Assistant Controller – Los Angeles

Los Angeles


Los Angeles


Competitive annual salary, annual bonuses

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Job Summary

Macdonald & Co. are exclusively retained to appoint an Assistant Controller to a developer of multifamily and mixed-use assets in Los Angeles, California.
As Assistant Controller with our client, you will oversee financial and administrative matters, manage accounting records, and mitigate risks for assigned projects and entities. Additionally, you will supervise and nurture the growth of accounting staff.
  • Supervising and guiding the training and development of accounting personnel and subordinate staff.
  • Maintaining effective communication with senior and middle management within the organization.
  • Assisting in coordinating with external investors and lenders, ensuring compliance with various legal agreements.
  • Reviewing and preparing reports for upper management, external stakeholders, and internal purposes, along with the corresponding financial accounting records.
  • Ensuring timely and accurate maintenance of accounting records and reports, adhering to relevant policies and procedures.
  • Reviewing and validating monthly and quarterly reporting for properties or projects.
  • Conducting financial, internal, and tenant audits.
  • Identifying risks and implementing strategies to mitigate them.
  • Establishing and maintaining internal controls through documented policies and procedures to ensure integrity and reliability of accounting records.
  • Assisting in the preparation of operational and property budgets, as well as the organization's annual plan.
  • Managing or participating in the monthly close process, including posting journal entries, reconciling balance sheets, and reviewing reports.
  • Preparing and reviewing tax projections and tax preparation documents.
  • Developing and reviewing cash flow and valuation models for operating and development projects.
  • Participating in due diligence processes for asset acquisitions, dispositions, or other special projects as assigned.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accountancy from an accredited institution.
  • CPA certification is required.
  • Previous management experience is essential.
  • Five or more years of professional accounting experience, with a preference for a blend of public and industry experience.
  • Preferred experience in commercial real estate accounting and valuation.
  • Proficient knowledge and application of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), with a strong fiduciary perspective.
  • Strong leadership and people management skills, with the ability to guide processes, plan activities, and meet deadlines effectively.
  • Excellent analytical skills, with the ability to analyze reports and situations to achieve desired objectives.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and accounting software.
  • Strong written communication skills for composing various business documents.
  • Willingness to work overtime as required by business needs.
Jake Hawkins


Jake Hawkins

Associate Vice President

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