Assistant Controller

San Diego, CA – Remote

A stable, self-capitalized real estate investor and operator with a portfolio of retail, industrial, office and land assets is looking for an Assistant Controller/Controller to help streamline and build their finance and accounting team. The Assistant Controller will be responsible for overseeing the accounting and financial reporting functions of the company’s portfolio of properties, ensuring compliance with GAAP and tax regulations, and managing the external audit process. This key individual will also be involved in budgeting, forecasting, cash flow analysis, and special projects.

This Assistant Controller/Controller will demonstrate strong knowledge of the real estate industry and its accounting standards, as well as experience with Yardi accounting software. They will also have excellent communication, analytical, and problem-solving skills, and be able to work independently and as part of a team. This person will report directly to the Managing Director of Finance and work closely with other departments and external stakeholders.

Responsibilities

  • Prepare and review monthly, quarterly, and annual financial accounting entries, consolidations, income allocations, and capital processing. 
  • Review reports from 3rd party managers for the portfolio of properties, ensuring accuracy and completeness.
  • Coordinate third party CPA firms accounting process, including preparing schedules, responding to inquiries, and resolving issues.
  • Ensure compliance with GAAP, tax regulations, and internal policies and procedures, and research and implement new accounting standards and best practices.
  • Assist with the preparation and review of budgets, forecasts, and business plans.
  • Supervise and mentor the accounting staff, and provide guidance and training on accounting issues and Yardi software.
  • Participate in special projects and ad hoc requests.

Requirements

  • Five to seven years of accounting experience in the real estate industry, preferably with a public accounting firm or a real estate investment company.
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or related field.
  • CPA certification required.
  • Proficient in Yardi accounting software and Microsoft Office applications, especially Excel.
  • Strong knowledge of GAAP, tax regulations, and real estate accounting standards and practices.
  • Excellent communication, analytical, and problem-solving skills, and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, and to manage multiple tasks and deadlines.
  • Experience in supervising and mentoring accounting staff preferred.

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