Head of Operations, COO (Real Estate, Private Equity)

Job Title: Head of Operations, COO (Real Estate, Private Equity)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Singapore
Salary: SGD 240000 to SGD 300000
Reference: MD/COO/RE/SG
Contact Name: Marek Danyluk
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 09, 2020 10:55

Job Description

Our client, a "start-up" JV with an international, conglomerate backing (US$10bn+Fund) with huge growth plans is looking to bring a Senior Manager/ Exec with a strong pedigree in asset management operations and finance.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist with all entities across the regions (Singapore, Australia, Tokyo) working closely with Senior Management, Shareholders, and potential investors.
  • Manage finance related matters; accounts, audits, tax, budgeting, and financial analysis in accordance with IFRS reporting standards
  • Lead financial/tax advisors on the structuring of transactions including, review of financial statements, stamp duty analysis and use of offshore tax entities across jurisdictions
  • Responsible for debt sourcing for new investments or refinancing. Track and monitor loan portfolio, including interest costs, loan covenants and reviewing refinancing needs
  • Perform on-going investment monitoring for portfolio
  • Investment management activities including on-boarding, compliance, financial due diligence to prospective clients, and coordinating external advisors, service providers and consultants
  • Evaluate potential opportunities to improve fund level returns through tax structuring, FX strategies, capital structuring including subscription lines, and overseas or fund level debt, etc.
  • Ensure funds meet all funding requirements through either capital calls from investors or borrowing
  • Work closely with the Investment and Fund finance teams for preparation of Board Papers, Investment Committee Paper and ongoing Fund Reporting
  • Work with the deal teams and assist on valuations, distributions, as well as investment performance with the global LPs and investors
  • Oversee fund models and portfolio management models. Analyze projected fund level cash flows, potential capital calls and distributions and projected fund performance under various scenarios.
  • Overseeing compliance with fund documents including Fund LPAs and Side Letters, PPM's etc.

Key Requirements

  • Familiar with finance & accounting frameworks in particular Singapore, Australia and Japan
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong trouble shooting acumen
  • Strong technical skill sets such as financial modelling, valuation and due diligence (e.g. commercial, financial).
  • At least 7 to 10 years of accounting and finance experience, preferably from the Big 4 firm; with CA/ CPA Qualification or equivalent
  • Prior Private Equity/ Real Estate (REITs) investment support experience will be advantageous
  • Excellent written and spoken English
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