Senior Financial Analyst, Regional Finance

Senior Financial Analyst, Regional Finance
We are looking for a driven individual who wants to learn and to grow as part of the Unibail-Rodamco Westfield Regional Finance team. Regional Finance supports our Center Management and Leasing teams directly and will have a close working relationship with Operations Accounting and Joint Ventures. The primary business partners for this role will be center level Leasing Agents and General Managers in Operations. The Senior Financial Analyst will participate in all financial analysis for the center teams including Budgets, Forecasts, Long Term Forecasts, and month end close reviews. This role reports to a Regional Finance Manager.
Review and understand shopping center financial operations, including impact of tenant sales, occupancy costs and health ratios
Participate in the review of annual budgets and executive summaries, and support annual on-site budget meetings
Review and understand the leasing forecasts, and the related risks and opportunities
Participate in the review of forecasts with the SVP of Center Management, and review the monthly results with center General Managers
Help prepare strategies and supporting documentation for the long-term forecast the centers, and review against both historic and market driven data
Prepare variance explanations and understand any variances to the Company's overall budget and latest Finance Paper forecast based on current year NOI, Yield, IRR, ROIC, and center valuation
Provide ongoing analysis to improve sales, marketing, income, and expenses for the shopping centers (Ex. benchmarking, competitor review/analysis, best-use of space, capital allocation strategies, and process improvement recommendations)
Present to and meet with 3rd Party Investors (Joint Venture partners) to discuss business issues, Leasing/Operations strategy, and financial results
Work with JV Partners' asset managers to obtain approvals for leasing deals, capital, and budgets per our JV agreements
Prepare return analysis on key deals, and offer advice on profit maximization
Assist in the preparation of annual CAM & Tax rate sheets
Assist in the review of all CAM and real estate tax projections and billings.
BA in Accounting, Finance or related field required from a ranked school, MBA a plus
Four to six years' experience in finance/accounting, with at least three years in a finance role (preferably FP&A or Regional Finance)
Capable of thriving in a team-oriented environment, partnering with other finance staff and working closely with center General Managers and Leasing Agents
Effective communication and presentation skills, and ability to interface and work closely with business leaders
Ability to help manage projects, coordinate with other departments, and obtain buy-in from stakeholders
Ability to simultaneously work on several projects under strict timelines
Strong analytical and general quantitative skills, with an attention to detail
Expert user of excel
Prior experience with a finance system such as TM1 or Hyperion Planning/Essbase a plus
Focused on developing the skills/experience necessary to be promoted to manager
Real estate, retail finance, or FP&A experience preferred
Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield Corporation is an equal opportunity employer that embraces diversity of backgrounds, perspectives, experience and skills. We offer a collaborative, innovative, achievement focused culture with unique opportunities for growth in a global company and we evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristic.

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