Private Markets Financial Analyst

  • Contract
  • United Kingdom
  • Daily rate: £250.00-£300.00 USD / YEAR
  • Salary: Daily rate: £250.00-£300.00

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Private Markets Financial Analyst – UK

The opportunity:


The Private Markets Accounting team is accountable for all financial control, accounting, financial reporting and cash processes relating to the Private Equity and Property asset classes. The role also involves interaction with the private equity and property portfolio managers and suppliers as well as a focus on driving improvements to existing processes.

The Private Markets Analyst reports to the Senior manager, Private Markets Accounting who reports to the CFO. The role works closely with the Private Markets Financial Accountant who also reports to the Senior manager, Private Markets Accounting.

What you will do:


·      The Private Markets Accounting team is responsible for the operational and financial control, accounting and financial reporting of the private equity asset class and the property asset class.

·      The team manages the day-to-day finance and operational activities of the private equity (PE) and property portfolios and provides sound financial control and reporting.

o  Manage cash payments and receipts

o  Responsible for accounting for transactions in the property and PE portfolios, including instructing the Fund’s accounting service provider (State Street) and booking entries for internal record keeping in the PE system (Private I), and Property system (SAP).

o  Responsible for booking quarterly PE and Property valuations in the accounting systems

o  Responsible for the medium-term cash forecast for PE and Property, and for agreeing PE and property performance with State Street’s performance services arm reporting.

o  Responsible for tax compliance activities arising from PE and property investment activities including ensuring the fund’s compliance with PE tax filing requirements, Property VAT/CIS submissions and related tax audits.

o  Responsible for providing finance and tax related support on PE and property investment transaction activity.

o  Supporting the year end statutory accounting process in relation to PE and property and audits for the BP Pension Fund.

o  A key stakeholder in relationships with a number of key suppliers, State Street for accounting services, Burgiss for the PE Private I system, BP for the Property SAP system, EY for the Fund’s US PE tax affairs, PE fund manager relationships and JLL for the Property managing agent services.

·      The post holder is responsible for cultivating a positive relationship with the Property and Private Equity investment teams.

•        Strive for continuous improvement of process and content in all areas and support ad hoc projects.

•        The scope of responsibilities is broad and requires an ability to balance business objectives against operational risks.

•        The private equity industry is constantly changing with new regulations and reporting requirements evolving. It is important that the incumbent stays abreast of these changes.

•        The post-holder will be required to support several key relationships with third party providers as well as internal relationships across BP. The Private Markets Analyst is a specialist professional who has a proven track record of success in managing stakeholder relationships.

•        The post-holder will be expected to challenge current processes and standards and to develop new standardised techniques or approaches to improve the efficiency of the processes.


What you will have:

  • Prior experience within a financial control/investment accounting role preferably within the investment/fund management industry.
  • Previous experience of managing stakeholder relationships
  • Ability to deliver with minimum supervision and act on your own initiative
  • Able to challenge current processes and standards and to develop new standardised techniques or approaches to improve the efficiency of the processes
  • Good understanding of the private equity and property asset classes
  • The Private Markets Analyst will demonstrate strong interpersonal skills.
  • There is a requirement to prioritise multiple work demands, often in a time-pressurised environment.
  • Manage ad-hoc projects – skilled practitioner in managing new activities and solving complex problems

·      The role will require an enquiring mind, someone who is comfortable with change, and with a bias to excellence

If the offer fits you and you have the relevant experience, don’t hesitate to apply!

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