Assistant Controller, Real Estate

Dallas, TX

85,000 - 100,000



We are working with a private equity real estate investment firm with multiple business segments to find a strong Assistant Controller, Real Estate. The Assistant Controller will own the accounting, financial reporting, planning and analysis of an expanding portfolio of real estate development projects. The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in accounting, 3-5 years of real estate property management accounting experience, excellent organizational skills, a focus on details, and the ability to communicate financial stories effectively (plainly and succinctly) to upper management.


  • Maintain accuracy of property financials monthly for ownership reporting
  • Prepare financial documents such as business reports, financial forecasts and statements to understand the financial state of business
  • Manage the books of our corporate entities
  • Review monthly property financials prior to distribution to partners to ensure accrual accounting methods are followed
  • Work together with other departments on proper handling of accounting transactions
  • Review monthly property financials prior to distribution to partners to ensure items are booked correctly and accurately
  • Provide oversight and direction to the finance and accounting team. Supervise employees who work under the controller in preparing financial reports and budgets
  • Collaborating with Financial Analysts in preparing quarterly reporting on property financial performance to ownership
  • Develop new reporting tools and improving current monthly financial reporting
  • Financial Analysis – evaluate and analyze property-level financial performance on a regular basis and identify areas of improvement for optimization of operations, cash flow, and property value
  • Work with PM team in reviewing and approving annual property budgets in coordination with property managers while maintaining focus on driving property performance
  • Coordinate collection and review of tax returns and audits with accounting partners
  • Coordinates activities with other departments especially Internal Finance and Accounting to ensure that they have the information necessary for their review and that any issues are resolved


  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance; Master’s degree preferred
  • At least 3-5 years experience in real estate accounting
  • Experience with Great Plains 2015 a plus
  • Knowledge of SQL a plus
  • Motivated and detail-oriented
  • Proficient computer skills, especially Microsoft Office applications and financial spreadsheets – advanced excel skills
  • Highly organized with effective analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Ability to work well with others in a team environment; able to work with colleagues remotely
  • Ability to easily and quickly adapt to changing project demands and needs; high energy preferred
  • Self-Starter, able to identify problem areas and brainstorm and present recommended solutions
  • Proven strong verbal and written communication skills

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