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Wiss and Company is currently seeking an experienced Controller for our client, an entrepreneurial real estate investment and management company. The Controller will lead all accounting and reporting functions for a national portfolio totaling approximately 1.5MM square feet of mixed-use and retail properties. This individual will work closely with the founding principals and asset managers in the company's New York City office.


  • Manage the books and records for each property
  • Update, review, and analyze all property monthly, quarterly, and annual work papers
  • Manage all property and corporate cash and provide regular analysis to senior management and joint venture partners
  • Provide reporting for our investors, joint venture partners, and lenders on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis
  • Manage the accounts receivable function by communicating directly with tenants, as needed
  • Liaise with and manage our dedicated team at RealFoundations, a third-party service provider for data entry of accounts receivables, accounts payables, and bank reconciliations
  • Lead annual CAM, insurance, and real estate tax reconciliation process
  • Work with senior management and asset managers to create and finalize annual budgets
  • Respond to, and make recommendations/decisions regarding, vendor inquiries and invoice payments
  • Oversee invoice coding and sharing of all invoices and other materials with RealFoundations
  • Manage payables, aging report generation, tenant delinquency letter process, and work paper analysis
  • Coordinate with Asset Management Department regarding all property and tenant issues
  • Track capital work and tenant improvements and submit lender escrow requests
  • Liaise with auditors during annual audits for our joint venture partnerships
  • Assist CPA firms in preparing and mailing all tax returns and K1s
  • Manage corporate and property-level insurance policies
  • Manage payroll and corporate entity filings
  • Assist Acquisitions/Dispositions Department in transactional due diligence, accounting, cash flow, and/or tax analysis
  • Additional duties and ad hoc reporting, as requested


  • A minimum of at least five (5) years of direct commercial and/or retail real estate accounting experience is required
  • Deep Expertise in MRI is required (please do not apply if you do not have extensive experience and familiarity with MRI)
  • BA/BS in Business, Finance, Accounting preferred
  • Proficiency in Excel required
  • Experience working at a small company completing wide-ranging accounting-related tasks from “soup to nuts”
  • Excellent writing, communication, and interpersonal skills as this position requires interacting with tenants, investment partners, lenders, vendors, and 3rd party service providers
  • Outstanding organizational and multi-tasking skills
  • Strong work ethic and attention to detail with a history of meeting deadlines
  • Demonstrable track record of independent thinking, good judgment, and quick decision-making ability
  • Self-motivated with a hands-on, proactive style
  • Ability to operate independently, as well as in a team environment
  • High level of integrity

This position is for a client of Wiss and Company. By clicking on the Apply button, you will be redirected to Wiss and Company's career site. After submitting your information, your information will then be redirected to the hiring manager for this role. Only those candidates that match the specifications of this job will be contacted. Phone calls will not be accepted.


Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.


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