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Accountant, Corporate Accounting at URW in Century City, California

Posted in Admin - Clerical 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

What we offer

The Accountant is responsible for maintaining the books and records of assigned Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield corporate legal entities or overhead business units. He or she will be the primary contact for any US GAAP and IFRS related questions regarding the assigned entities or business units.

This role will oversee analyzing monthly/quarterly closing actuals, preparing forecasts and the annual budget in close collaboration with the department heads and applying critical thinking to challenge and enhance business performance.

In this role, your main missions are:


  • Prepare accurate asset, liability and capital expenditures account entries by compiling and analyzing information

  • Maintain and analyze general ledger entries to ensure the accuracy of revenue, reimbursements and expenses

  • Prepare detailed GL account reconciliations

  • Prepare bank reconciliations

  • Prepare intercompany account reconciliations

Budgeting and Forecasting

  • Participate in the annual 5 year budget process and quarterly forecasts

  • Prepare variance analyses and supporting schedules

  • Assist the team in acting as a business partner to the department heads to analyze their activities and assist in producing forecast/ budgets while considering knowledge of their department

Business Analysis

  • Explain key operational drivers and related impacts on the financial statements to key stakeholders to help set and strive action plans

  • Gain a thorough understanding of all sources of revenues, reimbursements, expenditures, and special accounting issues relevant to them if any

  • Think critically and challenge business assumptions, strategies & tactics using KPIs and knowledge of industry trends in order to; maximize revenue/reimbursement, minimize cost and control capital expenditures and help property services related businesses reach budgeted targets.


  • Provide data in a way that is consumable and illustrative, where necessary, to explain performance and support decision-making

What we are looking for


  • Have 2+ years of accounting and financial analysis experience (Retail or Commercial Real Estate preferred) with general ledger and financial statement preparation experience preferred

  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Accounting and/or Finance

  • CPA or equivalent qualification preferred

  • Experience with ERP systems is a plus

  • Proficiency in Excel

  • Must be curious and able to challenge status quo while having excellent verbal and written communication skills to interact with senior management.

What is important to us

The following values bring us together and guide our actions. They are the foundation of who we are today and who we will be tomorrow: EXCELLENCE We only aim for the best - TEAMWORK We unite talent to win as a team - ETHICS We build on trust and transparency – BOLDNESS We dare with vision and agility – PASSION We go the extra mile – OWNERSHIP We are empowered to deliver.
We want someone who is committed, thorough, works well in a team, exudes positive energy and ready to grow within an international company. We offer a collaborative, innovative, and achievement focused culture with unique opportunities for growth. We strive for excellence and our culture fosters autonomy, innovation and the collective power of our employees. If you are looking to work on stimulating and empowering missions, amongst great team members, while being challenged daily, do not hesitate to apply!

Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield is an equal opportunity employer that embraces diversity of backgrounds, perspectives, experience and skills. We believe that diversity plays an important part in the success of our business and we are committed to creating an environment which respects, values, celebrates and makes the most of people’s individual differences.
We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, and other legally protected characteristics.