• Senior Fund Accountant/Assistant Controller, Commercial Real Estate (Addison, TX)

    Job Location US-TX-Addison
    ID
    2018-1845
    # of Openings
    1
  • Company Overview

    Acquiring, developing, financing and managing quality real estate investments since 1982, USAA Real Estate provides superior returns investing across the risk spectrum, with expertise in office, industrial, multi-family, retail and hotel assets. Investing for the USAA membership and aligned with more than one hundred investment partners across the world, we maintain an “Investor First” mindset with a significant co-investment in all programs. As the real estate investment management arm of USAA, a leading financial services company serving military families since 1922, USAA Real Estate has achieved a track record of success living up to the high standards set at USAA and sharing its culture. USAA’s balance sheet puts us in a position of strength – well capitalized to invest in multiple strategies. This is a distinct competitive advantage. USAA Real Estate is headquartered in San Antonio, Texas. www.usrealco.com

     

     

     

    Job Description

    The Senior Fund Accountant/Assistant Controller is responsible for general accounting functions for entities investing in various real estate portfolios consisting of funds, separate accounts and joint ventures which invest in office, multi-family, industrial, retail and hotel properties.  Responsible for processing, reviewing, analyzing, and recording property and portfolio related operating data into financial statements in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). 

     

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES  

    • Review fund and investment entity documents for incentive fee and promote structures. Provide/review necessary inputs (contributions, distributions, dates, leverage, etc.) to assist in the preparation and/or review of incentive fees and promote calculations at the entity level.
    • Review fund and underlying documents for terms and provisions, including fees, waterfalls, reporting and audit requirements, distribution requirements, etc. Assist in the evaluation for consolidation. Also review underlying investment documents for similar provisions.
    • Ensure that all fund level transactions (including contributions, distributions, debt, fees and other expenses) are recorded in a timely manner.
    • Review all fund an underlying entity documents for the terms of the advisory and other fees that may be due. Ensure that they are properly accrued and paid in a timely manner.
    • Provide cash flow projections at the fund level incorporating underlying investment cash flows and activity at the fund level in order to project the timing and amounts of contributions and/or distributions. Interfacing with investment accounting will be critical.
    • For each reporting entity, the fund accountant will have the overall responsibility of running all the workpapers, tying out and including supporting documentation, preparation of the financial statements and footnotes.
    •  Includes completion of quarterly REIT qualification questionnaire, review of the REIT tests and preparation of REIT taxable income estimates for each REIT to ensure proper distributions are made, if applicable.
    • Prepare investors' and/or their consultants' reports, questionnaires, confirmations, etc. as needed. Assist with reporting fund level IRR's and TWR's, as needed.
    • Primary responsibility for oversight and communication with auditors for each entity audit.
    • Prepare the fund and underlying investment entity level budgets.
    • Perform and/or review cash projections for entities to ensure excess cash distributions are made in a timely fashion in accordance with the investment agreements. Incorporate cash projections from investment accounting into the entity level projections to support capital call and distribution calculations. Process contribution/distribution payments.
    • Review fund and underlying loan documents for reporting and audit requirements, coverage tests and other compliance provisions. Prepare each monthly and quarterly test in conjunction with capital markets and asset management.
    • Assist and/or prepare the fair value adjustments and JE's needed at the entity level to adjust historical cost books to fair value, as necessary. This includes coordinating with the investment accountants to determine which accountants will prepare each entry needed.
    • Ensure that investment in and capital balances at the fund and underlying levels are properly recorded and eliminated in consolidation.
    • Assists with special projects and other related duties as assigned.

     

    At USAA Real Estate our employees enjoy generous benefits packages including comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans, 401k, USAA Membership eligibility, educational and professional designation assistance, business casual dress attire and much more! https://www.usrealco.com/careers/benefits.aspx  Qualified applicants must successfully complete a pre-employment background and drug screen.  The above description reflects the details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job and should not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be performed in the job.

     

     

     

                USAA Real Estate Company is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer of Females, Minorities, Veterans and Disabled.

    Requirements

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting.
    • 3+ years accounting experience with solid fundamental accounting skills required.
    • Real estate fund accounting experience preferred.
    • CPA or CPA candidate strongly preferred.
    • Strong Excel skills; familiarity with Yardi a plus.
    • Qualifications may warrant placement in a different job level.

     

    Physical Requirements:

    • Regularly required to sit for extended periods of time; frequently required to stand, walk, and use business equipment daily such as computer, copier, fax, telephone, etc.; frequently required to reach overhead, bend, and lift objects of up to 25 lbs.
    • Ability to handle stress caused by multiple priorities, and other unforeseen situations associated with the organization.
    • Eyesight and hearing must be correctable to standard level.

     

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