Senior Vice President - Accounting

Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
ID
2022-3909

Company Description

 

LivCor, a Blackstone portfolio company, is a real estate asset management firm headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. Formed in 2013, the firm specializes in hands-on asset management of multi-family assets throughout the U.S. LivCor is currently responsible for a portfolio of over 300 Class A and B properties comprising more than 150,000 units in markets across the United States. In collaboration with its operating partners, LivCor oversees the management of its communities, furthering a mission of maximizing return for investors while offering best in class service to residents.

 

Our business is focused on making real estate more valuable. But for us, it’s more than that. It’s people first, community always. It’s a life-filled career, not just a career-filled life. It’s doing good work, with good humans, and making a difference. It’s excellence in all its forms. Ultimately, we create great places to work, live, and grow. We do that by focusing on leaving people – and places – better than we found them.

JOB SUMMARY

 

The SVP of Accounting will lead all aspects of accounting policy, control environment, and financial reporting for LivCor’s multi-family properties (including the accounting relationships with LivCor’s third party property operators) as well as LivCor corporate accounting.  The role will partner with a growing team of 30+ accounting professionals responsible for monthly property and corporate accounting close, financial review and reporting.  This person will be responsible for leading and executing the Accounting department strategy, while also setting accounting policies and aligning on processes with the property and corporate accounting teams.  This person will have one direct report and will partner with the Revantage accounting team of 30+ accounting professionals.  This person will interact extensively with LivCor executive leadership and asset management, and with Revantage (LivCor’s affiliated real estate services company) accounting, treasury, tax and risk, as well as LivCor’s many third-party property operating partners.


Only read further if you are:

  • Kind
  • Humble
  • Honest
  • Relentless
  • Smart with Heart

You should be:

  • Authentic. You do you. Together, we’ll do something amazing.
  • A passionate person with a love for real estate and investing; and believes that helping others win is a noble cause, essential to our success.
  • An excellent team player who enjoys working with others and has strong interpersonal skills.
  • Highly motivatedenergetic, and organized
  • Gumby. Things change.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

 

What you will do:

 

  • Partner with EVP of Finance and Revantage Accounting to define, enhance, and execute the Accounting department strategy.
  • Together with the SVP of Accounting at Revantage, lead, engage, and inspire a team of 30+ accounting professionals who are passionate about accounting, our industry and aspire to grow their careers at LivCor and Revantage.
  • Set accounting policies and remain current on updates to accounting rules to continue to enhance policies; analyze and make recommendations on complicated accounting and reporting issues.
  • Collaborate with Revantage accounting on accounting policy or other concerns raised by the AM team, FP&A or Operating Partners.
  • Lead and partner with the Revantage Accounting team on the monthly property and corporate accounting close to ensure timely, efficient, and accurate processes.
  • Active involvement in the review of quarterly financial statements and G&A statement presented to LivCor senior leadership team and Blackstone at the quarterly board meeting. 
  • Partner with the LivCor Reporting team and review monthly portfolio/fund financial reporting package; evaluate performance metrics, highlight notable issues and trends, and develop meaningful and insightful commentary using data to tell a story.
  • Lead the preparation and review the LivCor G&A budget, which is reforecast on a quarterly basis; be able to explain deviations from budget to LivCor senior leadership and Blackstone.
  • Lead LivCor’s annual compensation process in partnership with LivCor’s People team; aggregate relevant data in presentation for Blackstone.
  • Coach and mentor people managers in development of leadership skills and people best practices.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

 

What you should have:

 

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in accounting.
  • 20+ years of progressive, relevant experience in accounting within a commercial real estate firm. 
  • CPA and experience in multi-family preferred.
  • SEC reporting / SOX experience preferred.
  • 10+ years of experience successfully leading and managing teams is required.
  • Strong work ethic and ability to thrive in a dynamic and demanding environment.
  • Ability to pivot with ease when priorities and strategy shift.
  • Extraordinary oral and written communication skills, ability to discuss financial results and make recommendations to the executive leadership team.

What we offer:

We know that if we take care of our team everything else will fall into place. We aren’t perfect, but we will try to set very clear expectations, always let you know where you stand, and do everything in our power to help you get where you want to go.

 

Our culture and values matter to us. A lot. We’re definitely not serious but we take this stuff seriously, if you get what we mean. We want a place that is an ego-free zone. A place where good people do good things together. It shouldn’t be rocket science in workplaces, but for some reason it still is? We’re absolutely determined to be different, and we think we’re doing a pretty good job at it. We have a CEO who makes fun of himself, and who will encourage you to tell him when he is wrong. In fact, he needs people to – we all do. Supportive challenge is good, it’s how we get better. We like getting better. We also love diversity, of all kinds. We need people who look, sound, speak, love, and exist differently from one another. This isn’t at the end of this paragraph because it’s an afterthought. It’s SO important to us we want it to stand out.

 

Right. On to the technical stuff that we know matters to you. We offer competitive pay that is commensurate with the market and relevant experience, and a full slate of benefits that even includes things like paid parental leave.

  

If any of this sounds interesting, then maybe we are a fit. Life is too short to work with people you don’t like. So whatever you do, don’t make that mistake.

 

The LivCorian Values

  1. Be you. Be Real. Be Open. You do you. Together, we will do something amazing.
  2. Care, Always. We don’t want to let anyone down.
  3. Courageously Curious. We love to learn, even when it hurts.
  4. Help Others Win, Be A Good Neighbor. This is about ‘We, not Me.’
  5. Relentless Hustle, Heart & Humility. Work hard. Be Kind. Make Better.

 

 

EEO Statement

Our company is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Our employment decisions are based on individual qualifications, job requirements and business needs without regard to race, color, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, religion, disability, citizenship status, national origin, pregnancy, veteran status and or any other legally protected characteristics. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations, if you need an accommodation to complete the application process, please email talent@revantage.com.

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