• Specialist Finance Manager

    Job Locations UK-London
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Business Entity
    Octopus Property
    Octopus Property
    Permanent Full-Time
  • Overview

    Role Summary


    Octopus Property is one of the industry’s leading specialist lenders in the Real Estate industry with an impressive track record and numerous awards. With a highly experienced team and a clear vision for growth, now is an exciting time to join the business as we continue to the next phase of our journey.



    About the Role


    This is a busy and exciting role which partners with investment teams to structure funds and raise finance (where and when required), including the roll out of new robust processes to various stakeholders upon close. Responsibilities include;


    • Overall responsibility for all audit and tax projects across the team.
    • Managing tax, regulatory and compliance risks across the team and minimising where possible.
    • Working with investment teams and Group to monitor fund performance and maximise returns.
    • Keeping abreast of evolving Financial Reporting, Tax, Regulatory and property market developments, presenting to the team where applicable.
    • Ensure data integrity and accuracy across the team.
    • Supporting the Financial Controller to ensure accurate and complete financial records to satisfy Companies Act, accounting standards and any other relevant legislation and regulations.


    About you

    • For this role you must be ACA, ACCA, CIMA or similar qualified accountant with at least five years post-qualification experience.
    • Proven track record of delivering on projects, including audits and setting up new fund structures    
    • Confidence to present to wider groups, influence others and lead conversations with C-level stakeholders.
    • Good organisational skills with an ability to multi-task.
    • Understanding of debt instruments and how they are impacted by different accounting standards (e.g. IFRS, FRS 102, etc.) across different jurisdictions.
    • Experience of corporate tax legislation; mainly in the UK.
    • Experience of working with different company / fund structures including (but not limited to) Limited companies, LLPs and LPs.


    And to really stand out from the crowd

    • Be a team player with a can-do attitude.
    • Be well organised, methodical, flexible and adaptable to changing needs.
    • Think creatively and innovatively about how to do things better.
    • Be able to work with minimum supervision and prioritise and ever-changing workload.
    • Have a high level of attention to detail reacting quickly, when needed, to make sound decisions.
    • Show integrity at all times, and empathise with candidates and colleagues.
    • Treat others as you would expect to be treated.


    Our Values and DNA


    At Octopus we don’t just focus on what we do but also how we do it. Everyone shares our values of being straightforward, helpful and bold. And while these are the principles that guide us as an organisation, our DNA goes even further, by revealing our inner strengths:

    • We are loyal: we fully buy-in to the company’s vision and believe in everything that Octopus stands for.
    • We are respectful: we live and breathe the Octopus values of being helpful, straightforward and bold.
    • We are resilient: we have an inner strength that means we never give in.
    • We are intellectually curious: we seek to understand how the world works and we’re always learning, adapting and improving.
    • We understand who our customers are: and because we know them really well, we always give them our very best.


    What we offer


    Octopus has built an exciting and inclusive high-performance culture where employees feel empowered. This means we welcome discussions around flexible working hours. We also understand the value of diversity, and we have a team dedicated to promoting gender, ethnic, socio-economic, LGBT and disability equality, to make sure we back up our words with actions.

    All Octopus employees are given the opportunity to develop new skills, aim higher and accelerate their careers.








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