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Eames are partnering with a Global Real Estate business who are seeking to hire a FP&A Director to support on their European Strategy and be a key contact for the New York Group office

This role is based in Canary Wharf - the team are on-site 5 days per week but flexibility can be offered on a case by case basis

The Finance Director will serve as a key point of contact for portfolio companies, ensuring successful delivery of the reporting and FP&A needs to the group. The candidate will manage the relationship with their portfolio companies from acquisition and take end-to-end ownership of business planning, reforecasting, quarterly results and valuations. The individual will ensure deliverables from the portfolio company are of a high standard for various business stakeholders.

Responsibilities for this position include the following:

  • Assess and communicate trends in the quarterly financial reporting relative to historic results, forecasts, business plans and commercial / market events
  • Understand commercial business drivers for results and valuations through interaction with the finance teams and portfolio managers
  • Key individual in the annual business planning process, ensuring robust understanding and challenge of assumptions, providing advice on required accounting adjustments
  • Managing funding needs for our Portfolio Companies whilst complying with established processes
  • Establish a strong working relationship with portfolio company CFOs & finance teams to align with processes and requirements

Key Competencies:

  • Commercially focused finance individual with excellent stakeholder skills, comfortable communicating internal and portfolio company senior finance leadership, legal teams and tax advisers
  • Strong technical skills and be able to assist in preparation of reporting packs under IFRS, identify issues, and follow guidance, and consult internally
  • Experience working through complex Real Estate transactions (acquisitions, dispositions, or debt financings) - ideally with European coverage alongside UK
  • Experience of working within a global matrix organisation

Key Requirements

  • Achieved 2.1 in any degree discipline
  • Commercial / Fund Finance Experience within Real Estate
  • Qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA) or equivalent with 6+ years PQE
  • Strong Excel skills and proficient in PowerPoint

Eames Consulting is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.