Revantage

AVP, Property Tax

Job Locations US-Chicago
ID
2022-3753

Who We Are

Revantage is a Blackstone Company that provides a highly skilled employee base, best-in-class processes, and state-of-the-art technology to multiple Blackstone real estate portfolio companies. Sectors include Hospitality, Industrial, Multi-Family, Office, Retail, Senior Housing, and Manufactured Homes.

 

Revantage, headquartered in Chicago, is one of three global offices that includes Revantage Asia and Revantage Europe.

 

What We Value: Our Culture

Creating a culture that inspires change and momentum require the right team. We know what it takes to lead an industry, and are looking for leaders who seek constant growth, want to excel, and continuously improve upon themselves and the industry. The culture at Revantage is built on our shared core values and commitment to be:

  • Achievers – We expect high standards for ourselves and enable the success of our teams
  • Enthusiasts - We face challenges with optimism and believe anything is possible
  • Leaders - We commit to continuously improve our performance
  • Learners – We learn from our challenges and successes
  • Partners - We deliver value and positive impact to our partners

Why This Role Is Valuable 

The AVP, Property Tax will assist senior management with oversight of daily tax department operations including but not limited to appeals, A/P, compliance, budget and forecasting, underwriting, project management, and other property-tax-related functions. Assures conformity with procedures and data integrity. Assists with the production of reporting. Able to assume ownership of one or more property tax operations or projects. Trains and directs staff as necessary. Produces reports and provides analytical support in a time-constrained/penalty-oriented environment. This position is based out of Revantage’s headquarters in Chicago, IL.

 

How You Add Value

 

Analysis and Procedures:

  • Conduct analysis of real and personal property tax valuations on a timely basis
  • Maintain and create client and department reports
  • Supervise personal property administration
  • Provide materials to third-party service providers for compliance filings and maintain files
  • Verify all mandatory forms are filed accurately and timely by outsource service provider Primary contact for personal property auditors
  • Assist with the creation and review of property tax budgets
  • Manage selected client accounts on property tax matters, which would include:
    • Tax analysis
    • Monitoring tax appeals
    • Response to client requests
    • Consultant management
  • Responsible for review and reporting of third-party consultant expense
  • Provide analysis and review relating to acquisition projections
  • Provide acquisition support including (but not limited to) research using the Internet or other resources, and document review to identify tax issues
  • Project leader for acquisition integration into department systems
  • Accountable for administering dispositions
  • Obtain documentation to close out systems, communicate status to the department and outside consultants, and timely updates to tax databases and work files
  • Ensure proper disposition procedures are met
  • Research tenant property tax escalation issues as required

Project/Process Leadership:

  • Lead the team in change management and administrative projects, including, but not limited to:
    • Software implementations
    • Shared file directory organization
    • Portfolio management on software and database systems (e.g. Inactive/active clients, ownership changes, etc.)
  • Provide oversight in the distribution of year-end financial statements, rent rolls, and other data used for analysis
  • Reformat financial reports as required for jurisdiction compliance
  • Assist with refund management
  • Assist with portfolio management   
  • Ensure all clients’ portfolios are correctly reflected in all department systems
  • Provide ongoing monitoring of the data for accuracy and timeliness
  • Produce reports/analysis of property taxes for a client or Senior Management inquiries

Accounts Payable Management:

 

  • Supervise the integration of accounts payable function of acquisition properties, new third-party clients and/or existing client portfolio changes
  • Supervise same for disposition properties
  • Conduct the second review of accounts payable packages
  • Ensure that real and personal property tax bills being processed by the department are accounted for and are processed timely
  • Responsible for including any analysis of variances for management review and addressing any special handling or payment/application requirements
  • Develop and ensures uniformity in department accounts payable processing procedures that support reporting requirements
  • Supervise and manage documentation for distribution to Treasury, Accounting, auditors, and lease administrators 
  • Review A/P and Appeal workflows for accurate reports and correspondence
  • Ensure that documents are filed timely and accurately

 

WHAT YOU BRING TO THIS ROLE

Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college 
  • Minimum of 7 years experience in basic accounting and financial principles
  • Completed Intermediate Property Taxation course(s) or have obtained equal knowledge through work experience
  • Knowledge of closing documents, real estate acquisitions, and operations
  • Strong organizational skills and be a team player
  • Good communication skills, grammar, and spelling skills
  • Detail-oriented and easily interact with internal and external contacts on a professional level
  • Advanced computer systems knowledge in Microsoft Excel, Access, Word, Internet applications, and databases
  • Able to juggle multiple tasks, be a team leader, and have strong follow-up skills
  • Travel may be required

Preferred:

  • Supervisory experience

PERKS FOR YOU

  • Competitive salary, overall compensation & 401(k)
  • Work-life balance offerings include:
    • Remote work policy
    • Productive Hours – weekly meeting-free work time
    • Bi-Weekly Summer Fridays
  • In-house and external learning & development opportunities
  • Generous health insurance & wellness benefits

 

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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