Assistant Project Controller | Real Estate Developer | Chicago

Michael Page

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Job Title: Assistant Project Controller | Real Estate Developer | Chicago
Location: Chicago, IL
Hiring Company: Michael Page
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* Interpretation and application of project documents such as loan, lease, operating agreements and PSA

* Partner/member/lender/contractor/title company relations and reporting, as necessary

* Prepare and track project funding requests

* Prepare summary of lien waivers required and track receipt of same by draw

* Timely solicit and obtain appropriate approval for project costs and prepare disbursements following draw funding

* Prepare invoices for costs funded sources other than loan and equity proceeds

* Make bank deposits as necessary

* Identify eligible project costs incurred and ensure prompt reimbursement

* Maintain project-specific cash summary and projection

* Maintain budget projection and comparison to project pro forma

* Perform monthly general ledger accounting and prepare financial statements

* Compile consolidating financial statements for projects with dual accounting

* Review financial statements prepared by third-party contractors

* Prepare and update workpapers supporting account balances

* Update fee-sharing summaries

* Perform cost segregation analysis following project completion

* Project personal property tax assessments and prepare and file annual returns

* Prepare 1099s and other reports required by taxing authorities

* Assist in land/loan closing and property sale as necessary

* Consistently review project valuation (gross and net), calculate investor's share, and compare to pro forma

* Yardi software administration and maintenance

* Arrange and manage scheduled project pursuit payments (e.g. earnest money deposits)

* Periodically prepare and update entity tax projections

* Perform monthly general ledger review and maintenance

* Prepare and update supplemental schedules supporting account balances

* Compile of monthly financial and management reports

* Prepare projections of development fees receipts

* Maintain project list inventory in time tracking software

* Review, research, edit time entries in time tracking software as necessary

* Ensure proper allocation of costs and labor to other enterprise business units

* Perform special projects as necessary

* Prepare, as assigned, schedules of pre-development costs

* Manage 2-4 staff/senior accountants

To be considered for this position, candidates are required to have:

* Bachelors degree in Accounting/Finance

* 5+ years of experience within development or construction project accounting

* Familiar with Yardi

Growing 25% in 2020 despite Covid-19, they are a key developer for clients such as Amazon, Costco & Target. This is a real estate developer that is heavily invested into light industrial projects and luxury mid/high rise builds. Having been in the market for over 30 years, they are established, reputable and are now looking to bring onboard a new Assistant Controller to take ownership over the day-to-day management of the accounting & Finance function. Great, fun culture with lots of employee perks including 4 weeks PTO, 20% bonus potential, WFH flexibility and your birthday off work!

* A competitive base of salary of between $110,000- $130,000

* Bonus potential of up to 20%

* 4 weeks PTO + sick days and holidays

* Your birthday off work!

* 401k match of 6th

* Excellent healthcare plan for individuals and the family

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