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Regional Financial Controller (Washington, US)

LAZ Parking

Description

Want to hear something crazy? Cars only spend 5% of their time driving. Where do they spend the other 95%? PARKED!

LAZ Parking is one of the largest and fastest growing parking companies in the country. LAZ operates hundreds of thousands of parking spaces across the country. When it comes to parking, we’re the experts!

We are also a PEOPLE FIRST company. We often say “parking is our industry but people are our passion.” Our mission is to “create opportunities for our employees and value for our clients”. If you’re looking to join a growing company led by passionate people committed to being the best – contact us today!

The Spirit of the Position:

The Regional Controller ensures accuracy in reporting client Financial Information in a timely and accurate manner and reviews and approves reports and creates documentation that allows for the efficient “flow” of information for the Midwest region. The Regional Controller provides support to the Client Reporting Services Accountant and Senior Staff Accountant as they are the primary persons responsible for Financial Reporting to Clients, specifically where LAZ manages a contract under agreement with the owner. An integral portion of this position is the functional knowledge, and application, of our client reporting guidelines and requirements.

Principal Job Duties:

  • Timely review and approval of Client Reporting Services reports.
  • Responsible for oversight of all accounting activity within the Region including:
  • Ensure financial statements prepared in a timely and accurate manner by assigned Accountants
  • Ensure that accounting conforms to generally accepted accounting principles
  • Investigation locally of key variances prior to month-end close
  • Detailed understanding of regional and location performance
  • Follow up on open items from monthly P&L review calls
  • Interface directly with designated client accounting contacts
  • Prepare or review of critical prepaid and accrual accounting on a monthly basis for client locations
  • Oversees development of Region’s financial plan.
  • Maintains internal controls within the Region.
  • Partnering with Operational Teams to problem solve operational and financial challenges within the region.
  • Assist Senior Vice President, Regional Vice Presidents, General Managers, and Directors of Operation with reporting needs including FRx reports, AR aging reports, etc.
  • Assist with preparation of pro forma’s and analysis for New Business and retention plans for present business as well as subsequent follow up of actual performance vs. pro forma and adaptation of future pro formas.
  • Provide support to analysis of KPIs in marketplace (occupancy, developments, competitors, etc.).
  • Assist with ad hoc financial analysis as requested by the Senior Vice President, Regional Vice Presidents, General Managers, and Directors of Operation locally or by the Home Office.
  • Point person for coordination of budgeting and comparative reporting of both Managed Locations and Lease Locations with operations staff.
  • Analyze performance and significant variances to budget
  • Local ownership of the budgeting process and reforecasts prepared on a location by location basis during the year to include Initial Budget (Aug/Sept), Detailed First Update (Feb/Mar), and Detailed Third Update (Aug/Sept).
  • Maintain and approve procedures and supporting contract summaries to ensure compliance with client contracts.
  • Support for significant new projects or initiatives being deployed with the region from a financial perspective.
  • Direct support for all administrative functions during the establishment of new locations in a particular manner ensuring that:
  • eData sheets are submitted in a timely manner and that a location number is assigned
  • Paris, credit card processing and banking is set up
  • All expenses and revenues are duly allocated to the new location during the transition phase
  • Act as the point person for Home Office Accounting, Treasury and Compliance teams.
  • Support Regional Data Analyst with data analysis & revenue management initiatives
  • Additional related duties as assigned.

Requirements:

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or similar area of study or equivalent work experience.

Experience:

  • 6+ years in Financial Analysis, Financial Operations or an operational or general management role within the company or similar industry with financial reporting responsibilities
  • 4+ years in a Management role.
  • Property management or service industry accounting or financial experience a plus

Skills:

  • Familiarity with US GAAP and IFRS reporting requirements
  • Knowledge of Excel, Word, PowerPoint and General Microsoft Office Applications
  • Ability to solve problems and recommend comprehensive solutions
  • Ability to effectively interface with departments in order to provide effective financial information flow
  • Ability to work effectively with senior-level staff both regionally and within the Home Office.
  • Ability to seek improvement and create an environment of idea sharing and creative problem-solving.
  • Strong customer service skills and abilities.
  • Ability to be approachable and facilitate coaching conversations with employees and managers.
  • Ability to mitigate and lead others to overcome challenges (Never Ever Give Up Attitude).
  • Ability to encourage open expression of ideas and opinions.
  • Excellent teambuilding and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and multi-task.
  • Ability to communicate professionally and effectively with all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to interpret policies, procedures, and standard business practices.
  • Demonstrates a sense of urgency and timeliness.

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to lift, push and pull at least 10 pounds.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with qualified disabilities to perform the essential duties/functions.

FLSA Status: Exempt

LAZ Parking is an equal opportunity employer. In all our employment practices, including hiring, we are firmly committed to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, genetics, Vietnam era, special disabled, recently separated and other protected veterans, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. No question in our application process is used for the process of limiting or excluding any applicant's consideration for employment on such grounds.

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