TITLE:

Corporate Controller

LOCATION:

Houston TX

JOB CATEGORY:

Industry 1: Real Estate
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Job ID: EB-6063785957
Category: Accounting & Finance
Location: Houston, TX

Overview:

Based in Houston, TX, Our client is a fully integrated real estate investment firm specializing in acquisition, development, management, and leasing. We are in search for a Corporate Controller to oversee a wide array of financial activities in addition to leading a team.

Job Description:

Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, the Corporate Controller will provide leadership and coordination of company day-to-day financial activities as well as senior level accounting support to critical accounting areas within the organization. This role will be responsible for preparing, publishing, and communicating corporate financial statements, forecasts, and analyses regularly and as needed. This role will manage and oversee all corporate accounting functions, such as the fixed asset recordkeeping, expense entries, corporate accounting, prepares journal entries and reconciliations for the month-end general ledger close.

Key Responsibilities:

1. Financial Reporting:

  • Prepare and analyze financial statements, including balance sheets, income statements, and cash flow statements.
  • Ensure accuracy, adherence to accounting standards (GAAP/IFRS), and timely reporting to management and external stakeholders.
  • Ensure compliance with lenders.

2. Budgeting and Forecasting:

  • Develop and manage annual budgets in collaboration with department heads and senior management.
  • Monitor budget performance, analyze variances, and provide insights for financial decision-making and resource allocation.

3. Accounting Operations:

  • Oversee day-to-day accounting operations, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, general ledger maintenance, and payroll processing
  • Ensure accuracy, compliance with policies and regulations, and timely recording of financial transactions.

4. Financial Analysis:

  • Conduct financial analysis, variance analysis, and trend analysis to assess financial performance, identify areas for improvement, and support strategic initiatives.
  • Provide actionable insights and recommendations to senior management.

5. Internal Controls:

  • Establish and maintain internal controls to safeguard assets, ensure data integrity, and compliance with financial regulations and policies.
  • Develop and implement financial policies and procedures to mitigate risks.

6. Audit Management:

  • Coordinate and manage external audits with independent auditors.
  • Prepare audit schedules, address audit inquiries, and implement audit recommendations to strengthen internal controls and financial processes.

7. Tax Compliance:

  • Ensure compliance with tax laws and regulations at the federal, state, and local levels.
  • Coordinate with external tax advisors for tax planning, filings, and strategies to optimize tax positions and minimize liabilities.

8. Financial Leadership:

  • Provide financial leadership and guidance to finance and accounting teams.
  • Collaborate with senior management in strategic planning, financial forecasting, and decision-making processes. Communicate financial performance, risks, and opportunities to stakeholders.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field (Master’s degree preferred)
  • CPA (Certified Public Accountant) or CMA (Certified Management Accountant) certification preferred.
  • Proven experience in financial management, accounting, or auditing roles
  • Strong knowledge of accounting principles, financial analysis, and reporting standards
  • Experience with financial software and ERP systems (e.g., SAP, Oracle, QuickBooks, Yardi)
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills
  • Effective communication, leadership, and interpersonal abilities
  • Attention to detail, integrity, and ability to work under pressure.

Experience Level:

Candidates for a controller position typically have 5+ years of progressive experience in finance, accounting, or auditing roles, with increasing responsibilities in financial management and reporting. Experience in leadership, team management, and strategic financial planning is highly valued for senior-level controller positions.

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