Trainee Accountant

Real Estate | Dublin

Trainee Accountant

Trainee Accountant

Job title

Real Estate

Real Estate

Business division




Role summary


The Accounting trainee will join a growing team providing a full suite of fund accounting and financial reporting services to our Real Estate clients. The role will be weighted towards fund accounting and bookkeeping activities, but will include financial reporting and basic tax compliance duties, such that the candidate is involved in all aspects of accounting and bookkeeping services to our portfolio of real estate clients. 


Key responsibilities


  • Provide day-to-day bookkeeping services to a portfolio of Real Estate clients and structures, ensuring compliance with internal policies and procedures;
  • Ensuring that all day-to-day matters required to be completed are performed in a timely and satisfactory manner including monitoring tasks;
  • Preparation of management accounts and financial statements in compliance with GAAP (IFRS and FRS102);
  • Liaison with local accountants and/or Property Managers in relation to accounting for property-level transactions; 
  • Working closely with the relevant Real Estate administration teams to ensure that accounting records are accurate and transactions and activity within the portfolio are understood and incorporated into the accounting ledgers as appropriate; 
  • Ensuring that all tasks, reconciliations are completed in a timely manner and internal deadlines are achieved;
  • Responsibility for the preparation of basic VAT returns; 
  • Responsibility for the preparation of Management Accountants and Financial Statements (of an appropriate complexity); 
  • Supporting the audit process to ensure the completion of milestones and deadlines; 
  • Accurate time recording; and 
  • Perform other duties to support the Manager and team as may be necessary from time-to-time;

Skills / experience requirements


  • Bookkeeping experience;
  • We will support a professional qualification such as CAT or ACCA with this role, candidates may have already commenced some of the modules;
  • Proficient in MS Excel;
  • Structural and detail orientated;
  • Good analytical and problem solving skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills;
  • Ability to prioritise work and meet strict deadlines;
  • Excellent communication and organisation skills;
  • Basic working knowledge of IFRS and UK GAAP;
  • Any previous experience of real estate will be advantages, but not a prerequisite for this role; and
  • Motivated and driven.

Next steps


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  • About us

    SANNE is a leading global provider of alternative fund and corporate administration services.

  • Our services

    SANNE provides clients across the globe with a wide range of complementary business services, focused on two core areas: alternative asset services and corporate and private client services.

  • Our approach

    We understand that each client relationship has a unique set of requirements and expectations; that is why our client service teams are handpicked and tailored to fit the specific and evolving needs of each client.

  • Thought leadership

    At SANNE, we collaborate and share our knowledge and best practice with those we value. These are the things that make the difference.

  • Our people

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