Senior Financial Analyst at Westfield in Century City, California

Posted in General Business 11 days ago.

Type: Full-Time





Job Description:

The Senior Financal Analyst – DD&C (Design, Development and Construction) will work with the various DD&C project team members to review feasibilities and proformas of mixed-use, retail and airport real estate developments.  Such analysis will include calculation of a project yield, profit, IRR and valuation of the development and completed center. 

The Senior Financial Analyst will also be responsible for ensuring cost reports and forecasted costs to complete (both direct and indirect costs) are reported accurately and on a timely basis. 

Responsibilities for the role:


  • Work closely with Development, Leasing and Operating Management groups to assist in preparing quarterly forecasts and annual budgets for development projects in predevelopment and active statuses

  • Continuous monitoring and reviewing of leasing income assumptions

  • Provide support during budgeting process and reforecasting of costs and income

  • Provide support for accounting transactions such as preparing reclass requests and invoice coding

  • Understand, build and update, as necessary, all analysis related to the feasibility of projects portfolio, including yield, IRR, DCF, appraisals and value creation

  • Build project proforma for our joint venture

  • Provide information on future development projects CAPEX cash flow forecasts and revenue projections

  • Support the team in preparing and developing various monthly reports

  • Assist with preparation of budgets and forecasts.  Track variances as needed

  • Help identify drivers for variances and develop strategic frameworks required to think, improve and reinvent our business

  • Assist with ad-hoc analyses and participate in special projects as requested

  • Provide guidance to Financial Analyst

What we are looking for


  • 3 to 5 years of accounting and financial analysis experience (Retail or Commercial Real Estate preferred)

  • Business or Financial degree or equivalent experience with an accounting acumen.

  • Public accounting and/or real estate experience a plus

  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to apply analytical skills with attention to detail.

  • Ability to meet multiple reporting deadlines in a fast paced and project-oriented environment

  • Proficiency in computerized business applications and accounting systems; especially Excel.

  • Prior experience with finance system such as TM1 or Enterprise One (E1) a plus

  • Capable of thriving in a team-orientated environment and can work independently with minimal supervision as required; Self-starter mentality

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

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.

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