Vice President, Fund Accounting – Real Estate

Fund Accounting Toronto, Ontario


Description

Vice President, Fund Accounting – Real Estate

Toronto, Canada

 

About Citco

Citco is a global leader in fund services, corporate governance and related asset services with staff across 80 offices worldwide. With more than $1 trillion in assets under administration, we deliver end-to-end solutions and exceptional service to meet our clients’ needs.

For more information about Citco, please visit www.citco.com

About the Team & Business Line:

Fund Administration is Citco’s core business, and our alternative asset and accounting service is one of the industry’s most respected. Our continuous investment in learning and technology solutions means our people are equipped to deliver a seamless client experience.

As a core member of our Real Estate team, you will be working with some of the industry’s most accomplished professionals to deliver award-winning services for complex fund structures that our clients can depend upon.

Your Role:

The Vice President is responsible for ensuring that real estate funds and real estate fund managers are provided with accurate and timely accounting services.  In addition, the Vice President shall manage client relationships in line with client Service Level Agreements, Citco procedures and applicable accounting standards, while also maintaining a focus on training and development of staff, work flow processes and improvements.

Accounting:

  • Review  Quarterly/Monthly reports and working papers, which include:
    • Cash and Position Reconciliations
    • Expense Accruals
    • Agree Dividends and Interest Accruals if applicable
    • Review all capital activity pertaining to the funds (Capital Call and Distribution processing)
    • Review Limited Partner and General partners/Shareholder Allocation ; calculations/schedules – includes review of Admin/Management fees/Waterfall/Clawback calculations
    • Trial balances and related working papers
    • Financial statements, footnotes and Partner Capital Statements

Operations:

  • Overall responsibility for client relationships, inquiries and meetings
  • Interact with Senior Management and clients
  • Review procedures and recommend solutions in order to improve efficiencies
  • Ensure adherence to all internal and external audit standards
  • Coordinate, manage and monitor external audit process
  • Liaise with clients and assist them on accounting and administrative issues and relevant developments
  • Provide technical accounting/industry knowledge to clients
  • Review client partnership agreements, PPM’s and other materials
  • Implementation of fund structures onto accounting system
  • Preparation of client service plans including annual budget
  • Liaising with property management companies

Team Management:

  • Review the work of team members and provide feedback for improvement in order to guarantee timely delivery and quality of work
  • Monitor and track team performance and profitability in order to meet the client service level agreements and achieve financial targets
  • Plan resources in line with business demands, participate in the recruitment and selection process, lead, coach, develop and appraise employees within the team
  • Establish plan for new client setup and transitions
  • Keep Senior Management abreast of all material issues affecting the processing of deliverables
  • Ad Hoc Reports requests and operations metrics as required by management
  • Implement training initiatives

About You:

  • Bachelor or Master level degree (in accounting, finance, economics)
  • Professional accounting designation required
  • 7+ years public/private accounting experience
  • 5+ years real estate and/or private equity experience
  • Knowledge and experience in GAAP and IFRS required
  • Experience with fair value reporting for real estate investments and debt obligations
  • Knowledge of Real Estate & Private Equity  Funds Accounting
  • Strong leadership skills and supervisory experience of other professionals
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of REIT structures and testing
  • Experience in Performance Reporting – NCREIF and GIPS(AIMR)
  • Project management skills with attention to detail and proven ability to multi-task
  • Knowledge and experience in real estate/private equity accounting systems (Yardi, MRI, Investran, etc.) is preferred
  • Advanced computer skills (Microsoft Excel)

Our Benefits

Your well being is of paramount importance to us, and central to our success. We provide a range of benefits, training and education support, and flexible working arrangements to help you achieve success in your career while balancing personal needs. Ask us about specific benefits in your location.

 

We recognize diversity as a source of organizational pride and strength. We have made it a priority to reflect our nation’s evolving diversity in the people we hire, and the culture we create in our organization.

Citco welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection.