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Financial Controller

Madrid , Spain

Ref#: 9677251597

Date published: 8-Apr-2021

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The Assistant Controller is responsible for the financial administration of Real Estate entities. He/She is the direct interface between external accounting firms and financial management team to collect accurate accounting and reporting information.  He/She is also the direct interface between the property Analyst and Financial management team to collect and analyze the property information, and to produce accurately and timely high-quality financial reporting to the clients.


The Assistant Controller reports to the Senior Controller


a. Financial controlling
Cooperates and communicates to all parties involved in the reporting process.
Coordinates the information flow from property managers and asset managers to the financial accountants.
Contributes to period close tasks (prepare calculations accruals + IFRS adjustments + IC confirmations + income tax computation).
Collects, control and analyses info prepared by External Accounting Firm.
Is responsible for property information and financial reporting reconciliation. 
b. Analysis activities
Analyses and monitoring of financial data.
Proactively compiles internal reports to provide insight in corporate and property performance. 
Performs (Financial) support to the client’s finance team.

c. Budgeting and Forecasting
Assists in the preparation of budget and forecast of real estate SPV’s based on client’s operational budgets.
Obtains, processes and analyses input prepared by property analyst for budgeting and forecasting process.
Carries out the budget / reforecast / MTP process on SPV level.
Produces corporate cash-flow budget / reforecast.

d. Reporting
Reviews completeness, accuracy and reliability on property and SPV level.
Gathers and produces (property) information to put in the report.
Supports in the monthly, quarterly and annual reporting: budget, actuals, forecast…
Participates in specific missions i.e. data room, disposals, financial audits…

e. Other
Provides day to day support to Senior Controllers and finance team.
Participates in project groups.


Senior Controllers
Finance Management
Property Analyst

External accounting firm
External auditors
External advisors (legal, tax, …)

Bachelor´s Degree in Business Administration (Finance/Accounting required).
Master degree with emphasis in Accounting or Finance preferred.
 +4 years of experience in a finance or audit department (ideally in a “big four”) with proven outstanding financial skills
Background and relevant experience in real estate companies and real estate investment funds will be highly considered. 
High level of English (written & spoken). 
Solid knowledge of the Spanish GAAP and IFRS, preferably in real estate sector.
Ability to understand complex accounting, legal and tax related policies and procedures.
Strong verbal and written communicative skills.
Exceptional analytical skills, financial acumen, proven ability to work in a detail-oriented environment.
Advanced problem-solving skills and meticulous attention to detail. 
Ability to multi-task, work under pressure and meet required deadlines.
Good Knowledge of the Spanish tax rules.
Advanced Excel skills (spreadsheet applications).
Experience with ERP systems like Yardi, highly considered.