EVP Real Estate Fund Accounting

Fund Accounting Amsterdam, Netherlands


Description

About Citco

Since the 1940s Citco has provided specialist financial services to alternative investment funds, investors, multinationals and private clients worldwide. With over 8,000 employees in 45 countries we pioneer innovative solutions that meet our clients’ evolving needs, and deliver exceptional service.

Our continuous investment in learning means our people are among the best in the industry. And our corporate social responsibility programs provide meaningful and fulfilling work in the community.

A career at Citco isn’t just a job – it’s an opportunity to excel in an environment that genuinely supports your personal and professional development.

About the Role:

Over the past 20 years Citco has invested heavily in growing the Real Assets line of business. Our global Centers of Excellence are home to some of the most accomplished professionals in the sector, providing best in class client support and unparalleled opportunities for learning, development and career progression.

Due to continued growth, regional realignment, and expansion of the Real Assets line of business, an opportunity exists for an accomplished and highly motivated Executive Vice President of European Real Estate Fund Services to join the management team that provides leadership in our Amsterdam, Dublin, and Luxembourg Fund Accounting (FA) offices and our Vilnius Shared Service Center (SSC).

Job Duties in Brief:

  • Responsible for leading the fund accounting and operations team for the European Real Assets line of business.
  • As a result of active participation in private real estate organizations, provide real estate industry and technical accounting knowledge and expertise internally and to clients.
  • Work closely with Business Development, Executive Relationship Managers and Senior Management teams on marketing pitches and other client presentations.
  • Responsible for developing operating plans including; assessing client fund servicing needs, securing adequate resources to service the account, and selecting the technology solutions best suited for the service.
  • Ensure services are delivered in accordance with KPIs and service level agreements, fund PPMs, authoritative accounting guidance and regulatory requirements, including monitoring the timing and quality of client deliverables, approve ad hoc client requests.
  • Assist with the development of on-boarding and transition plans for new client integration.
  • Coordinate and oversee staffing, hiring, training and development of staff for FA and SSC related to your clients.
  • Participate in Risk and Quality assurance programs specific to Real Estate offering.
  • Contribute to SOC 1 and Internal audits for Europe.

About You:

  • Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance or related discipline with 15+ years of fund accounting experience with at least 5 to 10 years in real estate investment accounting. (CPA, MBA or advanced degree preferred).
  • Demonstrated skills in disseminating partnership agreements and fund documents, experience with fee structures including promotes and incentive fees, and proficiency with producing NAV packages, performance returns and financial reports.
  • Experience with managing client relationships
  • Strong knowledge of real estate fund structures, fund types, and asset operations, familiarity with investment accounting rules and standards, and a keen understanding of applicable tax reporting and regulatory requirements within Europe.
  • Familiarity with Yardi is preferred.
  • Ability to review contracts and have an understanding of business planning, budgeting, and managing P&L.
  • Experience in developing, implementing, optimizing business processes in the real estate investments funds space.
  • Strong management skills and experience overseeing a group of investment and asset-level accountants.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Computer skills (Microsoft Excel, Word, Power Point, etc.).

What We Offer:

  • A challenging and rewarding role in an award-winning global business.
  • Opportunities for personal and professional career development.
  • Great working environment, competitive salary and benefits, and opportunities for educational support.
  • Be part of an industry leading global team, renowned for excellence.

Confidentiality Assured.