Controller – F&F Properties

July 23, 2020

Incredible lifestyles, boutique properties in the heart of San Diego. F&F Properties focuses on individual neighborhoods; we acquire and reposition properties, viewed as long-term investments within our real estate portfolio, where residents thrive and are proud to call home. We are a growing team of seasoned professionals focused on providing the best experience for our Residents every single day. Be part of making a difference in the lives of the communities we serve.

1. Is your motto, “never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today”?
2. Do you view accounting/finance as both an art and a science; appreciating both the accuracy and emotion tied to information?
3. Do you enjoy diving into the weeds to get things done one minute, then pivoting to present in front of people or solve a problem the next?
4. Do you have that rare gift to know how to present the right data, to the right person, at the right time?
5. How about, do you find yourself analyzing the grocery receipt and creating process improvements for your next visit to the store?
6. Have you been part of a real estate investment owner operator team and are ready to apply your learnings to help the organization grow to the next level? If you answered yes to these questions, please read on. As our organization continues to evolve and grow, we find ourselves looking for a Controller to work in and manage our accounting and finance department.

Job Summary:
The Controller is responsible for establishing and maintaining a culture of financial excellence while leveraging analytics to improve operational efficiencies throughout the organization. This position will execute ongoing, day to day accounting responsibilities through a comprehensive set of controls designed to mitigate risk and ensure the accuracy of the company’s reported financials. The successful candidate will have the skills to be hands on, coupled with the experience to envision and map out the necessary infrastructure for fast-paced growth in the real estate investment category; to include multi-family redevelopment and multifamily ground up development along with other real estate investment categories. Drawing on skills to influence and enhance processes with a nimbleness to work with all customer types, both internal and external, will be critical for success.

Major goals and responsibilities:
1. Lead the Accounting Department
2. Drive Operational Analytics
3. Manage Relationships through Effective and Consistent Communication
4. Ongoing Professional and Personal Development to grow and scale with the business

Essential activities:
 Lead Account & Finance
o Safeguard assets:
 Assure accurate and timely recording of all transactions by implementing disciplines of internal audits, controls and checks across all departments
o Manage necessary accounting duties and responsibilities, to include, the accuracy and productivity of day-to-day activities of accounting functions, such as accounts payable and receivables, invoicing/billing, customer credits and collections, cashflow, general & entity accounting, closing process, policy and procedure management, and closing procedures
o Manage accounting team
o Investor waterfall and carried interest calculations
o Develop, improve and issue timely financial reporting to CEO, investors, and banks
o Develop and manage financial plans and ensure consistent with organizational goals
o Prepare and manage budgeting and forecasting
 Drive Operational Analytics
o Collaborate with General Manager/CEO to determine operational areas needing process improvement
o Create and provide financial analysis tools to evaluate company ventures or special projects, programs, capital expenditures, products costing, etc. when necessary
o Perform financial analysis and assist with acquisition due diligence
o Perform financial and operational analysis
o Use past property performance as a baseline in terms of new acquisition opportunities
 Manage Relationships through effective and consistent communication:
o Understanding investor needs to present information appropriately
o Assist with management of commercial banking relationships to facilitate a healthy credit resource under highly competitive terms
o Liaison with external CPA firm
o Interface with outside firms, banks, investors, casualty/liability insurance agent(s), credit card companies, and collection agencies
o Flexibility in communication styles and approaches. There will be varied personality types, along with varied skill levels and expertise spanning the full spectrum.
o Verbal mastery and poise in articulating oneself, and expectations both in writing and verbally will be critical to success.
 Ongoing professional and personal development:
o Constantly improve their knowledge base to drive core duties and responsibilities

Key Characteristics to be successful in this role:
 Four-year accounting degree, along with demonstrated experience in accounting and finance with increasing responsibility, to include managing through periods of rapid growth, within the multi-family property ownership/management industry
 CMA certification is preferred or commensurate experience
 Experience as a Controller or Director of Finance required
 Execution of daily accounting processes, to include closing process, financial reporting to internal users, investors, and banks, developing and managing internal controls, and sufficient understanding of relevant industry tax considerations to make informed decisions
 Effective communication skills (written and verbal) with proven experience interacting investors, banks, and company CEO. Communication mastery
 Demonstrated experience with investor waterfall and carried interest calculations
 Ability to lead the budgeting process, including, budgeting and forecasting, variance analysis, and engagement in needed corrective action measures
 Ability to recognize when process improvements are warranted and know how to perform the necessary analytics to effect change quickly and efficiently
 Appreciation for the customer service aspect of the role; demonstrated experience achieving objectives while maintaining/improving customer satisfaction metrics
 Experience with integrating technology and leveraging automated solutions to streamline and improve controls, accuracy, and productivity

F&F Properties Core Values
Do the right thing, plus one. It means we’re in constant pursuit to take initiative and show integrity, honesty, and transparency. To learn more, please go check us out at:

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

Additional information
Pay Range
– Generous package for the right person with the right mindset.
– Benefits and total compensation commensurate with experience.
– Base salary, plus bonus and benefits
– Benefits and total compensation commensurate with experience.

Full Time Employment
Last revised: 03.26.2020

How to Apply: Please call our job line at 619-452-2781. We look forward to speaking with you!

Job Type: Full Time

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