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Chief Accounting Officer

Company: Liberty Military Housing
Location: Huntington Beach
Posted on: September 18, 2022

Job Description:

Overview:Liberty Military Housing - Own your passion for service!
At Liberty Military Housing we're here to serve those who serve our country by providing military families with comfortable, well-maintained homes in inviting communities across the United States. We take great pride in our highly trained team of professionals. With a blend of property management and military backgrounds, our employee-owners bring a proactive, solution-oriented mindset, along with unparalleled levels of empathy and understanding for our residents and one another.
Liberty Military Housing is dedicated to helping our employees develop personally and professionally and provides an unprecedented 150+ hours of professional development annually to each employee-owner. Camaraderie and collaboration form the foundation of our culture. We put people first, honoring one another's diverse experiences, ideas, and contributions to our shared success. We strive to bring out the best in each other so we can do outstanding work and positively impact the lives of military families.
We're always looking for dedicated team members in a variety of roles to help create meaningful results that help us meet our company goals. We offer an excellent benefits package, training, development, and opportunities for advancement, so if you're ready to grow your career, take a look at our current job openings and become an employee-owner at Liberty Military Housing.Responsibilities:As the Liberty Military Housing Chief Accounting Officer, you will be supporting the financial and accounting operations for the organization. This includes the development of a financial and operational strategy, and the ongoing development and monitoring of control systems designed to preserve company assets and report accurate financial results. You will be a member of executive management, and integral in working with the Chief Executive Officer, Board of Directors, our Military Partners and the Leadership team to assure strategic positioning of the organization.Your Responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Responsible for all internal and external reporting related to financials.
  • Participate in key decisions as a member of the Senior Leadership Team.
  • Develop financial strategies for long term growth.
  • Manage the capital request and budgeting processes.
  • Maintain banking relationships and report financial results to the lenders and other external stakeholders as required.
  • Develops long and short range operational and capital budgets which are supported by the organizations' long and short-range plans and objectives.
  • Annual budget planning and forecasting for portfolio properties and corporate
  • Ensure timely monthly, quarterly and annual financial statement preparation for each.
  • Continually work to optimize and leverage the assets of the Organization to maximize value within acceptable risk levels, ensuring that controls are in place to protect the assets of the Organization.
  • Provide monthly financial reporting to executives and Board members as required.
  • Develop the analysis and tools and provide leadership to improve productivity and financial accountability at all levels throughout the Organization.
  • Work at improving the accounting and financial reporting infrastructure, as well as key internal control processes.
  • Understand and implement operational Accounting and reporting processes that follow our Property Management Agreements, and liaise with operational teams.
  • Enhance current financial reporting processes and controls with specific focus on analytical review, scalability and automation.
  • Oversee updating and implementing accounting policies to respond to changes in the Company's operations model and ensure it is scalable and sustainable for growth.
  • Support cross functional projects such as new project acquisitions and financial system implementations.
  • Work closely with other members of the accounting, finance and business teams to provide timely accounting advice and support as issues arise.
  • Provide guidance on the design and operations of internal controls for financial close and reporting.
  • Manage a team of professionals which work in various locations throughout the country.
  • Create a culture of continuous learning and the development of others to build a high performing financial management reporting group and have the ability to recruit, retain, and develop top talent.
  • Create a positive work environment that fosters team and individual performance while enhancing accountability.
  • Ensure timely and accurate ESOP plan administration and reporting for plan participants, as well as forecasting of future cash needs.
  • Assist in special projects and key strategic initiatives, as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.Qualifications:What You Need for Success:
    • CPA and/or MBA preferred.
    • At least 10 years of experience in progressively responsible positions including demonstrated leadership and senior management experience in finance and budget management.
    • Experience with Yardi a plus
    • Microsoft Excel and Word proficiency
    • Background in property management is preferred.
    • Strong leader of people with the ability to create a compelling vision, identify and cultivate talent, demonstrate flexibility in approach, and motivate others to achieve desired results.
    • Outstanding interpersonal skills and demonstrated success in networking and ability to build and maintain effective relationships both internally and externally.
    • Strategic Thinking. Able to see and communicate the big picture in an inspiring way. Determines opportunities and threats through a comprehensive analysis of current and future trends.
    • Proven ability to work as a business partner with all levels of management and influence across functions to improve processes.
    • Ability to think beyond the financial implications to business decisions and to consider overall business strategies and key operational issues.
    • Flexible attitude with respect to work assignments and ability to manage multitude and varied tasks.
    • High degree of integrity, tact and ability to be direct and influence others while remaining diplomatic. Ability to sell ideas persuasively and settle differences in a manner that strengthens relationships.
    • Ability to lead and execute projects to timelines and drive change.
    • 30% Travel
      What we Provide You:Liberty offers a wide range of insurance options and benefit programs. Our benefits take into consideration everything from career development to family matters, health and wellness, and we are committed to doing everything we can to offer you quality benefits and healthcare coverage. In addition, we offer competitive compensation and generous paid time off.

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