Controller

Controller

Fast-paced commercial real estate investment and management company seeking Financial Controller to oversee the accounting operations of the company, to include the production of periodic financial reports, maintenance of a system of accounting records, and a comprehensive set of controls and budgets designed to mitigate risk, cash management, enhance the accuracy of the company's reported financial results, and ensure that reported results comply with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).

Requirements

• Solid communication, technology, analytical and management skills
• Independent judgment is required to plan, prioritize, and organize diversified workload, recommends changes in office practices or procedures
• Self-motivated with strong communication skills
• Strong work ethic and a strong desire to achieve individual and team goals
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Performs duties under minimal supervision

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Management

• Maintain a documented system of accounting policies and procedures
• Oversee the operations of the accounting department, including the design of an organizational structure for achieving the department's and organization’s goals and objectives
• Manage the accumulation and consolidation of all financial data necessary for an accurate accounting of consolidated business results
• Oversee the accounting operations of subsidiary corporations, especially their control systems, transaction-processing operations, and policies and procedures.
• Review and analyze variances in budgets and expenses
• Provide management with information vital to the decision-making process
• Develop and maintain relationships with lenders
• Assess current accounting operations, offering recommendations for improvement and implementing new processes
• HR management, as needed
• Bi-weekly payroll submittal
• Monitor and enforce internal controls
• Oversee Accounts Payable to ensure that accounts are paid in a timely manner
• Oversee Accounts Receivable to ensure that all amounts due are collected promptly
• Process payroll in a timely manner
• Ensure that periodic bank reconciliations are completed
• Ensure that required debt payments are made on a timely basis
• Maintain the chart of accounts, including opening and managing as needed
• Insurance implementation, review and renewal
• Maintain an orderly accounting filing system
• Maintain a system of controls over accounting transactions

Reporting
• Issue timely and complete financial statements monthly
• Coordinate the preparation of the corporate annual report
• Prepare lender reporting quarterly and annually
• Recommend benchmarks against which to measure the performance of company operations
• Calculate and issue financial and operating metrics
• Manage the production of the annual budget and forecasts
• Calculate variances from the budget and report significant issues to management
• Provide for a system of management cost reports
• Provide financial analyses as needed, for capital investments, pricing decisions, and contract negotiations

Compliance

• Coordinate the provision of information to external auditors
• Monitor debt levels and compliance with debt covenants
• Comply with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings
• Follow all policies and procedures to maintain integrity of company
• Adhere to the mission and vision of the organization
• Any or all other duties as assigned by leadership

Certificates / Registrations and Education

• A Bachelor's degree in accounting or business administration, or equivalent business experience and 10+ years of progressively responsible experience for a major company or division of a large corporation is required, CPA is a plus.
• Must demonstrate proficiency in MS Office and applicable accounting software

Experience

• Previous experience in public accounting is highly valued.