Trainee Accountant

Real Estate | South Africa

Trainee Accountant

Trainee Accountant

Job Title

Real Estate

Real Estate

Business Division

South Africa

South Africa

Location

Role summary

The Trainee Accountant will join a growing team providing a full suite of fund accounting and financial reporting services to our Real Estate fund clients. The role will include financial reporting, NAV reporting and fund administration duties, such that the candidate is involved in all aspects of accounting and reporting services to our portfolio of Real Estate fund clients.

Key responsibilities

The role above will be responsible for the following specific duties:

  • Provide day-to-day fund accounting and financial reporting 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 UK GAAP);
  • Preparation of NAV calculations, capital call workings and distribution workings of the Funds;
  • Liaison with local accountants and/or Property Managers in relation to accounting for property-level transactions;
  • Working closely with the Real Estate Funds administration team to ensure that accounting records are accurate and transactions and activity within the portfolio are understood and incorporated into the accounting ledgers as appropriate;
  • Preparation of group reporting packs;
  • 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 required

  • Commerce degree with:

Financial Accounting 3;

Taxation 1;

Auditing 1 or Internal Auditing 2 or Internal Control & Code of Ethics;

Corporate Law 1 or Commercial Law 2 and

Management Accounting.

  • 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;
  • Motivated and driven and
  • Financial sector and Fund knowledge will be a distinct advantage.

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

    We work with talented people. It’s their deep expertise, knowledge and collaborative nature that differentiates us. We see things differently.

  • Global locations

    Our offices are spread across three global regions: The Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific & Mauritius.