German Senior Accountant – Corporate / Real Assets Accounting

Job description

Key responsibilities:


  • Prepare and review annual, semi-annual and quarterly financial statements in accordance with GAAP or IFRS, as required;
  • Knowledge of German GAAP (HGB);
  • Knowledge of YARDI;
  • Prepare and review financial highlight disclosures, including calculations of total returns, preparation of per share tables, expense ratio analysis, etc. 
  • Ensure accuracy of footnote disclosures via review of legal documents governing the fund or companies;
  • Present to or exchange information internally, with clients and outside auditors;
  • Coordinate year-end financial statement process;
  • Identify errors or problems and independently investigate; recommend solutions to team members or Directors;
  • Work under limited supervision. Follow established procedures. Plan own work. Suggest methods and procedures for new work assignments, reviewing with supervisor for input or approval;
  • Assist in development of training programs for accountants in all aspects of financial reporting and the alternative fund industry.

Client relationship

  • Be in contact for clients’ and investors’ requests.

Other Compliance

  • Set up and monitor reporting (regulatory and client reporting) / corporate calendar;
  • Ensure compliance with tax and legal obligations in relation to the given advice of the Legal and tax service providers.


Skills / experience:

  • Degree from a Business school in Accounting and Finance;
  • Minimum 3-5 year of experience in the financial / alternative fund industry
  • Good knowledge of alternative fund structures / asset classes (i.e. real estate, private equity);
  • Accounting knowledge of Private Equity/ Real Estate, Holding Companies, SPVs etc. (Lux GAAP / IFRS / German GAAP/ YARDI/ NAV);
  • ACCA would be an advantage or working towards the qualification;
  • Knowledge of Luxembourg investment laws, in particular the AIFM law;
  • Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office (especially Excel), Blueprint, Fund Count, and Viewpoint
  • Fluency in English and German are mandatory. French would be an advantage.

What you can expect:

  • An innovative, modern business environment;
  • Highly motivated experienced team;
  • Growth & development opportunities.

As Sanne Group Luxembourg is a financial organisation, all new employees will be required to undergo a criminal record check.