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Job description:

Core-Asset Consulting's client, a global investment firm, has an opportunity for a Trainee Fund Accountant to join their team in Edinburgh for an initial contract of 6 months.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the delivery of financial statements, net asset value calculations, management and board accounts and fund management information for a portfolio of real estate funds.

Core responsibilities:

  • Provide accounting and fund administration for a portfolio of real estate funds

  • Production of accurate and timely annual financial statements, quarterly board reports, monthly management accounts and financial information for customers to tight deadlines

  • Take a portfolio of funds successfully through the audit process in a timely manner

  • Produce quarterly financial information to ensure that controlled real estate funds are consolidated correctly

  • Complete daily pricing and reconciliations for a managed fund

  • Coordinate and review the monthly real estate AUM process assisted by a more senior team member

  • Contribute to the maintenance and development of new and existing real estate funds and the financial systems and processes required to support them

  • Build productive working relationships with external and internal customers and in particular with real estate portfolio / fund managers

Core requirements:

  • Financial accounting and reporting skills

  • Knowledge of accounting standards (IFRS)

  • Ability to work to tight deadlines

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills

  • Strong Microsoft Office skills, particularly Excel

  • Ability to build good working relationships and to work and contribute within a team

  • Professional attitude, image and focus on customer service

  • Either a degree / HND in Accountancy (or equivalent) and / or currently studying for a professional qualification (ACCA / CIMA)

  • Experience of working within financial services sector

Job reference: 8981

To apply for this vacancy applicants must be eligible to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006.

Core-Asset Consulting offers specialist recruitment services to asset management, accounting & finance, asset servicing, legal and the wider financial services sector in Scotland.