Portus Retail are hiring

Published 01 Oct 2020

We’re now looking to add to the team. We can offer either full or part-time working, focused on our current assets and assisting with new opportunities.

Finance and Commercial Manager – Chiswick

Key responsibilities and role:

Working across our existing portfolio, to provide financial oversight and performance management of key external suppliers including the respective auditors, corporate accountants and tax advisors to each asset.

  • Assist in the preparation of periodic investor and shareholder reports, including actual vs budget analysis, forecasting and cash-flow management.
  • Provide NAV, covenant or other KPI analysis to shareholders on request.
  • Lead on the preparation of annual budgets for the respective Holding Companies and where necessary, to assist our local property managers with property-level budgeting and forecasting.
  • Manage the reporting, covenant testing and relationship management with the lending banks.
  • Constantly challenge, improve and manage the processes relating to payment of corporate and structure costs
  • Design, develop and manage a financial appraisal model that allows Portus to test the viability of asset management initiatives and potential acquisitions.
  • Assist with initial due diligence, financial underwriting and preparing investor committee presentations for new opportunities.
  • Take responsibility for key work-streams through the asset acquisition or disposal process including tax efficient corporate structuring (to be supported via external advisors per jurisdiction)
  • Liaise with nominated third party consultants, such as Valuers and Property Managers, to ensure data flow and accuracy.

About You

  • Ideally an economics/finance/investment/real estate background
  • At least 3 years post qualification experience, in either a finance or real estate environment
  • Strong academic background and appropriate accounting qualification
  • Experience with Yardi as a property management and reporting tool
  • Good understanding of financial modelling and valuation methodology (advanced excel, Microsoft Office required)
  • Ability to demonstrate some asset management or transactional experience
  • Team player, but wanting to work in a small, focused environment
  • Based in the UK (London Chiswick) but able to travel in Europe as required
  • A desire to work in a growing, Client-side business • Strong work ethic and attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Languages desirable (French/German)

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