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Associate Business Partner – 6 Month Fixed Term Contract

London, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Feb 23, 2024

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Job Role
Finance Business Partner
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Description

We are looking for an Associate Finance Business Partner to join LGIM’s Real Assets business on a 6 Month Fixed Term Contract.

You will be responsible for ensuring that the Funds within your remit are set up and operated effectively and efficiently.

You will also provide financial information, tools, analysis and insight to the Investment Manager, General Partner and AIFM, helping them make informed decisions

On top of this you will deliver technical accounting expertise, working closely with operational and support teams to ensure the delivery of accurate, timely and useful financial information, implementing and challenging processes and working with the various stakeholders to improve outputs.

Principal accountabilities:

Financial Control and Financial Reporting:
  • Setting and implementing the accounting policies, within the LGIM Group accounting framework, for new funds and ensuring the policies for existing funds are fit for purpose, consistent across the platform and updated as and when required
  • Providing technical accounting advice to the outsourced fund accounting teams, in relation to complex or non-standard accounting transactions
  • Review monthly / quarterly fund valuation and management accounts prepared by the outsourced fund accounting team
  • Prepare and monitor budgets for the fund level vehicles within the structures under their remit
  • Cash management and planning, considering availability of equity and debt
  • Review, design, implement and monitor effectiveness of internal financial control procedures.
  • Review and sign off of key calculations including capital calls, redemptions, distributions, management fees, expense caps
  • Oversight of regulatory reporting

Oversee Outsourced Providers of Financial Reporting and Administration Services:
  • Oversee the work of outsourced fund administrators and fund accountants
  • Monitor key performance indicators and review work performed by providers.
  • Coordinate and oversee audit of fund structures, providing support and information as required and making decisions regarding accounting policies
  • Act as the link between the Investment Management and back office functions (fund accounting, depositary, AIFM, Company Secretary), ensuring all relevant information is transferred and providing context to ensure the Financial Reporting reflects the commercial reality of the underlying structure
  • Coordination of periodic board meetings including suggesting and adapting materials based on activity and INED feedback
  • Implement newly designed operational and financial oversight models, critically assessing effectiveness as required
  • Monitoring of covenants and associated bank reporting relating to debt facilities

Client Relationships:
  • Prepare finance material and present it at investor, board or AIFM meetings as required.
  • Deal with investor questions and queries on finance matters.

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