Finance Manager, Corporate

Fleet Street, UK
Competitive salary
14 Sep 2020
25 Sep 2020
Job role
Finance manager
Experience level
Greystar is a market leading fully integrated real estate company offering expertise in investment, development, and property management of multifamily residential properties globally. The Europe business is rapidly growing, providing exceptional student and multifamily accommodation in the UK, Ireland Netherlands, Germany, France and Spain.

Our employees are the key to the success of our business with exceptional service at the heart of everything we do. This level of service is a result of their expertise, a solid understanding of the markets they operate in and a passion to provide outstanding experiences.

Our aim is to further expand across the UK and Europe by hiring exceptional talent and staying true to Greystar's core values of integrity, respect, professionalism, accountability, service and team work.

Overseeing the Corporate accounting for Greystar UK. This includes applying generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) to analyse financial information, reconcile financial statements, prepare general and standard journal entries, assist in budget and strategic planning, and prepare standard accounting and financial reports for management.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for Corporate Accounting in the UK, including monthly financial reporting that will include monthly accruals schedule and working with Financial Controller on budget variance analysis.
  • Work towards annual goals and objectives for the accounting team, implement workflows for effective and efficient completion of tasks. Implement process and procedural improvements to streamline work, increase productivity, and maintain service and quality excellence.
  • Prepare financial transactions and information in preparation for entry into various financial statements and accounting reports by checking calculations, reviewing basis for figures, balancing and reconciling figures, and making exceptions as necessary.
  • Review budgeted revenue, expenses and payroll entries. Provide assistance to the budget owners for accurate reporting of expenditure.
  • Support the financial controller with the preparation of the 5-year strategic plan for each region, preparing review material for presentation to Leadership Team.
  • Review and approve weekly supplier payments, provided by the Junior Accountants/ AP Support.
  • Checks, approves and authorises exceptions to bank reconciliations and transfers for deposit and ensures accuracy.
  • Assisting with development and implementation of accounting control procedures by analysing revenue and expenditure trends and recommending appropriate budget levels to ensure expenditure control.
  • Acts as liaison to internal and external auditors by explaining journal entries and financial transactions, providing research data and information as requested, and answering questions necessary to complete the audit in a timely manner.
  • Ensures customer satisfaction by responding to requests from owners, business leaders, community managers, and others related to financial reports, statements, and established budgets.
  • Completes various financial, accounting, administrative, and other reports and analysis, and performs other duties as assigned or as necessary.
  • Balance sheet reconciliations packs completed for each region.

Your Profile:

  • Experience of working in a similar role within a fast paced multi-jurisdictional business ideally within the Real Estate sector.
  • Demonstrated to prepare and explain financial data to business leaders and managers, team members, clients, internal and external auditors, and other business contacts.
  • Strong presentation of financial information - written and verbal.
  • Demonstrated management and supervisory skills sufficient to lead, direct, evaluate, and mentor junior team members and/or peers.
  • Strong team working and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to manipulate and sort large volume of data in excel.
  • Good communicator, with the ability to interpret and complex financial data.
  • Positive "can do" attitude with desire to learn, train and develop in the role.
  • Good attention to detail, taking pride in work.
  • Self-starter with a methodical and organised approach.
  • Ability to work to deadlines and multi task, using initiative to prioritise.
  • Experience in both investment level accounting and property accounting.