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Ref: SP145-50

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

We are looking for a Financial Analyst to work within a blend of asset management and finance teams, the the incumbent will be responsible for the timely processing and preparation of Budgets, Cashflow projections, business models, performance review assessment reports, asset acquisition /disposal financial plans and other analyses & reports required by Group Asset Management and Finance Teams.

Reporting jointly to the Head of Asset Management and Finance Director, this position collaborates with other relevant departments and business teams/asset managers to ensure that all data & information is accurately analyzed and projected in meaningful analyses and management reports

Responsibilities
• Based as a part of Finance team – Joint reporting to Group Director Finance (FD) and Group Director Asset
• Management (DAM) perform the following tasks :
• Perform a mechanism and conduct monthly business and profitability review of each property under the REIT portfolio.
• Prepare Annual Budgets and business forecasts with Finance and Asset Management teams
• Monitoring of Budget v/s actual and do variance analyses and performance gap assessment month wise for each property and share with relevant stakeholders
• Preparation of Cash flows forecasts for both REIT s – with monthly tracker
• Prepare and update strategic business plans, financial and business models, and forecasts for various purposes for the REIT as a whole and other entities as may be required.
• Conduct sensitivity analyses and impact assessment of various scenarios and situations and business opportunity including Asset Acquisition and Disposal
• Participate with the Business team to prepare business models and investment memorandum for project and the asset being evaluated for acquisition and/or sale/divestment
• Periodic evaluation and monitoring of expenses on various levels ( e.g property-wise, fund-wise etc)
• Preparation of Monthly MIS and forecasts with Asset Management team for each property
• Work towards automation of the monthly MIS reports with IT team
• Assist FD for affairs with treasury and banking relationship management and assist to put in a the process to regularly monitor Loan Covenants for all banking and other contractual arrangements and plan to achieve compliance at each reporting period.
• Assist DAM for affairs with asset and property management and conduct assessment and evaluation on various cost reduction and expense management exercises and conduct financial assessment for new leasing opportunities
• Assist FD to manage information flow to lenders and banks on various financing models and forecasts facilities
• Any other task delegated by FD and DAM

Requirements

• Previous experience in a similar role performing a range of financial analyses and MIS duties
• Experience within Real Estate / Asset Management or a Property related company is desirable
• Strong understanding of financial terminology, cashflow, performance matrix, and benchmarks industry trends, IFRS and basic accounting principles
• Analytically and Research-based approach aiming towards data transformation into useful information
• Confidence in interacting with multiple stakeholders such as business managers, property managers, vendors, bankers and finance professionals etc
• Strong attention to detail coupled with superior analytical skills
• Strong communication and presentation skills in spoken and written English

Education
• Higher Degree in Accounting, Finance or other relevant disciplines
• Professional accounting qualification (eg – CFA) experience
• Post Qualification 3- 5 years in Middle East, preferably in Real Estate or Financial Services business

About the Company

Venture Search is an international banking & financial services search firm, combining technology and human skill to enhance all aspects of the hiring process.

By combining advanced search technology and a market-leading team, we are able to attract the most talented candidates in the banking and financial services sector.

Here at Venture Search, we are passionate about building world-class teams and delivering long-term recruitment solutions. Venture’s focus spans multiple facets of the global Financial Services industry, including Banking, Non-Banking Financial Institutions, Buyside, Fintechs, and Advisory firms.

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