Private Debt Financial Controller

  • Location: Paris (Boétie)
  • Expertise: Private Credit
  • Experience: Junior
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • Division: Operations
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Company context

Sienna Private Credit (formerly Acofi Gestion) builds investment products and solutions that meet the expectations of large institutional investors. Its initiatives focus on real assets (real estate, energy transition, public sector) and direct lending with €2.5 billion of assets under management.

Sienna Private Credit is part of Sienna Investment Managers, the alternative investment platform (RE, PE, Private debt, VC …) of Groupe Bruxelles Lambert. It operates in seven countries notably in Luxembourg, London, Paris, Hamburg, Amsterdam, Madrid and Seoul. Sienna Investment Managers employs 260 professionals and manages over €30 billion (including € 2.7 billion in permanent capital) as of June 2022.

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Job purpose

Private Debt Financial Controller is acting as a central pivot supporting the management teams, collaborating with cross services teams (internal, financial, legal, commercial) and external service providers.

Monitoring, control and support of the funds’ financial management

  • Monitoring of the fund’s financial operations : analysis of incoming / outgoing flows, cash reconciliation, validation of payments, verification of accounting entries;
  • Preparation of funds’ capital calls and distributions;
  • Establishment of periodic reports calculation and analysis of net asset values in close collaboration with accounting service providers;
  • Contribution to the production of periodic reports and regulatory documents;
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory obligations (AMF) and follow-up of internal control recommendations;
  • Calculation and production of funds’ risk and performance reports (IRR, SCR …)

 

Implementation of investment/financing processes, in direct connection with managers and legal/compliance functions

  • Validation of the proper financial implementation of each acquisition in support of liaison forms (eligibility verification, KYC, signature of the investment documents …);
  • Implementation, contribution and control financing processes, being proactive and anticipating difficulties (operational, accounting, etc.).

 

 Improvement of existing process, participation in new products’ launch

  • Actively taking part in the improvement of operational processes, monitoring tools including internal database and processes related to the monitoring of funds and reporting;
  • Participation in the implementation of new products;
  • Maintain the operating procedures of existing funds and writing the procedures of the new funds;
  • Monitoring operational risks and making proposals to improve processes aimed at reducing them.

Job requirements

Education:

  • University degree holder in Economics/Finance (MBA, engineering diploma)

Experience:

  • First successful experience (min. 2 years) within an asset manager, bank, financial institution, auditor.

Knowledge & Skills:

  • IT skills, SQL knowledge
  • Good understanding of financial accounting and understanding of asset manager’s business models
  • Full proficiency in Excel, PowerPoint and Word
  • Strong ability to work collaboratively in a small team, proactive and able to take initiatives
  • Rigorous, autonomous, organized and deadline-sensible
  • Energetic and enthusiastic
  • English fluency

 

Please send you application to:  leo.carouge@sienna-im.com

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