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Senior Fund Accountant


Company: LaSalle Investment Management
Job Title: Senior Accountant                                                                                         
Location: Singapore
Department: Fund Finance
Employment Type: Full-time
Reporting To: Fund Controller
 

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Position Goals

  • To support the firm in providing the accounting, financial and management information throughout the Asia Pacific Region including, Japan, Australia and Greater China
  • To provide support in finance & accounting matters and towards the growth of the firm’s business

 

Accounting & reporting

  • Maintain/oversee the maintenance of accounting records for investment holding entities on a monthly basis
  • Payments, wire transfers processing & daily cash flow management of the investment holding entities
  • Assist in the annual external & internal audit
  • Assist with tax, corporate secretarial compliance, fund compliance/corporate governance matters
  • Implement and ensure compliance with internal controls

 

Client reporting

  • Fund consolidation and reporting to investors on a quarterly basis
  • Assist client/Fund Managers with investors’ requests & inquiries on financial and accounting information

 

Transactions / deal related

  • Provide transactional and analytical support to acquisitions, fund managers and asset managers on real estate transactions (acquisitions, dispositions, restructuring, financing/refinancing) in the Asia Pacific region, with a focus on Greater China deals
  • Involve in capital structuring and tax planning for acquisitions & restructuring.
  • Review and analyze financial results reported by property holding subsidiaries, including proper conversion from local GAAPs to IFRS/US GAAP
  • Co-ordinate and liaise with JV partners, fund managers, asset managers, investors, outsource accounting & tax agents on finance, reporting & tax matters, liquidity and cash-flow management, queries on portfolio’s performance & financial forecasts
  • Review and report monthly cash positions. Ensure optimal cash management by property holding subsidiaries
  • Assist in the annual external audit and tax, corporate secretarial compliance
  • Assist in loan administration and ensure adherence to loan covenants

 

Experience, Qualifications and Competencies Required

  • Bachelor Degree in Accountancy, CPA or ACCA qualified
  • Minimum 4 and up to to 5 years of relevant working experience
  • Big 4 Audit experience and consolidation experience is compulsory
  • Experience in real estate industry a preference, but not a must
  • As the incumbent might need to work closely with Greater China business associates and stakeholders, proficiency in written and spoken Business Chinese is a great advantage
  • Technically strong in financial reporting and accounting standards (China GAAP, IFRS, US GAAP)
  • Client focused, confident and have integrity
  • Organized and meticulous and yet inquisitive and competent in posture
  • Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds in the Asia Pacific region including liaising with JV partners, asset managers, outsource agents, bankers, auditors and consultants