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COMPANY, City, ST 4/98 - present
Real Estate Investment and Property Management Services
Controller  

  • Oversees financial reporting for approximately 11.6 million sq. ft. of office & 2,800 residential units in Southern California and Hawaii.
  • Manage an accounting department of 30.
  • Supervise CAM reconciliation process for entire property portfolio.
  • Develop company orientation for the purpose of training all property management and corporate personnel – 4 hour seminar.
  • Authored an accounting manual utilized by all accounting and property management personnel
  • During tenure, accounting staff grew from 10 to 30 and portfolio added 5,052,000 sq. ft. and 2,500 residential units
  • Coordinates annual audit with Big 4 Accounting Firm.

COMPANY, City, ST 6/93 – 3/98
Real Estate Management Services
Controller

  • Supervised an accounting department comprising of 2 staff accountants, 8 accounting clerks, a collections manager and a MIS director.
  • Oversaw all financial aspects encompassing a portfolio of 25,000 units of commercial/residential properties
  • Responsible for the smooth transition to a mid-range based property management software system.
  • Reported directly to the President/Owner

COMPANY, City, ST 5/89 – 6/93
Real Estate Management Services
Controller/Manager of Financial Reporting

  • Established accounting department to service a portfolio of approximately 1.5 million sq. ft. of commercial, retail and residential properties
  • Headed up the implementation of the company’s newly acquired J.D. Edward’s property management software which included the development of a policy and procedures manual and training for all users
  • Supervised all aspects of accounting, including financial reporting, budgeting, cash management, accounts receivable and accounts payable
  • Developed lease abstract system utilized by all property managers
  • Performed extensive and comprehensive due diligence reviews for potential acquisitions
  • Oversaw major parking operation at the World Trade Center to ensure maximum revenue generation
  • Worked with leasing brokers to recommend changes to the financial aspects of a lease

COMPANY, City, ST 1/86 – 4/89
Investment and Corporate Real Estate Services
Controller – Property Management Financial Services

  • Established accounting department of 5 accountants in Los Angeles to service all West Coast clients comprising 4 million sq. ft. of office space
  • Reported to the Director of Financial Services at the Corporate Headquarters in New York and the Director of Property Management Services in Los Angeles
  • Assisted in the implementation of the company’s new computerized property management system including the development of a comprehensive lease abstract reporting system
  • Supervised the preparation of tenant escalation billings
  • Prepared cash flow projections and budgets for all properties
  • Interfaced with clients and their representatives including attorneys, tax advisors and outside auditors
  • Instrumental in marketing the company’s financial reporting package by participating in presentations to potential clients
  • Performed cash management services for all clients       
  • Interfaced with building managers on a daily basis to ensure the proper transfer of financial information to tenants and ownership
  • Worked closely with Investment Department in performing due diligence reviews

EDUCATION
Bachelor of Science
Major: Business Administration – Concentration: Accounting

PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATION & MEMBERSHIPS
CPA LICENSE – STATE BOARD OF ACCOUNTANCY
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
California Society of Certified Public Accountants
Accounting Associates of California State University, LA

COMPUTER SKILLS
Skyline; J.D. Edwards; Timberline; Microsoft Excel; Microsoft Word

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