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Finance Director

Ref: JN -052018-61013
GBP110000.00 - GBP130000.00 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
UK, London
Accounting, CFO/Finance Director
30th July 2018
Job Type

Cobalt is working with a global leading real estate owner, developer and fund manager, in their search for a Corporate Accounting Director. The business has operations across the United States, Europe, Latin America, India and China, and currently has $88bn in assets under management.

This position will be responsible for the Corporate Accounting for the European business which includes operations in the UK, France, Germany and Luxembourg.


  • Overall responsibility for managing the development of the monthly P&L, cash flow, revenue analysis and variances between actual and budgeted for the European business
  • Consolidating European P&Ls
  • Work with regional heads to ensure that they understand the P&L and maintain consistency in corporate operations and reporting
  • Overall responsibility for developing and managing the corporate budget
  • Manage corporate recharge allocation of costs to properties, funds and developments
  • Improve and maintain operating efficiencies of financial systems
  • Identify new technologies and processes, conduct cost/benefit analysis and make recommendations
  • Manage corporate accounting and payroll teams
  • Provide overall corporate accounting goals and set individual performance objectives


  • Qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA or CIMA) with extensive post qualification experience
  • Substantial experience of running an accounting department ideally a Senior Controller/Director position
  • Management and financial reporting experience
  • Familiar with roll ups/consolidation of financial information
  • Knowledge of funds, property, development and partnership accounting

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