Employment Opportunity
Corporate Controller

The applicant must have the following skills, experience and educational background to effectively do the job and meet the requirements of any number of city, state and/or federal agencies that supervise the various types of subsidized housing developments within the city, particularly those supervised by the state of New York’s Home and Community Renewal agency:

The Corporate Controller must be responsible for the direct supervision of all accounting and financial functions. Primary responsibilities include supervision of the monthly close process, monthly, quarterly and annual billings to clients for services provided, billing reimbursements from clients, collection of and supervision of accounts receivables, supervision of accounts payable, payroll, monthly reporting for owner and to supervising agencies, monthly preparation of a forecast, annual preparation of a budget, assist in the preparation of quarterly tax projections and annual tax return preparation and all treasury administration. The Corporate Controller will also be part of the team that creates and implements policies and procedures to identify, resolve and document accounting issues in addition to creating procedures to make the close and reporting processes more efficient and accurate.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Preparation and administering of annual budgets
Preparation of work papers supporting the annual tax return
Coordinate the preparation of annual tax return with outside CPA firm
Implement a process to record transactions by department and compare costs incurred to budget and performance analysis of profit centers
Review and recordation of journal entries required to reflect the monthly activity
Preparation of work papers supporting the monthly close process and month end balances
Review monthly accounting close process including analytical review of the monthly operating results to ensure accurate accounting records are maintained
Preparation of monthly financial statements and related footnotes
Preparation of the year to date cash flow
Perform cash projections to manage cash balances and maximize return on any excess cash balances
Preparation of payroll
Supervise the billing of asset management, incentive fees, acquisition, disposition, monthly, quarterly and annual fees in accordance with respective agreements
Supervise the accumulation of permitted reimbursements from clients through accounts payable process and bill to clients accordingly
Coordinate and record investments made in Funds, securities, overnight funds, etc.
Assist in maintaining records for retirement accounts i.e. 401K Plan
Supervision of all accounts payable processed in corporate office, this includes corporate payables, payables for Title Holding Entities, allocations of costs incurred on behalf of multiple entities
Review of expenses incurred on behalf of multiple entities
Maintenance of fixed assets records for quarterly inventory of fixed assets with the Information Technology department
Implement, document and maintain adequate and effective internal controls
Implement, document and maintain adequate processes to improve the close and reporting cycles to ensure timely and accurate reporting
Responsible for ensuring compliance with all applicable laws, rules and regulations
Accurate and timely production of all financial information
Proper analytical review of the asset operations from a balance sheet, income statement and cash flow perspective as well as an overall business perspective
Hiring and supervising accounting staff required to handle all accounting phases and responsibilities of various projects or developments
Oversee the collection of rents and other charges and receivables for the various entities
Oversee income reviews and re-certifications
Establishing and maintaining a financial accounting system for various entities
Establishing depositories for funds and making disbursements for various entities
Oversee the administration of subsidy programs
Liaison with accountants, attorneys, government agencies and Owners
Overall supervision of all accounting phases and operations

EDUCATION
Bachelors and/or Masters Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in accounting. The degree should be obtained by a well recognized college or university
C.P.A. is preferred but not required

EXPERIENCE
7 + Years experience in accounting and finance of government subsidized housing developments, particularly supervised by the state of New York, through its Homes and Community Renewal agency
7+ Years managing accountants and the accounting and finance process
5 + Years experience in a position equivalent to a controller or higher responsibilities
Big Four or national accounting firm audit experience is preferred but not required
Strong experience in both the private and public accounting sectors is preferred but not required

SKILLS
Credibility, ethical, full disclosure and clean financial history
Confidential, understands the ethical standards of a C.P.A.
Ability to handle payroll including the mental conflicts associated with this responsibility
Conscientious about timeliness of assignments and quality of work product
Possess exceptional written and verbal communication skills, including ability to articulate recommendations in a concise and timely manner
Able to handle multiple tasks and maintain control and order over same
Good financial reporting technical skills
Exceptional work ethic

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