Fund Controller - Real Estate International

  • Publication date:

    10 March 2023
  • Workload:

  • Contract:

    Unlimited employment
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Fund Controller - Real Estate International

Your field of responsibility


The role is allocated in the Global Real Estate International Finance Department of Credit Suisse Asset Management. As Fund Controller, you will have an active role in the operational management of the direct real estate investments and associated special purpose vehicles. This includes responsibility for:

  • managing the periodic financial closing and reporting processes of one or several international real estate investment funds across the whole structure, from property level to consolidation

  • Interaction with internal and external stakeholders including Fund Managers, commercial product specialists, investment partners, auditors, local accounting, and tax providers and the board of the fund and special purpose vehicles

  • Financial performance monitoring of portfolio companies/ underlying special purpose vehicles in corporation with asset/ investment managers 

  • Pro-active support of the transaction team when executing acquisition and sales, this through financial analysis and support in on- and off boarding of investments 

  • Preparation of budgets/ forecasts for the fund and underlying special purpose vehicles

  • Cash management of the operational entities including monitoring FX positions and 

  • Participation in projects, review of workflows and processes, implementing improvements where needed

  • Pro-actively support team members and other colleagues across the business, self-start where needed

  • You will be the key person for many processes within the fund lifecycle within your responsibility. 


We offer you:

  • a challenging role in a growing business unit

  • the opportunity to participate in the establishment of finance operations within new countries

  • the opportunity to develop and optimize financial reporting from country units across the globe

  • the opportunity to develop, implement and maintain effective controlling instruments and KPIs

  • the challenge to lead a variety of international external service providers (accountants, tax advisors etc.) in various countries and design effective operating models for our investments 

  • close collaboration with and exposure to other key departments within CS Global Real Estate and across the firm

  • the possibility to implement great ideas and to drive change

Your future colleagues

We are a department which values Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) and is committed to realizing the firm’s D&I ambition which is an integral part of our global cultural values. Remote Working? N/A - pending TWWW agreement 

Your skills and experience


You are a good match if you have:

  • strong financial background (MSc, CFA, CPA, CIIA or equivalent)

  • more than 5 -7 years of hands-on experience in an international environment; preferably with a BIG 4 company or a multinational company

  • solid accounting knowledge: international accounting standards (IFRS, INREV, others are seen as a benefit)

  • You feel confident in dealing with external counterparties

  • Confidence to work in a complex matrix organization

  • Structured approach to complex problems and ability to prioritize

  • Experience in working in a regulated environment

  • Ability to work independently and set own priorities, take ownership of assigned tasks and integrate well into a team

  • International real estate experience is regarded as a strong benefit

  • Fluent in English and preferable in German (both spoken and written), fluency in any other major language is a benefit

  • Strong IT skills (MS-Office suite; ERPs; Reporting software)

  • Dedication to fostering an inclusive culture and value diverse perspectives


Mr. Musti Ikar would be delighted to receive your application.
Please apply via our career portal.

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Find a new home for your skills, ideas, and ambitions. Credit Suisse offers you the ideal environment to progress your career, attractive benefits and excellent training.

We are a leading wealth manager with strong global investment banking capabilities founded in 1856. Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, and with more than 45,000 employees from over 150 nations, we are always looking for motivated individuals to help us shape the future for our clients.

Credit Suisse is an equal opportunity employer. Welcoming diversity gives us a competitive advantage in the global marketplace and drives our success. We are committed to building a culture of inclusion with a deep sense of belonging for all of us. We will consider flexible working opportunities where possible. Our bank provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities, as well as those with other needs or beliefs as may be protected under applicable local law. If you require assistance during the recruitment process, please let your recruiter know.