The External Reporting team plays a vital role in Greystar's global accounting organization and is responsible for: 1) consolidation of Greystar's financial statements, 2) sponsor investment accounting, 3) SEC-like quarterly and annual reporting, and 4) global accounting policy and technical accounting support. As a key accounting leader, the Director of External Reporting oversees the global consolidation process, accounting for sponsor investments, and assists in leading critical technical accounting projects (e. g. , accounting policies, transaction support, lender diligence, and other new pronouncements). This role will evolve as the team continues to proactively meet the needs of the quickly growing global business. As Director of External Reporting, you will play an active role in shaping Greystar's accounting organization for the future.
To be successful in this role, the following will be important:
Strong technical skillset (US GAAP, IFRS, SEC reporting) combined with the operational accounting experience of consolidating accounting books of a multinational organization. Operational accounting experience should include accounting for investments, intercompany reconciliations, foreign currency translations/remeasurements, and analysis of consolidated financial statements.
Process architect mindset:
Focus on continuous improvement of the existing processes and gradual transition to the future state as we continue to redesign our accounting processes to transform corporate accounting from being a score-keeper to a trusted business partner.
Cross-functional leadership style:
As a global accounting leader within Greystar, your success in this role will be driven by: a) focusing on developing our people and creating a dynamic environment that enables employees to perform at their best and grow; b) working effectively with our internal and external customers to ensure that we meet and exceed their needs; and c) taking accountability for the results.
Business partner mindset:
Being a "business partner" means a) being reliable stewards of the company's assets and quality of financial information produced by the organization; b) creating processes that support and drive business strategy; and d) providing analysis and forward-looking advice to our leadership.
10-12 years of relevant accounting experience with an active CPA license.
Strong technical accounting and reporting acumen (US GAAP/IFRS and SEC Reporting). Experience with local GAAP in Canada, Japan, Brazil and Spain is a plus.
Working knowledge of Oracle and proficient in MS Office products. Experience with a consolidation tool is a plus.
Working knowledge of business and corporate finance concepts, including business strategy, deal structuring, business valuation, capital allocation and other. Prior experience in private equity real estate space is strongly preferred.
Superior project management skills and a proven track-record of managing large-scale transformation projects successfully (e.g., implementation of new accounting standards, policies or systems; M&A; post-merger integrations, SOX implementations and other).
Strong organizational skills and the demonstrated ability to manage numerous projects/deliverables simultaneously against set deadlines
Strong interpersonal, communication skills and leadership skills. Ability to work collaboratively with others in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
Depending on the position offered, regular full-time and part-time team members may be eligible to participate in a bonus program in addition to their base salary. Once eligible, team members may participate in the 401k plan. Regular, full-time team members are also offered a range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits from which to choose.
Greystar will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
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