Controller in San Diego, CA at Vaco

Date Posted: 4/7/2021

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Job Description

Title: Controller

Industry: Private Investment focused on Real Estate

About Vaco: Vaco provides expert consulting, permanent placement, executive search, and strategic staffing for companies around the world, in the areas of accounting, finance, operations, administration and more. As a premier talent solutions firm, Vaco connects people to their dream jobs and helps leading companies find talent to grow their business.

About the Opportunity: A company focused on making money the right way. They put a lot of thought into where they invest their money, to make sure it aligns with their values. Supporter of female entrepreneurs and modern classy housing at a very reasonable price.


  • Planning, directing, and coordinating all activities of the accounting department, including bill payment and collections, month end close process, financial reporting, banking and cash management, preparation of tax schedules, construction tracking, payroll, and federal/state/local regulatory requirements.
  • Establish and maintain accounting policies and procedures to ensure compliance with US GAAP and other laws/regulations. Research technical accounting issues to ensure proper accounting and reporting. As needed, oversee external audits of financial reporting.
  • Establish and maintain internal controls to minimize risks and safeguard assets, prevent and detect errors and fraud, ensure timely, and accurate financial reporting, promote operational efficiency, and encourage adherence to policies, rules, regulations, and laws.
  • Maximize return on financial assets by establishing and maintaining policies and schedules to ensure accurate reporting and streamline financial reporting for internal management and external parties.
  • Implement new accounting system to consolidate and streamline operations.
  • Oversee activities of outsourced tax service providers.
  • Plan and execute annual budgeting process to establish cash requirements and investment activities.
  • Develop operational improvements to ensure accuracy, timeliness, and efficiency of organizational procedures.
  • Support management and portfolio operators with financial analysis for business activities and transactions.
  • Lead property and commercial insurance policy issuance and maintenance.
  • Maintain and update HR policies, oversee their implementation, onboard new employees and ensure compliance with applicable laws.
  • Manage accounting department team, develop goals and priorities within the department to develop team members.


  • Bachelor's degree in accounting or related field; CPA preferred
  • 4+ years of accounting management experience, preferably in commercial real estate
  • 7+ years in prior roles throughout the accounting function or external audit, with commercial real estate exposure
  • Experience with construction draws and managing bank debt required
  • Strong knowledge of GAAP accounting
  • Working knowledge of federal and state taxation required
  • Knowledge of Opportunity Zones a plus
  • Ability to operate independently, lead a team, set priorities, identify opportunities for improvement and execute on those opportunities

About your Recruiter: My name is Linnea Westman, and I am a Finance and Accounting Recruiter at Vaco. Before joining Vaco I worked as an auditor at EY. I'm tremendously grateful for my experience in public accounting as it has helped me understand my candidates job responsibilities better, which in turn has allowed me to successfully help accounting and finance professionals in their transition from one job to another. I am here to listen to you, understand what you are looking for in your next role and advise on the San Diego job market.

If the role listed above is not the perfect fit for you, I welcome you to apply anyways if you have a bachelor's degree in finance or accounting, or similar. Public accounting, CPA and larger public company experience is always a plus for our clients as well.

Looking forward to speaking with you.