Operations Director - Real Estate

Trident International Associates
London, UK
18 Feb 2019
10 Feb 2019
Job Role
Finance Director
Contract Type
Level of qualification
Our Client is a leading boutique Real Estate investment bank that are rapidly expanding the team handling highly complex transactions. The opportunity has arisen to join their knowledgeable team in providing clients with unparalleled insight and experience across the Real Estate market. The Role will be reporting directly to the CEO and essentially being their number 2. The duties will include, but not be limited to, the following: Offering strategic advice to partners regarding operational/resource matters. Handling all compliance issues including FCA returns, KYC/AML, ensuring all documentation and procedures are up-to-date, disaster recovery/business continuity, Data protection / GDPR. Liaising with bank account managers, and setting up/ authorising payments, purchases and invoices. Handling any filings at Companies House or HMRC related filing, ensuring statutory books remain up-to-date. Managing all insurance policies alongside the firm's insurance brokers. Liaising with accountants on a regular basis providing information regarding accrued income, expenses, payroll, and annual audit and HMRC payments. Supporting the finance department in creating budgets and forecasts. Ensuring that the expenses of creditors and debtors are managed appropriately. Liaising with outsourced support providers regarding, new user set-up, and disaster recovery and data backups. Monitoring and recording the distribution/use of direct lines, mobiles and conferencing facilities. Managing company documents, such as offer letters, staff handbooks and health and safety paperwork. Handling recruitment, staff appraisals/disciplinarians, benefits, holiday/sickness schedule and resourcing/staffing management. Managing and monitoring health and safety compliance, including fire warden and fixed-wire testing. Managing landlord/ third party service providers regarding matters such as cleaning, shredding, stationary, decorating. Enhancing website content and making changes/enhancements where necessary. Maintaining and managing social media, as well as creating and updating adverts. Ensuring that the firm is subscribed to the relevant industry magazines/newspapers and that all industry/professional memberships are up to date. The Person to apply will be a highly commercial, dynamic Operations Director with a proven track record of being in a similar role. Strong work ethic and commitment is needed as part of this fast-paced role. You will also be highly organised, have good attention to detail and be able to demonstrate a broad skill base, common sense and be 'hands on' at detail level with the ability to multi-task and make commercial decisions and judgements. It will be highly advantageous if you have current or recent experience of working with the real estate sector (funds / investments). OUR SPECIALISM Based in Mayfair in London, Trident are a specialist, boutique real estate recruitment consultancy who identify talent in property, finance and accounting. As a market leader we offer innovative, flexible and tailor made holistic solutions to the global real estate markets. OUR APPROACH Established for 25 years and with over 75 years of experience at partner level, we are a consultancy with the breadth and depth of knowledge of the various trends facing the property industry, so essential in the light of continuing changes in global real estate, private equity and fund management. We believe in working in the capacity of partner with both candidates and clients alike, working in synergy with them and growing organically, acting with ethical integrity every step of the way. A proven consultancy, driven by the changing market, who can add real value, both vertically and strategically and who are able to make a real difference by identifying real talent . We can offer both global and local market expertise and successful solutions for unique, complex and difficult recruitment remits. Our team of experienced consultants can not only help identify your next career move and challenge but also offer objective consulting opinion and guidance on interviewing, market trends and salary benchmarking. CONTACT US If you are looking for a new job or a career change within the real estate sector - Trident are always keen to hear from quality candidates, both from the property industry and other sector disciplines, ready to rise to a new career challenge. Our service to candidates is based on professionalism, a dedication to understanding your career needs and total confidentiality and discretion.