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  • Location: San Fernando Valley, California
  • Remote: Remote
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #281
Our real estate investment firm client in the San Fernando Valley area is looking for a dynamic Controller who will be responsible for ensuring the development, implementation, and management of accounting and reporting including investor reporting and overseeing cash management.

Responsibilities:

  • Direct and perform the financial and accounting functions in order to meet internal and external reporting requirements and meet deadlines
  • Prepare investor quarter-end and year-end financial statements inclusive of financial statement footnotes, capital statements and investor recurring and non-recurring reporting
  • Ensure that all financial transactions are accounted for in accordance with GAAP
  • Maintain the books for investment vehicles
  • Manage the accounting function to produce pertinent, accurate, clear, and timely financial data
  • Review and enhance existing processes and reporting to maximize efficiency and productivity
  • Review and compile investment level data incorporated into the quarterly investor report including working with asset management team to collect investment level quarterly update and highlights
  • Responsible for all management reporting and other ad hoc reports for executive management.
  • Prepare annual budgets for review
  • Responsible for preparation of the quarterly supporting file for all reporting entities that includes financial statement analysis, reconciliation of all balance sheets accounts, investor capital account reconciliation and documentation for the financial data included in the quarterly investor report
  • Develop and orchestrate the Yardi accounting system to provide more robust reporting and other capabilities
  • Ensure that an annual audit is performed on the financial statements and obtain an unqualified audit
  • Manage, coordinate and monitor preparation and support of all external audits and serve as a key point of contact for external auditors
  • Maintain compliance with all federal, state, local and private reporting requirements, including federal and state tax returns
  • Review and approve journal entries for proper coding and documentation
  • Prepare new operating partner summary of reporting requirements and initial set up requirements
  • Work with operating partner accounting team to map chart of accounts for quarterly uploaded into accounting software
  • Review investment level quarterly reporting package for accuracy, presentation and reporting requirements to provide feedback to the operating partner for improvement and ensure required information is provided
  • Monitor operating partner accounting and reporting process, as necessary, to guarantee timely delivery and quality of work

Qualifications:

  • BS and/or MBA/Master’s degree in accounting, finance, or business administration
  • CPA, with prior public accounting experience strongly preferred
  • 10+ years public/private accounting experience
  • 5+ years real estate and/or private equity experience
  • At least three years’ experience as Controller or equivalent within a mid to large size company, preferably within real estate industry
  • Experience with fair value reporting for real estate investments and debt obligations
  • Knowledge of Real Estate & Private Equity Funds Accounting
  • Experience in Performance Reporting – NCREIF and GIPS
  • Advanced proficiency with Yardi or similar finance software
  • Strong MS Excel modeling and accounting analysis skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work with senior leadership to work through complex financial and operational scenarios
  • Demonstrated ability and desire to translate and communicate complex financial concepts to individuals at all levels including those with and without finance and accounting expertise
  • Strong leadership skills and supervisory experience of other professionals
  • Ability to multitask/prioritize and work under strict deadlines
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent analytical and abstract reasoning skills, plus excellent organization skills
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