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Finance Director

  • Sector:

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Contact:

    James Lynch

  • Job ref:

    4520

  • Published:

    about 2 months ago

Non-negotiable experience for this role

  • Real-Asset experience ie. real-estate, infrastructure, energy
  • PLC, group reporting experience
  • Multi-jurisdiction oversight including various reporting standards and tax compliance
The Opportunity

My client is an investor, developer and asset manager in the real-estate sector. They own and manage a diversified and impressive portfolio of real-estate assets across Europe. This is a newly created vacancy with an Infrastructure Investment firm based in London.  As the business continues to grow its' European assets, my client is seeking a Finance Director to hold an overarching role on their European assets. This role requires a senior finance executive who can lead the finance team through growth by training and development, change management, automation and transformation.

The Challenge

  • Engaging with Senior Management to ensure good financial practice and control across each of the company’s investment platforms
  • Oversee the finance team who are responsible for:
    • Accounts preparation and management of year-end audit for all group entities
    • Cashflow management and financial modelling
    • Tax compliance and administration
    • Management of accounting processes
  • Company secretarial responsibilities
  • Treasury management
  • Business Partnering and strategic decision making
  • Supervision of finance personnel directly engaged within specific investment platforms
  • Ensuring preparation of timely and accurate financial reporting materials for internal and external stakeholders, including investors, JV partners and lenders.
  • Ongoing enhancement of company’s systems and operational procedures to ensure “best-in-class” financial management of each platform
  • Management of third-party service providers including audit, tax, co-sec, legal and corporate administration as part of the day-to-day management of the business
  • Engaging with relevant staff members across the relevant investment platforms with regard to debt management procedures including bank reporting, debt compliance and loan drawdown processes
  • Engaging with insurance advisors regarding various insurance requirements.

The Expertise

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be a chartered accountant with at least 12 years’ financial and operational control experience within a PLC
  • Experience within an institutional investor
  • Show proven commercial acumen through their career as this role will rely on the successful individual to lead multiple commercial responsibilities
  • Have prior experience working with senior management in the financial and operational management of a real estate, energy or infrastructure investment firm
  • Have a firm understanding of real estate investment and funding structures, including debt and equity funding, with experience working with institutional investors a distinct advantage
  • Have excellent team leadership and communication skills
  • Have an ability to work on own initiative and handle priorities and deadlines

If this sounds like you, please apply to the role or send your CV directly to Sarah McKenna on s.mckenna@masonalexander.ie