Careers

We are in a rapid growth phase following our most recent exciting acquisitions coupled with a very strong pipeline, so we are now pro-actively looking for more talented real estate professionals to join our team. Watch this space for new position advertisements!

To support our team and due to the rapidly growing portfolio, we are currently looking for a competent, responsible and committed (Senior) Financial Controller - Real Estate (m/f/d) with experience in the real estate sector for the Berlin location (or remotely).

(SENIOR) FINANCIAL CONTROLLER - REAL ESTATE

Main responsibilities:

  • Reviews the completeness, accuracy and reliability of reported data on a property level, performs analytical checks and analysis of the reported data.
  • Supports and coordinates preparation of entity level budgets, along with comparison of budgeted vs actual data for properties.
  • Prepares forecasts on property level, along with comparison of forecasted vs actual data.
  • Obtains and processes input on property level from property managers and property accountants for purposes of financial reporting.
  • Participates in asset management meetings.
  • Coordinates financial and tax due diligence and structuring parts of acquisition and divestment processes.
  • Assists with treasury issues and ensures covenant monitoring.
  • Oversees bank accounts and implements procedures for risk management in payment procedures.
  • Takes active part in financing and refinancing processes.
  • Prepares internal corporate annual budgets, along with comparison of budgeted vs actual data, monitors liquidity position.
  • Prepares internal corporate P&L reporting.
  • Manages and optimises the efficiency and effectiveness of finance processes.
  • Selects and manages service providers of holding entities.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor or Master degree in finance, such as business economics or accountancy.
  • Minimum of probably 5-7 years relevant work experience, preferably in a similar position or big 4 accounting firm. More senior applicants also welcome.
  • Experience in real estate is a must, ideally in a German-focussed real estate investment manager with some international capital.
  • Experience with cross-border transactions, and particularly with Luxembourg-domiciled structures owning German real estate.
  • Solid understanding of domestic (German) and cross-border real estate taxation principles.
  • First-hands experience in real estate financing and dealing with German mortgage banks (experience with international lenders an advantage).
  • Experience in dealing with property managers, project managers and third party service providers.
  • Experience in joint venture and “operating partner” structures is an advantage.
  • Knowledge of key financial ratios associated with real estate investments.
  • Knowledge of relevant laws and regulations, such as IFRS and accounting principles in general.
  • Strong analytical skills and well-developed critical attitude.
  • Accurate, independent, proactive and solution-oriented attitude.
  • Fluent English language skills; other European languages an advantage.
  • Good knowledge of Excel. Experience with DATEV.
  • Ability to communicate clearly with a wide variety of stakeholders, from employees to management as well as external partners.

Reporting:

  • The role will report to the two Managing Partners of the business who are hands-on and involved in all aspects of the business.
  • The role will benefit from the support of one accounting/administrative headcount (in-place).
  • The role will also work in close cooperation with the Head of Portfolio/Asset Management and asset managers on all portfolio properties and with the acquisition team on all investment topics.

What we offer:

  • A young, dynamic and international team with a very friendly atmosphere.
  • A portfolio of top quality real estate assets in Berlin, with ongoing expansion to other cities and countries.
  • A very flat hierarchy with no politics and full alignment of interests on all levels.
  • An office in Berlin Mitte with great transport connections.
  • Flexibility and work-life balance (we welcome remote work arrangements tailored for specific roles and employees).
  • 30 day annual holiday leave.
  • Opportunities for career growth and training.
  • Respect of diversity and individuality, hence we welcome applicants of any background, age, gender, race, religion who is genuinely interested in the role.

Compensation Structure:

  • Base salary (tbd).
  • Annual bonus based on the person’s KPI and the performance of the company, at the discretion of the Managing Partners.
  • Depending on seniority and performance, opportunity to participate in the profits of the projects/company (offered to key employees from a certain level).

Please send your inquiry exclusively by e-mail to careers@batogroup.com.