Corporate Accounting Manager

Job Description

Manager, Corporate Accounting
 
The Howard Hughes name is synonymous with entrepreneurial vision, tenacity and a pioneering spirit—values still embodied by The Howard Hughes Corporation today. While Hughes’ passion for aviation and the silver screen are legendary, it was his investment in real estate that forms the bedrock of the company.  At the core of our DNA we believe we can Make Life Extraordinary.  We strive to embody these same qualities for every individual that our company touches, from stakeholders to partners, from consumer to shareholder.
 
We believe in “Thinking Big” at The Howard Hughes Corporation.   We demand excellence and an unrelenting dedication to success.  Our mission is to be the pre-eminent developer and operator of master planned communities and mixed-use properties in the United States.  We create timeless places and memorable experiences that inspire people while driving sustainable, long-term growth and value. We create environments where people want to live, work, shop, dine and play from coast to coast.
 
POSITION SUMMARY:  
The Manager Corporate Accounting is responsible for preparing and reviewing monthly financial statements for the corporate segment as well as preparing and reviewing consolidated reporting packages on a monthly/quarterly basis to support external reporting initiatives.
 
ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:  
  • Manage the daily operations of the Corporate G/L Accounting team including all phases of the full-cycle accounting process, financial analysis, team communications, training, mentoring and counseling.
  • Manage the recording and analysis of all payroll accounting including bi-weekly payroll, monthly bonus accruals, amortization of restricted and stock option expenses, amortization of deferred compensation and recording and maintaining accurate payroll allocations.
  • Manage the recording of all cash related entries, and the reconciliation of all cash accounts.
  • Prepare corporate journal entries required for month end accounting close.
  • Analyze data to identify problems/issues and works with other members of the accounting team to resolve.
  • Prepare balance sheet reconciliations and perform variance analysis.
  • Assist in the quarterly close and consolidation processes.
  • Review an analysis of the company’s consolidated financial statements.
  • Prepare consolidated support schedules for quarterly reporting package, including roll forward schedules, such as Real Estate Affiliates, Debt, Fixed Assets and Developments.
  • Assist in preparation of debt covenant compliance.
  • Analyze & review intercompany accounts.
  • Recording of elimination entries to ensure proper consolidation of the financials.
  • Review and analysis of assigned corporate departments’ actuals compared to budget and prior year actuals.
  • Assist with the set up and establishment of new entities, in coordination with the tax, Legal and requesting business unit finance team representatives.
  • Assist in preparation of PBC schedule requests from external auditors for quarterly reviews and year-end audit process.
  • Assist in the corporate budget preparation process.
  • Provide analysis and support to the SEC Reporting and Technical Accounting team.
  • Assist with special projects and other duties as needed.
KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:
  • Minimum of 5 years related experience that is a combination of corporate accounting with public accounting or equivalent work experience.
  • Ability to meet deadlines as necessary and work additional hours as required.
  • Proficient in MS office applications: Word, Excel
PREFERRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:
  • Real Estate industry experience a plus.
  • Knowledge of JD Edwards general ledger application.
  • Hyperion Financial Management consolidation and reporting tools.
  • Consolidations experience.
EDUCATION, CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting required.
  • CPA required.
     
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