Robert Half International Assistant Controller in BOSTON, Massachusetts


Robert Half Management Resources is in need of a competent Assistant Controller to work with a talented Real Estate Accounting team. This Assistant Controller position, which is a long term temporary employment opportunity, is based in Boston, Massachusetts. Send resumes to [email protected] for consideration.

Summary * The Assistant Controller should be an experienced accounting professional who has excellent organizational skills and can manage all aspects of accounting and reporting needs for operations areas such as asset management and fund accounting. The position reports to the Portfolio Controller with significant direct involvement with the CFO. Assistant Controller responsibilities and duties * Review all monthly financial statements, including variance analysis, cash flow analysis, balance sheet, reserves and capital expenditures for internally managed and third party managed properties and entities. Ensure any edits are incorporated timely. * Distribute reports timely to internal departments and external partners. Maintain internal tracker to ensure all properties and entities are reviewed. * Coordinate financial audits for any properties with specific requirements with the Portfolio Controller and JV partner when necessary * Manage 2 -4 Portfolio Accountants/Senior Portfolio Accountants including hiring, coaching, training and performance evaluations. When applicable, delegate tasks to accounting staff to ensure their development. * Oversee annual property budget and reforecasts processes along with Property Management and Asset Management to ensure budgets are prepared and finalized timely. * Oversee the preparation and review of year-end tenant reconciliations of operating expenses, taxes and utilities. Ensure all letters are distributed prior to March 31st of the following year. * Maintain internal control systems to prevent inaccuracies in financial statements. Identify areas of weakness to the Portfolio Controller. * Quarterly prepare property-level trial balances for REIT testing for tax preparers, follow up on additional questions with accountants to respond timely to meet quarterly deadlines. * Preparation of cash distribution recommendations for Legacy assets to investors, ensuring in compliance with partnership agreements, and coordination of information with asset management team (additional language added) * Monthly monitor cash at the fund level properties to ensure distributions are made timely and excess cash is not sitting idle at the properties. * Work closely with Portfolio Controller and Acquisitions Team on preparing opening journal entries for acquisitions of properties. For properties managed by third parties or JV?s, request copies of opening entries to ensure accuracy with accounting policies. * Work closely with Portfolio Controller and Asset Management Team with dispositions. For properties managed by third parties or JV?s, request copies of sale entries and gain/loss on sale calculations to ensure accuracy with accounting procedures * Ensure all proper documentation for acquisitions and dispositions is obtained and provided to auditors and tax preparers in a timely manner.


Qualifications and Skills * Bachelor?s Degree in Accounting or related field * 6-8+ years of commercial real estate accounting experience including 3+ years of public accounting and 2+ years of supervisory experience. * Ability to communicate clearly in both written and verbal correspondence * Highly analytical; ability to problem solve independently and manage time and resources effectively * Well organized, accurate, thorough, and able to consistently meet deadlines with high quality work product. * Ability to professionally interact with onsite staff, senior management and third party clients * High proficiency in Excel, Yardi, and Kardin, knowledge of other accounting software a plus

Our industry-leading alliances and broad client network provide you greater access to a variety of unique interim and long-term project opportunities that can keep you continuously engaged. We also provide competitive benefits and compensation packages, as well as online training and continuing professional education (CPE). Our parent company, Robert Half, has appeared on Fortune® magazine’s list of “World's Most Admired Companies” since 1998.

At Robert Half Management Resources, your experience matters - and we put it to good use. To apply for this position or for more information on other engagements, visit us online at or call your branch office at 1.888.400.7474.

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Salary: DOE

Location: BOSTON, MA

Date Posted: December 7, 2018

Employment Type: Interim/Project

Job Reference: 02100-0010759665

Staffing Area: Interim Project-Based Financial