Michael Page Suisse

Financial director / Consolidation


Real estate investment fund controller (H/F)

09 May Genève, Genève Perm

Our client is a fast growing real estate services and management company.

Reporting to the Head of Investment Monitoring, main duties will include:

Investment control and cash managementTake ownership of the controlling and reporting of a large portfolio of real estate investments, performing profitability analysis, tracking investments' performance on a monthly/quarterly basis including NAV, IRR and other KPI's calculation, preparing cash flow forecast at vehicle and fund level.Provide regular and ad-hoc dashboards and scenario analysis in relation to the different investments, for management control, committees, auditors, investors and other stakeholders.

Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual reports, according to various investors specific requirements and Group valuation principles.

Work with country managers and accounting team on annual financial statements, with a focus on valuation process and support the annual audit.

Work with team and local teams to execute and monitor investments including capital calls, financing strategy, legal frame, sales activity review, construction costs review, business plan deviations.

Liaise closely with local Asset Management and Transaction teams, external accountants, agents and advisories, supervising and coordinating deal flows, quarterly and annual reporting deadlines, cash reconciliations, committee preparation and ad-hoc presentations.

TransactionsPlanning in time the cash needs preparing cash flow projections, coordinate contributions from and distributions to investors, ensuring and monitoring timely cash movements, ensuring completeness and accuracy of documentation and maintaining periodic Capital Call/Distribution reports

Risk management and Internal control implementationWork with local teams and the monitoring team to provide consolidated risk reviews of the different real estate portfolios, monitoring operating processes identifying potential gaps and key risks, provide assistance in the continuous review of business processes, procedures and checklists, supporting the implementation of risk management procedures and policies.Design, develop and refine with the team tailored excel tables to support decision-making process for acquisitions, sales and refinancing.Design, develop and refine with the team tailored Excel tables to support KPI performances and investor specific requirements.

Support and contribute to the implementation of the management information system, software and processes enhancing efficiency and productivity.

Maintain client corporate documentation according to the internal filing procedures

Diversified position for a seasoned real estate professional

International and fast growing environment

At least 3 years' experience in international private equity, real estate, funds or debt/loan funds. Previous experience in international auditing companies as well as in due diligence activities is appreciatedA thorough knowledge of NAV calculation and accounting practices Ability to work on large and consolidated excel models, with focus on IRR consolidationsFamiliarity with preparing and reviewing of capital call, distributions and preparation of rolling cash flow projections Ability to work through the real estate investment chain, from acquisition due diligence to sale process, with involvement in the life of the investment and working knowledge of fund structures and fund cash flowsAbility to work with a good sense of urgency under tight deadlines, prioritising multi-tasking activitiesEager to add value in the process improvements, problem-solving and ability to deal with complex issuesAbility to understand legal documentation related to real estate funds/vehicles, as well as contractual documentation related to real estate investmentFrench, English strong level, with additional languages, Italian is a plus

Great opportunity to join one of the fastest growing real estate company in Geneva.