Asia Portfolio Accounting Assistant Director

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Key Responsibilities 

The role requires the person to be responsible for fund accounting and reporting of a newly set up Fund that covers investment in Hong Kong, Singapore, Shanghai, Sydney and Seoul. He or she will report to the Assistant Director/Fund Controller.

Accounting & Financial Reporting

  • Prepare monthly accounting entries for individual Fund and SPV entities within the structure of an unlisted real estate fund or investment platform (account); generate management and statutory accounts for such entities
  • Coordinate with local PropCo accounting service providers/JV partners and review monthly accounting data for local PropCo to ensure proper accounting treatment and readiness for consolidation
  • Prepare financial statements in accordance with the appropriate accounting/financial reporting basis
  • Responsible for annual group audit for Fund and SPV entities
  • Prepare periodic and bespoke investor reports in association with Investment team
  • Prepare individual and consolidated annual budget and forecast
  • Compute investment manager’s fees including carried interest/performance fee
  • Prepare performance analysis and calculations of key performance return metrics
  • Prepare periodic and ad-hoc analytical reports for the client as needed
  • Liaise with local accounting service providers, financiers etc. where needed to assist in the transaction processes related to acquisition and/or disposal of real estate/investment holding companies

Cash Management/Treasury

  • Manage processes for opening, operation and closure of bank accounts
  • Monitor cash balance regularly and manage cash needs of various entities within investment structure, process transactions related to capital calls, distributions, expenses and inter-company transfers
  • Manage AP process and effect payments/disbursements

Company Secretarial

  • Liaise with company secretary/fund administrator on corporate secretarial and administration matters for proper maintenance of all legal entities and documentation of transactions e.g. board/shareholders’ resolutions, shareholders’ loan agreements, promissory notes etc
  • Liaise with company secretary/legal counsel on financial matters related to initial set-up and liquidation of entities e.g. capital requirements, tax clearance

Structuring and Tax Compliance

  • Assist with tax planning, structuring and compliance

General

  • Liaise and coordinate with external parties and advisors as needed, e.g. auditors, lawyers, tax agents etc
  • Support and participate in various ad hoc projects for business line overall as needed

Skills & Knowledge

  • Undergraduate degree in Accounting, Finance or similar concentration
  • At least 7-9 years accounting and finance experience (2-3 years in Big-Four and 5-6 years Commercial-Real Estate PE)
  • Professional accounting qualification e.g. CPA/CA/ACCA
  • Real estate industry exposure and experience with private equity real estate funds preferred
  • Strong working knowledge of IFRS, knowledge of other GAAPs a plus
  • Exposure to treasury, tax (exposure in Australia tax and setting up Australia trust structure is plus) and compliance issues and practice
  • Strong MS Office skills – Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Publisher
  • Hands-on experience with GL accounting and financial consolidation software (e.g. Yardi Voyager)
  • Strong command of written and spoken English
  • Fluency in Mandarin or other Asian languages a plus

Personal Attributes

  • Solid written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong work ethics with client service mindset
  • Solid analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Detail oriented and able to produce high-quality work product
  • Able to juggle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Self-starter who is able to prioritize assignments and meet deadlines
  • Positive and team-player attitude

AEW Capital Management is an affirmative action-equal opportunity employer.

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