This role was opened specifically for TCC - We are an independently operated subsidiary of CBRE, the world's largest real estate services firm, pls visit trammellcrow.com for more details
The controller oversees the accounting for all corporate legal entities and a number of unconsolidated development projects. The controller leads a team of approximately 20 experienced accounting professionals including corporate and project accountants and reports to the global controller of the CBRE Real Estate Investment segment while also maintaining connectivity to Trammell Crow senior leadership. The successful candidate will be an experienced, hands-on controller with the ability to lead the team in the transition from a highly manual workflow to a more strategic, automated workflow, including a planned ERP implementation.
Provide oversight of day-to-day accounting functions and the standard month-end, quarter-end and year-end processes
Proactively identify and implement accounting process improvements
Partner with the technology division on system implementation, upgrades, and customization
Serve as the primary controllers' contact for the development business; in consultation with the CBRE technical accounting team, determine the appropriate accounting for non-routine matters and advise the business on the accounting implications of proposed transactions
Coordinate with internal and external auditors; facilitate the standalone audits of partnership entities
Understand the disclosure implications of transactions and coordinate with the CBRE SEC reporting team to ensure the completeness and accuracy of development-related disclosures
Set and effectively communicate department strategy and priorities, in alignment with the broader company and finance division strategy.
Model and cultivate a continuous-improvement mindset; challenge existing processes and encourage the adoption of technology-based solutions and enhancements.
Encourage collaboration and communication within and beyond the department; work effectively with leadership of other functional areas and with controllers of other CBRE business lines
Work with direct reports to set performance-related goals and identify development opportunities. Provide ongoing informal and formal feedback.
10+ years of progressive accounting experience, with at least 7 years of management and supervisory experience and knowledge of U.S. public company internal control and reporting requirements. Solid working knowledge of development, construction, and/or real estate accounting. Strong technical grasp of U.S. GAAP, including ASC 606 and ASC 970. Demonstrated ability to implement process and/or system improvements and lead through periods of change. Track record of effectively managing both people and processes and contributing to the professional development of teams and direct reports.
CPA w/ Big 4 public accounting experience
In-depth experience with PeopleSoft
Experience leading the accounting aspects of an ERP implementation
WHO WE ARE:
Trammell Crow Company provides best-in-class development services to real estate occupiers and investors.
Founded in 1948, Trammell Crow Company (TCC) has developed or acquired more than 2,700 buildings totaling 590 million square feet with a value of over $65 billion. With professionals in 18 major U.S. cities and the U.K., we serve occupiers and investors in office, industrial, retail, healthcare, mixed-use and multi-family residential properties. TCC is the largest commercial real estate developer in the U.S. with $13.7 billion in active projects in process, and an additional $6.1 billion in the pipeline as of June 30, 2020. The company acquires premier sites in the most desirable markets, procures optimal entitlements, and directs the design, construction and leasing of assets. TCC builds sustainable properties that generate long-term economic benefits through timeless design, superior functionality, and smart technology. Every development is rigorously vetted by our investment committee, and the company employs a conservative capital structure to mitigate risk.
As an independently operated subsidiary of CBRE, the world's largest real estate services firm, TCC enjoys ready access to the nation's top project execution teams and transaction advisors; the industry's strongest balance sheet; an unparalleled technology platform; and world-class proprietary research.
Internal Number: 20031671
With broader and deeper capabilities than any other company, CBRE is the leading full-service real estate services and investment organization in the world.
CBRE Group, Inc. is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm, with 2017 revenues of $14.2 billion and more than 80,000 employees (excluding affiliate offices). CBRE has been included in the Fortune 500 since 2008, ranking #214 in 2017. It also has been voted the industry’s top brand by the Lipsey Company for 17 consecutive years, and has been named one of Fortune’s “Most Admired Companies” in the real estate sector for six years in a row. Its shares trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “CBRE.”
CBRE offers a broad range of integrated services, including facilities, transaction and project management; property management; investment management; appraisal and valuation; property leasing; strategic consulting; property sales; mortgage services and development services.