About Penwood Real Estate Investment Management, LLC
Penwood is a Registered Investment Adviser formed in 2003 and based in West Hartford, CT. Penwood is an entrepreneurial real estate investment advisory group focused on the institutional investor market. Penwood provides a national real estate perspective, disciplined management process and experienced investment management. Penwood is currently focused on value-added development, redevelopment/rehabilitation and income-producing industrial investments in major seaport markets. Penwood is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce.
We are currently seeking a Portfolio Controller to join our West Hartford, CT headquarters location to manage fund level accounting and the company’s accounting and financial operations. Position works closely with the CFO, includes interaction with bankers and outside auditors, and is an outstanding growth opportunity. Characteristics of the Candidate: The candidate should be self-motivated, organized, analytical, curious, pre-emptive, versatile, and thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.
The Portfolio Controller will work with the CFO, the company’s real estate investment professionals, and the company’s principals. The Portfolio Controller is responsible for understanding GAAP fair value real estate investment accounting principles, implementing accounting policies and procedures, and maintaining an efficient, comprehensive, and systematic accounting and reporting system for real estate investments and their respective portfolios. The primary responsibilities include:
- Complete and review monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reporting, GAAP fair value financial statements, footnotes, and supporting schedules.
- Perform the day-to-day accounting, record journal entries, and record and reconcile daily activity for the portfolios.
- Respond to audit requests and coordinate the team’s efforts to complete the annual audits.
- Prepare timely and accurate real estate accounting data to facilitate the real estate investment analysis and decision process.
- Create and maintain cash flow spreadsheets to calculate rates of return, fees, and complex partnership liquidations and incentive waterfall calculations.
- Oversee the accounting for property investments including ground-up construction projects with joint venture partners and monthly draw requests.
- Oversee portfolio cash management and treasury functions and manage cash funding for transaction closings.
- Calculate portfolio cash reserves, debt levels, liquidity and net worth tests, and future funding requirements.
- Issue investor capital calls and distributions, and capital account reports, and respond to investor accounting requests.
- Participate in the compliance program including the annual compliance review.
- Implement the new accounting software system.
- Work independently to meet deadlines, and complete accounting projects.
- Help improve the accuracy, quality, efficiency, and effectiveness of the accounting and reporting systems and processes.
- Bachelors Degree with focus in accounting.
- 10 years of relevant investment accounting experience.
- Very strong organizational, analytical problem-solving skills.
- Advanced Microsoft Excel skills.
- Experience with a CPA firm is a plus.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Ability to work seamlessly on multiple projects and tasks.
- Team oriented and willingness to perform tasks outside his or her job description.
- The ability to meet deadlines.
- Self-motivated and energetic.
- A strong desire to work in real estate.
Compensation: Penwood offers a competitive base salary with bonus based on the candidate’s experience and capabilities. All employees are offered a comprehensive benefits plan including a 401(k) retirement plan with a company match, medical and dental benefits, short and long term disability, paid sick time, maternity and paternity leave, vacation, and personal days off.
Any applicant selected for this position will be required to submit to an extensive background screening, drug screening and a credit check. Failure to comply will eliminate an applicant from consideration for this position. Any negative information obtained as a result of the background screening may result in the disqualification of the applicant from this and any other position in Penwood. All candidates must be authorized to work in the United States.
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