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Corporate Controller

Company: FirstService Residential Arizona
Location: Scottsdale
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Job Description:

Job Title: Corporate ControllerSUMMARYThe Corporate Controller is a key company leader who ensures the accurate, timely and efficient delivery of financial information to FirstService Residential clients. The Corporate Controller partners with regional operations leadership and community managers to promote client retention, build solid client relationships and help drive growth.The Corporate Controller is the "go to" person for any client financial issues, and needs to have an excellent working knowledge of HOA accounting processes, including civil code requirements, collection activities, budgeting, and pro-active risk management. The Corporate Controller has direct oversight over their General Ledger staff; and ultimate accountability for all Client Accounting service and deliverables.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.Financial Reporting

  • Direct the efforts of the regional General Ledger staff to ensure monthly financial statements are prepared in a timely and accurate manner. Establish monthly due dates for the financials and distribute to the Community Managers at the beginning of each month
  • Perform a detailed review of client financial statements each month and identify potential errors or areas of risk including: variances to budget, linkage to supporting schedules, lingering bank reconciliation items, cash shortages, investment management opportunities, etc.
  • Troubleshoot any accounting or reporting issues in collaboration with the Community Manager or CM leadership as needed.
  • Listen to clients, plan for their changing needs, monitor client satisfaction and follow up on client inquiries, requests, or complaints.
  • Analyze and implement agreements between entities and manage communication among parties and attorneys. Identify implementation challenges and work with all parties to resolve.
  • Approve monthly Reserve Funding and other cash management transfers initiated by the general ledger staff accountants.Planning & Budgeting
    • Upon request, assist the Community Manager with annual budgeting and required civil code disclosures. Ensure the Community Manager has the appropriate tools to bring before the board. Review / challenge reserve studies when warranted.
    • Upon request, review the budgets before they are sent to the homeowners and entered into the Client Accounting system. Specifically watch for issues related to variable assessment budgets and communities transitioning from the DRE budget.
    • Identify trends early and develop plans to mitigate risks and reduce client "surprises". Prepare multi-year cash flow analyses as needed or appropriate.Leadership
      • Select, train and develop a highly productive team. Create an environment that provides direction and promotes continuous learning and development. Provide accurate, motivating feedback and constructive criticism. Promote hard work in others by setting the example.
      • Ensure the transaction processing team provides timely and accurate financial reports by defining and enforcing appropriate service level standards. Client retention is a key measure of success, so performance issues need to be surfaced with functional management as soon as possible.
      • Model FirstService Residential Global Service Standards in every aspect of the job. Promote excellence in others by meeting company standards of quality. Provide ad-hoc training to Community Managers as needed.
      • Attend Board/Finance Committee meetings when appropriate. The Regional Controller is the "face" of FirstService Residential and needs to be able to present important issues to the client along with appropriate recommendations.
      • Sees matters from the clients' perspective as well as the companies' perspective to find approaches that work for both. Adept at handling contentious situations and managing change.
      • Build organizational and industry relationships. Promote collaboration and remove obstacles to teamwork across the organization.Growth
        • Manage the set-up of new accounts. Ensure account information is set-up accurately in Jenark. Ensure the client is happy with the financial reporting format. Adjust as necessary.
        • Attend sales presentations for perspective clients. Be able to inform potential and existing clients of our internal controls, investment opportunities and describe our financial statement deliverables.SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIESSupervise General Ledger staff. Ensure transaction processing personnel meet all service level expectations and escalate / resolve any performance issues with the appropriate Supervisors.QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Financial Skills
          • Experience with CID accounting. Proficient in at least one accounting software package. Report-writing and database skill a plus.
          • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office, especially Word and Excel. Ability to perform multi Excel functions including VLOOKUP, SUMIF, Pivot Tables, etc.Excellent Written and Verbal Communication
            • Writes clearly and succinctly in a variety of communication settings and styles. Can get messages across that have the desired effect.
            • Ability to crystallize thought and anticipate roadblocks. Able to rally commitment and buy-in.
            • Listens attentively; communicates clearly and often.EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE and CertificationsBA in Accounting a mustPublic Accounting (Audit) experience is helpfulMust possess a valid driver's license and state mandated vehicle insuranceLANGUAGE SKILLSProficient in English.MATHEMATICAL SKILLSExcellent general math skills.REASONING ABILITYAnalytic thinker with ability to investigate and solve problems.PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Must be able to lift 25lbs.Must be able to sit for extended periods of time.Must have finger dexterity for typing/using a keyboard.WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics are normal office conditions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Due to the nature of the position, it will be necessary for the employee to work the hours necessary to attend Board meetings and to complete time sensitive deadlines.This position will require traveling to other offices and to Board meetings.Consistent and regular attendance required.FirstService Residential is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status

Keywords: FirstService Residential Arizona, Scottsdale , Corporate Controller, Accounting, Auditing , Scottsdale, Arizona

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