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Controller

New York, New York 10011

Post Date: 05/21/2018 Job ID: 3634 Industry: Controller Pay Rate: 160,000

CONTROLLER - REAL ESTATE

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Supervise and guide the activities of property accounting staff, while providing leadership, motivation, and support to drive superior performance including timely and accurate monthly/year-end financial reporting to ownership;
  • Review on a monthly basis the work of staff to ensure proper accounting for business activities, transactions, and financial reporting including variance analysis;
  • Work with property management to research and explain budget to actual variances, and communicate in monthly reporting to ownership
  • Lead, participate and work with property managers in developing annual operating and capital budgets and cash flow planning;
  • Review year-end work paper packages, base year expense reconciliations, and oversee lender and partner compliance reporting;
  • Lead year-end work and coordination with outside accountants for preparation of tax returns (prior experience reviewing partnership tax returns a plus);
  • Oversee external financial reporting to investors understanding investor needs (prior experience a plus);
  • Coordinate with construction department to facilitate timely loan draw requests to lenders for construction projects devising a system pursuant to loan documents;
  • Point person for private banking service relationships including monitoring credit line balances, doing renewals, and managing and tracking deposit balances and liquidity;
  • Participate in various business process and technology initiatives;
  • Evaluate financial and operational activities and make recommendations to improve efficiency and internal controls;
  • Assist in the management and coordination of internal and external audits;
  • Prepare principal annual net worth statements and real estate owned schedules;
  • Assist with special projects, as needed

KEY CHARACTERISTICS
  • Reliable, responsible, proactive, and detailed oriented;
  • Problem solver (thinker not mechanical) and effective communicator;
  • Self-starter;
  • Learns quickly and easily;
  • Can adapt to doing different things;
  • Has ambition to make an impact and be positive influence;
  • Seeks entrepreneurial environment where can really lead a group.

Requirements:
  • Four-year degree from accredited university in accounting;
  • 5+ years’ experience as a Controller (at least 10 years total experience) at another well regarded real estate development, investment, and management company;
  • CPA and/or public accounting experience at a mid-tier firm in real estate practice preferred,
  • Strong understanding of accounting principles and the accounting requirements of real estate organizations;
  • Fundamental understanding of US GAAP and or experience in partnership taxation concepts;
  • Strong organization, leadership, coordination, planning, and problem-solving skills;
  • Strong management abilities with prior experience managing and training junior level employees and support staff;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and general ability to effectively communicate with staff and others;
  • Strong software skills including financial systems like MRI or other integrated accounting and property management systems, MS Office (Excel and Word primarily) and ability to clearly present information or analysis in Excel;
  • Ability to meet strict deadlines consistently and have ability to prioritize and multitask in meeting said deadlines;
  • Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills;

Scott Gazzoli


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