This proven leader will report to the CEO and lead and manage a team that is responsible for the accounting and reporting obligations of the rapidly growing Company on its owned and managed assets in New York City. The role has primary responsibility for the management, planning, oversight and execution of the accounting and tax strategy, along with reporting activities, including business planning, budgeting, forecasting, tax reporting and daily cash management. The candidate must be a driven leader, with proven managerial and mentoring skills and must have exceptional communication skills.
The Company owns and manages some of the premier assets in New York City, and is experiencing a period of growth as it takes advantage of the dislocation in the office market in New York City. Asset and headcount have increased over the past year, which is in contrast to many of the Company's competitors and peers.
As part of the executive team, the Director of Accounting will interact with all of the firm's business units and members of the company, both senior and junior. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Providing leadership, direction and management of the accounting team. Providing strategic recommendations to the CEO and members of the executive team. Managing all of the firm's property level mortgage and debt obligations and ensuring compliance. Managing the processes and oversight of financial forecasting, budgets and all financial and tax documents. Establishing and developing relationships with senior management and external partners and stakeholders. Managing/overseeing all tax audits and tax positions. Developing/overseeing the financial reporting and tax strategies for all large transactions, acquisitions and dispositions. Participating in all asset acquisitions and dispositions. Expected to understand all aspects of the business.
Key Role Characteristics
Minimum of 15 years' experience in real estate. Deep familiarity with NYC office operating company mechanics. Managing a team is a must - Including hiring, evaluating and making necessary adjustments to staff. Must be driven to execute and hold their direct reports and others accountable. Must be a skilled teacher and process builder Needs demonstrated excellence in business acumen and management. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written. Exceptional experience using technology platforms that are an integral part of the Company's accounting and reporting processes (eg: Yardi, Office 365, Excel, Nexus, etc....). Self-motivated and able to collaborate with the executive team.. Excellent credit judgment and skills for identifying and managing risks.