Reporting & Accounting Manager

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31 May 2019

Job description: Reporting & Accounting Manager

We are looking to strengthen our Finance department by hiring an analytical and energetic professional. The role is based in Brussels and will report directly to the Finance & Sustainability Director.

Main responsibilities:

  • Develop an in-depth knowledge of the EPRA Best Practices Recommendations (BPR), the leading non-GAAP financial reporting framework for European investment property companies.
  • Regularly liaise with members of EPRA’s Reporting & Accounting committee and provide analytical support on projects initiated by the committee. This will typically involve financial statement analysis connected to operational and valuation metrics. Also, assist in administering EPRA committees and working groups (organising meetings, materials, draft minutes, etc).
  • Support the qualitative review of EPRA member companies’ annual reports and take lead of the feedback process and the further adoption of the BPR in Europe.
  • Monitor & engage on financial & accounting developments in relation to IASB, FASB, EFRAG and ESMA.
  • Research and collect financial data from company reports and other data sources such as Bloomberg, Reuters, Capital IQ.
  • Respond to queries of investors and EPRA members connected to the implementation of the BPR.
  • Prepare presentations for events and company meetings and provide support in organising department-specific events.

Desired Skills & Requirements:

  • 3 - 7 years of experience in an accounting role, ideally from a Big4 Accounting firm.
  • Previous experience within the Real Estate sector would be considered advantageous.
  • A degree in Accounting.
  • Strong numerical and analytical skills.
  • Excellent Excel and PowerPoint skills. Some knowledge of databases would be advantageous.
  • Ability to compile through Annual/ biannual reports in a timely manner, based on complex financial information.
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to interact with senior finance executives.
  • Ability to build trust and promote confidence both externally and internally.
  • Results driven self-starter, able to manage several projects in a fast-paced dynamic finance environment.
  • Team player, showing the ability to support other team members and other areas of the business.
  • Fluency in English; knowledge of other languages would be considered an asset.
  • Based within commuting distance of Brussels .

Contact

To apply please submit your resume and motivation letter via email until 31st May 2019 to: RandA@epra.com and careers@epra.com

About EPRA:

EPRA, the European Public Real Estate Association, is the voice of the publicly traded European real estate sector. With more than 270 members, covering the whole spectrum of the listed real estate industry (companies, investors and their suppliers), EPRA represents over EUR 450 billion of real estate assets and 94% of the market capitalisation of the FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Europe Index. EPRA’s mission is to promote, develop and represent the European public real estate sector. We achieve this through the provision of better information to investors and stakeholders, active involvement in the public and political debate, improvement of the general operating environment, promotion of best practices and the cohesion and strengthening of the industry. Find out more about our activities on www.epra.com

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