Revantage Corporate Services

  • Director of Financial Reporting - Residential

    Job Locations US-Chicago
  • Revantage Corporate Services, an affiliated company of Blackstone, was created in August 2017 to provide consultative services consisting of HR, Finance, Tax, Legal, Risk Management and Technology to real estate portfolio companies owned by Blackstone funds, in various sectors including multifamily (LivCor), commercial office (Equity Office), retail (ShopCore), hotel (BRE Hotels & Resorts), and industrial (Link).  As Revantage expands, we may provide services to additional Blackstone companies. 

     

    The role of Director of Financial Reporting – Residential, oversees all activities related to supervising and managing the residential investments owned by Blackstone and held within BREIT, BREP and BPP (Livcor, Beam, Canadian MF, manufactured housing, student housing). The role is responsible for overseeing the team responsible for preparing, analyzing and reporting on the financial and operating results of the residential investments at the asset level, investment level and a consolidated level.    A successful Director of Accounting is knowledgeable about real estate principles (GAAP, SEC) and has a strong business acumen and the ability to multitask inter and external requests.

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Manages and oversees the daily operations of Residential Investment Reporting including overseeing month-end, quarter-end and year-end close processes such as account reconciliations, prior period adjustments and monthly journal entries, bank reconciliations, etc. to ensure accuracy and completeness
    • Monitors and analyzes accounting data and produces financial reports or statements such as P&L’s, Balance Sheets and forecasts at the individual asset level and the consolidated portfolio level for the residential assets (Livcor, Beam, Canadian MF, manufactured housing, student housing).
    • Reviews portfolio annual budgets and individual property budgets in conjunction with the Livcor FP&A team or BX asset manager, and the loads into ERP system.  Provides variance reporting to assess property performance relative to budget or forecast.
    • Leads onboarding and wind down efforts of acquisitions, dispositions and change of operators
    • Instrumental in the preparation of certain due diligence reports, such as prorations
    • Conducts on site visits as necessary when onboarding or disposing a property
    • Oversees all capex draw requests including lender draw packages as needed. 
    • Assigns projects and directs staff to ensure compliance (lender or other), reporting accuracy and timeliness such as the debt reporting and the FF&E Draw submission.
    • Serves as liaison with property operators
    • Serves as liaison with third-party accounting firms
    • Ensures all residential property invoices paid at the corporate level are processed and paid timely
    • Establishes and enforces proper accounting methods, policies and principles
    • Provides recommendations to improve systems and procedures and initiate corrective actions. Ensure all teams are handling processes in a like and efficient manner.
    • Constructs reliable cash models to project an asset’s future performance
    • Establishes and maintains fiscal files and records to document transactions
    • Prepares and review results of annual audit findings
    • Develops and document business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls
    • Interacts with internal staff, related company (such as Insurance, Tax and Treasury) and external service providers to complete assigned responsibilities
    • Ensures that processes are compliant with GAAP principles
    • Incorporates anticipated demand, driven by company initiatives and business conditions to ensure required capacity and skills will be available in the future
    • Maximizes economic impact to the company by managing costs, while enhancing the team(s) value proposition
    • Assesses and reacts to changing business conditions, in terms of their impact the organization they lead.
    • Provides oral and written presentations on new business workflows, as well as high complex functional documentation in strategic technical or functional reports
    • Ensures team’s processes and procedures support the department’s goals according to guidelines and policies
    • Partners with senior managers to identify and drive external relationships with the team’s key contacts and stakeholders including third party accounting departments and third-party operators accounting teams.
    • Assists other PC’s during Project initiatives on an as-needed basis.

    QUALIFICATIONS:

     

    Education

    • Bachelor’s Degree with a major in Finance, Accounting or closely related field, Master’s Degree Preferred

    Experience

    • 10+ years of experience in cost accounting, financial analysis and general accounting
    • 5 – 10 years performing at a supervisory level
    • Extensive experience with accounting ERP systems and other accounting software

    Certification/Licenses:

    • CPA preferred

    Skills

    • Requires understanding of financial models, corporate financials and regulatory market.  Drive and desire to learn new technologies and grow technical and functional skill sets
    • Passion for making business processes more efficient and successful
    • Experience with systems integrations preferred
    • Real estate knowledge a plus
    • Must have knowledge of US GAAP
    • Strong working knowledge of MS Office, accounting software and databases
    • Excellent communication, problem solving and interpersonal skills necessary.
    • Ability to multi-task and manage shifting priorities in a fast-paced environment
    • Strong attention to detail and ability to work both independently and in a team environment

    Working Conditions

    • Minimal out-of-the area and overnight travel may be expected (5-10%)
    • Position requires accessibility outside of office hours via cell phone and email

    Physical Demands

    • Position requires the ability to hear, talk and communicate in person and via phone daily

    Position requires the ability to use hands/fingers to enter, retrieve and/or manipulate data using a computer keyboard.

     

     

    EEO Statement

    Our company is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Our employment decisions are based on individual qualifications, job requirements and business needs without regard to race, color, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, religion, disability, citizenship status, national origin, pregnancy, veteran status and or any other legally protected characteristics. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations, if you need an accommodation to complete the application process, please email talent@revantage.com.

     

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