Real Estate Industry Controller 9/3/2016

Confidential Company Los Angeles, CA

Company
Confidential Company
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
29546072
AJE Ref #
576086884
Location
Los Angeles, CA
Job Type
Regular

JOB DESCRIPTION

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_Our firm is looking for a Controller with Real Estate industry experience to support our client. __The ideal candidates will have a CPA and/or MBA, Fund Accounting and REIT experience, and 8 or more years of public accounting experience (Big four firm experience preferred). _

RESPONSIBILITIES

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The Controller will be responsible for financialreporting including corporate accounting policies and external audit oversight
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Primary interface with all external auditors
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Build systems and processes that will streamline financialreporting and enforce compliance among the company's divisions
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Oversee the activities of the department, with direct reports including Accounting, Treasury, and Accounts Receivable
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Plan, organize and direct the activities of General Accounting, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Cost Accounting, International Accounting, Cash Management, and Consolidation
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Oversee and direct all monthly, quarterly and year-end closings including the year-end audit
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Responsible for data analytics
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Lead the preparation of consolidated financial statements with multiple levels of consolidation, internal reporting and external reporting to financial institutions
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Assess and propose systems enhancements and drive process improvement
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Direct execution of accounting and system implementation
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Implement internal controls and processes to ensure the accuracy of financial information
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Ensure that all established policies, rules, regulations and agreements are followed
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Ensure that all department processes and procedures are appropriately documented and executed
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Define and recommend departmental objectives, develop short term and long range plans and projects
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Provide various levels of management with accurate and timely information necessary to make strategic and operating decisions
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Evaluate existing and new accounting rules and recommend appropriate actions and/or procedures* Perform monthly and quarterly covenant calculation and report to bank

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

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4-yeardegree in accounting or financerequired
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CPArequired and MBA highly desirable
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Experience; 5-10 years progressive work experience, 3+ years Public Accounting firm (Big 4 highly preferred)
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Must have Real Estate Industry experience
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Strong REIT and Fund Accounting experiencerequired
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Strong knowledge of GAAP, IFRS, etc. Experience with Sarbanes-Oxley is highly desirable