Assistant Controller / Manager

Accounting · Phoenix, Arizona
Department Accounting
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Senior Manager/Supervisor

Assistant Controller/Manager

Phoenix, Arizona Office


Ensemble is a commercial real estate firm that specializes in investment, development, and management of hotel, multi-family, bio/life science and healthcare properties.  We have a proven track record and a successful history of investing with a variety of capital partners including funds, REITs, and private high net worth individuals with target transactions from $25 million to $300 million.  Ensemble currently controls a portfolio with a value in excess of $1B with a development pipeline nearing $1.25B. 

We have an immediate need for an Assistant Controller in our Phoenix office and are looking for a motivated and responsible individual responsible for the compilation and accuracy of monthly and yearly financial statements for review and distribution to investors and lenders of assigned portfolio. This role is the primary responsible employee for all other aspects of accounting for non-office properties of assigned portfolio. This role also manages multiple, deadline-oriented tasks in a fast paced environment.


Key Responsibilities

  • Partnership Accounting
  • Corporate and Operational Accounting
  • Financial and Management Reporting
  • Budgeting
  • Contingency Analysis and Solutions
  • Business Analysis and Decision Support
  • New Investments
  • External Audit and Tax
  • Development Accounting



  • Understand and utilize all filing protocol and procedures (electronic and hard-copy)
  • Assist with the annual preparation of operating budgets for non-office properties and entities as requested.
  • Provide quarterly financial statements and other required schedules to lenders to meet lender compliance requirements.
  • Provide financial statements and analysis to company management as requested.
  • Provide monthly statement and workpaper review for assigned portfolio of third party medical office properties.
  • Compile & create reports and spreadsheets for investors as requested.
  • Supply information for completion of the tax returns as requested by the Chief Financial Officer, Controller or Managing Directors.
  • Follow the accounting department’s “Month End Closing Procedure” checklist for each property/entity in assigned portfolio, as applicable to the particular entity.  The checklist may be updated from time to time based upon accounting software, owner requirements, and/or audit requirements.
  • Maintain all work papers and back-up in appropriate files (electronic and/or hard copy) for reference.
  • Input and post invoices into the accounting software program as needed.
  • Run checks as needed and approved.
  • Complete bank transfers and stop payments.
  • Correspond directly with internal and external clients, answer any questions they may have and provide information as requested.
  • Interface as requested with 3rd party property management of assigned portfolio.
  • Interface with outside auditors and assist in creation of required schedules and other support.
  • Prepare and submit loan draws as needed, including gathering and organizing all supporting documentation.  Continue to follow-up with the lender and resolve issues through the draw funding.
  • Assist Financial Analyst with financial models and projections as requested. 
  • Management of staffing including staff meetings, support, scheduling, timesheets, vacation requests, and performance reviews.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Functional/Technical Requirements

  • Strong knowledge of financial and accounting concepts as they relate to the real estate industry.
  • Ability to compose, proofread, spell check and edit correspondence.
  • Demonstrate organizational and clerical skills including complex math calculations and records maintenance.
  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills (written, oral, telephone).
  • Demonstrate ability to listen to and accurately interpret instructions.
  • Must be a team player with the ability to adjust to changing situations and priorities.
  • Must be able to adapt to ever changing technology.
  • Ability to keep one’s self organized.
  • Utilizes self-discipline, critical thinking skills and the ability to self-direct.  Exercises superb attention to detail.
  • Adheres to high quality standards in all written and oral communications.
  • Cooperates fully with instructions from management. 
  • Maintains ability to work both independently and with others in a professional, productive and cooperative manner.


Personal Attributes

  • Outstanding professional and personal presentation.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and ability to work in a fast moving, demanding and dynamic environment.
  • Creative and strategic thinker with a strong intellect.
  • Impeccable integrity, trustworthiness, and reputation within the financial community.
  • Strong leadership, management, teambuilding and interpersonal skills.


Communication Skills

  • Articulate, decisive communicator who communicates effectively with a wide spectrum of internal and external executives, professionals, investors and lenders.
  • Excellent written communication skills.


Education and Professional Requirements

BS in Finance or Accounting


Salary dependent upon experience, plus benefits including medical, long term disability, life insurance, and 401K. 

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  • Location
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Department
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
    Senior Manager/Supervisor