Analyst, Finance

Company: LaSalle Investment Management
Job Title: Analyst
Location: Singapore
Department: Corporate Finance
Reporting to: Senior Vice President, Finance
Employment Type: Full-Time

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Role Summary

LaSalle Investment Management is one of the world’s leading real estate investment managers. With presence in 17 countries and 24 offices worldwide. This role is to support the firm in providing the accounting, financial and management information throughout the Asia Pacific Region including Australia and Greater China and to provide support in finance & accounting matters and towards the growth of the firm’s business

 

Position Goals

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

 

Responsibilities

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 (especially China GAAP) 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

 

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

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

 

Experience, Qualifications and Competencies Required

  • Bachelor Degree in Accountancy, CPA or ACCA qualified
  • Minimum 4-5 years of relevant working experience
  • Experience in real estate industry a preference, but not a must
  • Proficiency in written and spoken Business Chinese is a must as the incumbent partners closely with Greater China business and stakeholders
  • Technically strong in financial reporting and accounting standards (local GAAPs to 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

 

Company website: www.lasalle.com