Columbia Threadneedle Investments is seeking to recruit an Operations and Oversight Manager into its well-established Real Estate and Infrastructure Operations Team. The role will include project management responsibilities in relation to operational change across the Real Estate and Infrastructure product ranges. The role will also be primarily responsible for ensuring that operational aspects of the Infrastructure fund run efficiently, working with various internal and external stakeholders including the Investments Team.
How you'll spend your time....
To project manage operational change initiatives, including new product launches, existing product developments and fund terminations across Real Estate and Infrastructure products.
Control and check the Net Asset Value and unit pricing of a Real Assets Fund as produced by the outsourced Fund Administrator. To control and check annual income distributions and ensure all reporting provided from/to the Fund Administrator is completed within timescales as defined in the SLA.
Responsibility for monitoring the completion of all regulatory, tax and investor reporting deadlines including the production of Annual Financial Statements and Quarterly Investor reporting.
Working with Investment Teams to assist with the acquisition of Real Estate and Infrastructure Assets, including fund administrator and depositary liaison, setting up of intermediate SPV holding vehicles and facilitating the funding required for completion of such acquisitions.
Responsibility for the oversight co-ordination of four Fund Administrators across multiple offshore locations. This will include chairing monthly service review meetings, tracking all risk events and monitoring issues to closure, attending on-site annual due diligence visits and the co-ordination of associated due diligence documents.
Point of escalation for operational projects/queries including conversions of current fund structures to more tax efficient vehicles.
Management of two members of staff and ensuring the continued motivation, development and performance of the individuals within the team.
To be responsible for the internal controls of the team, ensuring that all key tasks for the various funds are reviewed and signed-off following a thorough and robust review.
To be successful in this role you will have....
Fully Qualified Accountant - ACA, ACCA or CIMA
Experience in project managing change related projects
Experience of managing a team
Sound knowledge of IFRS
Clear and concise communicator with colleagues at all levels
Self-starter, deadline driven and can work on own initiative
If you also had this, it would be great....
Prior experience in a Financial Services company
Prior experience in Real Estate and/or Infrastructure Fund Accounting
Prior experience in actively managing third party Fund Administrators