The Senior Manager, Consolidation & Technical Accounting will be an essential member of URW's Consolidation and Technical Accounting group, reporting directly to the Director. We are looking for someone who is driven, hands on and wants to learn and grow with the Company. Individual should be a good communicator, detail oriented and familiar with US GAAP and/or IFRS. Individual will be responsible for consolidation of URW US entities and preparation of US GAAP and/or IFRS financial statements and packages, along with review of supporting schedules, quarterly reporting and other various monthly reporting and ad hoc projects. The position is integral in the quarterly IFRS reporting required by our Parisian parent company and will become an administrator of BFC, our consolidation and reporting tool.
Responsibilities for the role:
Lead/review/assist team in the US GAAP and/or IFRS monthly consolidation process of URW US’s numerous wholly owned and joint venture entities
Lead/review/assist team in the annual and quarterly US GAAP and/or IFRS financial statement reporting process
Become the lead BFC administrator, the consolidation and financial reporting tool; including approving topsides, approving rollup of new accounts and business entities, report changes, system rule changes, troubleshooting and becoming the main BFC contact for the Company
Assist with the quarterly IFRS close; including review/preparation of US GAAP to IFRS journal entries and remain in close contact with the Parisian parent representatives
Manage various consolidation issues, such as Noncontrolling Interests, Equity Accounting, IFRS 16, ASC 842, Preference Shares, Financial Assets, etc.
Lead a team of 1-2 Senior Accountants, provide staff development and training
Review supporting schedules, rollforwards and journal entries prepared by the team
Work closely with the external auditors for the annual audits of the US GAAP and/or IFRS consolidated financial statements, semi-annual IFRS reporting packages and audit of BFC IT controls
Work closely with the Asset Accounting department and provide accounting expertise for their preparation of the Stand Alone financial statements
Help identify areas of improvement, assist with documentation of policies and procedures where appropriate
Assist with other reports, schedules, investigation as necessary and ad hoc projects
Assist with US GAAP and/or IFRS accounting research and implementation
Assist with accounting for Company’s transactions as necessary
What we are looking for
Finance or Accounting degree strongly preferred, real estate experience a plus
CPA strongly preferred
5 – 7 years of total finance experience, including at least 3 – 5 years of public accounting experience and management experience
Strong background in financial reporting, consolidations and technical accounting
Strong understanding of US GAAP and/or IFRS, equity accounting, noncontrolling interests and cash flows
Understanding and application of accounting for acquisitions and dispositions
Experience with BFC a plus, or other consolidation and reporting tool
Ability to communicate effectively with people at all levels throughout the organization
Strong analytical skills
Good oral and written communication skills
Ability to work well with other team members and departments and supervise, train and motivate staff
Ability to meet deadlines and simultaneously manage multiple projects
We are excited by someone who is curious by nature and able to develop and implement innovative actions plans. Someone who has strong problem-solving skills and is confident in dealing with key internal and external stakeholders. Someone who has excellent interpersonal skills, a positive attitude and a drive to continue learning.
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.