Fund Finance - Finance Manager, Real Estate, Europe - Based in London, UK

London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Full-time
Posted

Description

The Finance Manager will primarily cover the financial management of the real estate assets and investment holding companies held by the relevant fund(s). Relevant Fund(s) may change from time to time.

The role is based in London and will require managing third party property accountants and internal and external administration resource as well as liaising with global investors, to ensure the timely and accurate compliance with deadlines for monthly financial reporting, statutory reporting as well as tax, VAT and other regulatory filing requirements. They may also assist with the acquisition of future assets.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

Annually:

  • Preparation of year-end financial statements

  • Preparation of year-end audit files

  • Rolling over and preparing statutory accounts for dormant entities

Quarterly:

  • Prepare distribution calculations

  • Preparation and presentation of accounts and financial reports at board meetings

  • Review of VAT returns and tax analysis data

  • Assisting with CIS filing

  • Preparation of loan compliance covenants

  • Preparing data for IPD and INREV filings

Monthly:

  • Preparing rental reconciliations, reviewing bank reconciliations, calculation of net asset value

Ongoing:

  • Compliance with filing and reporting legislation to ensure all deadlines for preparation of income tax, VAT, filing of accounts, etc. are met

  • Posting journals to MRI.

  • Coding invoices to Basware.

  • Calculating and checking to make sure payments, amounts and records are correct.

  • Day to day accounting issues

  • Provide assistance to the Finance team

Financial reporting

  • Review and analysis of finance property reports from third party providers

  • Ensuring financial information is correctly uploaded into the necessary general ledger systems

  • Set up and wind down of Fund entities

  • Responding to queries from investors in a timely and accurate manner

  • Setting accounting policies and internal controls for the fund Review and analysis of finance property reports from third party providers

  • Providing technical guidance and support to third party providers

  • Review of transactions at entity holding level

  • Active involvement in property/corporate acquisitions and disposals

  • Ensuring finance reports are maintained under relevant GAAP

  • Preparation / review of NAV statements and supporting calculations

  • Review of finance reports to investors

  • Management of year- audit

Operations

  • Liaise with appropriate internal teams on any banking, GL, legal, treasury, risk issues or projects

  • Liaise with external services providers on operational matters – company secretary, valuers, legal counsel, tax advisors, etc.

  • Ensure compliance with bank loan covenants and review of bank compliance certificates

  • Prepares materials for Management Company Board and Investor Advisory Committee meetings as appropriate

  • Manage regulatory, legal and tax aspects of distributions and capital calls

  • Arrange company incorporations and bank accounts for new entities as developments are approved

Cash / debt management

  • Monitor bank transactions and balances, and forecast cashflow/capital requirements

  • Arrange loan drawdowns from external banks

  • Preparation / review of loan compliance covenants

  • Support treasury functions with banking relationships and the procurement and re-financing of external debt

Tax

  • Liaise with tax accountants and other external providers to ensure timely and accurate filing and payment of all taxes

  • Review of annual tax compliance

  • Review of tax compliance for all investor(s) as appropriate

  • Initiate and manage RFPs and tax advice for new projects / significant transactions

Other

  • Provide assistance to Fund Manager, Senior Finance Managers and Head of Finance on transactions

  • Ad hoc reporting and analysis.

  • Involvement in new projects, as appropriate.

Technical Skills & Qualifications Required
  • Qualified accountant

  • Strong IFRS / GAAP knowledge

  • Strong Excel skills

  • Previous experience using GL systems

  • Experience in a corporate real estate environment is preferred

Competencies Required
  • Confidence and ability to manage, work with and influence third parties to ensure high quality outputs

  • Results, deadline and quality driven

  • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills, proactively collaborates across hierarchies and networks

  • Adaptability

  • Think innovatively, uses this skill to improve processes, problem solve and knows how to add value

  • Act in line with Nuveen Estate’s Company Values

This role requires no regulatory designation.

Nuveen is committed to providing equal opportunity across all employment practices and we believe our employees have a right to a diverse and inclusive workplace.

Nuveen offers support for those who need assistance with our online application process to provide an equal employment opportunity to all job seekers, including individuals with disabilities. Please contact [email protected] should you require any assistance.

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Company Overview

Nuveen is the investment management arm of TIAA. It is one of the largest global asset managers with specialist knowledge across a wide array of asset classes, including fixed income, listed equities and alternatives. Nuveen is driven not only by the independent investment processes across the firm, but also the insights, risk management, analytics and other tools and resources a truly world-class platform provides. As a global asset manager, our mission is to work in partnership with our clients to create outcome-focused solutions to help them secure their financial future. For more information about the firm please visit our website at www.nuveen.com

Accessibility Support

TIAA offers support for those who need assistance with our online application process to provide an equal employment opportunity to all job seekers, including individuals with disabilities.

If you are a U.S. applicant and desire a reasonable accommodation to complete a job application please use one of the below options to contact our accessibility support team:

Phone: (800) 842-2755

Email: [email protected]

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