Fund Controller, LaSalle GPS

Job Title: Fund Controller, LaSalle GPS

Location: London

Employment Type: Full-Time

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LaSalle GPS Profile: The LaSalle Global Partner Solutions (“LaSalle GPS”) group is a global business line within LaSalle established in 2018, managing £8bn of real estate investments invested with local operating partners and managers across the world. LaSalle GPS sits alongside LaSalle’s three regional direct private equity business lines and LaSalle’s global public real estate securities business. LaSalle GPS has approximately 50 people across offices in London, New York, Chicago and Singapore consisting of Real Estate Investment professionals, finance and ‘mid-office’ support. LaSalle GPS has strong growth ambitions with a number of large mandates soon to be onboarded. LaSalle GPS can invest in both equity and debt, primarily in unlisted property and fund interests but also in listed markets (principally REIT securities).

LaSalle’s flagship fund is the LaSalle Global Navigator Fund, which launched in 2019. An open ended monthly priced fund with commitments of $400m currently invested in c25 investments around the globe. The candidate will report to a Senior Fund Controller within the team and will work alongside the wider team including advising the Fund Managers on finance matters. The role will focus on the LaSalle Global Navigator Fund alongside the team’s separate account mandates.

Role and Accountabilities

Accounting & Operations:

In relation to Navigator:

  • Accounting, consolidation, and reporting, including monthly/quarterly NAV calculations, quarterly financial statements, annual financial accounts, and investor requests.
  • Oversight of cash management, including investor calls and distributions along with making recommendations to the fund manager.
  • Working with the Operations team to ensure execution of transactions
  • Liaising with the auditors, tax advisors and other external service providers, including appointment and co-ordination of external advisors.
  • Managing a structured fund with entities in the UK, Jersey, Cayman Islands and United States of America.
  • Working closely with the LaSalle AIFM Europe S.à r.l., which is the alternative investment manager of the fund.
  • Oversight of outsourced providers – including administrators and auditors

 

Other:

  • Assist with the reporting of other LaSalle GPS clients including separate accounts and new mandates.
  • Work closely with the wider GPS business and the Global IAF team on strategic projects, driving the use of technology to create a global standarised operating model 
  • Liaise with the wider LaSalle finance function and ensure all information and reporting requirements are provided in an accurate and timely manner.

 

Required Qualifications & Experience:

  • Qualified accountant with minimum 3 years post qualification experience (ACA, ACCA preferred)
  • Working experience in a private equity multi-manager and/or private equity real estate business is a plus.
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong technical accounting experience
  • Commercial mindset
  • Good problem solving and analytical skills
  • Self-motivated/takes initiative, pro-active with a ‘client-service’ mentality whether internal or external ‘clients’
  • Hard working, ability to meet deadlines and multi-task
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, a team player
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.

 

LaSalle is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from all sections of the community