Fund Controller

26 Sep 2018
02 Oct 2018
Contract type
Full time

Our client is one of the world's largest real estate funds with AUM in the tens of billions in USD.


  • Manage accounting, tax and investor reporting operations for a series of real estate private equity funds based in Singapore and investing across Asia.

  • Lead and supervise team of one to two accounting associates in providing accounting, tax and investor reporting administration services for funds.

  • Review monthly property activity reports relative to property budgets and operating data, and review reconciliations of investment general ledger to property financial statements.

  • Review monthly investment journal entries and related ledgers completed by associates.

  • Review and reconcile investment performance returns to underlying investment accounting.

  • Work with Asset Managers to prepare the quarterly investment level debt compliance requirements.

  • Work with Portfolio Manager on the oversight of fund cash and currency management and budgeting.

  • Work with Portfolio Manager and Asset Managers to maintain fund level cash flow models.

  • Coordinate investment and fund related tax and regulatory filings and certain investment level cash disbursements including legal, tax, audit, appraisal, asset management invoices, etc.

  • Maintain relationship with the fund's external auditors and manage the year-end audit process.

  • Manage the preparation and dissemination of portfolio financial information to clients, Portfolio Managers, Asset Managers, Consultants, and Investor Relations Group.

  • Work closely with Portfolio Manager, Head of Asia Research and Investor Relations Group in the preparation and distribution of quarterly and annual reports.

  • Lead financial and tax due diligence associated with new investments, as well as with the financial analysis around other transactions such as dispositions, refinancings, etc.

  • Work with the fund's Corporate Finance Team on documentation on investment level debt

  • Work with the fund's Asset Management Team and Portfolio Manager to coordinate the completion and rollup of annual property level business plans to overall fund level business plans.

  • Responsible for the maintenance and updating of accounting policies and procedures for the series of funds.

  • Responsible for managing and training a staff consisting of one to two accounting associates.

  • Responsible for completing annual performance goals for accounting staff and performing year-end performance evaluations.

  • Manages and coordinates several group-wide projects throughout the year pertaining to the Fund

  • Solicits Portfolio Manager guidance or input on key matters where appropriate.

  • Maintains strong relationships with external service providers including audit, tax and legal vendors.

  • Suggests innovative approaches to situations and problems.


  • 10-15 years of international real estate or private equity accounting experience.

  • 5-7+ years of experience in managing and leading teams of accountants.

  • Experience with open-end Fund is a plus

  • ACCA/ISCPA certification.

  • Excellent financial analysis skills.

  • Strong interpersonal skills.

  • Exhibits strong attention to detail and follow through.

  • Self starter with ability to work well in a team environment.

  • Strong communications skills, both oral and written.

  • Excellent computer skills.

  • Ability to speak and write Mandarin, a plus

Job Offer

Good remuneration package and fringe benefits in an international firm with good corporate culture and environment. Newly created role for growing business and great opportunity to set up a new fund.

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