Who we're looking for We are looking for an ambitious Fund Accountant to join our Real Estate Fund Accounting Team, within the Real Estate division based in [location].
About Schroders 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 base We moved into our new HQ in the City of London in 2018. We're close to our clients, in the heart of the UK's financial centre. And we have everything we need to work flexibly.
The team Our award winning Real Estate department is an integral part of Schroders' Private Assets division. We manage a broad range of real estate funds globally, including open/closed ended direct funds, listed REITs, mutual funds investing in global real estate securities as well as private partnership and multi-manager funds. Schroder Real Estate also manages joint ventures and separate accounts meeting specific client investment objectives.
The Real Estate Fund Accounting team, consisting of 30 individuals across the UK and Luxembourg, is part of the Real Estate department and provides core accounting services, plus investment/ product support to the real estate fund range in UK & Europe.
What you'll do â€¢ Produce Statutory Reporting, Investor Reporting, Board Papers, NAV Calculations, Income Distribution Calculations and Income Tax and VAT Returns for the UK, Luxembourg and Jersey Real Estate Funds or Special Purpose Vehicles where required â€¢ Ensure that appropriate records are maintained for entities and underlying assets on our Yardi system â€¢ Build, develop and maintain good working relationships between the team and its internal/external clients and suppliers â€¢ Ensure that Schroder group policies are complied with and work to refine existing procedures/practices and processes to increase operational efficiency â€¢ Provide oversight of loan administration â€¢ Provide oversight of and involvement in invoice authorisation and cash management operations â€¢ Complete other ad-hoc projects and tasks from time to time
The knowledge, experience and qualifications you need â€¢ Typical educational requirement: - Qualified Accountant ACCA/CIMA/ACA
The knowledge, experience and qualifications that will help â€¢ Some previous experience of fund accounting and real estate structures
What you'll be like
Able to take responsible for planning own workload typically against a background of changing priorities and /or external events for the month ahead â€¢ Strong interpersonal and communication skills including the ability to work with a wide team â€¢ Have strong technical accounting skills and be driven to keep abreast with current requirements â€¢ Strong attention to detail â€¢ Happy to get involved in variety of tasks and projects â€¢ A good team player
We're looking for the best, whoever they are Schroders is an equal opportunities employer. You're welcome here whatever your socio-economic background, race, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious belief, age or disability.