Controller (Remote)

Colliers International REMS US

May 6, 2024


Make your next move an expert one.

At Colliers it’s not our success that sets us apart, it’s how we achieve it. Our people are passionate, take ownership and always do what’s right for our clients, people and communities.

Why Colliers?

Our enterprising environment needs your expertise to facilitate Colliers’ continued growth as an industry leader. Our nimble, decentralized culture can provide you with a wealth of opportunities to learn about our business and quickly gain experience to accelerate your career.

Who you are

As the Controller, you are responsible for the overall operations of an assigned portfolio, ensuring that practices comply with organizational accounting policies and applicable laws and regulations. You’ll manage a team of 4+ accounting managers/supervisors, each with teams of 5-6 accountants. This entails oversight of approx. 300+ properties across multiple markets including various key client portfolios. The Controller acts as the main contact with Market Leaders and key clients, which entails building and maintaining these relationships and providing high level accounting expertise.

You bring a positive attitude in everything you do, as demonstrated in strong relationships with your clients and colleagues. You also look for opportunities for continuous improvement by monitoring and reviewing accounting processes and procedures and recommending improvements to increase efficiency and improve internal controls. You’re flexible and can jump in to help others whenever necessary. You enjoy collaborating with other subject matter experts and regional leaders to develop innovative solutions to support our business objectives and growth plans.

What you bring:

  • 6+ years of progressive accounting experience in the commercial real estate industry; mid- large operations of commercial office buildings.
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Proficiency in Yardi/MRI
  • Experience in Lease Administration, reading and understanding complex office and retail lease documents
  • Experience in leading and developing high-performing teams

Bonus skills and experience:

  • Advanced education in accounting; CPA designation is an asset
  • Experience with audits, strong understanding of accounting standards
  • Real Estate industry accounting experience, including office, industrial and retail properties

What success looks like:

  • An understanding of institutional investment reporting criteria
  • You successfully ensure the accuracy and productivity of all property management accounting and financial activities.
  • Increases operational efficiency for staffing levels and workloads to maximize efficiencies and profitability for the company.
  • Ensures that financial reporting is accurate and that reports are issued on time.
  • Effectively coordinates activities with internal or external auditors and others.



Make your next move an expert one and join us as we lead the industry into the future.

Direct applicants only please, no agencies.

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