Job description

Requirements

  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • London

Description

Objective of Role: Within the specialised Debt and Special Situations Investment business, there is a Finance & Loan Agency team of 5 people responsible for all elements of accounting, financial reporting, cash management, statutory / fiscal compliance and the loan agency & servicing for all funds and separate accounts advised by the Debt and Special Situations team. The Finance & Loan Agency team also plays a key role in fund structuring/set-up, bank financing and liquidations as well as taking responsibility for corporate matters in relation to fund entities. LaSalle are looking to recruit an Assistant Fund Accountant with drive, excellent communication skills and the ability to work in the challenging and exciting Debt and Special Situations business. The successful candidate will assist fund controllers in the management of debt and special situation funds, and will also play a key role in the loan agency & servicing function managed internally at LaSalle.


Accountabilities:

Assisting with the preparation of the accounting, consolidation and reporting processes for LaSalle’s debt funds, including quarterly financial statements, investor reporting, annual financial accounts, calculation of distributions, preparation of capital calls, and dealing with investor requests.

Supporting fund controller with the audit process and tax compliance, including liaising with external advisers.

Processing of invoices & payments and calculation of fees for 2 -3 of LaSalle’s debt funds.

Key player in loan agency function including preparing interest payment statements, compliance testing, instructing valuations and dealing with borrower requests for the loans in the designated funds.


Required Qualifications & Experience:

Part/Newly Qualified Accountant, or 3 - 5 years practical experience in management accounts

Fund and/or debt/property accounting experience (an experience in both would be advantageous but not essential)

Excellent Excel knowledge and experience of Yardi or similar General Ledger systems an advantage

Self-motivated/able to work on your own/takes initiative

Ability to meet deadlines/Hard-working

Outgoing personality

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Organised, methodical and with an eye for detail

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

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