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Director/Controller of Client Accounting

Full Time
Work Place
Real Estate Field
New York
Postal Code
United States

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Job Overview:

The Director/Controller of Client Accounting will be responsible for all aspects of the client accounting department. The successful candidate should have extensive accounting experience in property management accounting for both CIRAs and rental properties.

In addition to the accounting experience, a proven track record in leadership, staff development and retention, process improvement, and oversight and review of client deliverables is required.


The Director/Controller of Client Accounting will report directly to the CFO and will also work closely with the President of Client Operations.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Oversees client accounting teams including financial reporting, budgeting, accounts receivable, accounts payable, banking and payroll.
  • Holds each department accountable to provide timely and accurate deliverables. Our mission is to provide outstanding financial accounting services.
  • Provides leadership, support and training both within the accounting department and property management teams.
  • Constantly is looking for improvements in efficiencies and improvement in processes within the department. In addition, ensures that strong financial controls are in place.
  • Oversees current client support and is heavily involved in the onboarding of new clients to ensure a smooth transition.
  • Creates processes to track/review reporting and other critical tasks within the department to ensure deadlines are timely met.
  • Works with internal IT and external vendors that support the accounting software and other technology and services within the client accounting department.
  • Attends client presentations and financial related meetings on a per needed basis.


Management Responsibilities:

  • Develops a strong diverse team that understands the various processes within the department to meet the financial needs of each client.
  • Provides one on one coaching and training to promote growth and career paths for our team.
  • Cultivates an open team environment and seeks feedback from the team.
  • Is committed to our Core Values and holds self and others accountable for completing leadership responsibilities and other tasks.
  • Conducts ongoing performance management by constantly providing positive and constructive feedback.
  • Works closely with HR for hiring of team members as needed as well as other HR related matters.
  • Holds weekly team meetings with both team and leadership to set rocks and solve departmental issues.


Skills & Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or other related degree along with relevant work experience.
  • Seven (7) to twelve (12) years of experience in private/public accounting working in the property management or other related industry
  • Prior management experience with staff and the ability to apply that experience to a wide range of client situations.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and demonstrate integrity.
  • Essential and effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Project management and time management skills.
  • Ability to build productive cross-functional, collaborative working relationships.
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines and manage unexpected and sometimes urgent firm or client matters as they arise.
  • A general and growing knowledge of the services the company provides.
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Other tasks and duties as assigned


What we offer:

As a full time, exempt team member, you will have access to full comprehensive benefits, including but not limited to, health, dental, vision, life and disability plans. You will also be eligible for paid vacation, holidays, a retirement contribution with a company match and other employee related discounts for services such as gym memberships and pet insurance.


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