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Senior Manager, Financial Reporting

Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield (URW) is the premier global developer and operator of flagship shopping destinations. With a portfolio valued at $75B as of December 31, 2018 of which 88% in retail, 7% in offices and 6% in convention & exhibition venues, we own and operate 102 shopping centers, of which 56 are flagships in the most dynamic cities in Europe and the United States. Our centers welcome 1.2B visits per year. The Group has the largest development pipeline in the industry, worth $15B. Present in 2 continents and in 13 countries, URW provides a unique platform for retailers and brand events, and offers an exceptional and constantly renewed experience for customers.
As a Senior Manager, individual will be an essential member of URW's Corporate Finance group, reporting directly to the Director of Financial Reporting and Consolidations. We are looking for someone who is driven, hands on and who wants to learn and grow with the Company. Individual should be a good communicator, detail oriented and familiar with US GAAP. Individual will be responsible for consolidation of Westfield America Inc. and preparation of US GAAP financial statements, along with review of supporting schedules, quarterly reporting and other various monthly reporting and ad hoc projects. The position is integral in the semi-annual IFRS audits required by our Australian parent company and will become a Hyperion administrator, our consolidation and reporting tool.
Responsibilities for the role:
Lead/review/assist team in the monthly consolidation process of Westfield America Inc.'s numerous wholly owned and joint venture entities
Lead/review/assist team in the annual and quarterly US GAAP financial statement reporting process
Become the lead Hyperion administrator, the consolidation and financial reporting tool; including loading topsides into Hyperion, reviewing/creating new accounts and business entities, report changes, system rule changes, troubleshooting and becoming the main Hyperion contact for the Company
Assist with the semi-annual IFRS close; including review/preparation of US GAAP to IFRS journal entries and remain in close contact with the Australian parent representatives
Lead a team of 3 Senior Accountants, provide staff development and training
Review supporting schedules, rollforwards and journal entries prepared by the team
Work closely with the external auditors for our annual audit of the US GAAP consolidated financial statements, semi-annual IFRS audits and audit of Hyperion IT controls
Work closely with the Stand Alone Financial Statement Reporting group, a subgroup of Financial Reporting, consisting of 2 managers and 2 staff; along with other members of the various Accounting groups within Westfield
Help identify areas of improvement, assist with documentation of policies and procedures where appropriate
Assist with other reports, schedules, investigation as necessary and ad hoc projects
Assist with US GAAP accounting research as necessary
Assist with accounting for Company's transactions as necessary
Qualifications:
Finance or Accounting degree strongly preferred, real estate experience a plus
CPA strongly preferred
5 - 7 years of total finance experience, including at least 3 - 5 years of public accounting experience and management experience
Strong background in Financial reporting and consolidations
Strong understanding of US GAAP, equity accounting, noncontrolling interests and cash flows
Understanding and application of accounting for acquisitions and dispositions
Experience with Hyperion a plus, or other consolidation and reporting tool
Experience with IFRS accounting a plus
Ability to communicate effectively with people at all levels throughout the organization
Strong analytical skills
Good oral and written communication skills
Detail oriented
Ability to work well with other team members and supervise, train and motivate staff
Ability to meet deadlines and simultaneously manage multiple projects
Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield 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 characteristics.
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