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Assistant Controller

Company: Heartland Alliance
Location: Chicago
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Job Title: Assistant ControllerSummary:This position is responsible for completing the monthly and annual accounting for a portfolio of properties managed by Heartland Housing. The job responsibilities include all related GAAP and tax reporting including month-end closing tasks, year-end audit preparation, financial analysis and other job-related duties as assigned. This also includes review and/or preparation of journal entries, balance sheet reconciliations, general ledger account analyses, and construction draw reconciliations. The position also collaborates with property management to effectively support accounting operations, variance reconciliation, budget development and cost management for the properties. The responsibilities include the production of property operating statements and balance sheets as well as identifying and explaining variances. Experience with real estate accounting, Yardi software and/or affordable housing is preferred for this position.Essential Duties and Responsibilities:* Support, review and manage all General Ledger activity with clear understanding of revenue drivers and costs. Supervise team of Financial Analysts. Evaluate financial data and company's margins. Flag anomalies and key variances for Controller* Review expense accruals to ensure capture during close and reduction of unrecorded liabilities* Supervises the production of monthly financial packet and related operating statements and balance sheets; assists in explaining variances within these financial documents* Completes detailed margin analysis and budget to actual evaluations* Performs, monitors, and delegates duties related to the daily activities, month-end close, and year-end close* Leads accounting and allocation of any Shared Services GL impact across the company such as: Insurance, Communication, Rent, Billing Department Fees, Administrative Shared Services cost, etc.* Review all bank account and all Balance Sheet reconciliations each month.* Serve as point person for Annual Single and Financial Audits as well as liaison for 990 completion* Assists with the preparation of other financial documents and analyses.* Demonstrates a thorough understanding of real estate related contractual obligations and other pertinent matters as set forth in the business transactions of the Organization* Manages cash, monitors cash flow and cash reserves* Ensures that Financial Analysts maintain clear and concise work papers with special attention to accuracy and presentation* Performs other job-related duties as assigned.Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.* Education and/or Experience:Bachelor's degree (B.A.) from a four-year college or university, or six years of related experience or training; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Minimum of four years supervisory experience.* Computer Skills:Ability or willingness to acquire knowledge of Yardi, Blackbaud products Financial Edge and Raisers Edge; and Microsoft Office; Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:Recognition as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is a highly desirable qualification* Language Skills:Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from employees, regulatory agencies, or members of the business and financial communities. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and Board of Directors.* Mathematical Skills:Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.* Reasoning Ability:Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.* While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear.* The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms.* The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk.* The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.* Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.* The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Heartland Alliance makes all hiring and employment decisions, and operates all programs, services, and functions without regard to race, receipt of an order of protection, creed, color, age, gender, gender identity, marital or parental status, religion, ancestry, national origin, amnesty, physical or mental disability, protected veterans status, genetic information, sexual orientation, immigrant status, political affiliation or belief, use of FMLA, VESSA, military, and family military rights, ex-offender status (depending on the offense and position to be filled), unfavorable military discharge, membership in an organization whose primary purpose is the protection of civil rights or improvement of living conditions and human relations, height, weight, or HIV infection, in accord with the organization's AIDS Policy Statement of September 1987.

Keywords: Heartland Alliance, Chicago , Assistant Controller, Accounting, Auditing , Chicago, Illinois

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