Midwest commercial real estate

Director of Accounting

Director of Accounting – Southfield, MI

Farbman Group is currently seeking an experienced Director of Accounting to join our team in Southfield, MI.

This position is primarily responsible for overseeing the accounting principles, practices, internal controls, and procedures of the department at the direction and with the approval of the Chief Financial Officer to ensure the sound financial position of the company.

Duties include:
•Developing and maintaining accounting policies and procedures
•Planning, organizing and coordinating the year-end close process with internal and external auditors
•Ensuring successful completion of the company’s tax filings with external CPA groups
•Review and guide annual budget process at the individual property level
•Supervise, train, and retain a staff of 12 competent accounting staff
•Direct all functions and aspects of Accounting department
•Approve all financial reporting packages prepared by accounting staff prior to any internal or external release
•Measure and maintain adequate workload allocation among staff through metric creation and monitoring
•Approve cash related journal entries
•Ensure accuracy of tenant ledgers through review and approval of all submitted adjustments
•Maintain and enforce controls over vendor invoicing and new vendor procedures
•Maintain professional, courteous, and positive relationships with clients
•Ensure completion of special projects as assigned
•Work closely with other departments to ensure cohesive actions and that appropriate support is provided
•Develop, maintain, and achieve stated goals for each team member utilizing goal setting software
•Supervise, train, and retain a staff of 12

Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in accounting, or equivalent in years of experience, plus at least 10 years of accounting experience,
including previous management responsibility. Must possess strong communication, organizational, technology and leadership
skills. Should have comprehensive knowledge of income tax basis of accounting.