Assistant Controller - The Duffie Companies

Staffing Advisors of Maryland
Silver Spring, MD
Aug 01, 2021
Aug 05, 2021
Accountant, IT
Full Time
Overview: Assistant Controller As the Assistant Controller for , your audit background and your keen attention to detail will be integral to your success. Leading the financial reporting for 90 business entities, you will report to the Controller and be a valuable resource and problem solver for 7 colleagues in the department. You will carefully review financial reporting from externally managed properties and work closely with our outside accounting firm to facilitate tax preparation. Along the way, we will welcome your suggestions for process improvements to gain even greater efficiency in our work. The Duffie Companies provide full-service real estate development including acquisition, entitlements, and construction, all with a focus on high performance, environmentally sensitive design. We serve as long-term custodians of our residential and commercial real estate and we manage select properties within our portfolio while working closely with external property managers. As long-term owners, we view real estate differently than merchant builders and developers whose primary focus is to build and sell. Paying attention to long-term value and sustainability has made us leaders in the development of high-performance buildings. Our projects enjoy strong financial performance while minimizing their impact on the environment. We embrace green building practices with a focus on durability and performance. While most of our work is performed on our own account, we bring value to an expanding group of trusted partners who value our financial strength, expertise in sustainable buildings, and business practices grounded in stability, honesty, and trust. Responsibilities Financial reporting and compliance Prepare monthly/quarterly/annual financial reporting package for 90 separate entities. Facilitate annual tax return preparation with an outside accounting firm. Complete real estate tax income questionnaires and track the process for various properties. Review externally managed property reports and complete reconciliations monthly. Participate in insurance renewal via completion of applications and review of quotes. Strengthen financial and compliance controls and processes. Audit Facilitate annual audits and other attestation services in consultation with outside CPA firm. Function as an internal auditor, maintaining accurate reports prior to monthly close and reconciliations. Accounting Reconcile investment brokerage accounts, and post activity monthly. Work with accounting team members to apply Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). Identify areas of need and establish new processes/procedures to increase efficiency within the department. Provide ongoing support for new initiatives/projects. Complete a high volume of reviews and reconciliations daily. Qualifications Bachelor's degree and CPA required. Minimum 3 years of experience, ideally in both public and private accounting. Real estate experience preferred (developer/property management/construction). Experience with corporate/partnership year-end financial statement closeout. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Proficient using Microsoft Excel. QuickBooks experience preferred. Attributes Autonomous. You work autonomously, knowing when to seek input, communicate, and ask permission. You are self-motivated and driven. You are thoughtful about your daily and weekly priorities, without the constant monitoring of a supervisor. Analytical. You have incisive analytical skills and the ability to make critical assessments. You can identify and frame problems and set priorities. Problem solver. You are tenacious and not easily put off when faced with a difficult task. Detail-oriented. You are attentive - meticulously - to detail, get it right the first time, and understand both how to extract useful information and how to coach staff on the big picture relevance of transactional accuracy. Deadline driven. You can manage both consistent/recurring timelines and deadlines as well as manage a regular flow of items that can be both urgent and important. You simplify systems and processes where possible. Service driven. You take the initiative, and you work hard to make a difference for others. Adaptable. You are a fast learner and can hit the ground running. Careful steward. You can handle uncertainty with confidence, making calculated decisions that mitigate risks and/or maximize opportunity. You collaborate easily and readily with your manager in assessing new situations. What's Attractive to the Right Candidate? You'll be proud of your work. You will be joining an experienced team in an organization with tremendous financial stability and a forward-thinking, long-term multi-generational perspective. You will be working with people who value accuracy and long-term financial stewardship - we don't cut corners. You can solve problems quickly, with easy access to decision makers. You will be able to control where you spend your time, with a predictable timeline of work expectations and no need to travel. You'll be working in a modern building with the latest advances in environmental and safety features. To Apply Simply email your resume to Karin Carter at with "Duffie - Assistant Controller #2021-2637 SA" as the subject of the email. Please include your resume as a Word or PDF attachment to the email and paste your cover letter in the body of your email. Please note: our practice is to not disclose the salary ranges our clients would consider. Any salary information included in this posting was estimated without our input. Staffing Advisors is committed to reducing bias in every aspect of the hiring process. We have long recommended an evidence-based approach to hiring. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. This position may require pre-employment screening potentially including a criminal background check, verification of academic credentials, licenses, certifications, and/or verification of work history. You can learn more about our actions on our blog. IND123

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