EverWest is a vibrant, growing company that is always seeking great talent – from industry veterans and rising real estate experts to young professionals who embrace the opportunity to learn and advance.
What does it take to be a part of EverWest? It starts with always doing the right thing, placing clients first and holding our team in the highest regard so that, collectively, we can be the best at what we do. In return, our employees enjoy the support of a company that encourages, empowers and appreciates the importance of having a little fun along the way.
This position will assist the Fund Controller in day-to-day responsibilities for the operations of multiple open-end real estate funds with $1B in AUM. Real estate investment funds are offered to institutional and high net worth individuals that invest across a wide spectrum of private and public U.S. real estate markets with an emphasis on direct properties and publicly traded REITS.
Financial, Tax & Performance Reporting
Most aspects of the reporting process are outsourced to a third-party fund administrator. This position would provide oversight, coordination and review of the reporting performed by third parties.
Assist with the preparation of consolidated financial statements, footnotes and investor statements for real estate investments prepared internally.
Work closely with external auditors and tax preparers in preparation of annual financial statements, tax reporting (1099’s, K-1’s, 5500).
Monitor daily balances of cash and securities maintained by third party, ensure proper accounting for cash and security movements as well as investor contributions/redemptions.
Assist with quarterly fund performance calculations.
Prepare cash instructions for investor redemptions, invoice payments.
Work closely with investor relations with the on-boarding of new investors including review of subscription documents and transfers/assignments for completeness and FATCA review.
Work with compliance and legal counsel on updating fund documentation.
Assist the Fund Controller and Chief Accounting Officer in researching accounting, legal and tax issues surrounding topics such as ERISA, consolidation, fund structuring, UBTI, daily valuations, etc.
Assist with continuous improvement of processes, policies, controls, and documentation
As available, assist in treasury and LOC reconciliations for the PLUS Leveraged Fund.
Bachelor’s degree required; accounting/finance majors and CPA preferred
Minimum of 4 years of accounting for securities/fund accounting, public accounting and/or hedge fund accounting experience. Candidates should have familiarity with securities as well as operations and reporting for investment vehicles.
Strong verbal and written communication, problem solving, and interpersonal skills necessary
Must be a motivated self-starter with strong team leadership and problem-solving skills, the aptitude to think independently, and the motivation to work with a team in an entrepreneurial environment.
Ability to perform research and come up with conclusions to be presented to the leadership team.
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to forge effective working relationships throughout accounting team and organization
Outgoing and likeable personality with ability to motivate and communicate well with employees and other outside contacts
Ability to multi-task, with attention to detail and an ability to work both independently and in a team environment
Advanced Excel skills and proficiency with Microsoft Office