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Real Estate Controller - Vice President

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Accounting & Finance
London, UK · London, ON, Canada
Posted on Friday, May 31, 2024

Job Description

European Real Assets Group identifies, analyses, acquires and manages real estate and Real Estate assets through a variety of ownership structures. As investment manager on behalf of its clients, JP Morgan Asset Management develops, redevelops and operates these assets; also assesses capital markets and controls investment risk in determining the optimal financing, diversification and disposition strategies for the managed assets.

The European Real Assets Group seeks a Controller with significant post- qualification experience, with relevant experience in Real Estate investment funds. You will have an extensive real estate accounting background to assist with the financial management and reporting, which includes client and internal reporting requirements.

As a Real Estate Controller - Vice President in European Real Assets Group team, you will work closely with an experienced group of professionals while being involved in all aspects of financial reporting, analysis, accounting, internal controls, and oversight related to Real Estate investments owned both directly and through partnerships.

Job responsibilities

  • Prepare, review and oversight of the quarterly and annual financial reporting process for all investment products; continually improve the level and content of reporting and communication;
  • Manage fund structures operationally, including active cash management, vendor management and investor reporting;
  • Ensure compliance with Luxembourg regulatory requirements, US GAAP, IFRS and fund documentation;
  • Understand investment structures, debt documents and partnership agreements;
  • Ensure that local operator/partner accounting systems and records are properly controlled and periodically audited;
  • Monitor Portfolio liquidity for operational and risk analysis;
  • Prepare and manage analysis of asset, fund and business level budgeting and forecasting;
  • Participate in ad-hoc projects and initiatives as required, contributing financial expertise and insights to support strategic decision-making and business growth;
  • Calculate, review and maintenance of Fund performance data, including return and attribution analysis; and
  • Develop and maintain relationships with all internal and external clients and stakeholders.

Required qualifications, capabilities, and skills

  • Experience in open and closed-ended commingled funds, limited partnerships, opportunistic funds, and operating company investments;
  • Up-to-date industry knowledge on accounting and taxation changes in the real estate industry;
  • Strong knowledge of Luxembourg regulatory requirements for investment funds, including AIFMD, CSSF regulations, and Lux GAAP;
  • Familiarity with currency implications and accounting treatment;
  • Understanding of IFRS, US GAAP, Lux GAAP and Fair Market Value accounting.
  • Familiarity with various EU country issues impacting investments and fund level accounting;
  • Ability to act decisively, form opinions, solve problems and make recommendations;
  • Strong project management skills; ability to manage and organize resources, conduct effective presentations, facilitate meetings, and gain consensus around issues;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to effectively engage and influence senior stakeholders;
  • Ability to cultivate strong relationships internally and externally;
  • Experience in managing third party service provider and auditors;