Sr. Director - Financial Reporting

Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
ID
2023-4842

LivCor, a Blackstone portfolio company, is a real estate asset management business specializing in multi-family housing. Formed in 2013 and headquartered in Chicago, LivCor is currently responsible for a portfolio of over 400 Class A and B properties comprising more than 150,000 units in markets across the United States.

 

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.

 

Whew! Still with us? Cool. Let’s talk about where you’d fit in:

 

The Senior Director of Reporting will join a team of financial professionals responsible for monthly/quarterly financial and market reporting and various ad-hoc dynamic analysis for Blackstone. The Senior Director will interact extensively with LivCor leadership & other teams, Revantage (LivCor’s affiliated real estate services company) accounting, and Blackstone Asset Management. The position reports to the Vice President of Finance – Reporting and has 2 direct reports.

 

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

What you will do:

  • Review monthly portfolio/regional financial reporting package; evaluate performance metrics, highlight notable issues and trends, and develop meaningful and insightful commentary using data to tell a story about our property, portfolio, overall market performance and future trends/expectations
  • Perform special ad-hoc analysis and projects on a frequent basis for executive leadership team and Blackstone team. Be a role model in the adoption of new technologies that will aid in the modernization of the reporting across the LivCor organization
  • Work with Revantage accounting, tax, and risk teams to ensure alignment and understanding of financial trends within the portfolio results
  • Develop understanding and familiarity with sourcing of data from various research and industry data publications including the RealPage suite of products (YieldStar, Performance Analytics, Market Analytics, Axiometrics, MPF), Green Street Advisors, Real Capital Analytics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Census, etc.
  • Assist with review of quarterly Board Book presented to executive leadership with insights and commentary to be presented during the Blackstone board of directors quarterly meeting.
  • Compare LivCor performance to the public multifamily REITs and present results at a company and market level to the executive leadership team. Become an expert in reviewing REIT earnings releases, public filings and supplemental financial reports
  • Coach and develop team members, providing real-time and formal feedback

What you should have:

 

Required Qualifications

  • 10+ years of relevant experience in finance or reporting with a strong understanding of financial concepts and financial systems. Prior experience in real estate a plus.
  • Bachelor’s degree in economics, finance, real estate, accounting, or similar
  • Experience managing a team of 3 or more people
  • Strong work ethic: strength to thrive in a dynamic and demanding work environment, ability to meet critical deadlines, capable of critical self-reflection and honest assessment of performance, desire to learn and continued self-improvement, motivated by desire to achieve excellence
  • Basic understanding of accounting and month-end close processes
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, self-confidence to lead a meeting and discuss financial results with executive leadership team or Blackstone asset management team

Preferred Qualifications

  • Multifamily real estate experience
  • Data visualization experience - Microsoft Power Suite (PowerBI and DAX), Tableau, or similar
  • Experience with Oracle PBCS or similar financial software

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.

A few of the people you will work with:

 

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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