This managerial position is within the Real Estate Services Business Unit of the State Street Fund Controller Group. . Real Estate Fund AVP’s maintain client relationships and are the main contact for several real estate clients. AVP’s interact with all levels of professionals both internally and externally. Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills are essential. AVP’s are responsible for directing and maintaining day-to-day accounting and administration for several client(s) sponsored investment funds.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Management of the working relationships with all client contacts, including investment professionals, other client personnel, investors, auditors, bankers, etc.Supervision of staff accountants assigned to each client team.Management of internal workflow and client deadlines.Ensure compliance with investment fund legal documents, i.e. partnership agreement.Ensure compliance with joint venture partnership agreements, holding company agreements, and loan documents.Review of fair value real estate joint venture equity reconciliations.Review of underlying portfolio financial data as supplied by property managers and provide assistance to staff to convert tax basis, cash basis, etc. to GAAP accrual basis.Review debt instrument activity on the books of the fund for mortgages, debt securities, etc.Review of quarterly and annual work paper packages, financial statements and review or preparation of financial statement footnotes in accordance with real estate fair value fund accounting.Coordination and management of annual audit with Big 4 accounting firms.Preparation and distribution of various client related correspondence.Participate with client sales, attend new client meetings, and assist with compilation of fee proposal.Coordinate new client on boarding. Coordinate client/fund setup internally by working with external parties.Design workflow process and implement process improvement.Special client projects.
During the course of normal day to day operation, be responsible for identifying any unusual or potentially suspicious transaction activity and must report and/or escalate in accordance with corporate policy and guidelines detailed in relevant operating procedures.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required with preference for Accounting majors8+ years of real estate fund or relevant accounting experience, including 3+ years of supervisory experience. Financial reporting experience required. Advanced Excel skills (advanced formulas, pivot tables, vlookup)
Preferred Qualifications Relevant experience in the real estate industry is a plus. Working knowledge of MRI, Oracle Financials, Yardi, or Investran is a plus. CPA or CPA candidate preferred.REIT accounting knowledge is a plus.
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