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Director, Real Estate Development Accounting

Wildlight, FL 15 minutes north of Jacskonville International Airport
Competitive pay + Annual Bonus + Benefits
Closing date
May 24, 2024

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Job Role
Senior Manager
Property & Real Estate
Contract Type
Full Time
Level of qualification
CPA, CPA: Experienced

Job Details

Come grow with us! We are One Rayonier, a team that works together to create value by maintaining a strong safety culture, challenging the status quo, giving back to our communities, being innovative, continuously learning and leading the way. After more than 90 years, Rayonier is still uncovering new ways to make lives better with our trees, our land, and — our most important resource — our people.

We strive to create an employee experience that makes you proud to be a part of the Rayonier team. We are committed to maintaining an inclusive and collaborative environment where you can be who you are and valued for your unique talents and perspectives. Rayonier is big enough to offer you professional growth and development opportunities, yet small enough for you to know every coworker by name. Come join a team that empowers you to make a difference!

As our Director, Real Estate Development Accounting, you'll shape our financial strategies and ensure compliance while providing vital financial insights to support our business goals. From leading budgets and forecasts to enhancing internal controls and reporting processes, your expertise will be instrumental in driving our success. Collaborate closely with our leadership team, offering strategic guidance and financial analysis to inform our decision-making processes.

How will you succeed:

Ensure accurate financial reporting: By staying updated on industry standards and company policies, meticulously review financial data to ensure accuracy and compliance. Regular audits and reviews will help maintain the integrity of our financial reports.

Collaborate with leadership: Actively engage with the leadership team to understand our strategic objectives and align financial strategies accordingly. By fostering open communication and collaboration, we can collectively drive our business forward.

Provide financial guidance: Through clear communication and proactive analysis, guide our team in adhering to regulatory requirements and best practices. Training programs and resources will empower staff to navigate financial reporting with confidence.

Lead financial planning: Lead the development of comprehensive financial plans, incorporating input from various departments to ensure alignment with organizational goals. Regular reviews and adjustments will keep our plans dynamic and responsive to market changes.

Establish robust internal controls: Implementing clear procedures and checks will help mitigate risks and ensure compliance with regulations. Regular assessments and updates to our control framework will maintain its effectiveness over time.

Streamline financial systems: By leveraging technology and optimizing processes, create efficiencies in our financial systems, reducing redundancies and improving accuracy. Continuous improvement initiatives will ensure our systems evolve with the needs of our business.

Offer financial analysis support: Through detailed analysis and modeling, provide insights into potential acquisitions and strategic projects, enabling informed decision-making. Collaboration with cross-functional teams will ensure a holistic view of financial implications.

Evaluate divisional performance: Regular performance reviews and key metric analysis will identify areas for improvement and opportunities for growth. Actionable recommendations will drive continuous improvement initiatives across the division.

Support strategic decision-making: By providing timely and relevant financial insights, empower our leadership team to make informed decisions that drive our business forward. Scenario analysis and risk assessments will help anticipate challenges and opportunities.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance.
  • Active CPA license.
  • Minimum of 5 – 7 years of experience in financial management and accounting, preferably in the real estate development or related industry.
  • Strong background in financial analysis, budgeting, forecasting, and reporting, along with experience in strategic planning and decision support. 
  • Knowledge of GAAP and regulatory requirements.
  • Leadership skills and ability to collaborate effectively.
  • Experience with real estate acquisitions and project financial analysis preferred.


Rayonier is committed to maintaining a safe and productive work environment that is drug-free, promotes diversity, and free of discrimination.



Rayonier Inc. is a leading timberland REIT with assets in some of the most productive timber growing regions in the U.S. South, U.S. Pacific Northwest and New Zealand. We own, lease or manage approximately 2.6 million* acres of timberlands. Rayonier is on an ongoing quest to provide what the world needs most from our land through our core businesses: Forest Resources, Land Resources and Real Estate.

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