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Senior Fund Controller

Job Type
1 Aug 2022


Service line

Advisory Segment

Role type


Areas of Interest

Accounting/Finance, Investment Management


Bloomington - Minnesota - United States of America, Chicago - Illinois - United States of America, Dallas - Texas - United States of America, Los Angeles - California - United States of America, New York City - New York - United States of America, Washington, D.C. - District of Columbia - United States of America

We are looking for a Senior Fund Controller for CBRE Investment Accounting & Reporting Solutions ("CBRE IA&R"), an ambitious and growing environment. In this role, you will assist the Controller in coordinating fund reporting by monitoring deadlines and deliverables, collaborating with internal and external stakeholders, and preparing and reviewing template-based fund reporting.

Essential duties and responsibilities:
Produces, reviews, and verifies financial information including monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements for commingled funds and separate accounts, providing qualitative analysis and comments.
Prepares periodic financial statements and assists with audit and tax preparation and review.
Manages portfolio budgets, forecasts, and reports for clients/investors.
Monitors financial performance and provides strategic advice to the leadership team.
Reviews periodic P&L calculations at the fund and investor levels.
Manages and operates the treasury/cash management function.
Reviews system prepared reports and supporting schedules for accuracy.
Reviews and signs-off on fund level bank account reconciliations.
Assists with financial institutions, handling financing arrangements and execution of loan agreements.
Reviews NAV calculations and financial packages for completion and accuracy.
Serves as contact point for investors.
Maintains shareholder registries and provides data for presentations.
May design and prepare presentations on financials. Reviews/prepares IRR and performance models.
Troubleshoots escalated issues and ensures requests are handled timely and accurately.
If assigned direct reports, would support staff in areas of staffing including selection, training, development, coaching, mentoring, appraising, rewarding performance, and retention.

Job requirements
Degree from a 4-year college or university program with an emphasis in accounting, finance, or related field required.
A minimum of 9 years accounting experience or equivalent combination of education and experience required.
Prior experience in fund level accounting preferred with real estate accounting or fund accounting software systems.
Solid technical financial skills and intermediate knowledge of GAAP, FASB, REIS, IFRS, and in-region/in-country standards where applicable
Knowledge of real estate terms, definitions, and real estate analytical methodology.
Intermediate knowledge of computer software and hardware (i.e. Microsoft Office Suite Products).
Ability to work in multiple accounting software applications.
Strong coordinative skills and well-developed judgment
Hands-on, accurate, and proactive
Excellent verbal and written English communication skills.
Ability to build strong working relationships with colleagues from different countries and cultures.

CBRE Investment Accounting & Reporting Solutions
CBRE is the largest commercial real estate company in the world and is comprised of several business lines including leasing services, capital markets, valuations & advisory services, and property management, with regional and global capabilities in all major markets around the globe. Within property management, our CBRE Investment Accounting & Reporting (IA&R) group is the leader in providing investment managers with vertically integrated accounting and data solutions, from property through funds.

CBRE IA&R provides is the only 100% dedicated Real Estate Fund and Property accounting business supporting Global and Pan-European coordination for clients providing Fund & SPV Accounting, Investor Reporting, and Performance Measurement services to real estate investment companies, sovereign wealth funds, and other institutional investors in key financial markets.

Our team of professionals offers unmatched dedication to real estate. We serve only real estate and have a history of successfully serving all real estate asset classes, including simple to complex investment structures.

We have dedicated fund and investor reporting teams in 18 countries, while also being a part of our global accounting and reporting operating platform with a presence in an additional 41 countries for property accounting services to provide completely integrated services.

Within CBRE IA&R, you will be challenged to develop yourself, extend your knowledge and skills, and further improve and professionalize various processes within the company

Fund Services Team
The Fund Services team is responsible for the financial reporting, budget, forecast, controlling, and cash flow planning for funds and separate accounts. The team is the link between the business, clients, finance, and Funds. The team fulfils an important function in supplying reliable and complete financial information and advice. The team carries out checks on the underlying data of the fund and is responsible for preparing reports to external stakeholders. Within CBRE IA&R the team has broad responsibilities including the preparation of liquidity forecasts, payment of dividends, budget forecast, and the preparation of various tax returns. In addition, the team provides functional management to asset finance departments within CBRE IA&R.

CBRE is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a long-standing commitment to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, veteran status, political belief, or any other basis protected by applicable law.

NOTE: An additional requirement for this role is the ability to comply with COVID-19 health and safety protocols, including COVID-19 vaccination proof and/or rigorous testing.
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  • Job Reference: 674001294-2
  • Date Posted: 1 August 2022
  • Recruiter: CBRE
  • Location: Minnesota
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Accounting
  • Job Type: Permanent