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Fund Controller - CBRE Global Investors

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    Trade / Retail

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Job Description

We have an exciting opportunity for a Fund Controller (experienced Real Estate finance professional). Reporting to the Fund CFO, being involved in every aspect of the flagship pan European core program; the role is very broad and fast paced so will appeal to an ambitious, organised and hard-working qualified accountant. This is largely an oversight role given the operating model is one where administration is outsourced, so the ability to liaise with, and coordinate, external providers on a daily basis is key. The Fund Controller will be responsible for one large, multi-jurisdictional, open-ended, quarterly priced fund with circa 170 entities across 15 jurisdictions and seven currencies; there is one direct report they will be required to manage and mentor. They will be required to coordinate all deliverables for review by the Fund CFO. Key deliverables include:

  • Quarterly estimates & pricing actuals

  • Co-ordination of investor reporting ensuring quarterly deliverables are met by various internal and external parties.

  • Annual/rolling audit management and report production

  • Cash management (transactional, capex, income, distributions)

  • Capital call and distribution calculations

  • All finance related investor correspondence

  • Other financial deliverables and calculations as required under fund documentation and investor agreements

  • Preparation of finance materials for investor presentation decks and internal reporting obligations.

  • Expense management

  • Rent collection reporting

  • Managing and mentoring Fund accountant

  • Assisting the CFO with:

    • Corporate and fund forecasts
    • Structuring and transaction related due-diligence
    • Fee calculations including waterfall calculations
    • Continual compliance management (tax structure and transfer pricing, regulatory, financial, statutory)
    • Debt financing
  • Other opportunities for development:

  • Relationship building with local teams and 3rd party providers

  • Ongoing proactive process improvement to align with other Funds and future proof the Fund through changes in documentation / strategy or growth of the Fund.


  • Opportunity to be involved in a market leading product

  • Exposure to complex investment structures

  • Involvement in a high profile product within the business

  • Scope to grow into the role and gain exposure to the wider business

  • Financial: to be discussed during the interview process

Candidate Description

  • ACA / ACCA qualified with up to 4 years post qualification experience,

  • Audit / Transaction services experience with Big Four or mid-tier accountancy firm and/or significant experience at a real estate / private equity fund manager,

  • Audit experience of a group consolidation,

  • Pan European/multi-jurisdictional experience,

  • Strong technical and accounting skills,

  • Attention to detail and superb organizational skills.

  • Knowledge of INREV

  • Strong project management skills

  • Experience of driving system development

  • Strong written and verbal communication coupled with good commercial acumen

  • Team player - able to work effectively and collaboratively within a dedicated team but also a large remote/local platform

  • Ability to multi-task well

  • Ability to relate well to other people at all levels, internally and externally

  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic