-qualified accountant (ACCA), you are also able to oversee the corporate and tax areas of the role, this will include some broad Corporate and Tax knowledge and capabilities as a part of the transactions environment.
The size and complexity of the team will depend a little on finding the right person, in terms of team-size and client type. In addition to managing the team, you are also strong on the client side, with a natural way of working with clients and counterparties to deliver projects on time and within scope. You will manage the work-flow of the team and represent the business with these clients. You have had some exposure to working within a billing environment, and you enjoy delivering the best-in-class product to your end clients. You have strong operational effectiveness in highlighting operations issues and resolving them, building capability and systems with your team.
Although this is a manager role, we are looking for a hands-on, self-driven person who is not afraid to get hands-on and use their own technical ability at times to produce the best solution. As this is the case, we are open to applications for the role from candidates who have upwards of 6 years’ experience, if you show the required attributes, and for more senior candidates, we would like to find people who have had good exposure to managing a P&L already in your work history and teams of around 15 people. For the more senior profile, you will have developed systems and processes and be able to run an efficient and growing P&L / business-line through various stages.
7-10+ years’ experience in Real Estate investment fund accounting and reporting
Chartered Accounting qualification (Candiate must be ACCA Qualified or similar)
Strong knowledge of IFRS, various accounting principles and cross-border knowledge
Exposure to leading a RE business or a team of at least 5-10 staff within another organisation
Experience of interacting at the strategic level with other managers in Europe
Some exposure to managing a P&L / forecasted budget for another organisation
Excellent interpersonal, client, team management and communication skills
Non-political, positive, engaging Manager with a very high level of personal motivation, professionalism and organisation.
Please contact Esther Cottey with a word version of your CV attached.Please note that due to the high number of applications that we currently receive, we regret that we are unable to reply to each person individually, but we will contact you within 7 days to discuss the role if your application is successful. At the same time, we would like to keep your profile on record and contact you about other similar vacancies in the future, if you do not wish to do so, please indicate this in your email. Thank you for your application.