Real Estate

Controller – Commercial Real Estate

New York
Full Time

Our client, a very stable and highly reputable real estate firm, is seeking a Controller with great leadership skills. We have placed several people with this company and have consistently received very positive feedback. They have an outstanding leadership team and can offer a generous comp package.


  • Oversee 2-3 Senior Accountants
  • Ensure appropriate controls and procedures are in place for accurate and timely financial reporting
  • Oversee month-end close, including reviewing financial statements
  • Oversee the preparation of detailed audit workpaper in connection with month, quarter and year-end financial audit and reporting process
  • Reconciliation of subsidiary ledgers to general ledger and monthly reports
  • Utilize existing accounting systems to automate processes and reporting where appropriate
  • Manage accounting for the tenant accounting year-end lease requirements
  • Work with property management to research and explain budget to actual variances, and share these explanations with F&A leadership for use in monthly management meetings as required
  • Support CFO with ad-hoc analysis requests
  • Manage annual Building Operating Expense reports; prepare annual operating budget, revised forecast


  • Bachelor’ s degree in Accounting or a related field
  • Strong managerial skills
  • Thorough understanding of accounting principles and the accounting requirements of real estate organizations
  • Strong organization, coordination and planning, and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to meet strict deadlines consistently
  • Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills