Overview

Jamestown is a design-focused, vertically integrated real estate investment and management company with a 35+ year track record and $13.2 billion assets under management (AUM) as of September 30, 2022. Jamestown’s mission is to transform spaces into innovation hubs and community centers. Jamestown Europe aims to acquire, revitalize, and operate large scale, historic industrial properties, bringing a unique brand of adaptive reuse development to the continent. Our European business is headquartered in Cologne, Germany and has offices in Amsterdam, London, Madrid, Lisbon and Milan. As of September 30, 2022, Jamestown Europe has approx. EUR 1.1 billion of AUM. Click here for more information.
Financial Controller Real Estate
Permanent employee, Full-time · Cologne
Responsibilities:
We are looking for an ambitious and financially talented professional to join our team as Financial Controller. In this role you will assist with the oversight of the accounting, tax, treasury and certain corporate secretarial functions of real estate portfolios and legal entities across Europe. Additionally, you will gain exposure to other departments within the company such as acquisitions, capital markets, fund management, and property management.
Finance and Accounting:
Coordinate compliance of various accounting, tax and treasury matters with third-party service providers to ensure timely and accurate routine financial reporting
Review annual audited financial statements of the European portfolio under IFRS or local GAAP
Assist with the coordination of the auditing processes across the portfolio
Coordinate with the portfolio and asset management teams on routine lender and investor reporting as well as budgeting processes
Support the European management team on various operational and administrative matters
Acquisitions Support:
Support Acquisition’s team with financial due diligence (review of financial statements, coordination of outsourcing providers) on new acquisitions
Assist with onboarding of service providers (e.g. property managers, accountants, etc.) regarding the setup of accounting, treasury, and reporting standards
Other:
Encouraged to keep professional designations or training current
Beneficial to engage in industry associations and attend local events and training seminars
Working conditions:
Jamestown Europe has a diverse and fast-paced workforce, growing within two years to 45 employees, with a start-up culture and spirit
Responsibilities may require an adjusted work schedule such as work outside of the standard working hours to meet deadlines
We offer flexible working hours as well as remote work. Feeling comfortable working remotely is important
Possibility to travel to different European countries
Jamestown Europe supports employee career growth and encourages continued education and development of new skills by facilitating cross-department collaboration
Your profile:
Education: Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Accounting, Tax or related vocational training required; Chartered Accountant (CA) or other related certifications a plus
Work Experience: 3-7 years‘ experience in real estate accounting or related field with at least 2 years of experience preparing and/or reviewing financial statements
Language Proficiency: Exceptional written and verbal communication in German and English. Fluent in one additional European language is a plus (Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch or Italian)
Skills:
Solid understanding of IFRS, German GAAP (HGB) as well as strong Excel proficiency is required
Ability to work autonomously while at the same time coordinating processes, working as part of different teams
Additionally, knowledge of Dutch GAAP is preferred
Further a plus: knowledge of foreign withholding taxes; experience with real estate share and assets deals across Europe; experience with treasury management
To apply, please send your CV and motivation letter online https://jamestowneurope.jobs.personio.de/
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Jamestown Europe GmbH o Marienburgerstr. 17 o 50968 Köln/ Cologne o Deutschland
career-europe@jamestownlp.com