Brookfield Properties is a fully-integrated, global real estate services company, providing industry-leading portfolio management capabilities across the real estate investment strategies of Brookfield Asset Management, a global alternative asset manager. Brookfield Properties develops and manages premier real estate with a focus on maximizing the tenant experience and investment performance. We are committed to integrating leading-edge real estate technologies which keep us at the forefront of innovation and sustainability – benefiting not only our tenants and business partners, but also the communities in which we operate.
We are searching for a talented Accounting Manager to be based out of Key Tower in Downtown Cleveland.
Accounting Managers are responsible for the accounting, both GAAP, tax and IFRS, of a portfolio of 10-20 Multifamily properties and ensuring the completeness and accuracy of related operational and reporting data and provide a high quality of service for business partners and customers.
Accounting Managers will be expected to supervise, coach, mentor, and develop Accounting Supervisors, Senior Financial Accountants/Financial Accountants and review/approve their work for completeness and accuracy. Accounting Managers shall enforce--amongst their teams—the adherence to standard accounting policies, practices, and processes.
Accounting Managers will also be expected to provide business partners and customers (e.g., Business Leads, Business Financial Analysts, Regional/Property Managers) necessary information required for the business partners and customers to effectively operate their businesses. The Accounting Manager shall also maintain a satisfactory quality of service as defined by Service Level Agreements (SLA) which represents the minimum requirements. Accounting Managers will be expected to provide quality of service levels that exceed these minimum requirements.
Manage accounting staff and oversee daily application of property/entity transactional accounting principles, policies, and processes. Review/approve journal entries, audit work papers and financial statements. Review accounting staff work to ensure the completeness and accuracy of accounting transactions. Oversee complex tasks from accounting supervisors, senior and entry level financial accountants. Oversee tax preparation and year-end audits at property entity levels. Support periodic (monthly, quarterly, annually) closing processes as related to respective property portfolios, as required. Review and maintain internal controls and accounting procedures. Review and approve month-end, quarter-end financial packages and transactions for Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. Responsible for the analysis of operations and development accounting depending on respective portfolio, including items such as proper treatment of transfers, capitalized interest and other GAAP/tax differences.
Prepare and analyze supporting materials for regulatory and external financial reporting. Prepare, analyze, and communicate key financial and operational reports to be distributed to Executives and other internal customers.
Provide coaching and mentoring to Accounting Supervisors, Senior Financial Accountants/Financial Accountant. Conduct performance evaluations and manage direct reports' performance development process.
Bachelor's Degree in Accounting required
Master's degree is preferred
5-7 years of Accounting Capabilities and Advanced GAAP Knowledge is required
5-7 years of experience in Real Estate, Public Accounting, Financial Reporting, Internal Controls, and Process Improvement is preferred
Certified Public Accountant certification preferred
Required skills for this position include: basic accounting principles and processes, organization and prioritization, both written and verbal communication, assess and improve accounting processes, quality assurance reviews, people management and development, accounting software and SAP technologies, and Microsoft Office
This position requires up to 10% travel
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