The Controlling team ensures accurate reporting of the US Regional budget and forecast, as well as all operational and financial metrics, KPIs and statistics.  The team coordinates with Group Controlling to maintain standards for all financial metrics.  In addition, Controlling is responsible for:

  • production of key management reports, including the Quarterly Flash Report (QFR), MD&A documents, and investor and Supervisory Board reports. 
  • management of the annual 5-year Business Planning process with the Operating Management team
  • coordination of the semi-annual fair market valuation process
  • production of key leasing and operational statistics
  • reporting to debt servicers on the loan covenants

 

The Senior Financial Analyst supports the accurate production of leasing and operational statistics, initiating and controlling the leasing revenue budgeting and forecasting processes and the credit analysis of prospective tenants.

 

Financial Planning & Analysis:

  • Produce and analyze leasing KPIs and metrics in accordance with Group definitions for 5-year business planning process, quarterly flash report, MD&A, and monthly reporting
  • Maintain a strong understanding of key business drivers to better inform leasing data analysis
  • Automate current excel processes to better support the leasing business
  • Collaborate with broader finance team to support reporting and analysis
  • Provide adhoc analysis as requested by Senior Leadership and Head of Controlling
  • Provide support for Controlling - Corporate when needed
  • Learn SAP BPC, Salesforce, and other reporting tools as needed
  • Support BPC management and improvement projects as needed
  • Support on-boarding and education of new Controlling - Operations team members
  • Assist the Controlling team in review and finalization of quarterly reporting data

Credit Analysis:

  • Communicate closely with US Leasing Team and cross-functional departments, including Accounts Receivable, Legal, IT, and Asset Management, to facilitate and expedite deal reviews
  • Lead reporting and monitoring of the Credit Review Pipeline Dashboard
  • Risk assessment and vetting of potential tenants
  • Review and approve all US Leasing deals at a certain risk threshold
  • Run and analyze credit reports both on businesses and individuals
  • Review financial statements and prepare financial risk evaluation summaries
  • Perform market research as requested
  • Review submitted asset validations
  • Perform account receivable checks on current tenants
  • Provide ad-hoc credit and financial advisory to other URW business units
  • Facilitate deal review with US Leasing Team and other departments within the organization
  • Lead Credit Review process improvement projects

 

What we are looking for:

  • 3-5+ years in a progressive and fast paced analytical role
  • BA in Finance, Accounting or related field
  • Strong analytical and general quantitative skills, with an attention to detail
  • Advanced user of Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
  • Capable of thriving in a team-oriented environment, partnering cross-functionally and working closely with senior leadership
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills
  • Works well under pressure and tight deadlines
  • Comfortable with negotiation and handling difficult conversations along with sensitive information
  • Previous leadership experience (student leadership experience acceptable)
  • Prior experience with a finance system (TM1 or SAP BPC) preferred
  • Real estate, retail finance, credit underwriting or FP&A experience preferred

Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield is an equal opportunity employer that embraces diversity of backgrounds, perspectives, experience and skills. We believe that diversity plays an important part in the success of our business and we are committed to creating an environment which respects, values, celebrates and makes the most of people’s individual differences. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, and other legally protected characteristics.