Vice President, Finance Operations

Posted on Nov 17, 2018 by JobLeads

Los Angeles (Downtown), CA
Senior Appointments
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Full-Time
Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield (URW) is the premier global developer and operator of flagship shopping destinations. With a portfolio valued at ?63.7 billion as at 30 June 2018, we own and operate 102 shopping centres; 56 are flagships in the most dynamic cities in Europe and the United States. Our centres welcome 1.2 billion visits per year. Present in 2 continents and in 13 countries, URW provides a unique platform for retailers and brand events and offers an exceptional and constantly renewed experience for customers. The Group has the largest development pipeline in the industry, worth ?12.5 billion. URW distinguishes itself by its Better Places 2030 agenda, that sets its ambition to create better places that respect the highest environmental standards and contribute to better cities. At the forefront of innovation, our 3,700 talented professionals are preparing for future generations of customers. Our skills, engagement and team work are key to driving performance and generating superior value. Vice President, Finance Operations-FIN000LB Description VP, Finance Operations Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield (URW) is the premier global developer and operator of flagship shopping destinations. With a portfolio valued at ?63.7 billion as at 30 June 2018, we own and operate 102 shopping centres; 56 are flagships in the most dynamic cities in Europe and the United States. Our centres welcome 1.2 billion visits per year. Present in 2 continents and in 13 countries, URW provides a unique platform for retailers and brand events and offers an exceptional and constantly renewed experience for customers. The Group has the largest development pipeline in the industry, worth ?12.5 billion. URW distinguishes itself by its Better Places 2030 agenda, that sets its ambition to create better places that respect the highest environmental standards and contribute to better cities. At the forefront of innovation, our 3,700 talented professionals are preparing for future generations of customers. Our skills, engagement and team work are key to driving performance and generating superior value. REGIONAL FINANCE - Business support teams located around the country, responsible for monthly reviews, property & division level analysis and presentation of financial information to centre operations, leasing, brand ventures (including media), marketing and events teams. - Responsible for monthly/quarterly accounting reviews to ensure they accurately reflect the business reality, working to ensure accruals and allocations are completely appropriately. Review of quarterly/annual related adjustments between IFRS and US GAAP. - Review completed center monthly forecasts for Operations and Leasing, on a deal by deal, account by account basis. Understand clearly the key drivers, risks, and opportunities at each property, providing feedback to Operating Management teams and US Execs ensuring that issues are raised to the senior executive team when appropriate. - Provide variance explanations for forecasts and actual results as required for US or Group reporting purposes. - Facilitate Operating Management team by understanding each of the properties leasing, operations, and development strategies. Participate in strategy development and assist center management, leasing, brand ventures and other teams relating to business plans, proposed deals, capital planning and how to effectively obtain approvals from JV and URWSenior Management. - Review internal budgets and business plans, providing clear guidance to internal teams and strategies to maximize URW's overhead allocations and profit. Work with the Operating Management team to obtain approval for the budget and business plan. - Facilitate the Operating Management team in obtaining JV approvals for proposed leasing deals - Clearly understand development at each of the properties with the financial and business impact during predevelopment, construction, and post-GO with an eye towards the financial implications and business implications. Provide constructive feedback and solutions when encountering business problems related to the development process. - Managing co-tenancy analysis for relevant properties as well as reviewing recovery rate (CAM, property tax etc) calculations. - Help spot possible REIT tax issues and manage bookings to TRS entities. Also assist in correcting billing issues such as those relating to utilities. LEASING FINANCE - Close partnership with senior leasing executives providing relevant information, reports and other data as required. - Manage reporting processes for various departmental, US country level and Group KPIs. Evaluation of leasing / sales / rent trends for leasing and management - Close partnership with Operating Management team, particularly members new to the US market or particular centres - Review all leasing deals and related strategies, raising issues where appropriate. Responsible for credit reviews and agreeing proposed security levels in accordance with the Group's policies - Manage Leasing server of TM1 to ensure proper integration of data between salesforce and TM1, and E1 and TM1, correcting issues. Help lead the continued implementation of Salesforce and improvement of current reporting and analytical tools (retirement of WLMS, upgrade/replacement of TM1 etc). 2019 and 2020 are expected to include a significant amount of project work, data review/analysis and testing. If you've ever wanted to be part of an innovative business, on the cutting edge of developing and evolving the shopping experience for customers, this is your chance - Experience the URW difference! URW is an equal opportunity employer that embraces diversity of backgrounds, perspectives, experience and skills. We offer a collaborative, innovative, achievement focused culture with unique opportunities for growth in a global company and we evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics. Job : Management Primary Location : United States-California-Los Angeles County

Reference: 559325936

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