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Two positions are currently available at Bristol Group, Inc:

1. Director of Accounting: Start - Immediately
2. Fund Controller: Start - Immediately

See details and application contact information below:


1. Director of Accounting

Bristol Group, Inc., a San Francisco-based real estate investment and development firm with a nationwide commercial real estate portfolio, is seeking a Director of Accounting. The Director of Accounting will direct and oversee all aspects of accounting for Bristol Group’s private real estate investment funds and separate account portfolio of commercial real estate properties. The duties include:  directing the accounting staff, overseeing financial reporting, budgeting and forecasting, responding to investor requests, managing the portfolio insurance program, managing loan compliance, as well as completing special projects.

The position requires a highly motivated individual with solid financial and accounting experience with commercial real estate investments, including fair value financial reporting and accounting for private funds. The Director of Accounting will work with the Firm’s executive team including the Managing Partners, the Executive Director and CFO, as well as other professional staff on a variety of portfolio level and property level matters.  The position reports directly to the CFO.  Western United States based candidates preferred.

Primary Responsibilities: The Director of Accounting will oversee and be responsible for all aspects of the accounting and financial reporting for Bristol Group’s investments. Property types include: industrial, retail, office, multi-family properties, self storage, and development projects.  

Responsibilities Include:

  • Responsible for day-to-day oversight of accounting team, process, quality control, timely reporting, training, and accounting related issues.
  • Lead the accounting team in the continued roll out and improvement of the Firm’s Yardi Voyager information system platform.
  • Quarterly Accounting - Perform review of quarterly reports to investors and consultants including full financial statements, footnotes and other financial performance.  Review budget versus actual variance analysis, and assist in optimizing the profitability and cash flow of the properties. 
  • Budgeting & Forecasting – Review annual operating budgets and business plans for Bristol Group’s investments. Work with the accounting team to forecast income, cash flow, liquidity and other financial information.
  • Performance Reporting - Prepare and analyze a variety of Fund level and property level performance returns; report and discuss performance to CFO and the Firm’s Principals.  Work with the accounting team and other professional staff on financial projections, financial modeling and sensitivity analyses.
  • Financial Audit & Tax Coordination – Direct the annual audits.  Interface with external auditors and tax preparers and be responsible for all phases of the annual financial audit, including coordination of audit work papers.  Review and file externally prepared annual tax returns.
  • Review computations of cash distributions to investors and validate and/or maintain waterfall calculations for the Fund and various joint venture investments.
  • Oversee closing of property acquisitions and dispositions, including assisting in financial due diligence.
  • Perform additional duties as directed by the Firm’s Principals and CFO.  This list of duties and responsibilities is not all inclusive and may be expanded to include other responsibilities as management may deem necessary from time to time.


Qualifications:

  • BS degree in Accounting or Finance; CPA preferred.
  • Public accounting experience (3-5 years minimum).
  • 3-5 years experience in real estate investment accounting - Fund level and property level.
  • Strong GAAP accounting background, including fair value accounting.
  • Tax familiarity desired.
  • Strong proficiency with computer information systems.  Experience with Yardi Voyager software is a plus.
  • Strong proficiency with Excel and Word.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Professional, detail oriented self starter and team player that is able to work well independently, as well as with others.  Must be able to multi-task and pick up tasks quickly.
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills required.
     

Send resume with cover letter by mail or email to: 
Bristol Group, Inc.
400 Montgomery Street, Suite 400
San Francisco, CA 94104
Attn: RE Director of Accounting Position
e-mail: position@bristolgroupinc.com


2. Fund Controller

Bristol Group, Inc., a San Francisco-based real estate investment and development firm with a nationwide commercial real estate portfolio, is seeking a Fund Controller to provide full life-cycle accounting and support for a private real estate investment Fund and a portfolio of commercial real estate properties.

The position requires a highly motivated individual with extensive financial and accounting experience with commercial real estate investments and fund accounting and fair value financial reporting. The candidate must have the ability to work independently and be able to quickly assume the duties of the position.  The Controller will be involved with all day to day accounting functions, financial reporting, budgeting and forecasting for a private real estate investment Fund and a portfolio of commercial real estate assets.  The Controller will work with the CFO and other professional staff on a variety of property level and fund level matters.  The position reports directly to the CFO and/or Director of Accounting.  Western United States based candidates preferred.

Primary Responsibilities: The Fund Controller is responsible for all aspects of the accounting and financial reporting for one of Bristol’s private real estate investment Funds, as well as a portfolio of other properties owned by Bristol.  Property types include:  industrial, retail, office, multi-family properties, self storage, and development projects. 

Responsibilities Include:

  • Monthly Accounting - Perform detailed review of monthly operating reports for each of the Fund’s real estate investments and other assigned properties, perform budget versus actual variance analysis, direct external property management on accounting matters and assist in optimizing the profitability and cash flow of the properties. 
  • Budgeting & Forecasting – Coordinate, review and implement annual operating budgets and business plans for the Fund and other assigned properties. Work with the accounting team to forecast income, cash flow, liquidity and other financial information.
  • Quarterly Reporting – Prepare quarterly reports to investors and consultants including full financial statements, footnotes and other financial performance information.
  • Performance Reporting - Prepare and analyze a variety of Fund level and property level performance returns; report and discuss performance to CFO, Director of Accounting and the Firm’s Principals.  Work with the accounting team and other professional staff on financial projections, financial modeling and sensitivity analyses.
  • Year End Audit Coordination - Interface with external auditors and tax preparers and be responsible for all phases of the annual financial audit, including coordination of audit work papers.  Review and file externally prepared annual tax returns.
  • Assist in computing cash distributions to investors and maintain waterfall calculations for the Fund and various joint venture investments.
  • Interface with outsourced third-party property management personnel which run the day-to-day operations of each property.
  • Perform complete controller function for closing of property acquisitions and dispositions, including assisting in financial due diligence.
  • Assist the accounting team in the continued improvement of the Firm’s Yardi Voyager information system platform.
  • Perform additional duties as directed by the Firm’s Principals and CFO.  This list of duties and responsibilities is not all inclusive and may be expanded to include other responsibilities as management may deem necessary from time to time.
     

Qualifications:

  • BS degree in Accounting or Finance; CPA preferred.
  • Public accounting experience (2-3 years minimum).
  • 2-3 years experience in real estate investment accounting - Fund level and property level.
  • Strong GAAP accounting background, including fair value accounting.
  • Tax familiarity desired.
  • Strong proficiency with computer information systems.  Experience with Yardi Voyager software is a plus.
  • Strong proficiency with Excel and Word.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Professional, detail oriented self starter and team player that is able to work well independently, as well as with others.  Must be able to multi-task and pick up tasks quickly.
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills required.
     

Send resume with cover letter by mail or email to: 
Bristol Group, Inc.
400 Montgomery Street, Suite 400
San Francisco, CA 94104
Attn: RE Controller Position
e-mail: position@bristolgroupinc.com